October 19th, 2012
05:19 PM ET

Saad Hariri speaks to CNN about Beirut car bombing

On Friday's edition of Connect the World on CNN International, former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri speaks out on the car bombing that killed Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan, a top Lebanese intelligence official known for his anti-Syrian stance, in Beirut.

"Obviously the regime in Syria will not stop at anything but to achieve his livelihood and as a political enemy for him," says Hariri. "We have always thought Bashar al-Assad has killed Rafik Hariri and today he has also killed Wissam al-Hassan.”

Read more about Friday's car bombing in Beirut here.

October 19th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

CNN’s Election Express Hits the Road with Ali Velshi and John Avlon

CNN’s Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) and John Avlon (@JohnAvlon) hit the road on the CNN Election Express to interview voters in four swing states. The road trip will start in Boca Raton, Florida, the morning after the third presidential debate.


Interviews and analysis will be featured throughout CNN’s television networks and digital platforms.


For the first week of the tour, you can follow the schedule of stops through Florida and North Carolina, on the CNN Election Express’ twitter feed @CNNExpress.


October 19th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

Fareed Zakaria Turns to Energy in Final Election Year Special

Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map to Powering America debuts Sunday, Oct. 21, 8:00pmET & PT

Energy – and its impact on U.S. jobs and the economy are the focus of the fourth and final Fareed Zakaria GPS special on the most pressing issues facing the American electorate in 2012.  CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria hosts Global Lessons: The GPS Road Map for Powering America at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S. and at 9:00pmET on CNN International on Saturday, Oct. 27 and at 6:00amET and 10:00pmET on Sunday, Oct. 28.  A companion article, The New Oil and Gas Boom, will appear in the next edition of TIME, on newsstands on Friday, Oct. 19.

Zakaria takes viewers on a virtual tour of Germany, France, Denmark for potential solutions for America’s energy challenges and then brings viewers back to America – to Houston, TX, and Aspen, CO – to show what’s already being done here in America. FULL POST

October 19th, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Voters In America: Who Counts – Joe Johns investigates voter suppression, voter fraud

In an encore presentation to air on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET and PT, CNN senior correspondent Joe Johns investigates the impact of tough new voter laws with a particular focus on 80 new voting law changes in the battleground state of Florida – and how those changes may affect the outcome of the 2012 presidential election for Voters in America: Who Counts.

Supporters of Florida House Bill 1355, including sponsor State Rep. Dennis Baxley (R-Ocala) and national voter ID advocate Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) say that they want to secure the election from voter fraud.  Former Florida GOP chairman, Jim Greer tells Johns that the state’s new voting law was developed during a series of meetings following the high minority turnout in the 2008 presidential election.  And, opponents to the bill like LaVon Bracy, a long-time Orange County Florida voter registration activist, says she feels sponsors of the law intend “to suppress the minority vote.”  Deidre Macnab, president of Florida’s the League of Women Voters (LWV), says the consequence of the new registration form filing deadline, which includes the risk for a $5,000 fine and potential felony prison penalty for false registration, forced her organization to stop registering voters in the state.  Johns speaks to people on all sides of the debate and reports independent analysis of voter fraud data.


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