November 8th, 2012
01:30 PM ET

108 Hours: A Father's Journey to Iraq airs Veterans Day on HLN

 Sunday Night HLN Primetime Special documents a military father's daring journey to Iraq

On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, at 8 p.m. (ET), HLN airs a special "Stories of Courage" 108 Hours: A Father's Journey to Iraq. The HLN documentary tells the story of a military father Robert Stokely and his quest to honor his son Michael, a member of the Georgia Army National Guard who was killed by an IED attack in Yusufiyah, Iraq in 2005. The documentary, presented with limited commercial interruption, traces Stokely's emotional journey from the Georgia countryside to the deadly Sunni triangle to accomplish his dream to place a memorial stone at the exact spot where his son lost his life.


Topics: HLN
November 8th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

Florida voting practices under scrutiny

On CNN Newsroom with Ashleigh Banfield, Carlos Gimenez, Mayor of Miami-Dade County blamed long ballots, fewer days and sites for early voting as the reason for the long lines to vote in Florida.

Topics: Ashleigh Banfield • CNN • CNN Newsroom
November 8th, 2012
09:01 AM ET

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison: GOP "tainted" by saying "very stupid things"

Retiring Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) says that the Republican party of the future needs to be more mindful to women and social issues, and focus on economics. She references the comments of Todd Akin as partly responsible for the muddled message. Later in the interview, she says a compromise on the fiscal cliff is “hard.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9a ET on CNN.

November 8th, 2012
08:42 AM ET

Rep. LaTourette (R-OH): Democrats "think we're nutty"

Outgoing Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH) opens up on why he is retiring from the House of Representatives, saying that the Republican party will not be a national party unless they “get out of people’s lives, get out of people’s bedrooms.”

Rep. LaTourette says, “… The small things that we used to be able to do in a bipartisan way, we can’t get done and that’d be the farm bill, the transportation bill. For crying out loud, we couldn’t even agree to leave town for the election…. And that lack of willingness to find common ground on the no-brainer issues really is what put me over the edge. Together with when we did put Simpson-Bowles on the floor in the spring, Jim Cooper of Tennessee and I, we got 38 votes out of 435.”

In response to the Tea Party statement that Mitt Romney was not conservative enough, he calls it "crap" and answers, “The Republican party cannot be a national party if we give up the entire East Coast of the United States…. We don’t have any Republicans in New England. We don’t have any Republicans in the Mid-Atlantic states. We can’t continue to diss the Latino voters…. We have the right message on the finances. We have to get out of people’s lives, get out of people’s bedrooms and we have to be a national party, or else we’re going to lose.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9a ET on CNN.

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point