November 12th, 2012
11:12 PM ET

AC360 VIDEO: Former Petraeus spokesman: "This Had Nothing To Do with Benghazi"

Tonight on AC360°, Steve Boylan, Retired Col. and former spokesperson to Gen David Patraeus tells Anderson Cooper about the conversation he had with Patraeus after he resigned as CIA director.
“I don’t believe based on my discussion with him and knowing him, that there was any crossover between his personal life that he was having with Paula and his duties that he was carrying out as a director of the CIA” he tells Cooper.

When asked about the timing of the resignation, Boylan tells Anderson that “this had nothing to do with Benghazi. At a certain point he made a decision to tender his resignation. The earliest opportunity he had to do that was Thursday, when he met with the President, discussed it and the President as we all know accepted his resignation”

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
November 12th, 2012
02:59 PM ET

CNN Replays HBO® Reality Series 24/7 Pacquiao/Marquez 4

Four Weeks of Special Boxing Programming Will Air Beginning Saturday, Nov. 17

HBO’s Emmy-Award®-winning reality series ‘24/7’ is returning to CNN, which will air replays of the all-new, all-access series 24/7 PACQUIAO/MARQUEZ 4, beginning Saturday, Nov. 17 at 1:00 a.m. ET/PT.


Topics: CNN • CNN Press Releases
November 12th, 2012
08:52 AM ET

Norquist on fiscal cliff: "There's a compromise to be made"

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist continues to make his case for extending tax cuts for everyone.

Norquist says, “There’s a compromise to be made. Maybe we don’t get as much in spending restraint as the Republicans want, but raising taxes on a little bit, doesn’t solve the problem of the massive spending problem that we have. Doesn’t get spending down, it just raises taxes.”

“The problem is too much spending,” Norquist adds. “The problem is not that the peasants aren’t sending enough money into Washington.”

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

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
November 12th, 2012
08:33 AM ET

Former Broadwell boss, Petraeus acquaintance: "He let his guard down"

Retired General James "Spider" Marks says former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned because he “lost his foundation” after having an affair with biographer Paula Broadwell, not because there was an intelligence risk.

Marks says, “Her ability to get into his inner circle was probably not suprising. Clearly, she’s a very bright – she worked for me, as you know – she’s an incredibly talented, very bright, creative, immensely fit, and let’s be frank, very attractive young lady, yet a wonderful officer. The point is, she’s a quintessential professional.”

He adds, “On the professional level… there’s absolutely almost zero percent chance that national security was compromised or was at risk.”

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

Topics: CNN • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point