January 2nd, 2013
12:45 PM ET

HLN Welcomes Ty Pennington as host of New Monthly Series 'American Journey'

'American Journey' to Premiere on HLN on January 12

10 Episode Series Reveals Power of American Spirit by Spotlighting Today’s Pioneers

Ty Pennington (star of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition) has been named host of HLN’s monthly half-hour news seriesAmerican Journeypremiering Saturday, January 12, it was announced by Scot Safon, executive vice president & general manager HLN. Sponsored by Chevrolet, each monthly installment of the 10-episode series will be presented four times a month during weekend prime. The first edition kicks off Saturday, January 12, 8-8:30 p.m. ET, with an encore the following day (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET). 

American Journey covers stories of individuals and communities who have found inventive and surprising ways to address today's challenges by applying the lessons of American pioneers. Hosted by Pennington, the series will follow these fascinating people (part of a growing subculture of entrepreneurs and creative thinkers) as they attempt to re-invent America. FULL POST

Topics: HLN • HLN Press Releases
January 2nd, 2013
10:58 AM ET

King: They'll have a hard time getting my vote

Congressman Peter King shared his disappointment on Congress not voting on Superstorm Sandy Aid. King said Speaker Boehner walked off the floor without allowing a vote.

Topics: Carol Costello • CNN • CNN Newsroom
January 2nd, 2013
09:19 AM ET

Rep. Israel: Democrats stopped fiscal cliff; provided "adult supervision"

Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) reflects on the late House vote last night that avoided tax increases for most Americans and details why he supported it, but wishes there was broader deficit reduction. Later in the interview, Rep. Israel addresses the House not taking up the Senate bill to provide relief to Hurricane Sandy victims, saying that it was “indefensible.”

Rep. Israel says, “I voted for it. There were elements of the bill that I did not like. But at the end of the day, it was House Democrats who injected some adult supervision, some pragmatism, a sense of compromise and solutions. That’s what the country wants. So I voted for it because falling off the cliff just isn’t an option. I wish that he Republicans would have produced more votes. The best they could do was 85-86 votes. So even though they have the majority in the House of Representatives, it was House Democrats who stopped us from going off this cliff.”

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

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Starting Point