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CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute Hosted by Anderson Cooper Airs Sunday, December 7 at 8PM ET Pen Farthing, a former Royal Marine Sergeant, who reunites soldiers with the stray dogs they befriend while serving in Afghanistan, was named the 2014 CNN Hero of the Year by Anderson Cooper at the eighth-annual CNN Heroes An All-Star […] Full Post

January 23rd, 2013
09:14 PM ET

Sen. Ron Johnson: "stunned” at the Secretary Clinton's response to release of sole suspect detained in Benghazi attacks

Tonight on OutFront, CNN’s Erin Burnett spoke exclusively with Ron Johnson, a tea party backed Wisconsin Republican serving his first term, about his questioning of Secretary Hillary Clinton at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's hearing on the September terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.  Johnson persistently questioned Clinton on Wednesday morning about what he described as Rice "purposely misleading" the American people.  Johnson said he was “surprised by Secretary Clinton's reaction to that because it was a pretty simple question.” 

Johnson also told Burnett he was “stunned” at the Secretary’s response to the release of the sole suspect detained in the Benghazi attacks,” you know, they said they were going to, you know, take these guys and they're going to, you know, punish the people, but they don't be - you know, they don't appear to really be pursuing that very aggressively.” 

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Erin McPike joins CNN as General Assignment Correspondent
January 23rd, 2013
04:26 PM ET

Erin McPike joins CNN as General Assignment Correspondent

In a note to staff CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president Sam Feist said, “I’m thrilled to announce that Erin McPike will join CNN next week as a general assignment correspondent. Erin comes to CNN from Real Clear Politics where she covered the 2012 presidential campaign. Erin has also worked as a political embed for NBC News and a political reporter for National Journal. Erin’s first day is Monday.”

Erin McPike will be based in the network’s Washington D.C. bureau and report on a wide range of general news stories, appearing on programs across the network.

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Dana Bash promoted to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent
January 23rd, 2013
03:59 PM ET

Dana Bash promoted to CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent

CNN Washington bureau chief and senior vice president Sam Feist announced on Tuesday, “Please join me in congratulating Dana Bash who we have promoted to Chief Congressional Correspondent effective immediately. Week in and week out, Dana’s reporting and analysis make our air better. And we saw it again yesterday with Dana’s relentless efforts to land interviews in the Capitol Rotunda during our Inauguration coverage.”

Dana Bash is a three-time award winner of the prestigious Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress from the National Press Foundation.

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Bio for CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash

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January 23rd, 2013
10:35 AM ET

"Match fixing is a disease" FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke tells CNN World Sport

On Wednesday CNN International's World Sport interviewed FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke. Speaking from FIFA HQ in Zurich, Switzerland Valcke talked to CNN sports correspondent Pedro Pinto discussing the controversial topic of match fixing and corruption in football.

Transcript highlights:

Pedro Pinto: Is Africa one of the areas of the world that is more vulnerable to match fixing?

Jerome Valcke: I really think that it's a, if I may say, a disease and a threat which is on a worldwide basis, it's not just about Africa. It is in Asia, it is in Europe, it is in North America, it is in Canada, it is in South America. It's all around the world that this match-fixing, or match manipulation is active. FULL POST

January 23rd, 2013
10:21 AM ET

Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood talk racy new film at Sundance

CNN Anchor Zoraida Sambolin asks actors Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood about the criticism over the sexual content in their new film "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" that premiered at Sundance. LaBeouf calls the charges "ridiculous."

Wood says, “No, it's not on the verge of pornography at all. You know, it’s love making. These are two people that are in love."

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

January 23rd, 2013
08:32 AM ET

Rep. Royce: Lack of Benghazi security not a budget issue

Ahead of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s testimony today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA) says that he wants to know why there wasn’t more security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, after a request was made. Rep. Royce believes that the reason was not a budget issue.

Rep. Royce says, “I think what we’re going to find out in this hearing are more answers to the questions of how it could possibly be when the regional security officer spells out the threats – we just obtained new memos that indicate the State Department was aware of these requests and the threats. We know that this went all the way to the seventh floor. For whatever reason the decision was made to turn down the judgment of our personnel on the ground and to turn down the judgment of the regional security officer in Tripoli who were requesting these assets and communicating that al Qaeda was in the process, you know, of threatening our personnel.”

He adds, “This was not about the budget because these assets were free. These were assets from the Department of Defense. This team was out there to defend. And the request by the regional security officer was let’s extend the presence of this team beyond August. And the response from the State Department was no, that would be embarrassing to have to rely upon the DOD for the defense of our personel….”

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


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