March 11th, 2013
11:09 PM ET

Anderson Cooper Anchors Live from Rome

Anderson Cooper reports on how leaders of the Catholic church get ready to pick a new pope with the traditional conclave.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Pope
March 11th, 2013
11:05 PM ET

AC360: Dan Rivers Meets the Papal Taylor

CNN's Dan Rivers talks to a designer who explains what it takes to dress the pontiff.

Topics: AC360 • Pope
March 11th, 2013
10:09 PM ET

Piers Morgan Live: Christine Quinn on the NYC Soda Ban Fizzle

Tonight, Piers Morgan Live welcomed Christine Quinn on the heels of the announcement she's running for mayor. She offered up her insight on today’s news that Mayor Bloomberg’s limit on big sugary drinks was blocked by a New York judge.

“The soda ban isn’t one of his proposals in this area that I support. Because my fear is with issues around food and obesity, if you say no, people have almost a reflex reaction to do it, to go get it.”

“My fear is, my belief is, that with food related issues, which are different, which are more complicated. Because unlike smoking, which you can stop, and continue existing, you have to interact with food at least three times a day.”

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan Live
March 11th, 2013
06:37 PM ET

CNN's Jake Tapper on Ashley Judd's potential run for U.S. Senate

CNN's Jake Tapper reports, "Actress and activist Ashley Judd is 'very serious' but hasn't made a decision yet about running for the U.S. Senate in 2014, according to a knowledgeable source." Tapper joined CNN's Wolf Blitzer in the 5pE hour of The Situation Room today to discuss Judd and her potential senate run.

CNN Political Ticker: Ashley Judd not decided on Senate race

Topics: CNN
March 11th, 2013
05:52 PM ET

Mark Kelly tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he will turn in the AR-15 to the Tucson Police Department

The husband of former Rep. Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly spoke with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about what he plans to do with the AR-15 assault rifle he purchased over the weekend. Highlights from the interview are below; a full transcript will be posted on This interview aired on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in the 5 p.m. ET hour.

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CNN Political Ticker: Gabby Giffords' husband buys assault weapon
CNN's online pope coverage: what you need to know
CNN Coverage: Papal Conclave
Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Chris Cuomo in Rome, Sunday, March 10, 2013.
March 11th, 2013
10:32 AM ET

CNN Coverage: Papal Conclave

As all 115 cardinal-electors meet at the Vatican this week, Chris Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) and Anderson Cooper (@AndersonCooper) lead CNN’s coverage of the Papal Conclave live from location in Rome.  Ben Wedeman (@BenCNN), Miguel Marquez (@MiguelMarquez), Dan Rivers and Becky Anderson (@BeckyCNN) report for the network, along with CNN en Español’s Adriana Hauser (AHauserCNN) and Jose Levy (JoseLevyCNN).  CNN Vatican Analyst John Allen (@JohnLAllenJr) contributes analysis. offers full coverage leading up to and during the conclave via a special section page at, with content explaining how the new pope will be chosen, a glimpse into the Catholic Church today and why this matters to non-Catholics. will also live stream coverage of the smoke that comes from the Vatican's rooftop online and on the CNN Apps.

Additionally, presents two interactives related to the pope: one that explains how the next pope will be decided and another that breaks down information on the possible papal contenders. Users can also click through photo galleries of the shortest-reigning popes and the longest-reigning popes.

CNN iReport, the network’s global participatory news community, invites users to submit their predictions as to who will be the next pope and what they think this means for the Catholic Church.

March 11th, 2013
10:06 AM ET

Cuomo reports on speculation around Cardinal Dolan becoming next pope

Live from Rome, CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo reports on upcoming papal conclave and the warm reception of Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

“People here, and those in the know at the Vatican did not expect Cardinal Dolan to be high on the list of priorities within the general congregation,” Cuomo said. “But he has been mentioned, and at least reportedly, here in Italian papers… he’s mentioned almost every time. Here’s an interesting dynamic to keep in mind. In American presidential politics, when you have two candidates and they’re going head to head and it’s kind of deadlocked, one of them is going to make a compromise to create consensus. But here they really can’t do that. So when you have two people who are neck and neck, maybe both get thrown out and they look for a compromise. That’s how we got Karol Wojtyła to be John Paul II. Maybe Cardinal Dolan can fit into that kind of scenario, but certainly, to ask the Cardinal himself, he does not see it happening.”

Topics: Chris Cuomo • CNN • Pope • Vatican Conclave