June 26th, 2013
11:03 AM ET

AC360 EXCLUSIVE – Zimmerman's O’Mara to Anderson Cooper "It didn't work the way he wanted it to; probably should have been rethought"

Last night on “Self-Defense or Murder?: The George Zimmerman Trial,” Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, spoke exclusively to Anderson about his strategy, as well as his co-counsel’s now-notorious knock-knock joke in opening statements “I would note that it didn't work the way he wanted it to and probably should have been rethought.”

Topics: Anderson Cooper
June 26th, 2013
10:52 AM ET

John Goodman no longer feeling sorry for himself

Actor John Goodman, who provides the voice for star character Sully in Pixar’s box office success "Monsters University," told CNN’s Michaela Pereira that he is feeling better now that he is getting more movie roles and discussed his chemistry with co-stars Billy Crystal and George Clooney.

“Yes. It’s luck,” Goodman said, commenting on his recent success. “A couple years ago, I was sitting around wondering why my phone wasn’t ringing and feeling sorry for myself.”

New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.

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Topics: Michaela Pereira • New Day
Crossfire Returns
June 26th, 2013
09:07 AM ET

Crossfire Returns

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Newt Gingrich, S.E. Cupp, Stephanie Cutter, Van Jones to Host Debate Program

CNN today announced that Crossfire, previously the longest running political debate program on television, will return to the network this fall. Hosting from the right will be Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp, with Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones hosting from the left.

“Few programs in the history of CNN have had the kind of impact on political discourse that Crossfire did – it was a terrific program then, and we believe the time is right to bring it back and do it again,” said Jeff Zucker, President of CNN Worldwide. “We look forward to the opportunity to host passionate conversation from all sides of the political spectrum.  Crossfire will be the forum where America holds its great debates.” FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics
June 25th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

CNN's Dana Bash asks Rep. Issa, if the IRS targeting was politically motivated

CNN's Dana Bash questions Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) about his differing thoughts on the IRS and if the targeting was politically motivated. Bash's interview with Rep. Issa is after the jump. FULL POST

Topics: Dana Bash
June 25th, 2013
06:47 PM ET

Rep. Lewis: I never thought that I would see the day when the U.S Supreme Court would put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Rep. John Lewis of Georgia talks with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about today's Supreme Court decision. A full transcript will be posted on CNN.com.

"It is awful.  It's a sad day.  I never thought that I would see the day when the United States Supreme Court would put a dagger in the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965....

I was there.  I was there.  He gave me one of the pens that he used to sign the Voting Rights Act.

These states was covered by the law.  Now, if we want to move to that point and cover other states, but even certain counties in New York, the places in Alaska are covered.

But if we want to move to that point and cover all 50 states, let's have that debate.

But the serious violation of the right of people to participate in the heart of the Deep South."

June 25th, 2013
04:00 PM ET

High Courts Gut Voting Rights Act

After the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on voting rights, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Norton tells CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that she challenges her “Republican colleagues to fix this formula.”


Topics: Brooke Baldwin • CNN • CNN Newsroom
June 25th, 2013
02:06 PM ET

Pelosi to Bolduan: There will be an immigration bill; Snowden is not a hero

This morning on New Day, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Kate Bolduan that the Senate and House will have an immigration bill and Republicans need to prioritize it if they want to be relevant with the Hispanic community in future elections. When asked about Edward Snowden, she said he is not a hero since he broke the law. She said the current administration has created extra protections for American liberties after the Bush administration by making information requests go through a FISA court with oversight by Congress.

On the immigration bill, Rep. Pelosi said, “Democrats and Republicans have been working together in the House of Representatives for a number of years on legislation that bears some similarity to what's going on in the Senate…. I think it's important for the House to have its own bill, but I think there will be a lot of public pressure if we don't to take up the Senate bill. I hope we could have a bill and go to conference and reconcile the differences between the two bills, but we will have a bill.”

On Snowden and privacy, Rep. Pelosi said, “I mean, the point being is that we have a balance between liberty and security, and this president has been doing that. So, this reaction by some that, oh, [Snowden’s] a hero because he revealed this or that - that's not a hero. He has broken the law. And I think we have to look into the fact that… there's so many people working in the intelligence community, patriotic Americans, who take their oath of office seriously to protect and defend the American people.”

New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.

Topics: Kate Bolduan • New Day
June 25th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

Sen. McCain on Snowden: Russia's actions are reminiscent of Cold War; makes America look weak

Senator John McCain (R-AZ) tells CNN’s Chris Cuomo on New Day that Edward Snowden shows a lack of American leadership and Russia and China’s reactions illuminate a time reminiscent of the Cold War. On immigration, Senator McCain said he sees a “path forward” with current bill that received preliminary vote.

“It's reminiscent of the days of the Cold War when you hear a Russian spokesman saying that [Snowden’s] not in Russia, when every shred of evidence indicates that he is,” Senator McCain said. “Look, we've got to start dealing with Vladimir Putin in a realistic fashion for what he is. He’s an old KGB colonel apparatchik that dreams of the days of the Russian empire, and he continues to stick his thumb in our eye in a broad variety of ways, most importantly to me, of course, and should be to the world, is their continued support of Bashar al Assad and the massacre taking place in Syria….”

New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.

Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
June 25th, 2013
09:24 AM ET

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux Sheds Light on ALS

The series will air on CNN Newsroom July 23rd, 25th and 26th at 1pm.

CNN anchor Suzanne Malveaux will focus on ALS with a one-time series reporting on three unique faces of ALS and how their families are coping. With the help of Dr. Sanjay Gupta this series will tap into the medical resources as well as the research of the disease.

ALS, (Lou Gehrig’s Disease), is a fatal fast moving disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that affects more than 30,000 people at any given time. A person who has ALS loses their ability to control their voluntary muscles and eventually cannot swallow, speak, breathe, or move. They become completely paralyzed and are dependent on machines to live-relying on a feeding tube, trache, breathing machine, motorized wheelchair, and communications equipment. ALS patients usually live 2 to 5 years after their diagnosis, although there are rare exceptions. There is currently no cure for the disease. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom • Suzanne Malveaux
June 25th, 2013
08:28 AM ET

Paula Deen's sons: Mom is not a racist; case is extortion, character assassination

Paula Deen’s sons Jamie and Bobby broke their silence on CNN’s New Day in an exclusive interview with co-host Chris Cuomo. The Deen brothers told Cuomo that they’ve never heard their mother speak the way she did in the deposition and the full truth will come out. Bobby claimed that his mother is not a racist and the case is extortion and character assassination.

The Deen brothers defend Paula Deen's reputation in light of the fallout from her deposition in a discrimination lawsuit that went public last week. Since then, Food Network cancelled her contract and Smithfield Products dropped her endorsement. Jamie and Bobby Deen operate a restaurant, The Lady and Sons in Savannah, Georgia, with their mom. FULL POST

Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
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