Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to CNN’s Jake Tapper - “It seems that we're having meetings about how we get to meetings in Geneva, while Syria's becoming the Somalia of the Middle East and attracting an all-star cast of violent extremists. And it's beyond my imagination that, at this stage, we don't have a comprehensive plan to try to get Syria into a different track, when we have all of the consequences to the region, to our allies, and to our own national security because of Syria ultimately becoming a breeding ground for terrorists.
A full transcript of The Lead with Jake Tapper will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/
Federal prosecutors will conduct formal review of death of Kendrick Johnson, Georgia teen found dead inside rolled-up gym mat.
The announcement comes a day after a judge granted the family and CNN access to surveillance images and investigative files related to the case, which the Lowndes County sheriff's office had declared accidental.
CNN has been reporting on the case for months, uncovering new details of the teen's death and raising questions about the sheriff's office handling of the case.
Among other things, CNN obtained death-scene imagery that led outside exerts to question the official explanation that Kendrick had suffocated reaching for a sneaker.Federal prosecutor will look into Kendrick Johnson case
Live Guests Include: Marcus Samuelsson, Wendell Pierce, Roy Choi, Bonnie McFarlane and Don Lemon
One-Hour Retrospective Follows Season 2 ‘Parts Unknown’ “Detroit” Finale at 9pm ET
CNN’s award-winning original series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown will present a live, one-hour retrospective episode, Parts Unknown Last Bite, airing from Las Vegas on Sunday November 10 at 10pm ET, following the season two finale of the series, “Detroit.”
Hosted by Bourdain, the live show will emanate from the historic Las Vegas locale Atomic Liquors (a former package store and café where patrons would watch nuclear test blasts from the roof) and include the following special guests: famed chef Marcus Samuelsson, Treme/The Wire star Wendell Pierce, LA chef/author of upcoming memoir LA Son, Roy Choi, comedian Bonnie McFarlane and CNN anchor Don Lemon.
Parts Unknown Last Bite will feature highlights from the past season and feature a lively debate among the guests on subjects such as food sustainability and guns in America – topics that were raised in various episodes of season two. FULL POST
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) joined “New Day” to talk Obamacare rollout and yesterday’s congressional hearing, as well as, his firm stance on stopping presidential nominations until he gains access to witnesses and survivors of the Benghazi attack that killed four people, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
On Benghazi, Sen. Graham said, “This is a big deal. We haven't gotten the truth. And the only leverage I have is to insist upon this information being released by stopping nominations. I'm not asking for too much. Is it really too much for me to want to talk to the people who were in Benghazi independent of the administration? Or should, in the future, the Congress just be told to shut up and go away, trust us, we've looked at it.”
He added, “I'm asking every Republican and Democrat to join together and tell this administration you can't get away with this. This is a bad precedent.”
“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.
On "New Day" with Anchor Chris Cuomo, CNN Commentator Will Cain and Huff Post Live Host Marc Lamont Hill debate Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ congressional hearing on Obamacare.
Cain said, "There is a concerted effort right now to make this about Republicans. And that's why I'm telling you I think Republicans need to step back and let it play out."
On Obamacare’s minimum coverage standards, Hill said, "It's not President Obama's arbitrary minimum standards. It’s fairly in any objective standard of equality, reasonable healthcare…. It’s not like Obama said, ‘Oh, I don’t want that one.’”
Cain responded, “Do you hear the arrogance in that statement? You are defining for the rest of America what minimum standards are.”
“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.
CNN Digital claimed three EPPY Awards today from Editor & Publisher. The EPPY™ Awards honor the best media-affiliated websites across 31 diverse categories. Now in its 18th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry.
CNN won for:
Best Business/Finance Website: CNNMoney.com
Best Entertainment Blog: The Marquee Blog
Best Crowd Sourcing/Citizen Journalism site: The 3rd Annual iReport Awards
Click here for a full list of EPPY finalists.
One of the stars of the hit show "Treme" is suing Macy's and the NYPD after an incident he says was the result of racial profiling. Rob Brown claims he was wrongly accused of buying an expensive watch with a fraudulent credit card, and was then paraded through the store in handcuffs. Rob Brown recounted the incident for Anderson on tonight’s AC360°.
Brazilian surfer Carlos Burle may have just surfed the largest wave on record. Some estimates suggest it was taller than 100 feet. If it is, it would break the previous record by more than 20 feet. Just before Burle caught that wave, he rescued a fellow surfer and friend who nearly drowned. Carlos Burle discussed all of this with Anderson
New Role Expands her Duties, Which Continue to Include CNN’s Worldwide Communications
Allison Gollust has expanded her role with CNN Worldwide, adding Chief Marketing Officer to her responsibilities. Gollust has served as SVP of Communications for CNN since March of this year.
“As we put even greater emphasis in the year ahead on re-imagining our content, and in parallel, our brand, this is a key move in assuring our success,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “Allison has a keen understanding of how every aspect of communications works together to tell a story – be it on the public relations side or in strategic marketing. Combining these two areas under one proven leader simply makes sense.” FULL POST