Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) discussed the threat of ISIS and how to stop Islamic militants. Text highlights, and a transcript of the discussion are below.
Rep. Ruppersberger on ISIS: “we don't have intelligence at this point that an attack on the United States is imminent.”
Rep. Kinzinger on strategy towards ISIS: “I think the question is, you know, are we going to contain ISIS or are we going to crush ISIS? And that's really what it comes down to. If you want to contain ISIS, yes, you engage them in Iraq. And I do commend the president for making the moves in Iraq. I think, look, that wasn't easy for him to do, and it was the right thing to break some of the sieges, to push the momentum back of ISIS.”
Rep. Ruppersberger on the greatest threat to the US: “What - the biggest threat that I see to the United States right now are Americans and Brits who have passports that have the ability to come into our country without getting a visa. We had the suicide American bomber who was radicalized, came home to visit his parents, went back and then killed himself. Now, that could have happened in the United States. “
A full transcript is available after the jump.
Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator Robert Menendez spoke to Candy about Russia’s presence in the Ukraine and the proper response to President Putin. Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.
Senator Menendez on Russia’s presence in the Ukraine: “Thousands of Russian troops are here with tanks, missiles, heavy artillery, and are directly engaged in what is clearly an invasion.”
Senator Menendez on aiding the Ukrainians: “We should be providing the Ukrainians with the type of defensive weapons that will impose a cost upon Putin for further aggression.”
A full transcript is available after the jump.
In September, the world’s fashion houses gather in Paris for the Spring/Summer 2015 collections. CNN International is devoting a week of coverage around the event, sending host Myleene Klass behind-the-scenes to meet designers, models and bloggers, catching the latest fashion shows.
The series of reports will include a visit to the iconic French fashion house, Balmain, Klass speaks to its young creative director, 28 year old Olivier Rousteing, about the philosophy of the brand and his upcoming collection. Reports will also include a meeting with Etienne Russo, one of the premier fashion show producers, who, over the last 20 years, has worked with the top fashion houses in the world, including Lanvin, Miu Miu and Chanel. From the drawing board to the catwalk ‘Fashion Season: Paris’ follows Russo as he prepares for one of his biggest shows to date. FULL POST
CNN is running a special theme week of coverage highlighting some of the world’s most exclusive, luxurious, remote and breathtaking travel experiences.
Starting on September 1, Elite Escapes segments will air on CNN International every day for a week during CNN Newsroom and the recently-launched The World Right Now with Hala Gorani, reaching EMEA and Asia prime time audiences. Elite Escapes will traverse the globe to discover a diverse mix of travel treasures that will excite and inspire CNN viewers.
Destinations that will feature as part of the theme week of coverage are: FULL POST
CNN International is the exclusive global media platform selected by Gucci to increase brand awareness and promote its Men’s Tailoring collection during the Milan, Paris, New York and London fashion weeks taking place in September.
The multi-faceted campaign on CNN consists of a month of 30” advertising spots, the sponsorship of a theme week of travel features coverage called Elite Escapes, and integrated digital elements. The advertising campaign is focused on promoting the Gucci Men’s Tailoring collection and follows the iconic fashion brand’s first ever global TV campaign, which ran on CNN in December 2013. CNN is the exclusive global media platform for Gucci’s campaign due to an unrivalled reach amongst male high income earners and luxury consumers combined with sponsorship of a high quality editorial proposition. FULL POST
CNN International today announced the launch of Smart Business – a new weekly feature segment that will profile the trailblazers using innovative new approaches and the latest technology to create new business opportunities.
From September 3, Smart Business will air on the network during the recently-launched The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and World Business Today so that it reaches EMEA and Asia primetime audiences. Each week the segment will feature a different company or industry personality who has broken the mould in the world of business to thrive in a digitised and connected world. FULL POST
On CNN Tonight, alleged new audio of the Michael Brown shooting was played. FBI has questioned a man who claims to have recorded the shooting of Michael Brown on his cell phone.
On the day that Michael Brown will be laid to rest, CNN airs exclusive interview with the mother’s of Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell. The mothers speak to CNN’s Don Lemon about the loss of their son’s, how they are coping and words of support for Michael Brown’s mother. FULL POST
Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) discussed the threat that ISIS poses to the homeland. Both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee agreed that the United States has grave incentives to eliminate ISIS.
Senator Graham on the propensity of the ISIS threat: “It's about time now to assume the worst about these guys, rather than to underestimating them. They're not the J.V. team anymore. They're the most prominent terrorist organization in the world, but they're not the only one. They're in competition with the other jihadist groups. And the gold medal will be awarded to the group that can hit America”
Senator Reed on responding to ISIS: “it's in our interests with our regional partners to disrupt and ultimately destroy ISIS because of the threat it poses to interests in the region, as well as in the United States. “
A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.