May 24th, 2015
03:53 PM ET

EXCLUSIVE: Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter: "Airstrikes are effective but neither they nor really anything we do can substitute for the Iraqi’s will to fight."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Secretary of Defense, Ash Carter, joined Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr to discuss ISIS, Iraqi forces and his belief that the Iraqi forces don’t have the will to fight. Text highlight and a transcript of the discussion are below

TEXT HIGHLIGHT

Carter on what he foresees as far as airstrikes, ground troops and troop air controllers:  “Airstrikes are effective but neither they nor really anything we do can substitute for the Iraqi’s will to fight.  They are the ones that have to beat ISIL and keep them beat. We can participate in the defeat of ISIL but we can't make Iraq a run as a decent place for people to live – we can’t sustain the victory, only the Iraqis can do that and in particular in this case the Sunni tribes to the West.  If there comes a time when we have to change the kinds of support we give we will make that recommendation but what happened in Ramadi was a failure of the Iraqi forces to fight and so our efforts now are devoted to providing their ground forces with the equipment, the training and encouraging their will to fight so that our campaign enabling them can be successful – both in defeating ISIL and keeping ISIL defeated in a sustained way.” FULL POST


Topics: Barbara Starr • CNN • State of the Union
May 24th, 2015
02:58 PM ET

Rep. Gabbard to Jim Acosta on CNN's State of the Union: ‎"...you can't train into someone the will to fight.”

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and  Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), joined senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta to discuss if the United States is losing the battle against ISIS and whether the war against ISIS requires U.S. combat troops in Iraq.

Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “State of the Union”

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Rep. Adam Kinzinger tells Jim Acosta that he supports a GOP proposal to send 10,000 troops to Iraq.

http://cnn.it/1JNhUO1

Dem and GOP lawmakers agree: ISIS gaining ground

http://cnn.it/1ITbhu9

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Topics: Arwa Damon • CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
May 24th, 2015
02:42 PM ET

State of the Union EXCLUSIVE: HUD Secretary Julian Castro: "Since 2010, we have seen a 33 percent reduction in veteran homelessness…”

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Julian Castro (2014 – present), joined senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta to discuss the issue of urban development becoming a topic of discussion due to the situations in Baltimore, Ferguson and Cleveland, ending veteran homelessness, Hillary Clinton’s emails and if he would consider being Clinton’s vice presidential candidate.

FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Jim Acosta • State of the Union
May 24th, 2015
12:20 PM ET

Charles Murray to Fareed Zakaria: "I'm not so worried about the big corporations...but the lives of people are being constantly impeded by stupid, pointless regulations."

Today, Fareed Zakaria held an exclusive interview with Charles Murray, Political Scientist and author of By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission.  They spoke about what the American people should rebel against according to Murray which included, certain regulations that are “stupid” and “pointless”, as well as his proposal for a legal defense fund. See full story below.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS” FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
May 24th, 2015
11:59 AM ET

David Miliband to Fareed Zakaria on UK election: "[Labour] bet that this was an economic change election...in fact it was an economic security election"

Today on Fareed Zakaria GPS, Zakaria held an exclusive interview with David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committee, Gideon Rose, Foreign Affairs editor, Danielle Pletka, American Enterprise Institute Senior VP, and Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group president.  They spoke about ISIS and whether America should try and “fix” the world’s problems. See the full transcript below.

MANDATORY CREDIT for reference and usage: “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS” FULL POST


Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
CNN Marks 35 Years With a Special Report on Iconic News Stories
May 21st, 2015
06:00 PM ET

CNN Marks 35 Years With a Special Report on Iconic News Stories

BREAKING NEWS: 35 Years of CNN airs May 26th at 9pmET and re-airs on June 1st at 9pmET

Since its first broadcast on June 1, 1980, the Cable News Network has covered wars, natural disasters, acts of terror, politics and pop culture, both in America and abroad. To mark 35 years of CNN’s worldwide news coverage, the first 24-hour news channel will air a one-hour special report, looking back at the some of the biggest stories with personal accounts by the people who covered them, behind-the-scenes footage and a treasure trove of archived video. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
May 21st, 2015
05:02 AM ET

DHL increases global visibility with multi-platform campaign on CNN

  • DHL sponsors new programming strand about global import/export markets
  • Renews multi-year association with CNN’s flagship F1 show

Following its successful sponsorship of CNN’s The Circuit, DHL is extending its brand campaign with the network spanning multiple platforms and new CNN feature strand Traders.

CNN is DHL’s exclusive international media partner as the leading logistics company positions its solutions to a wide range of global businesses – from large enterprises to SMEs. The campaign includes sponsorship of The Circuit and Traders linear TV content and all online components on CNN.com and CNN Money, as well as spot advertising across the network.

DHL is expanding its relationship with CNN due to the results delivered through its existing campaign focused around The Circuit. This successful relationship is built on CNN’s commitment to delivering a wide range of brand, advertising and content solutions that meet DHL’s marketing objectives, and the unrivalled nature of CNN’s reach amongst the global business community.

FULL POST


Topics: CNN
May 20th, 2015
07:26 PM ET

CNN & Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library announce groundbreaking format for Republican presidential primary debate

CNN and the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library announced today a groundbreaking debate format that will provide voters an opportunity to hear from all of the leading candidates seeking the Republican presidential nomination. The debate, sanctioned by the Republican National Committee, will provide qualified GOP presidential candidates ample time to respond to questions about how they would govern as the next commander-in-chief.

The September 16, 2015 primetime event will be divided into two parts featuring two groups of candidates debating the pressing issues facing the nation. One grouping will feature the top 10 candidates*, according to public polling. The other grouping will include candidates who meet the minimum threshold of one percent in public polling, but are not ranked in the top 10. All of the candidates will be required to meet additional criteria to receive an invitation to this debate. Full criteria may be found here.

The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and air live on CNN, CNN International, and CNN Español. The Salem Radio Network will serve as the exclusive radio broadcaster of the debate.

FULL POST


Topics: CNN
May 20th, 2015
06:18 PM ET

Chinese military confronts U.S. spy plane

CNN's Jim Sciutto was given exclusive access to fly onboard the P8-A Poseidon, America's most advanced surveillance and submarine-hunting aircraft, as it flew over man-made islands located in the South China Sea.

May 19th, 2015
03:09 PM ET

CNN Airport Network and LG Expand Transportation Digital Signage

New Installation Underway at San Diego International; Texas Airports Also Upgraded with New LG Displays

CNN Airport Networkand LG Electronics USA today announced further expansion of their long-standing alliance with the installation of new flat-panel LG LED displays at San Diego International Airport this spring. With this installation, LG digital signage screens are showing CNN Airport Network content at more than 25 airports in major cities across the United States. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
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