July 27th, 2015
12:29 PM ET

CNN Freedom Project And Tony Maddox Honored By U.S. State Department As 2015 Trafficking In Persons Report Hero

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Tony Maddox, CNN International EVP was recognized this morning by Sec. John Kerry at the Department of State for the CNN Freedom Project's efforts to stop Human Trafficking. Photo Credit: Bill Alberter/CNN

Today in Washington, D.C., the U.S. State Department honored CNN International Executive Vice President and Managing Director Tony Maddox and the CNN Freedom Project as a 2015 Trafficking in Persons Report Hero. The eight Trafficking In Persons (TIP) Report Heroes are announced in conjunction with the annual TIP Report by the State Department, which assesses the response of 188 countries and territories to the crime of human slavery.

“I am humbled by this recognition,” said Maddox. “ And I am proud of CNN using the full range of our international resources to track and highlight this important story.”

Spearheaded by Maddox, CNN International launched the CNN Freedom Project in 2011 to shine a spotlight on modern slavery. The project has sought to amplify the voices of survivors, highlight effective prevention and victim assistance efforts, and investigate the criminal enterprises involved. Now in its fifth year, the CNN Freedom Project is among the most successful and highly visible programming initiatives on CNN International. Under Maddox’s leadership, it has also become the longest running awareness and investigative campaign on modern slavery on television news. FULL POST

July 26th, 2015
03:08 PM ET

Founder of Gawker Media Nick Denton: "...in this particular instance, the judgment call was wrong, and I had it reversed.”

Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Founder of Gawker Media, Nick Denton, joined host Brian Stelter. They discussed the recent events at Gawker which led to the resignation of former executive editors, Tommy Craggs and Max Read, the changes Gawker is making, and Denton offering his staff members a chance to leave if they dislike the new direction of the company.

Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).

Video & Text highlights and a full transcript from the show are available below.

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Topics: Brian Stelter • CNN • Reliable Sources
July 26th, 2015
11:58 AM ET

Trump leads GOP race after sparring with McCain

Donald Trump is leading in some new CNN polls as a GOP candidate for 2016.


Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
July 26th, 2015
11:56 AM ET

"Black Lives Matter": Just a slogan?

Both Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush spoke about the black lives matter movement, which has been tripping up Democrats and Republicans on the campaign trail.


Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
July 26th, 2015
11:41 AM ET

Dr. James Hansen gives his idea to curb climate change on Fareed Zakaria GPS

Please credit any usage to “CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS”

The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Dr. James Hansen. They discussed Hansen’s hypothesis for the Earth’s future climate due to the unstable sea levels, the public’s skepticism, and his idea to curb climate change.

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
July 26th, 2015
11:22 AM ET

Governor Perry on SOTU: Gun-free zones 'are a bad idea'

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX), joined anchor, Jake Tapper.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
July 26th, 2015
10:41 AM ET

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Fareed Zakaria GPS talks the Iran deal and if he can get a skeptical Congress to accept it

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The following transcript is of an interview by host Fareed Zakaria with Dr. Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy (Barack Obama Administration, 2013-present). They discussed the terms of the P5+1 deal and his testimony before the Senate this week, how long the current framework delays Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and if Secretary Moniz believes he can convince a skeptical Congress to accept the deal.

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Topics: CNN • Fareed Zakaria • Fareed Zakaria GPS
July 26th, 2015
10:23 AM ET

Donald Trump calls into SOTU, says what Hillary Clinton has done "is criminal"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union, 2016 GOP Presidential Hopeful, Donald Trump, spoke with anchor, Jake Tapper.

For more information, see http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/. Also, text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.

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Topics: CNN • Jake Tapper • State of the Union
July 26th, 2015
09:07 AM ET

CNN/ORC poll: Trump elbows his way to the top

(CNN) In the first national telephone poll since Donald Trump earned rebukes from Republican leaders over his comments about Senator John McCain's military service, the real estate mogul has increased his support among GOP voters and now stands atop the race for the party's nomination.

The new CNN/ORC Poll finds Trump at 18% support among Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush just behind at 15%, within the poll's margin of error.

They are joined at the top of the pack by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, with 10% support among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote. Trump's backing has climbed 6 points since a late-June poll, while support for Bush and Walker has not changed significantly. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
July 26th, 2015
08:59 AM ET

CNN/ORC poll: GOP voters want more Trump

(CNN)Most Republican voters want Donald Trump to remain in the race for president, and he's the candidate GOP voters are most likely to say they want to see on the debate stage, according to a new CNN/ORC Poll.

Trump, whose campaign for the presidency has come to dominate much of the news coverage of the Republican presidential field since he formally announced his candidacy in mid-June, remains a person Republican voters want to see more of, and a sizable 22% say they think he'll eventually win the party's nomination for president - second only to Jeb Bush.

Among Republicans and Republican-leaning independents who are registered to vote, 52% say they want Trump to stay in the race for the party's nomination, while 33% hope that he drops out. Another 15% say they'd like to see him make an independent run for the presidency. FULL POST


Topics: CNN
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