On the Sunday, May 19 edition of CNN's Reliable Sources, host Howard Kurtz read a statement from Jonathan Karl, chief White House Correspondent for ABC News in response to his reporting on altered emails related to the Sunday talk show talking points following the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya in September 2012. Karl now expresses regret about his original reporting on May 10th on the Benghazi emails. The statement reads:
“Clearly, I regret the email was quoted incorrectly and I regret that it’s become a distraction from the story, which still entirely stands. I should have been clearer about the attribution. We updated our story immediately.”
-Jonathan Karl, ABC News Chief White House Correspondent
Reliable Sources with Howard Kurtz airs Sundays on CNN at 11:00am Eastern.
On CNN's STATE OF THE UNION with CANDY CROWLEY, Crowley unpacked the results inside the new CNN/ORC poll results released this morning to reveal a continuing partisan divide in how American's view the President's job performance. While 87 percent of Democrats approve of how the President is handling his job, 15 percent of Republicans view his job performance favorably, and 47 percent of Independents view the President's job performance favorably.
Approve of how Obama is handling His Job as President
Sampling error +/- 6.5% points
In a new CNN/ORC poll, despite this week’s challenges, President Barack Obama’s approval rating is now at 53 percent, with 45 percent disapproving of the job that he is doing as president. However, most Americans also take very seriously all three concerns that were raised last week - Benghazi, the IRS, and the AP subpoenas - and most say that Republicans in Congress are not overreacting to these issues.
1. Do you approve or disapprove of the way Barack Obama is handling his job as president?
App- Disapp- No
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May 17-18, 2013 53% 45% 2%
April 5-7, 2013 51% 47% 3%
March 15-17, 2013 47% 50% 3%
Jan. 14-15, 2013 55% 43% 2%
Dec. 17-18, 2012 52% 43% 4%
Nov. 16-18, 2012 52% 43% 5%
Nov. 2-4, 2012 51% 45% 4%
For additional results of this poll, please visit CNN.com/ticker
This week marked one month since the tragic bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. CNN's Anderson Cooper and Randi Kaye host an evocative documentary look at the iconic still photographs that vividly captured the unexplainable – images that portraying the horror and the heroism of the events.
Kaye meets the photographers of the most memorable images and interviews them about the stories behind the images and the people who they have immortalized on film.
Anderson Cooper Special Report: Back to Boston – Moments of Impact debuts Friday, May 17 at 10:00pm and 1:00am. It encores Saturday, May 18 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm. All times Eastern.
Natascha Kampusch, who was just 10 years old when she was abducted while walking to school in Vienna, Austria, speaks exclusively to CNN’s senior international correspondent Matthew Chance (@mchancecnn) about her ordeal, and what advice she has for the Cleveland, Ohio kidnap victims.
Kampusch takes CNN to the place in Vienna where she was held captive for eight years until escaping in 2006 at age 18.
On the three kidnap victims in Cleveland:
“"I thought to myself, I am very happy for the three women, and thank God they had survived their ordeal. And that they are certainly very strong women…they should really try to savor this joyous feeling as long as possible, and to avoid letting themselves be pushed back into everyday life too soon."
Stephanie Elam will join CNN as a correspondent based in Los Angeles, it was announced today by Terence Burke, vice president of newsgathering for CNN/U.S.
Elam returns to CNN from KNBC in Los Angeles where she served as a weekend evening anchor and general assignment reporter. During her tenure at KNBC, her reporting centered around emergency awareness, empowering Southern Californians with information to be earthquake ready, water safety and informed about money matters. She covered the release of John Smith, a man jailed 18 years for a crime he did not commit; the 2012 Golden Globes red carpet; and she anchored KNBC 's breaking news coverage of the Seal Beach murders.
“Stephanie is an excellent communicator and tenacious reporter, and we are pleased to have her back as a part of the CNN family,” said Burke. FULL POST
From Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent:
The U.S. Marshal Service has been “unable to locate” two former participants in the federal Witness Security Program “identified as known or suspected terrorists,” states the public summary of an interim Justice Department Inspector General’s report obtained by CNN.
The Marshals have concluded that “one individual was and the other individual was believed to be residing outside of the United States.”
Read more via CNN.com/TheLead.
Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her foot in the Boston bombings. A month later, she can envision returning to the dance floor – and having Anderson join her there!
A month after Adrianne Haslet-Davis' foot was amputated, the Boston bombing survivor talk to Anderson Cooper and describes the challenges she faces.
Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the release of the Benghazi emails by the Obama administration, the resignation of the IRS acting commissioner and more. A full transcript from this interview will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html; highlights are after the jump.
PLEASE CREDIT: CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer