Woodruff, Compton, Crowley remember Helen Thomas on Reliable Sources
July 21st, 2013
01:25 PM ET

Woodruff, Compton, Crowley remember Helen Thomas on Reliable Sources

On Sunday's Reliable Sources, Judy Woodruff, Ann Compton and Candy Crowley remember their friend and colleague, Helen Thomas:

Remembrance's from Candy Crowley and Reliable Sources guest host David Folkenflik are after the jump.

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July 21st, 2013
11:42 AM ET

Sen. McCain on State of the Union: Stand Your Ground "needs to be reviewed"

In an exclusive interview today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Arizona Republican Senator John McCain spoke on a wide-range of topics including: race in America and the Stand Your Ground law; the Rolling Stone magazine cover; the U.S. role in Syria and Russia; and Liz Cheney’s challenge of Sen. Enzi in the Republican primary. Highlighted excerpts are below and a full transcript is after the jump.

Highlighted Excerpts

McCain on hope for  a post-racial era with the election of President Obama:
"I think we were probably too optimistic. I think that old prejudices die hard"

On Stand Your Ground:
"I can also see that stand your ground law may be something that needs to be reviewed by the Florida legislature or any other legislature that has passed such legislation… I'm confident that the members of the Arizona legislature will and - because it is a very controversial legislation.”

On the Boston bomber on the cover of Rolling Stone:
"I thought it was stupid and I thought it was inappropriate”

EMBEDDABLE VIDEO: McCain: Rolling Stone cover "stupid"

On Syria:
"The fact is there's no United States leadership in the Middle East. There's a vacuum there. And when there's a vacuum, bad people fill it…
A year from now, there'll be another 100,000 who have died, and we sit by and watch this happen and don't think that lesson is lost on all the other countries in the region, and it's a disgrace.”

On Liz Cheney challenging Sen. Mike Enzi in the Republican primary:
“I'm pleased to see that most people who have served with Mike Enzi have expressed our strong support because he's a good, solid, hard-working workhorse."

On Gen. Dempsey:
"Senator Levin and I have sent over additional questions. I hope he will answer those. They are required and agree to give their honest opinion even if it disagrees with the administration's opinion. General Dempsey didn't do that. I'm confident that we can work this out.”

On Russia:
"it's time to get tough with Russia… It has to have some effect, and right now, we are showing no response."
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McCain calls for review of 'stand your ground' laws
July 19th, 2013
05:57 PM ET

Cory Booker reacts to Pres. Obama's remarks about Trayvon Martin

Today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Newark Mayor and U.S. Senate candidate Cory Booker joined the program to react to President Obama’s remarks about the Trayvon Martin case and the race conversation in America.
MAYOR BOOKER on PRESIDENT OBAMA: "I'm really happy he said it... I was grateful that he came forward, not with some practiced speech, not reading from a teleprompter, but speaking from the heart in a way that could touch other hearts.”

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Preview 2012: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 32 & 33
CNN’s Amanda Davies at the Olympic Park in London (from ‘World Sport Presents: An Uneven Playing Field’)
July 19th, 2013
10:11 AM ET

Preview 2012: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 32 & 33

Living Golf

US Open Champion Justin Rose. Credit: Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated

US Open Champion Justin Rose. Credit: Robert Beck / Sports Illustrated

Thursday 08 August at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 10 August at 0830 BST / 0930 CET and 2200 BST / 2300 CET
Sunday 11 August at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 17 August at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Sunday 18 August at 0830 BST / 0930 CET and 2230 BST/ 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

August's edition of ‘Living Golf’ has an exclusive interview with US Open Champion Justin Rose, the first Englishman to claim the title since Tony Jacklin in 1970. FULL POST


Topics: CNN • CNN International • Living Golf • Press Releases • World Sport
July 18th, 2013
06:34 PM ET

Jake Tapper questions Spitzer on hypocrisy of never being charged with breaking the law he signed

Today in a must-watch, live interview on The Lead with Jake Tapper, former New York Governor and current candidate for New York City comptroller Eliot Spitzer joined the program to discuss whether he should have served time in prison and to address what may account for his current lead in the polls. A full transcript is after the jump.

Exclusive content from The Lead with Jake Tapper may be found at CNN.com/thelead.  Follow The Lead on Twitter @theleadcnn and @jaketapper; and on Facebook The Lead with Jake Tapper.

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Tough questions for Eliot Spitzer on hypocrisy of never being charged with breaking the law he signed
July 18th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

CNN Top Winner at 2013 NAMIC Vision Awards

This year, CNN was the top winner at the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) 19th Annual Vision Awards.  NAMIC Vision Awards recognize original, multi-platform television programming that depicts the lives, spirit and contributions of people of color and best reflects the diversity of the global viewing audience.  A total of 13 networks were honored in the 20 award categories.

“It is truly gratifying for CNN’s reporting to be recognized by NAMIC, underscoring our commitment to include diversity of voices across our many platforms,” said Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide. “ We thank NAMIC for this honor.” FULL POST


Topics: Awards • CNN
July 18th, 2013
12:52 PM ET

Can "Stand Your Ground" law apply on a school bus?

Today on CNN Newsroom, CNN's Michaela Pereria discussed with attorneys Faith Jenkins and Danny Cevallos the Florida "Stand Your Ground" case involving two middle school students fight on the school bus.


Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom • Michaela Pereira
July 17th, 2013
05:57 PM ET

Sen. Graham's advice for Pres. Obama on attending the G20 in Russia: "I would ask for a change of venue"

In an interview airing today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) spoke with Jake Tapper about his call for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia, saying that President Obama also should not attend the G20 in St. Petersburg. A full transcript of the interview is after the jump.

ON BOYCOTTING THE OLYMPICS:
"I don't want to boycott the Olympics, but I want a policy that will get the Russians' attention… And at the end of the day, the Obama administration's policies, Jake, whatever it is about Russia, is not working. To John Boehner and John McCain, my great good friends, we have to up our game when it comes to Russia for - before it's too late."

ON THE G20 SUMMIT:
"My advice to you [Pres. Obama] is I wouldn't go to St.  Petersburg, I would ask for a change of venue."
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Sen. Graham: Boycotting Olympics, G20 summit would get Putin's attention
July 17th, 2013
11:04 AM ET

“Race and Justice In America: An @AC360 Town Hall” – Angela Corey: Juror selection due to seating

Last night on “Race and Justice In America: An AC360 Town Hall”, Anderson Cooper asks Florida prosecutor Angela Corey why there were no African-Americans on the Zimmerman jury.


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • CNN
Sunlen Miller Joins CNN Newsource as National Correspondent
Sulen Miller joins CNN Newsource as National Correspondent, based in Washington, D.C.
July 17th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Sunlen Miller Joins CNN Newsource as National Correspondent

Sunlen Miller will join CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S.

Miller’s extensive on-air, production and written expertise in news and politics, as well as Emmy award-winning coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, will complement CNN Newsource and its offerings for its more than 800 affiliates. Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Miller worked as a White House and Senate reporter for ABC News, where her work was featured on the network’s overnight show “World News Now” and on the network’s website. In a partnership with WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., she served as a local general assignment reporter on the weekends, covering breaking news stories, as well as feature stories in a top ten market. She also worked as an associate producer of television and radio projects for The Washington Post from May 2003 to September 2004.

“Sunlen is a journalist well-versed in the politics and particulars of Washington,” said Crum. “Her first-class journalistic style and passion for distinctive news will continue the momentum of CNN Newsource.” FULL POST


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