October 6th, 2013
11:34 AM ET

Iran's Foreign Minister on the state of the P+5 negotiations

The following transcript is of an exclusive interview with Javad Zarif, Foreign Minister of Iran about his nation’s nuclear ambitions, Israel, and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s remarks before the United Nations General Assembly. CNN’s Fareed Zakaria spoke with Mr. Zarif exclusively on Thursday, October 03, 2013, in New York and will air on Sunday, October 06, 2013 at 10:00am and 1:00pm ET.

A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.

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October 6th, 2013
11:19 AM ET

Lew: 'Congress is playing with fire' on debt ceiling

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the government shutdown, the debt ceiling, and the economy.

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October 4th, 2013
09:28 AM ET

The real Siri revealed: People want me to make a "naughty" app

Siri, Apple’s voice-activated virtual “assistant,” made its debut on October 4, 2011 with the iPhone 4S. The real person behind the voice revealed herself to CNN.com’s Jessica Ravitz, and now to the world. Although Apple won’t confirm it’s her, an audio-forensics expert with 30 years of experience confirms that it is “100%” Susan Bennett, a voiceover artist from suburban Atlanta. Bennett told her story to “New Day” explaining how she became the voice of Siri and why she finally decided to come out.

When CNN News Anchor Michaela Pereira asked Bennett questions such as “why is one foot longer than the other” and “what is the driving time from New York to LA,” she replied a very common Siri response, “I’m sorry Michaela, I cannot answer those questions.”

“That’s something that people would like me to do is make a little, naughty Siri app,” Bennett said.

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Topics: Chris Cuomo • Kate Bolduan • Michaela Pereira • New Day
October 4th, 2013
08:49 AM ET

Sen. Brown: Police officers who responded to Capitol Hill deadly car chase "aren't being paid"

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) detailed his experience during the Capitol Hill car chase and shooting yesterday and talked the  government shutdown’s effect on unpaid police officers who responded to the deadly incident.

“These police officers technically aren’t being paid right now,” Senator Brown said. “And they will be. I mean the Congress has [to] act, so they will be. And I’m sure we will. And I just want to make sure that we act to pay all federal employees that have done their jobs and not been paid because of a failure of Congress…. This could be settled very easily just if Speaker Boehner would bring this legislation that’s already gone through a bipartisan process in the Senate, bring it up so all 430 some members of the House could vote. John Boehner has to decide if he’s Speaker of the far right of the Republican party or he’s Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. If he decides the latter, the government will open later today.”

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Topics: Kate Bolduan • New Day
October 3rd, 2013
09:00 AM ET

Rep. Steve King: Debt ceiling limit, default talk is "false demagoguery"

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) told “New Day” Anchor Chris Cuomo that talk of the debt ceiling limit and default is “false demagoguery,” and the Oval Office was responsible the “spiteful act” of closing the World War II memorial.

On the government shutting down the World War II memorial, Rep. King said, “That was the first act that took place. It had to be ordered directly out of the Oval Office. And it was a spiteful act. If you saw those veterans come up there yesterday and the day before, they haven’t seen that memorial in their lifetime. It was built for them, and they were shut out. I think that’s the image that Americans have in their mind right today.”

When Cuomo asked Rep. King if he is going to try to defund Obamacare through the debt ceiling deadline and if he is willing to collapse the United States credit to make a point, he replied “I don’t think the credit of the United States is going to be collapsed. I think that all this talk about a default has been a lot of… false demagoguery. We have plenty of money coming in to service the debt. When we stop servicing the debt, that would be default. We’re a long, long ways from that. And I think we need to have cool heads and get to a solution.”

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Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
October 3rd, 2013
08:07 AM ET

Rep. Van Hollen: "Reckless part" of Speaker Boehner's caucus responsible for lack of clean vote to fund government

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) blamed a “very hard, reckless part of his caucus” as the reason for why Speaker John Boehner has not called for a vote on a clean continuing resolution to fund the government and put a halt to the government shutdown, which is in its third day. He told “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan that “we have the votes” from Democrats and Republicans to pass a clean bill to end the “self-inflicting wound that the country doesn’t need.”

“And the reason [Speaker John Boehner] hasn’t had a vote… is because you have this very, hard, reckless part of his caucus that is driving the train. He is listening to them. And because of that small minority, he’s not letting the full people’s House have a vote. I mean that’s the way democracy is supposed to work. And so I talked to people of all political affiliations and they are totally confused about why the Speaker will not allow a vote. In fact, it turns out they actually changed the normal House rules to prevent us from bringing up a motion to ask for the vote. They put it in the hands of only the Republican leader. That is not the way the House is supposed to work.”

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Topics: Kate Bolduan • New Day
October 2nd, 2013
08:13 PM ET

CNN's Dana Bash asks Sen. Harry Reid about the government shutdown's effect on kids' cancer trials

During a press conference on Capitol Hill, CNN's Dana Bash asked Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) about the government shutdown's effect on kids' cancer trials.
When asked about the back and forth by CNN's Jake Tapper, Bash replied, "I have covered Harry Reid for a very long time.  That is sort of classic Reid and it's kind of the kind of response that sometimes gives his staffers and those who are here and those who have been here before a little bit of heartburn. But I think big picture, what you are seeing is Democrats trying to stay on message, trying to stay firm with their insistence that they will not pass anything except for one big bill that funds the entire government and nothing else.  And the reason is obvious, because they know once they agree to chip away at some of those agencies, even those that many people care about, then they are giving up some of their leverage. Part of the reason why I asked him that question is because he says we don't pick and choose.  Well, they already did in some sense pick and choose in that Congress passed a bill, the president signed it into law, making sure that men and women of the military get their salaries.So they are, you know, playing some favorites here, and that's just the reality."
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CNN Political Ticker: Reid gets fiery over question about shutdown's effect on clinical trials for kids
October 2nd, 2013
08:57 AM ET

Rep. Hoyer: There may be enough "rational Republicans" joining Dems to pass continuing resolution

While House Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) knocked down GOP’s piecemeal approach to funding parts of the government, he told “New Day” Anchor Kate Bolduan that there may be “enough rational Republicans” joining Democrats to pass a funding bill to overcome the government shutdown.

Rep. Hoyer said, “It appears that we may be getting to a place where there are going to be enough rational Republicans to join with the Democrats and pass what is a continuing resolution, which will fund government, get us open, give us the opportunity over the next six weeks to see if we can come to an agreement for a final resolution for the balance of the year. A cooling off period, if you will. That makes sense for the American people. Makes sense for the government. Makes sense for the country.”

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October 2nd, 2013
08:08 AM ET

Rep. Grimm (R-NY): GOP problem – dealing with "far right faction;" Dems "want this shut down"

On “New Day,” Rep. Michael Grimm (R-NY) told Anchor Chris Cuomo that Republicans have a challenge within their own party with representatives on the “far right” when it comes to ending the government shutdown. He added that Democrats “want this shut down,” members of U.S. Congress are “nonessential,” and that some politicians would “absolutely deal” with the debt ceiling the same way they are handling funding the government now.

“Within my own conference, obviously everyone knows, we have a far right faction that we have to deal with and we have to unify,” Rep. Grimm said. “So that’s one challenge for the Republican party.”

Later in the interview, Rep. Grimm said, “I really believe, unfortunately, [Democrats] want this shut down a little bit because politically they believe it helps them…. They’re not looking to come to the table for a bi-partisan effort. They’re looking for opportunities to score political points. And that’s not helpful right now. So, we have two problems – one on the left, one on the right….”

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Topics: Chris Cuomo • New Day
CNN Wins Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards
October 1st, 2013
11:01 PM ET

CNN Wins Three News and Documentary Emmy Awards

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CNN Worldwide was awarded with three Emmy Awards at the 34th Annual News and Documentary Awards. CNN’s diverse recognitions of its journalism include:

Outstanding Live Coverage of a Current News Story – Long Form

Election Night in America

Seven CNN control rooms in three separate cities with hundreds of staffers worked together to tell the story of the election in a blockbuster broadcast symphony. In addition to getting the votes first, CNN also got the analysis right, with John King at the "Magic Wall" to put reporting expertise on display with a visual tool that out each precinct's fight in geographic and political perspective.

Outstanding News Discussion and Analysis

Anderson Cooper 360 – Kids On Race: The Hidden Picture

Race is one of the most explosive issues in America, and for many adults the most taboo to talk about. But simply not talking about it does not solve any of the issues and that is what the project aimed to do - get kids and their parents to talk about race and to look to this younger generation to see how far we've really come.

Outstanding Writing

Nick Paton Walsh: Reports from Syria and Afghanistan

Nick Paton Walsh's poetic writing contrasts with the sobering environments from which his stories are usually drawn. His reports punch through the daily accounts of wounded and dead, and give us a fresh way to see the grinding pitilessness of war, and its quirky inconsistencies.

In addition to these News and Documentary Emmy Awards, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was awarded with two Primetime Creative Arts Emmys in a ceremony in Los Angeles last month.

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Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper • Awards • CNN • Nick Paton Walsh • Wolf Blitzer
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