August 2nd, 2015
09:06 AM ET

Paul refuses to join GOP calls to shut down gov't over Planned Parenthood

By Eugene Scott, CNN
Updated 7:03 AM ET, Sun August 2, 2015

Washington (CNNRepublican presidential candidate Rand Paul refused to say Sunday whether he supports the efforts of some Senate Republicans to threaten a government shutdown over federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

"I support any legislation that will defund Planned Parenthood. But I don't think you start out with your objective to shut down government," Paul told CNN's Jake Tapper in an interview aired Sunday on "State of the Union."

Paul introduced a bill to defund Planned Parenthood this week after the release of videos that accuse the nonprofit of selling fetal tissue.

The number of lawmakers calling for the government to stop giving hundreds of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood is growing. On Thursday, 18 lawmakers sent a letter to Republican leadership calling for the organization's funding to be tied to spending legislation and vowed not to support any spending bill until the nonprofit no longer receives government funds.

"I mean if President Obama wants to shut down government because he doesn't get funds for Planned Parenthood, that would be President Obama's determination to shut down government," Paul told Tapper.


Topics: CNN
July 30th, 2015
08:01 AM ET


CNN partners with DPG Digital Media for Greek news service

CNN International Commercial is entering a strategic partnership with DPG Digital Media to launch this autumn – a dynamic Greek-language digital offering that combines excellence in international news with local content and video.

The ground-breaking venture will bring a localised digital and mobile version of CNN’s unique brand of award-winning news to the Greek people, 85% of whom consume their news via digital platforms*.’s editorial remit will be to deliver local and national content from DPG Digital Media, the most diversified digital network in the Greek market, while also covering big international stories and world events through CNN’s reporting and affiliate network. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
July 29th, 2015
04:14 PM ET

Trump explains outburst at female lawyer

Presidential Candidate Donald Trump explains to CNN's Dana Bash his outburst at a female lawyer.

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics
July 29th, 2015
01:06 PM ET


A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue Airs
Tuesday, August 4 at 9pmET/PT

Five years after the collapse of the San Jose gold and copper mine that trapped 33 miners for 69 days, CNN correspondent Rosa Flores travels to Chile to speak with three of the miners. She also speaks with the drillers who worked around the clock on their improbable and miraculous rescue. The hour-long CNN Special Report, A Miner Miracle: Five Years After the Chilean Rescue airs Tuesday, August 4, at 9pmET/PT on CNN and via CNNgo. FULL POST

July 28th, 2015
03:07 PM ET

CNN Ranks 2nd in Cable News for 13th Consecutive Month

Only Cable News Net Up vs. a Year ago in All Four Dayparts;

cnn-logo-squarePosts Largest Growth in M-F Prime

New Day Beats Morning Joe for 13th Straight Month;

Joe Finishes Last in Cable News in Demo Again, Behind HLN and CNN

State of the Union with Jake Tapper is Up Double-Digits in Total Viewers

 CNN Original Series Post Strong Ratings this Month

CNN’s momentum continued in July, with the network showing strength, stability and growth across the board.  For the 13th straight month, CNN ranked second in cable news in Total Day among both total viewers and the 25-54 demo rating. The network has now ranked #2 in primetime (M-Su/M-F) for the past 13 months in the coveted adults 25-54 demographic. This represents the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in more than seven years.

CNN is the only news network to grow from year-ago levels in all four key dayparts among both total viewers and the demo 25-54. The network is posting the largest growth in cable news in M-Su prime in the key demo 25-54 and the largest increases in M-F primetime in both demos.  CNN is also registering the largest and only double-digit growth in daytime (9a-4p) among 25-54. FULL POST

Topics: CNN • Ratings
CNNMoney Marks First Anniversary with Record Growth & Expansion
July 28th, 2015
09:47 AM ET

CNNMoney Marks First Anniversary with Record Growth & Expansion

The one-year anniversary of CNN’s full acquisition of CNNMoney was marked by double and triple-digit percentage growth across all key traffic metrics.

Since its split from Time Inc. in June of 2014, CNNMoney debuted a refreshed site, new mobile app and new verticals.  CNN also invested heavily in CNNMoney’s video and social teams, tools and resources.  The success of these advancements is evident in the network’s record traffic and new rank as one of the Web’s top five financial news destinations.

Compared to June 2014, CNNMoney posted enormous gains across the board:


Topics: CNN • CNN Digital Press Releases • CNNMoney • Ratings
July 28th, 2015
06:04 AM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 33 & 34

Open Court

Serena Williams winning last year’s U.S. Open / Credit: Julian Finney / Getty

Serena Williams winning last year’s U.S. Open / Credit: Julian Finney / Getty

Thursday 20 August at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 22 August at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Sunday 23 August at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Saturday 29 August at 1730 BST / 1830 CET

Sunday 30 August at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET

Duration 30 minutes

August’s ‘Open Court’ is gearing up for the final slam of the year, the U.S. Open, in what could be a historic moment for the sport.


Topics: CNN
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

Tony Maddox

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: " 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.


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
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