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Town Hall Participant Suggests Question Fed to Him: 'I Can See Why They Gave You This Question'

Asks softball question, informs audience as such
11:25 PM, Jan 25, 2016

One of Secretary Clinton's last questions at tonight's CNN townhall debate came from a young Iowan by the name of Brett Rosenberg.

Rosenberg, a bit nervous, began: "Secretary Sander... Clinton... Oh, sorry."

"That's OK," Clinton responded.

The flub drew laughs from the crowd, but the participant in the CNN town hall then suggested that the question had been fed to him:

I can see why they gave you this question... I just wanted to know which of our previous presidents has inspired you most and why...

Clinton responded: Abraham Lincoln.

Tonight's town hall was hosted by CNN's Chris Cuomo, the brother of the Democratic governor of New York and the son of a former Democratic governor

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The War in Vegas

Observations on the GOP's National Security Debate
2:25 AM, Dec 16, 2015
Some passing observations on the Republican debate in Las Vegas. Read more

Kristol: Special Post-Debate Podcast

Hosted by Michael Graham.
11:57 PM, Dec 15, 2015
The WEEKLY STANDARD Podcast with editor William Kristol on tonight's CNN GOP Presidential Debate Read more

Speaking Flattery to Power

Dec 07, 2015

Last week, CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott—who according to her Twitter bio is also a self-appraised “truth seeker”—was suspended from the network for two weeks for editorializing on social media. The offending tweet was this: “House passes bill that could limit Syrian refugees. Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish.” At first glance, this punishment appeared grossly unfair.

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Reporter to Obama: 'Why Can't We Take Out These Bastards?'

11:00 AM, Nov 16, 2015

CNN's Jim Acosta was one of several reporters to question President Barack Obama Monday about the current U.S. strategy against ISIS after the attack on Paris. At a press conference in Turkey, where Obama is meeting with other members of the G20 nations, Acosta asked a pointed question.

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Dem Debate Winners and Losers

3:32 AM, Oct 14, 2015

Debates produce winners and losers. And CNN, known to some as the Clinton News Network, saw to it the biggest winner was the Democratic contenders as a group. Recall that when CNN staged a Republican debate, most of the questions were aimed at getting each candidate to attack the others, producing video clips for later use by Democrats in the general elections and a sense that these quarrelling Republican candidates can’t get along with each other, much less with the Democratic counterparts with whom they would have to work to end gridlock. This time around CNN’s Anderson Cooper directed sensible, often piercing policy questions to the five Democrats, producing some disagreement but rarely a personal attack.

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Bernie Rescues Hillary: 'Tired of Hearing About Your Damn Emails'

9:03 PM, Oct 13, 2015

During Tuesday's Democratic presidential debate, Bernie Sanders resuced Hillary Clinton. "The American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails," Sanders said, standing up for Clinton.

Clinton laughed and replied, "Me too, me too!"

The CNN debate moderator then addressed Lincoln Chafee, who said, "we have to repair American credibility." He went on to say, "I think we need somebody with the best and ethical standards as our next president."

Cooper asked Clinton if she'd like to respond, to which she said, "no." 

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Biden to Spend Debate Day at White House

7:29 PM, Oct 12, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden will be at the White House tomorrow, the day of the first Democratic primary debate. The debate will be held across the country in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Biden has only two things on his public schedule for tomorrow: the daily briefing in the Oval Office and meetings. 

The vice president's White House schedule reads:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

In the morning, the Vice President will attend the President’s Daily Briefing in the Oval Office.

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CNN Brings Podium for Biden to First Democratic Debate

7:21 AM, Oct 12, 2015

Just in case Vice President Joe Biden decides to enter the Democratic presidential race in the next day, CNN will be prepared. According to a CNN correspondent, the network hosting the first Democratic debate has a podium on hand for Biden.

"In case of Biden break out podium number 6. Here it is folks," says senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta on Twitter.


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CNN Shrinks Dem Debate By One Hour

6:19 AM, Oct 08, 2015

Last month, CNN hosted a Republican presidential primary debate. The main event was a 3-hour affair. 

Next week, the same network will host a Democratic presidential primary debate. But this time, the debate will be one hour shorter -- it'll span only 2 hours.

Of course there's a big difference in the number of candidates in each of the debates. The Republican debate featured 11 candidates. The Democratic debate will probably be made up of 5 candidates. 

The Democrats have only 6 debates planned. Republicans have twice the number on the schedule. 

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CNN's Chris Cuomo Botches Abortion Report, Helps Spread Misinformation

2:59 PM, Sep 30, 2015

The controversy over Carly Fiorina's comments at the last GOP debate about seeing a video of an aborted fetus with its legs kicking is still raging. Earlier today, David Daleiden, the journalist behind the Center for Medical Progress's undercover Planned Parenthood investigation that produced the video Fiorina was describing, went on CNN to discuss the matter. 

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CNN Poll: Trump 24, Fiorina 15, Carson 14

Trump falls, Carly and Rubio rising.
1:15 PM, Sep 20, 2015

A new CNN poll of the registered Republican and Republican-leaning voters finds Carly Fiorina taking second place in the GOP presidential primary, behind Donald Trump and just one point ahead of Ben Carson. The poll, taken over the course of the three days following CNN's September 16 debate, found Trump with 24 percent support, down 8 points from the same poll earlier this month and back to where he was in the CNN poll a month ago.

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Jerry Brown Considering Running for President?

"You could have a lot of big surprises."
5:31 PM, Sep 16, 2015

California governor Jerry Brown gave signs in a Wednesday interview on CNN that he may be considering running for president.

Brown, who has run for president three before, spoke with Wolf Blitzer about the current Democratic field. The Democrat said he has not yet endorsed a candidate, calling frontrunner Hillary Clinton "formidable" and refused to give advice about Vice President Joe Biden, who is reportedly mulling a run.

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What Each Candidate Should Say at Tonight's Debate

6:34 AM, Sep 16, 2015

Here’s what I’d like to hear from each of the Republican presidential candidates in tonight’s nationally televised debate:

Carly Fiorina. Dare Donald Trump to speak as critically of your looks on national TV, face to face, as he has behind your back.

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Trump Asks CNN to Donate Debate Ad Profits to Veterans

9:50 AM, Sep 09, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has written a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker asking the news network donate the ad profits for next week's GOP presidential debate to veterans. Trump posted a photo of the letter to his Twitter account. See the tweet below:

A letter to @CNN President Jeff Zucker-

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Clinton Spokesman: 'I Don't Know What Wiped Means' (Updated)

1:18 PM, Sep 03, 2015

A spokesman for Hillary Clinton told CNN he did not know what it means for a computer server to be "wiped."

Brian Fallon, Clinton's press secretary, spoke with CNN's Brianna Keilar about the news that a former IT staffer who worked on Clinton's private email server is pleading the Fifth Amendment in front of a congresional committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attack.

Keilar pressed Fallon about why the former secretary of state deleted personal emails from her server, and the two had an exchange about the propriety of deleting those emails.

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250 Supporters to CNN: Let Carly In Debate (Updated)

2:59 PM, Sep 01, 2015

More than 200 elected officials, Republican and conservative activists, and business leaders have signed a letter to CNN president Jeff Zucker requesting the cable network award Carly Fiorina a spot in the upcoming Republican presidential primary debate. Fiorina campaign staff posted the letter on Medium, with a note saying the campaign is "so grateful for their support."

Read the contents of the letter below:

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Poll: 56 Percent Say Congress Should Reject Iran Deal

2:23 PM, Aug 21, 2015

A growing majority of Americans say Congress should reject the nuclear deal with Iran brokered by the Obama administration, according to a new CNN poll. Here's more from CNN:

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Trump: Megyn Kelly 'Had Blood Coming Out of Her Eyes, Blood Coming Out of Her Wherever'

8:36 PM, Aug 07, 2015

Donald Trump called up CNN this evening to rip into Fox News host Megyn Kelly, a moderator at last night's Republican presidential debate. "[Y]ou could see there was blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever," Trump told CNN.

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DNC Chair Can't Commit to Iran Deal

She's "looking at all of the moving parts."
1:02 PM, Jul 27, 2015

Asked directly by CNN's Wolf Blitzer whether she would vote to support President Obama's Iran deal, Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz demurred, saying:

"I am in the middle of really reviewing it and looking at all of the moving parts to the Iran deal. I've had many administration briefings, I've talked to experts on both sides of the deal, and I'm gonna go home and speak to my constituents who have been weighing in, and I'll reach a conclusion on what I'm gonna do with my vote once I really feel like I've been able to thoroughly review the whole deal."

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CNN Reporter to Interview Hillary Just Attended Aide's Wedding

1:54 PM, Jul 06, 2015

CNN's Brianna Keilar will be interviewing Hillary Clinton this week. It's Clinton's first big national interview since jumping in the presidential race.

Interestingly, Keilar recently attended the wedding of an aide to Hillary Clinton. As Mike Warren recently reported:

Summer means it's wedding season, and in Washington that means plenty of potential for conflicts of interest. Consider the wedding of one Hillary Clinton aide, attended by several members of the national political press covering Clinton and her rivals for the White House.

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NH Poll: Hillary 43, Sanders 35

9:01 PM, Jun 25, 2015

Bernie Sanders is within single digits of Hillary Clinton in a new poll of New Hampshire Democratic primary voters. The survey from CNN and WMUR finds Clinton's support among Granite State Democrats at 43 percent, while Sanders, a Vermont senator, registers 35 percent support. That's the best showing for Sanders since was first included in the CNN/WMUR poll in July 2014, while it is Clinton's worst performance since February 2013.

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Press Parties at Clinton Aide Weekend Wedding

"Off the record, no questions."
6:04 AM, Jun 22, 2015

Summer means it's wedding season, and in Washington that means plenty of potential for conflicts of interest. Consider the wedding of one Hillary Clinton aide, attended by several members of the national political press covering Clinton and her rivals for the White House.

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CNN Poll: Hillary's 'Shine Has Tarnished'

'57% say Clinton not honest or trustworthy'
6:13 AM, Jun 02, 2015

CNN's Jeff Zeleny reports that a new poll finds that Hillary Clinton's "shine has tarnished":

"A new CNN/ORC poll, hot off the presses, it reveales that Hillary Clinton is hitting a speed bump on the road to the White House and Jeb Bush also having issues shaking his family connections," CNN host Alisyn Camerota reported.

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Hillary's Latino Outreach Head Criticized Her for Flip-Flopping on Immigration

2:02 PM, May 20, 2015

The Hillary Clinton campaign announced the hiring of Lorella Praeli to head Latino outreach. But it's the candidate, Hillary Clinton, who may have some explaining to do.

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Christie: Iraq Invasion Wasn't Right Decision

6:45 AM, May 13, 2015

New Jersey governor Chris Christie told CNN's Jake Tapper Tuesday that it "wasn't" the right decision to go to war in Iraq, given what we know now about the intelligence failures leading up to the invasion in 2003.

"Now, I think President Bush made the best decision he could at the time, given that his intelligence community was telling him that there was WMD and there were other threats right there in Iraq," said Christie. "But I don't think you can honestly say that if we knew then that there was no WMD, that the country should have gone to war. So my answer would be 'no.'"

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CNN Commentator: 'We Should Be Strategic in How We Riot'

Baltimore burning because of 'state violence and extrajudicial killing.'
7:06 AM, Apr 28, 2015

CNN political commentator Marc Lamont Hill advised that "we should be strategic in how we riot."

"I'm not saying we should see the destruction of black communities as positive. I'm saying that we can't have too narrow a conception of what the destruction of black communities mean," said Hill. "I think we should strategic in how we riot."

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CNN: Bibi 'Political' When He Talked About Holocaust

12:29 PM, Mar 03, 2015

According to CNN's Gloria Borger, it was a "political" moment when Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu brought up the Holocaust in his speech today to Congress:

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Poll: 50% See Hillary as Future, 64% See Jeb as Past

8:01 AM, Feb 18, 2015

It was more than 20 years in the past that a Bush and a Clinton faced off against each other in a presidential election. Back in 1992, that was incumbent GOP president George Bush and his successful Democratic challenger Bill Clinton. Twenty-three years later, Bush's son Jeb and Clinton's wife Hillary are gearing up for their own presidential runs, and according to a new CNN poll, more Americans see the Democrat as representing the future than they do the Republican.

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Obamas Dine at CNN Exec's House

7:19 PM, Feb 07, 2015

President Obama, Michelle Obama, and Malia Obama are dining at the home of CNN executive Virginia Moseley tonight, according to the White House pool report. Moseley's husband is Thomas Nides, a former (and probably future) aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

Via the pool report:

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