BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S. handing over frozen Libyan assets to new gov't
August 23rd, 2011
04:51 PM ET
3 years ago

BLITZER’S BLOG: U.S. handing over frozen Libyan assets to new gov't

(CNN) - This is one of those historic moments in world history, and, once again, we’re seeing it unfold live on television. Our intrepid CNN correspondents, including Sara Sidner, Matthew Chance, and Arwa Damon, and their crews and producers are risking their lives to bring us the story. Like all of you, I am very worried about their safety. Their work is amazing.

In the midst of all of this, we’re getting new information on what’s going on from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice. I just interviewed her.

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American Sauce: Political sincerity test
August 23rd, 2011
01:13 PM ET
3 years ago

American Sauce: Political sincerity test

(CNN) – Some 2012 candidates give out pies. Others label their speech location "the best place in the country". All of them eat corn dogs and insist they're not regular politicians. The cheese is getting thick in the presidential campaign.

So this week in our American Sauce podcast we ask, "Can we take any of these politicians seriously?" Listen here. It's a good show.


To help candidates and voters alike, we've crafted our own sort of political sincerity test, assigning a point value to each campaign cliché, moment of hokiness and high-cheese factor. Comment below with what you'd add. Keep reading to look or take the test.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Sauce
In web videos: Dems vs. Huntsman
August 23rd, 2011
09:36 AM ET
3 years ago

In web videos: Dems vs. Huntsman

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and the Democratic National Committee released competing web videos Tuesday, playing politics with quotes from the former Utah Gov.

The video from the DNC highlighted Huntsman’s criticism of his GOP rivals, including Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, prompting the committee to thank him for serving as their “surrogate.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • DNC • Jon Huntsman
Palin blasts 2012 speculation but applauds...
August 23rd, 2011
08:21 AM ET
3 years ago

Palin blasts 2012 speculation but applauds...

(CNN) - Sarah Palin's political action committee pushed back on rumors she has made a decision about a run for the White House, but offered pointed praise to CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby for "setting the record straight."

A statement on the website of SarahPAC said predictions about her future are "intended to mislead the American people."
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Filed under: 2012 • Sarah Palin
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
August 23rd, 2011
04:23 AM ET
3 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: Obama says Gadhafi's rule is over
President Barack Obama said Monday that the regime of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya "is coming to an end" and he pledged U.S. support for a democratic Libya. In a statement to reporters from his vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, Obama said the situation remained fluid on the ground in Libya, but that it was clear "Gadhafi's rule is over."
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