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CNN: Five things we learned from the CNN debate
Can a debate without many zingers and gotcha moments be interesting and newsworthy? The answer appears to be yes.
CNN: Gingrich shows humane side on immigration
In his first debate as the Republican frontrunner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich took a political gamble Tuesday by wading into the volatile issue of limited amnesty for long-time illegal immigrants.
CNN: Palin vs. Fox News?
Citing anonymous sources, New York Magazine reports the Fox News chief was "infuriated" that Palin announced her much-anticipated 2012 decision on conservative radio host Mark Levin's show on Oct 5., bypassing the network that holds her million dollar contract.
CNN: Troop levels, Iran prompt GOP sparring in CNN National Security Debate
A Republican presidential debate on Tuesday focused on national security issues exposed deep fault lines within the GOP over how to grapple with the nation's challenges overseas.
CNN: University to pay medical bills of pepper spray victims
University of California officials said Tuesday they will pay the medical expenses of students who were pepper sprayed during an Occupy Davis protest last week.
CNN: Father of New York terror suspect disputes charges
The father of a man accused of plotting terror attacks in New York says the charges against his son don't add up.
CNN: Former FBI director to guide Penn State sex abuse inquiry
Former FBI Director Louis Freeh will lead an independent inquiry for Penn State University into the school's response to child sex abuse allegations, trustee Kenneth Frazier said Monday.
CNN: Baseball announces 5-year labor deal, including HGH testing
Major League Baseball and its players' union announced Tuesday that they have reached a collective bargaining deal – which includes agreement on testing players' blood for human growth hormone – that would last through 2016.
CNN: Military leader: Egyptian elections will be held on time
Egypt's military-led government Tuesday denied using violence against protesters and said the resignation of the country's Cabinet has been accepted, although members will remain until a new government is formed.
CNN: Turkish prime minister tells Syria's president to step down or risk tragic end
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan issued a stern warning to Syria's president Tuesday, saying that he risks facing the same fate as Libya's slain Moammar Gadhafi if he does not step down.
CNN: 3 Americans detained in Egypt to be questioned again
Egyptian authorities expect to once again question three American college students accused of lobbing Molotov cocktails during the unrest gripping Tahrir Square.
CNN: Pakistani Taliban claims responsibility for police station attack
The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility for an early Wednesday morning attack on a police station that killed two officers and injured seven others, a spokesman for the militant group told CNN.
CNN Money: Stocks slip on worries over growth and Europe
Stocks ended in the red Tuesday, amid worries about U.S. economic growth. But losses were trimmed after the International Monetary Fund unveiled an enhanced lending program to help countries struggling with short-term liquidity problems from Europe's debt crisis.
CNN Money: IMF broadens lending power
The International Monetary Fund approved a number of changes to streamline its emergency lending process and deal with the European debt crisis.
CNN Money: Bank of America stock near 2-year low
It's time for Bank of America to start wrestling with some existential questions. The embattled financial institution's share price, already down 59% this year, hovered near its 2-year-low of $5.13 on a report in The Wall Street Journal that it was having difficulty meeting US financial regulatory requirements.
In Case You Missed It…
CNN anchors and analysts give their take on the CNN National Security Debate. Their consensus: Gingrich wins.
►CNN: Five things we learned from the CNN debate
1. NewTron was on an “unconscious” ROLL – Paul “all of a sudden” looked very OLD
2. Bachmann felt she was on a RISE – Cain’s campaign slowly DIES
3. PerryWinkle now thinks he’s on FIRE – Romney lost steam and was under the WIRE
4. Santorum is NOT going anywhere – Jon Huntsman’s policy is NOT even THERE!!
5. So in 2012 stick with the status quo – And vote for Obama, he’s the star of this SHOW!!
►CNN: Gingrich shows humane side on immigration
And that’s the part that would BURN HIM – he lost applause when he announced that sensation!!
►CNN: Palin vs. Fox News?
Well I guess this is one time Fox News SNOOZED!!!
Who cares – PLEASE don’t bring Palin back in the news!!
►CNN: Troop levels, Iran prompt GOP sparring in CNN National Security Debate
The GOP always trip on security and “comment” – Off the top of their head a few days LATE!!!
HAVE A NICE DAY – AND A NICE HOLIDAY!!! (gobble, gobble)