5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy
September 6th, 2013
04:36 PM ET
1 year ago

5.5 reasons why Tuesday will be crazy busy

(CNN) – It looks like Tuesday is going to be wild.

Here's why:

1. President Barack Obama announced Friday he plans to address the nation from the White House on his proposal to take limited military strikes in Syria.

2. It's primary day in the New York City mayoral race. Most eyes will be on the Democratic primary Tuesday as a crowded crop of contenders battle for their party's nomination in the mayoral race. Most recent polling shows Public Advocate Bill de Blasio with 43% support, with former Comptroller Bill Thompson and City Council Speaker Christie Quinn falling behind. Meanwhile, former Rep. Anthony Weiner is in the single digits. If a candidate doesn't pass the 40% threshold, the primary turns into a runoff between the top two candidates. Polling shows the Democratic nominee will likely best the Republican nominee during the general election in November.

(2.5 Also taking place Tuesday are the primaries for the New York City comptroller race. Normally it's not a contest that makes national headlines, but this time former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is running for the office, five years after resigning his governorship amid a prostitution scandal. He squares off Tuesday against Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer in the Democratic primary. While Spitzer commanded the lead for a while, Stringer has caught back up in recent polls and the race heads into Election Day in a statistical tie, with Stringer slightly ahead.)

3. Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give a big speech. The former secretary of state said she would talk about "transparency and balance" in national security policies at an event where she's slated to receive an award in recognition of her career in public service. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, chair of the National Constitution Center, will award the medal to Clinton during the 25th annual Liberty Medal ceremony at 7 p.m. ET. The ceremony will take place at the National Constitution Center on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.

4. Colorado holds recall elections. Two Democratic state lawmakers are on the ballot after they voted in favor of new gun control measures. The race is loaded with national implications, as supporters of the recall hope the election sends a cautionary message to lawmakers in other states. Gun control supporters, meanwhile, hope the senators will survive the effort and prove that recalls aren't an effective tactic in intimidating lawmakers in the gun control debate.

5. The new iPhone is likely to be announced. Apple is hosting an event in Cupertino, California. The company has all but confirmed it will be launching a new iPhone, but invitations for the event do nothing to quell the rumors. The invite is bursting with bright pastel bubbles in the same color scheme that's used for the iOS 7 operating system on which its new iPhone will likely run. Along with a new iPhone, reports are split on whether a refreshed iPad is also on tap.

– CNN's Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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  1. just saying

    Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give a big speech. The former secretary of state said she would talk about "transparency and balance" in national security policies at an event where she's slated to receive an award in recognition of her career in public service.
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    will the families of her four dead employees be invited to the event? will they get to vote on hillary clinton's 'transparency', 'balance' and 'public service'??? i know if i were in one of those families i would be tailing hillary clinton wherever she went protesting. she is responsible for their deaths and has never been held accountable. to this date, nobody knows what she or obama were doing while those americans were being attacked and killed.

    what does it matter?!!!! is all we have gotten out of this incompetent clown.

    September 6, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. GOP conservatives,the garbage of America.

    The GOP tea trash has got to go in 2014 midterms!!!!!

    September 6, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  3. O'drama ya Mama

    just saying

    Hillary Clinton is scheduled to give a big speech. The former secretary of state said she would talk about "transparency and balance" in national security policies at an event where she's slated to receive an award in recognition of her career in public service.
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    will the families of her four dead employees be invited to the event? will they get to vote on hillary clinton's 'transparency', 'balance' and 'public service'??? i know if i were in one of those families i would be tailing hillary clinton wherever she went protesting. she is responsible for their deaths and has never been held accountable. to this date, nobody knows what she or obama were doing while those americans were being attacked and killed.

    what does it matter?!!!! is all we have gotten out of this incompetent clown.
    September 6, 2013 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
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    What about the thousands of American families that lost their loved ones because of Iraq. Isnt that Bush's responsibility? Where was he when 9/11 happened? Oh right, he was reading a children's book. Just saying...

    September 6, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    " i know if i were in one of those families i would be tailing hillary clinton wherever she went protesting. "

    You mean you're not already anyway? I could've sworn I saw a RWNJ clown car following her entourage around all the time. It's horn even scream "DEEERRRRRRRRRPPP!!!!!!" at like 180 decibels.

    September 6, 2013 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  5. Craig

    Chinese citizens also fear the Chinese government. Does that make it right? During the Cold War we feared the Soviet Union would send 30,000 nukes over, we will do the same, and all life will be extinguished in both countries. Is that good? People feared Hitler and the Gestapo. Is that something to aspire to?

    September 6, 2013 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  6. scarf

    what does it matter?!!!! is all we have gotten out of this incompetent clown.
    =========================================================================
    A statement taken completely out of context. She was responding with exasperation to a Republican who was only interested in whether the administration was being honest about the cause of the attack on the embassy. Her next comment made very clear she, unlike her Republican interrogator, was interested in the fact that four Americans were dead and she wanted to know what happened and how to prevent it from happening again.

    September 6, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  7. War Paulo

    what a momentum? Dear fellows American, I do believe both of you are all dead right about the decisions you are making; therefore, I do not know why almost a number of American are wondering why and asking that what is the American interest in Syrian war? I thought seeing those children down nerve gas dead, can just give you an enough and vivid evidences because the children are billion times dead innocent. Mr. president Obama it is time to strike Syrian regime

    September 6, 2013 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    Just another day in America.

    September 6, 2013 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  9. tim mckee

    hillary gives a big speech on transparancy. yet the only person that did something about it is now a wanted man. go figure...

    September 7, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  10. What's in that tea anyway?

    @jus sayin "...absolutely nothing"

    How is that tin foil hat fitting these does? It appears to be cutting off the few little brain cells allowing you some practical facts and only support the free flow of the usual idiot Faux News , Rush Limpberger talking points. Try adjusting again and see if you can post something that doesn't make you sound the usual hyperventilating mouth breather that comes common place for the GOP/Tea Troll mish mash. Good luck and may thoughtul intelligence find its way into that dense fog.

    September 7, 2013 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  11. Hammerer

    And all the little people hidding in momma's basement behind their computer urging Obama to strike Syria.
    No problem calling for someone else to die for Obama's ego

    September 7, 2013 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  12. What's in that tea anyway?

    @jus sayin' ...absolutely zilch,

    Did you ever feel some need for an explanation why 2K died at the WTC and thenwe went into Iraq looking for WMD's and lost 6K plus of this nation's finest service men and women, ? Ummmm????? M'kay...I hope you don't mind if us sensible folks think you are just hating the black guy in the white house....racism and bigotry isn't a good basis for a political position, just so ya know.

    September 7, 2013 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  13. just saying

    scarf
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    what does it matter?!!!! is all we have gotten out of this incompetent clown.
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    A statement taken completely out of context.
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    bs. it is not out of context.

    was interested in the fact that four Americans were dead and she wanted to know what happened and how to prevent it from happening again.
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    Interested? wanted to know what happened?? prevent it??? seriously?!! those were her employees and the people in libya were in direct contact with people in washington as it was going on, for nearly 9 hours. where was hillary clinton's interest and caring during that 9 hours? heck, her little cover up review board didn't even interview her!! how insane is that??? a total sham and cover up to protect clinton and obama in the middle of a presidential election.

    and if hillary clinton cared about preventing it, she would have given her employees the protection they begged for repeatedly. many others had been attacked, even that location, yet still no protection. actually their protection was cut, can you believe that?! numerous attacks, aq crawling all over the place, our ambassador begging for more security and they cut it. hillary clinton and her incompetence killed those people as much as aq did. and please spare me the bs talking points about money. the state dept. was spending millions on green energy bs while they were being denied adequate protection.

    September 7, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |