October 14th, 2010
07:45 PM ET
October 11th, 2010
07:49 PM ET
8 years ago

Fiorina: Palin is qualified to be president

(CNN) - Carly Fiorina, the Republican Senate candidate in California gifted Sarah Palin a high compliment on Monday.

"I certainly think she's qualified to be president of the United States," Fiorina said in an interview on CNN's The Situation Room.

Filed under: 2010 • Barbara Boxer • California • Carly Fiorina • Sarah Palin • The Situation Room
October 8th, 2010
05:13 PM ET
8 years ago

Crist spins on wild pitch

Washington (CNN) - Independent Senate candidate and Florida Governor Charlie Crist is speaking out about his position on women's issues, his opponents' policies and what exactly happened during that botched opening pitch at the Texas Rangers/Tampa Bay Rays baseball game on Thursday.

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Crist said "I never did play baseball but I sort of felt like that movie, what's that movie? Major League with Bob Uecker and Charlie Sheen?"

Filed under: 2010 • Charlie Crist • The Situation Room
October 7th, 2010
07:00 PM ET
8 years ago

O'Donnell on the Maher tapes: 'I'm not saying that I'm prou...'

Wilmington, Delaware (CNN) - Delaware Republican senate candidate Christine O'Donnell says she's "matured" since her now well-known appearances on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher back in the 1990's. But she acknowledged in an exclusive interview with CNN that the resurfaced clips have forced her to reinvent herself in the final weeks of the campaign.

"I haven't been embarrassed. And I'm not saying that I'm proud," O'Donnell said. "I've matured in my faith. I've matured in my policies. Today you have a forty something woman running for office. Not a 20 year old. So that's a big difference," she added.

Watch the full interview, after the jump:

Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • Delaware • The Situation Room
October 7th, 2010
06:20 PM ET
October 4th, 2010
06:57 PM ET
8 years ago

Trending: Mondale to Obama: ditch the 'idiot boards'

Washington (CNN) - Walter Mondale, vice president during the Carter administration, has some advice for President Obama if he wants to win a second term: drop the teleprompter.

"He's got to connect with the American people," Mondale said, in an interview with CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.


September 22nd, 2010
06:23 PM ET
September 21st, 2010
03:30 PM ET
8 years ago

Clinton to Democrats: Don't underestimate the Tea Party

Programming note: Watch the full interview on "The Situation Room" tonight beginning at 5 p.m. ET

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Tuesday that it would be a "mistake" for Democrats to underestimate the Tea Party movement.

"In their purest form the Tea Partiers are saying, 'I've been let down by big business and big government. I've been let down because the big banks were bailed out but nobody helped me. And the government that bailed them out, they're doing fine, they all have a job, they make their mortgage payments, have health care, send their kids to college. I want reform in both,'" Clinton said.

The former president, though, also lashed out at the movement, saying that its founders "tend to be pretty far-right extremists whose goal is to destroy the power of government to mediate the power of corporations."


Filed under: 2010 • Bill Clinton • Tea Party movement • The Situation Room
September 20th, 2010
01:59 PM ET
8 years ago

Wolf's pick for Monday: Clinton still delivers votes

From Wolf Blitzer, Anchor of CNN's "The Situation Room"

Washington (CNN) - It's amazing how formidable Bill Clinton remains. He's very much a political force in the country. He will be deeply involved in helping Democrats in the weeks leading up to the November 2 elections.

Clinton can certainly raise money for candidates but, more importantly, he can help deliver votes. I think it's fair to say many - not all, but many - Democrats in deep trouble right now would welcome some help from him. They might even prefer him over President Obama in their districts.

I've been thinking about him because I will be in New York Tuesday at his Clinton Global Initiative to interview him. It will be my third interview with him this year. I spent some time with him in Washington on the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing and, more recently, at the Fortune-Time-CNN Global Forum in Cape Town, South Africa.


September 13th, 2010
05:54 PM ET
8 years ago

Moore: 'Separate the emotion' from Islamic center reaction

 Michael Moore said Monday that Americans should ‘separate the emotion’ from their thoughts on a planned Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero.

Michael Moore said Monday that Americans should ‘separate the emotion’ from their thoughts on a planned Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero.

(CNN) - Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore said Monday that Americans ought to form objective opinions about the planned Islamic community center and mosque near Ground Zero because they risk coming out on the wrong side of history if they don't.

"We have to separate the emotion from it because sometimes if we just let emotion take over and run things, the wrong decisions get made," Moore told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on The Situation Room.

"We always seem to get it wrong at first, whether that was with slavery, killing Indians, women not voting," Moore added. "We're not very good at the beginning of these things, we're really great though as we move along. "

The full interview will air Monday in the 6 p.m. ET hour of The Situation Room.


Filed under: issues • Michael Moore • Religion • The Situation Room
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