March 5th, 2014
09:41 PM ET
9 years ago

Sen. Lindsey Graham defends blaming Russia's invasion of Ukraine on Benghazi

(CNN) - Sen. Lindsey Graham defended blaming Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, explaining Wednesday that the Obama administration has set a precedent of weakness on the international stage by not following through on threatened consequences.

In an interview with CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, the South Carolina Republican pointed to Russia granting national intelligence leaker Edward Snowden asylum, as well as President Barack Obama's supposed "red line" on chemical weapon use in Syria, as examples of threats without subsequent action.


January 27th, 2014
09:25 PM ET
9 years ago

Creigh Deeds: 'No reason to believe there would be any violence'

(CNN) - Virginia State Senator Creigh Deeds remembers his son as "a sensitive, beautiful child" who was "full of love," but a severe mental illness led Austin "Gus" Deeds to do what his father now describes as the unthinkable. Gus, 24, stabbed his father multiple times before taking his own life.

"Whatever illness that took him was so contrary to his nature," an anguished Deeds recounted in a candid, emotional interview with Anderson Cooper for CNN's "AC360" just two months after his son's death.


November 28th, 2012
09:23 PM ET
9 years ago

Cole defends position on tax compromise in fiscal cliff battle

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Tom Cole, who drew sharp disagreement from House Speaker John Boehner when he broke from party lines in the fiscal cliff negotiations, further stood by his position Wednesday night but added he would support the GOP no matter what decision was reached.

"I'm one voice. I'm not king of the universe, and I support my speaker," Cole, from Oklahoma, said on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360." "I recognize he's the speaker. I support my conference."

Filed under: Anderson Cooper 360 • Fiscal Cliff • House • John Boehner
April 12th, 2012
02:43 AM ET
11 years ago

Democrat's comment about Ann Romney creates firestorm on Twitter

(CNN) - Democratic Strategist Hilary Rosen generated instant bipartisan criticism Wednesday night for her statement that Ann Romney has "actually never worked a day in her life."

The reaction on Twitter from high level politicos was instant and virtually unanimous: Rosen had gone too far.


Filed under: 2012 • Anderson Cooper 360 • Ann Romney
March 7th, 2012
08:23 PM ET
11 years ago

McCain responds to Palin on GOP race

(CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain on Wednesday hit back against Sarah Palin’s comments about the GOP presidential race, in which she called for an extended nominating process even if it lead to an open convention in August.

“I’m glad to see that Sarah is still willing to get in the arena. I greatly admire and respect her,” McCain said on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360” “But I also think that, you know, this thing is going to be resolved sooner for Mitt Romney than later.”

Filed under: 2012 • Anderson Cooper 360 • John McCain • Republicans • Sarah Palin
August 20th, 2010
08:29 AM ET