Rep. Steve King defends immigration comments amid outrage
July 24th, 2013
09:25 PM ET
10 years ago

Rep. Steve King defends immigration comments amid outrage

Washington (CNN) – As the outcry from Democrat and Republicans alike grows over Rep. Steve King's remarks regarding immigration and drugs, the GOP congressman defended his comments Wednesday.

The comments originally came during a controversial interview last week where he suggested the possibility of a pathway to citizenship for undocumented children who excel while receiving an American education was not worth also legalizing the immigration status of drug smugglers.

Filed under: Immigration • Steve King • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
June 13th, 2013
07:20 AM ET
10 years ago

Guardian's Greenwald blasts Rep. King's accusations in NSA case

(CNN) - The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald, who worked with NSA leaker Edward Snowden on articles about the agency's secret surveillance programs, slammed U.S. Rep. Peter King after the New York Republican called for the columnist to face criminal charges.

"You can't just go on national television and call for the arrest and prosecution of a journalist and tell outright falsehoods when you're doing it, without consequences," Greenwald told CNN's AC360 on Wednesday night.


Filed under: NSA • Peter King • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
January 31st, 2013
06:37 PM ET
10 years ago

NRA position on background checks has changed, board member affirms

Washington (CNN) - A past president and current board member of the National Rifle Association affirmed Thursday that the organization has changed its position on background checks for gun sales in recent years.

Sandy Froman said Thursday in a town hall on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" that the organization has changed its position since the organization's executive vice president, Wayne LaPierre, testified before the House Judiciary Committee in 1999.

Filed under: NRA • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
October 17th, 2012
11:22 PM ET
10 years ago

McCain weighs in on war of words over Libya

(CNN) - Sen. John McCain on Wednesday said Mitt Romney missed an opportunity to go after the president over Libya in the second presidential debate.

Asked whether Romney failed to press President Barack Obama on the administration's handling of last month's consulate attack, the Arizona senator said "in a way, he did" on CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360."

Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Libya • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
August 21st, 2012
11:17 PM ET
11 years ago

VIDEO: Could the Akin problem become a Romney problem?

(CNN) - CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at how the suburban women's vote could play out in 2012 for Mitt Romney, particularly in light of recent controversial remarks made by Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
April 3rd, 2012
10:01 PM ET
11 years ago

Obama looking ahead to face-off with Romney?

(CNN) - Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's re-election team, said the president was "appropriate" in attacking Mitt Romney by name in a speech on Tuesday.

March 28th, 2012
08:46 PM ET
11 years ago

Video: McCain criticizes Obama for open mic comment to Medvedev

(CNN) – Sen. John McCain of Arizona, a backer of presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, criticized President Barack Obama for telling Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he needed more "space" on the topic of a missile defense program, which Russia opposes.

The president later explained that the political season in both countries complicated progress. Romney criticized the comments in an appearance on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Mitt Romney • President Obama • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
Texas Rep. Ron Paul drops a bomb
October 24th, 2011
04:34 PM ET
11 years ago

Texas Rep. Ron Paul drops a bomb

(CNN)-2012 GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul raked in almost $3 million in small donations over the last five days during his latest fundraising push.

The twelve-term congressman launched his "Black This Out" moneybomb following the CNN Western Republican Debate in Las Vegas. Claiming he did not speak for 40 minutes during the debate, Paul turned his gripe into a grab for funds by blasting supporters with a request to donate from October 19th to Monday at noon.

Filed under: 2012 • Content Partner • Fundraising • Ron Paul • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
Cain: I misspoke about negotiating with terrorists
October 18th, 2011
10:37 PM ET
11 years ago

Cain: I misspoke about negotiating with terrorists

(CNN) - Herman Cain said he made a mistake Tuesday when he said he could see himself negotiating with al-Qaeda if he were elected president.

"I misspoke," Cain told Anderson Cooper immediately following the CNN Western Republican Debate in Las Vegas. "Because I didn't, you know, things are moving so fast, I misspoke. I would not do that, I simply would not do that."

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
Rollins steps down in Bachmann campaign shake-up
September 5th, 2011
09:52 PM ET
12 years ago

Rollins steps down in Bachmann campaign shake-up

(CNN) – Michele Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins is stepping into an advisory role and deputy manager David Polyansky is leaving the campaign, Rollins said Monday.

Rollins, who’s 68 and had a stroke a year and a half ago, cited health reasons for his decision.

"I just don't have the endurance to go 12 to 14 hours a day, seven days a week anymore," Rollins told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • TV-Anderson Cooper 360
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