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July 31st, 2014
01:01 PM ET

Lawsuit against Obama is a "distraction"

Ana Navarro and Donna Brazile on talk of impeachment and the authorized lawsuit against Obama.

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July 31st, 2014
12:18 PM ET

Clock is ticking on Capitol Hill

Carol speaks with Representative Matt Salmon (R-AZ) before Congress leaves for recess.

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July 31st, 2014
11:01 AM ET

Israeli mother describes life under attack

Carol is joined by former Israeli military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich, now a civilian, who shares her perspective on family life in Israel.

Avital, who has three children, recently wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, where she shared an instance in which her youngest asked to visit a friend’s one afternoon. That, she says, created a “dilemna.”

“In times like these I’d like to have my children near me, yet she's a normal child and deserves to live like one. She and her friend played in a plastic pool and the air raid siren went off and they had to seek shelter. I still think I made the right decision letting her go."

During the interview, Avital shares what would be a frightening experience for anyone, "Two nights ago there was a siren for the first time 2:30 A.M., and my oldest had a few friends sleeping over, and we had actually all went to the shelter. Ten people in the middle of the night with our pajamas, and I live in an open area so the explosion sounds are very audible. It’s not a nice experience for an 8-year old or for a 10-year old."

Note: Carol spoke with a civilian in Gaza earlier in the hour

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July 31st, 2014
10:08 AM ET

Palestinian teen describes life under attack

Carol speaks with 16-year old Gaza resident, Farah Baker, who describes the terror she lives with on a daily basis. A survivor of three wars, Farah says, "This is the first war for me to feel unsafe because in the past two wars I was sure that I won’t be bombed because I'm an innocent civilian...so I, all the time feel unsafe because I can be bombed any moment."

Questioned further, Farah shares more about her daily life, "Actually the power is cut off most of the time and that night the only light we could see was the flares, and the only sound we could hear was ambulances, fire engines, F-16s, rockets falling – they were falling, they were falling like heavy rain of January. That was the most awful night. I was kind of sure that I would die."

Note: Carol will have an Israeli civilian on later in the program to discuss daily life in Israel.

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July 30th, 2014
05:09 PM ET

Russian lawmaker: Obama starts "new Cold War"

Brooke talks with Global Affairs Analyst Kimberly Dozier about 'Cold War' rumors and if there is any truth behind them.

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July 30th, 2014
04:13 PM ET

Explosions rock Gaza City, shatter cease-fire

Brooke talks with CNN's Jim Clancy about a failed four hour cease-fire causing explosions and rockets to quickly resume in Gaza City.

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July 30th, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Senators pen open letter on the Middle East

Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) deliver an “open letter,” which reads “… We hope that the current conflict ends soon, however Israel must have the ability to take whatever steps are necessary to protect its citizens from brazen terrorist attacks.”

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July 30th, 2014
10:49 AM ET

Land mines blocking access to Flight 17 crash site

Ukrainian military claims pro-Russian separatists have mined areas around Malaysian Air Flight 17. Ivan Watson reports.

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July 30th, 2014
10:33 AM ET

Public outcry leads to ESPN anchor's suspension

Brian Stelter and Mel Robbins join Carol to discuss ESPN anchor Stephen A Smith’s suspension.

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July 30th, 2014
09:55 AM ET

Should Iran be included in peace talks?

Asked about the inclusion of Iranians in Middle East peace talks, former Ambassador to the United Nations, Bill Richardson, says, "I think eventually if they want to show goodwill, if we they want American support, if they want congressional support for a nuclear deal they might step in and say to Hamas 'look, you gotta start talking, you gotta start dealing with Israel, you gotta find ways to lessen the tension there.'"

 

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