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June 22nd, 2010
09:57 AM ET

Gen. McChrystal: Will he Stay

Criticizing the boss during an interview- one way to get noticed around the office. The top American commander in Afghanistan, can vouch for that. General Stanley McChrystal is spending the day in Washington discussing an unflattering interview with Rolling Stone Magazine. Yesterday, the President ordered the general to the White House to explain the comments.

The big question now: Will General McChrystal stay, or will he go?

The "Rolling Stone" Magazine article quotes one unnamed McChrystal aide as saying the general took charge of the war in Afghanistan by quote, "keeping his eye on the real enemy: the wimps in the White House." McChrystal’s direct quotes appear less critical. He says he was, “disappointed" by his first Oval Office meeting with the president. Another sit-down with the president got him a dressing-down for publicly demanding more troops. McChrystal said, "I found that time painful. I was selling an unsellable position." The general has apologized for his comments and what he calls “poor judgment.”

We want to hear from you. Should General McChrystal keep his job? How do you think President Obama should respond?
Leave us a comment. We’ll share some of them on air in the CNN Newsroom, 11am — 1pm ET.


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June 22nd, 2010
08:29 AM ET

Cop arrests man, man was rushing wife to ER

Wednesday night, Jessie Wright noticed his wife showing possible signs of a stroke and immediately rushed her to the hospital. Wright says he was cautious on the drive—using his emergency lights and honking his horn. However, he may not have been cautious enough.

Officer James Daves of the Chattanooga police says he saw Wright speeding and run several red lights that nearly caused a collision.

Walking into the hospital while carrying his wife, who lost her leg to cancer, Officer Daves confronted Wright. In front of several medical assistant programs staff, allegedly the officer referred to Wright with an obscenity and said “ he would send him to jail”. After spending the night with his wife, Wright tried to turn himself in to the police, but was told there was no warrant for the arrest. The next day, Wright was brought into the Hamilton County Jail and then released on $7500 bail – with 7 felony charges.

Wright thinks that Officer Daves’ actions put his wife’s health in danger.

Police say Officer Daves is currently on a paid administrative leave pending further investigation.

Did the officer cross the line by arresting Wright?

Tell us what you think and we’ll share some of your comments later in the 10 o’clock hour of CNN Newsroom.

June 22nd, 2010
01:00 AM ET

Keeping Michael Jackson's Mission Alive

Healing the world, it was the late Michael Jackson's mission and it has been taken up by his brother Randy Jackson and the rest of the Jackson siblings. In his first interview since the tragedy in almost a year ago, Randy joined Tony Harris in the newsroom.

Randy Jackson was recently hospitalized after his interview with Tony, and released this statement:

From The Office of Randy Jackson
June 21, 2010

Statement of Randy Jackson

I would like to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support during my recent hospitalization, especially the exceptional physicians and staff at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA. I am feeling much better, invigorated and spiritually strong.

The recent court proceedings have been difficult for us as a family.
However, it is a necessary process that we are well prepared to endure in our fight for justice for Michael.

Although my family and I were disappointed with the court ruling, I want to thank Assistant Attorney General, Trina Saunders, for what I thought was a strong and compelling argument to recommend the suspension of Dr.
Murray’s medical license in the state of California. We had sincerely hoped the court would consider suspending Murray from practicing medicine, at the very least, as a precautionary measure.

Despite our strong feelings about the outcome, we have continued respect and faith in Judge Michael Pastor, the Deputy District Attorney David Walgren and our judicial system.

This 25th of June marks the first year anniversary of my brother’s passing. I would like to sincerely thank all of our friends and fans for their unwavering support and warm thoughts.


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