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January 30th, 2012
03:35 AM ET

No Talking Points: Back Up Your Attacks

Newt Gingrich has been seizing every chance he gets to essentially call Mitt Romney a liar. What he isn't doing is giving many specifics about why he believes that. Without backing up his claims, Gingrich's constant repetition is starting to sound like nothing more than name-calling.


Filed under: Don Lemon
January 28th, 2012
11:19 PM ET

The Latino Vote

Hispanic Leadership Network Executive Director Jennifer Korn and attorney and columnist Raul Reyes tell CNN's Don Lemon which issues resonate with Latino voters and what the GOP presidential contenders need to do to attract Latino voters.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
January 28th, 2012
08:54 PM ET

The "Gentle Giants" of Florida

From CNN Writer/Producer Karen Waygood: Are you looking for an inexpensive vacation - one the kids will never forget? Head to Crystal River, Florida and swim with the manatees! A special shout-out to Michael Lusk of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for all the "dos and don'ts" of hanging out with these gentle giants.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom
January 28th, 2012
06:09 AM ET

Who could face $5 gas prices?

Today in the Newsroom, we're discussing why gas prices have been so high - and why analysts are saying 2012 could smash records again.
Last year brought the highest annual average gas price in U.S. history.
Now, analysts are saying get set for a national average over $4 - with some U.S. residents potentially shelling out nearly $5 a gallon.
I'll be showing you an interactive map from gasbuddy.com that can help you track down cheaper gas in your area.
And here's a site from the U.S. government aimed at helping you save as well.
Which sites do you use? Post below, or join our discussions at Facebook or Twitter.


Filed under: Josh Levs
January 27th, 2012
12:46 PM ET

Rachael Ray teams up with Mrs. Obama to make healthy school lunches

Celebrity chef Rachael Ray dishes on new school lunch rules and explains why a healthy lunch is so important.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Suzanne Malveaux
January 27th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

#WeekWindDown – January 27, 2012

Brooke Baldwin answers your Twitter questions about what she hears in her ear from our producers, and responds to CNN's John King about the mystery of where her Ugg boots go when she's on TV.

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Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
January 26th, 2012
04:05 PM ET

The most important debate?

Ahead of Thursday's debate in Jacksonville, political blogger Nate Silver joins Brooke to discuss the GOP race.  Silver explains why he thinks this debate could be the most important of the entire campaign.

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Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
January 26th, 2012
03:07 PM ET

Former SEAL on training, secret missions

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks life in special ops, and secret kudos from the President with former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Suzanne Malveaux
January 26th, 2012
11:56 AM ET

Nine Things We Learned from Herman Cain

By Ed Parry, Writer/Producer, CNN Newsroom

Herman Cain – he’s not seeking votes anymore, but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped campaigning.

The former GOP presidential front-runner, Mr. 999, the guy who gave the tea party movement's response to the State of the Union address, and current BFF of Stephen Colbert paid a visit to Kyra Phillips in CNN’s Studio 7 Thursday.

In honor of his 999 plan, here are nine things we learned about Citizen (rather than candidate) Cain:

1) On his relationship with Stephen Colbert:
Cain says Colbert (and Jon Stewart) reach young voters – and that’s who Cain says he wants to inspire. Doesn’t he worry that Colbert is using him as a punchline? Not really. “It’s a mutual use.”

2) On GOP nastiness:
The divisive attacks discourage people from wanting to be part of the process.

3) On Romney:
He could beat President Obama. But he needs to be more specific with his plans for the economy and job creation. His current plan “isn’t cutting it.”

4) On Newt:
He can be bold. He’s been accused of being extreme. But he could beat Obama in November too. It all depends on how he hones his message before the general election

5) On why he likes Newt:
Because even though he’s a career politician, “he got out of politics for a while so his head could clear. That’s a positive.”

6) On why he’s not endorsing anyone:
Because solutions are more important than a person he endorses.

7) On the president’s State of the Union address:
Small ideas. Stop picking winners and losers. Let the marketplace do that.

8) On the tax code:
Toss it. Re-draw it. Please. Now. It will solve so many other problems.

9) On tonight’s GOP debate in Jacksonville:
Specifics please, on how to grow the economy, create jobs, inspire hiring, and get government out of the way. Have a great day.

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Filed under: Anchors • Clips from CNN Newsroom • CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
January 25th, 2012
03:12 PM ET

Ben Stein: I agree with Obama's plan of raising taxes on millionaires

Economist and author Ben Stein explains to Brooke why he thinks that President Obama's tax and short term loan plan is fair, adding that raising taxes on millionaires is necessary if the United States is to avoid financial default.

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Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin
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