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June 13th, 2014
06:29 PM ET

U.S. Official: Speed of Iraqi deterioration surprising

Military source tells CNN's Kyra Phillips they were surprised by how fast Iraqi cities were overrun by ISIS forces.


Filed under: Anchors • Brooke Baldwin • Don Lemon • Kyra Phillips
January 31st, 2012
12:59 PM ET

Three things we learned from Charlie Crist

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No one knows Florida politics quite like Charlie Crist. The former governor– and the former republican– talks to Kyra Phillips about all things Florida 2012.

Here are the takeaways:
1. Crist says he'd consider voting for president Obama in November.
2. He says the GOP race isn't over after Florida, even if Romney wins.
3. Crist laughs off a Gingrich campaign tactic, comparing the former governor to Mitt Romney

Check it out.


Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Kyra Phillips
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 17th, 2012
12:16 PM ET

Afghan orphans on U.S. road trip.

Kyra Phillips talks to a group of Afghanistan orphan on their unforgettable journey to America. They're touring 50 states in 2+ months. One of their teachers even give up his own life in America, to make sure they're educated.

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Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips
January 3rd, 2012
11:12 AM ET

Iowa student poll picks Ron Paul.

Young voters are saying "don't count us out." Kyra Phillips spoke to a Drake University student, Sam Pritchard, who helped organized the straw poll.

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Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips
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