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September 22nd, 2009
03:10 PM ET

The Politics of Values, "Values Voter Summit" rallies conservatives

They're mad as heck and they want their political power back.

Whether you call them the base of the republican party or the far right, right now social conservatives are gathering in Washington.

Their goal: To take back the house, the senate, and the white house. They're coming together for the annual "values voter summit." And anyone who hopes to win political office is in attendance and ready to trash all things democratic.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield speaks to's Andy Barr on the politics of values voters.

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 22nd, 2009
09:57 AM ET

Cop Catches Escaped Killer... Again

It was a bit of déjà vu for Detective Roger Knight last week; Phillip Paul, a confessed killer found 'not guilty by reason of insanity', had escaped from his mental hospital for the SECOND time.

Detective Knight recaptured Paul the first time around. And now, he's 2-for-2!

Kyra talked to the Spokane County (Wash.) officer in Monday's first hour.



UPDATE: just came across this gem in a write-up by CNN Spokane affiliate KXLY:

The judge that signed the order returning him to the hospital also ordered that he would get no more field trips and he had to remain in custody until further notice.


September 22nd, 2009
08:57 AM ET

Impact of the Recession

The recession has affected all of us in one way or another.

We just got a look at the census data from 2008. It shows that people are putting off marriage and buying a home – in fact, the rate of home ownership is the lowest it has been in six years. More people are carpooling to work and more are getting their high school diplomas.

How is the recession impacting your life?

Share your thoughts below–  And then watch Heidi in the Newsroom at 10:00am ET, to hear some of your answers.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
September 22nd, 2009
05:53 AM ET

Got Questions for Secretary Sebelius?

Heidi interviews Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at 9:50 this morning and we want to use some of your questions during the segment. Worried about how H1N1 spreads? Questions about the the vaccine? Wondering about the regular flu shot? Not sure how to cover your mouth when you sneeze? Post your questions here and then tune in at 9 o’clock!

Filed under: Heidi Collins
September 22nd, 2009
12:51 AM ET

We Are out of Control?

From the heckling of President Obama by a U.S. congressman to the outburst of tennis star Serena Williams and the behavior of singer Kanye West.

All of this begs the question: are we out of control? Where are our manners?

I asked Judith Martin, also known as Miss Manners, and psychologist Erik Fisher about the influence of TV and talk radio on our behavior.


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Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield