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July 11th, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 7/11/08

No live blog tonight. Please watch a special program from Anderson and our correspondent Tom Foreman "The Clintons Never Quit." Just what it is about the Clintons that fascinates, endears and enrages so many Americans.

Anderson and Erica will be back with another live blog on Monday.


Filed under: Live Blog
July 11th, 2008
03:50 PM ET

America Unfiltered: An election road trip

iReport

Introducing the iReport Film Festival!

We want YOU to make a short film for iReport Film Festival: Campaign 2008!, an online festival of short films from the campaign trail.

Put your creativity to the test and give us a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes whether you are organizing in your community or following the campaign… Learn more

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Here's a sample of what we're looking for in the iReport Film Festival from AC360° Producer Chuck Hadad . This film isn't in the running.
Here's a sample of what we're looking for in the iReport Film Festival from AC360° Producer Chuck Hadad . This film isn't in the running.

Chuck Hadad
AC360° Producer

It’s 2pm on Saturday and I’m doing 60 on the Long Island Expressway. The sun is shining, people are heading to the beach but I’m so tired that no matter how hard I try, my eyes will just not stay open. Although I know I have many hours to go before my final destination, I’m afraid I’ll have an accident so I pull off an exit, find a quiet suburban street to park the car, roll down the windows and immediately pass out for two, fitful hours of sleep.

As I descend into slumber, I think, “How did I get here?” but in reality, I have no one to blame but myself. Well, myself, and CNN.

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July 11th, 2008
01:47 PM ET

Afternoon Buzz: Clintons Never Quit

Barclay Plamer
AC360° Senior Producer

Since his famous last-ditch speech in New Hampshire, where he asked voters to give him a second chance amid questions about his marital fidelity and draft record, and where in a ragged, hoarse voice he vowed in 1992 that he would fight for voters "'til the last dog dies," Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary have fascinated and beguiled Americans.

And they still do.

Hillary Clinton ran a flawed, but history-making campaign for president - the first woman ever to run all the way through the presidential primary season, and to draw 18 MILLION votes doing it – more than any other candidate in history, except MAYBE Barack Obama. There's still a dispute about that.

Tonight on AC360, Anderson and our correspondent Tom Foreman capture just what it is about the Clintons that fascinates, endears and enrages so many Americans.

What is it?
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Filed under: Barclay Palmer • The Buzz
July 11th, 2008
01:41 PM ET

Flight from justice?

Miladin Kovacevic, 21, a university basketball player, fled the U.S. after being charged with assault.

Miladin Kovacevic, 21, a university basketball player, fled the U.S. after being charged with assault.

Gabe Falcon
AC360° Writer

Tonight, Brian Steinhauer is in a coma and his alleged attacker is across the Atlantic, a fugitive from justice, and he may stay that way forever.

On the night of May 4th, Steinhauer was in a bar in upstate New York. So was fellow student Miladin Kovacevic, a towering 6-foot-9, 280 pound man who was recruited from Serbia to play basketball for Binghamton University.

Sometime that evening, Steinhauer asked a young woman who knew one of Kovacevic’s friends to dance. Police say Kovacevic responded with brutal force; attacking Steinhauer and repeatedly kicking him in the head until he lay motionless on the floor.

Kovacevic and two other men were arrested and charged with gang assault. Steinhauer suffered severe internal injuries and to this day, remains in critical condition.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
July 11th, 2008
10:54 AM ET

Clintons Never Quit: Hillary Clinton

Program Note: When it all began, he was the superstar with the big crowds and big bucks. He had the title she wanted: President Clinton. They both may be down now, but they’re certainly not out. Watch a special hour, “Clintons Never Quit.” Tonight, 10 ET

Tom Foreman
AC360° Correspondent

Sen. Hillary Clinton once told 60 Minutes "I'm not sitting here...some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette." And she didn’t. She fought long and hard for the Democratic nomination and it would be easy to write her off now that she lost. But there are at least 18 million reasons that can’t happen. That's about how many voters chose Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama and according to a CNN/Opinion Research Corp. poll four out of ten democrats still wish she were the nominee.

It’s something the Obama camp is probably considering in the search for his running mate. As CNN Political Analyst Carl Bernstein put it: "I think that if Obama is to choose Hillary Clinton, it will be because he sees he can not win this election clearly, unless he picks her."

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Filed under: Clintons Never Quit • Raw Politics • Tom Foreman
July 11th, 2008
10:45 AM ET

Clintons Never Quit: Bill Clinton

Program Note: Watch a special hour, “Clintons Never Quit.” Tonight, 10 ET

Tom Foreman
AC360° Correspondent

When it all began he was the superstar. He drew big crowds and big bucks. He had the title she wanted: President Clinton. But as the race for the nomination dragged on a curious thing happened. Sen. Clinton’s public approval rating fitfully improved over the long battle while the former president’s got decidedly worse. Hillary Clinton's numbers are now better than his across the board. As former Clinton adviser, David Gergen, put it “one of the enduring mysteries of this campaign has been...Bill Clinton's sometimes erratic behavior.”

He insulted reporters (remember what he called Vanity Fair writer Todd Purdum?) and accused the Obama campaign of playing the race card. "The rage he exhibited at the end of this campaign did not go unnoticed,” said CNN’s Jessica Yellin, “Not only by the media, but by average people, average voters who were sort of astounded by it.”

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Filed under: Clintons Never Quit • Raw Politics • Tom Foreman
July 11th, 2008
10:28 AM ET

Clintons Never Quit: Chelsea Clinton

Program Note: When it all began, he was the superstar with the big crowds and big bucks. He had the title she wanted: President Clinton. They both may be down now, but they’re certainly not out. Watch a special hour, “Clintons Never Quit.” Tonight, 10 ET

Tom Foreman
AC360° Correspondent

There can be no other childhood in America that quite compares to growing up in the White House. Many children have had the experience and not one adult can rightfully say he or she knows what it would be like. But in this election, a great many people who remembered that little girl from the Clinton White House, were impressed to see Chelsea Clinton as a young woman on the campaign trail.

James Carville is a close friend of the Clinton family: “The whole country has watched her grow, and it's so nice to see a success story like this and to see, you know, somebody we knew as a girl, you know, turn into a really kind of mature, bright, articulate, successful young woman. And i think it's good for other children, particularly young girls, to see."

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Filed under: Clintons Never Quit • Raw Politics • Tom Foreman
July 11th, 2008
10:20 AM ET

Beat 360° 07/11/08

David M. Reisner
AC360° Digital Producer

What's up everybody! It’s time for ‘Beat 360°!’ (It's web-only tonight, but I couldn't leave you without a Friday challenge!)

Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption. Our staff will get in on the action too.

Tune in every night at 10p ET to see if you are our favorite! Can you Beat 360°?

Here is the ‘Beat 360°’ pic of the day: We went into the archives...

A June 4, 2007 file photo shows Sen. Barack Obama, laughing after saying goodbye to Rev. Jesse Jackson, reflected left, after Obama addressed the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's annual conference breakfast in Rosemont, Ill.

Beat 360°

Have fun with it.

Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.
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Beat 360° Challenge

But wait!... There's more!

When you win ‘Beat 360°’ not only do you get on-air prime-time name recognition (complete with bragging rights over all your friends, family, and jealous competitors), but you get a “I Won the Beat 360° Challenge” T-shirt!

Read more here....

Good luck to all!

UPDATE: Congratulations to Michael Lane who won with, "Images in the glass may be closer than they appear."


Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
July 11th, 2008
09:47 AM ET

The Shot: Bunny Mail


A pet rabbit doubles as a letter opener...


Filed under: T1 • The Shot
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