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October 13th, 2011
11:52 PM ET

Video: KTH: Competing jobs plans

President Obama says the GOP doesn't have a jobs proposal, but they disagree. John King is keeping them honest.

October 13th, 2011
11:14 PM ET

Video: Witness to bullying

At the "Bullying: It Stops Here" town hall, Anderson Cooper spoke with director Lee Hirsch about his documentary "The Bully Project." The film is a close look at the fear and pain bullied kids endure daily. Kelly Ripa, Rosalind Wiseman and Dr. Phil also shared their reactions to the movie.

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Filed under: Bullying
October 13th, 2011
10:54 PM ET

Video: Adviser: Romney's momentum growing

CNN's John King talks to Mitt Romney campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom about how his candidate is faring in the race so far.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Raw Politics
October 13th, 2011
10:40 PM ET

Video: Justice and grief in triple murder

Dr. Petit reacts after the guilty verdict is handed to Joshua Komisarjevsky, one of the men who murdered his wife and daughters.

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Filed under: Crime & Punishment
October 13th, 2011
10:10 PM ET

Letters to the President: #997 'Protesting'

Reporter's Note: I write to the president every day, and he never answers.

The Dear Mr. President,

Well, here I've gone and done it again: nearly forgot to write! As my mother used to say (and still does from time to time) "Tom, you'd forget your head if it wasn't attached."

She's a riot.

It's late, so I won't say much.

Have you been following all these protestors gathering in various cities? I'm not sure what to make of them, because I'm not sure what they want.

Actually, I'm not sure they know either. Seems to be a lot of "we're against the way things are" but not a lot of "here is what we'd like to see instead."

I think that always weakens any group...political, social, religious, whatever. It's all well and good to be against...but at some point you have to be for.

Probably worth bearing in mind in your re-election bid too, as you take on the GOP.

Got to go. Manana.

Regards,
Tom

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Filed under: Letters to the President • Opinion • President Barack Obama • T1 • Tom Foreman
October 13th, 2011
07:47 PM ET

AC360° Viewer Poll: Politics and Faith


Filed under: Faith • Raw Politics
Charges against Joshua Komisarjevsky
CT State Police
October 13th, 2011
06:10 PM ET

Charges against Joshua Komisarjevsky

Joshua Komisarjevsky was convicted of all 17 charges for his involvement in a deadly 2007 Connecticut home invasion. The violent crime left Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her daughters, 17-year-old Hayley Petit and 11-year-old Michaela Petit, dead. Komisarjevsky could receive the death penalty. AC360° will have a full report at 8 p.m. ET tonight.

Komisarjevsky was found guilty of the following charges:

  1. Murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and assisting Steven Hayes in causing her death
  2. Murder of Hayley Petit
  3.  Murder of Michaela Petit
  4. Capital Felony murder (Jennifer Hawke-Petit, Hayley Petit, Michaela Petit)
  5. Capital Felony murder of person under 16-years-old (Michaela Petit)
  6. Kidnapping (William Petit)
  7. Kidnapping (Jennifer Hawke-Petit)
  8. Kidnapping (Hayley Petit)
  9. Kidnapping (Michaela Petit)
  10. Capital Felony murder of kidnapped person (Jennifer Hawke-Petit)
  11. Capital Felony murder of kidnapped person (Hayley Petit)
  12. Capital Felony murder of kidnapped person (Michaela Petit)
  13. Sexual Assault (Michaela Petit)
  14. Capital Felony murder during sexual assault (Michaela Petit)
  15. Burglary in the second degree
  16. AArson
  17. Assault in the Second Degree (Dr. William Petit)

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Fighting bullying through film
October 13th, 2011
05:18 PM ET

Fighting bullying through film

Editor's Note: Lee Hirsch is the director of "The Bully Project." Anderson Cooper spoke with him about his film at the "Bullying: It Stops Here" town hall, airing on Friday, October 14 at 8 and 10 p.m. ET

The emotional experience of watching film and television has the power to bring a cause to our hearts and motivate us to act. Sometimes it is the images that stir us, sometimes we are touched by the opportunity to understand someone else’s perspective. The incredible team at AC360° does this all the time—they inform and inspire. Millions of small acts can move people to take steps toward real change.

For too long, bullying has been shrouded in silence or merely dismissed as “kids being kids.” However, the stories of the five kids and families in our film “The Bully Project” are echoed by millions of youth and parents across our nation, crisscrossing wealthy and poor, rural and urban communities alike. Through the documentary, we’re able to bring these experiences to life in a way that forces us to reevaluate what’s at stake. Their stories compel us to get off the sidelines.

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October 13th, 2011
02:43 PM ET

Video: School promotes LGBT equality

A Minnesota school district looks to curb bullying by embracing its LGBT community.

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October 13th, 2011
12:54 AM ET

Video: KTH: Rival views of Occupy Wall Street

CNN's John King talks to Dr. Jeffrey Sachs and Erick Erickson about why some shun the Occupy Wall Street protestors and others support them, including politicians and presidential candidates.


Filed under: Keeping Them Honest • Raw Politics