AC360 Thursday 8p

Are crews preparing to move to "Plan B" in the search for Flight 370? The latest tonight live on AC360.
August 22nd, 2012
11:51 PM ET

Inside a Chicago ER: 'There is a lot of death that happens here'

Last night CNN's Ted Rowlands showed us a night-time ride-along with veteran Chicago police officers combating gun violence in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood. Many of the victims end up at the ER trauma unit of Cook County hospital, where they are stretched thin by the city's surge in violent crime. Here is another up close look at the fight to save lives.

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Filed under: Chicago Killings • Crime • Gun Violence • Ted Rowlands
August 22nd, 2012
11:18 PM ET

Who's at risk for West Nile virus?

According to the CDC, the number of reported cases is now the highest on record and growing. Anderson Cooper asks Dr. Sanjay Gupta about the symptoms and prevention.

August 22nd, 2012
11:00 PM ET

How Akin controversy may impact Paul Ryan

The GOP ticket follows Romney's moderate position on abortion, but will Ryan's personal views on the issue impact votes?
Anderson talks to Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher and Republican Strategist Mary Matalin.

August 22nd, 2012
10:57 PM ET

KTH: Rep. Todd Akin's shifting statements

Keeping Them Honest: Is there any difference between Rep. Akin's position on abortion and Paul Ryan's?

August 22nd, 2012
08:12 PM ET

Letters to the President #1311: 'Why not just speak the truth?'

Reporter's Note: President Obama receives a letter from me each day. In return, I get the distant and pathetic hope that perhaps he might one day actually read one.

Dear Mr. President,

Here is what I don’t understand about political advertising: Why is it so hard for campaigners to stick with facts?

I have been assigned to the difficult and often unappreciated task of fact-checking the claims that you make about Mitt Romney and he makes about you. It is unsung work. Every time we point out a falsehood we get absolutely pelted by the partisans on that side. We are called unfair, biased, unprofessional, stupid and a lot more which I dare not say here. Conversely, as soon as we do a report that swings the other way, the same people who called us idiots the day before are suddenly reposting our news items as proof of their own rightness. It’s exhausting.

But I return to my opening question: Why do candidates have such a hard time just basing their ads and statements on the truth?

I have no doubt that there are profound political differences between you and Governor Romney. If you and he sat politely at a table and simply described your legitimately opposing philosophies, I am certain that voters could make a choice. And yet, time and again, your side and his have launched talking points and ads that misstate facts, take comments out of context, and distort records. And please, don’t even start me down the road of “But the other side is doing it more!” It doesn’t matter. Both sides are doing it, even if on any given day one is guiltier than the other.

Do you and Mr. Romney actually think you can’t win based on the truth? Do you think your record is so poor, or voters are so foolish, or well…whatever…that the only way to score big in November is by deceiving all of us? Just as important: In this day of 24-7 media, how does anyone in a big race like this even think for a moment that a blatantly false claim will go undiscovered?

If you can shed any light on why things are this way, I’d sure appreciate a call. Meanwhile, I have to get back to checking on who is telling the truth, and who is fibbing today, and let me tell you…that’s a full-time job.

Regards,
Tom

Tonight on AC360: Obama policy could put solar 'poster boy' out of business
August 22nd, 2012
05:49 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Obama policy could put solar 'poster boy' out of business

Four years ago, Bill Keith's booming solar business created much-needed jobs in the United States and attracted the attention of the Obama administration. Now, a federal policy to prevent China from flooding the U.S. market with cheaper solar panels could kill his business.
Watch here

August 22nd, 2012
01:44 AM ET

Rosie O'Donnell's heart attack & 'What every woman should know'

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains why Rosie O'Donnell and other women can easily miss the symptoms of a heart attack.

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Filed under: Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Medical News • Women's Issues
August 22nd, 2012
01:41 AM ET

Up close look at the fight to save lives in Chicago

CNN’s Ted Rowlands takes you on a ride along with two 26-year veteran Chicago police officers to document what happens nightly in the deadly neighborhood of Englewood.

And watch Ted's night in the ER

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Chicago Killings • Crime • Ted Rowlands
August 22nd, 2012
01:07 AM ET

RidicuList: A four-letter word that means 'no diploma.'

The high school valedictorian who said something so shocking during her graduation speech, that now she's not allowed to have her diploma.

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August 22nd, 2012
12:38 AM ET

Will Akin comments affect GOP race?

Anderson Cooper talks to Democratic Strategist Paul Begala along with pollster and former adviser to the Gingrich Presidential campaign Kellyanne Conway about Rep. Akin’s dismissal of calls to exit Senate race.

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