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December 19th, 2014
10:46 PM ET

Candy Crowley previews her interview with President Obama

On Sunday's edition of "State of the Union," CNN will air a rare face to face interview with President Barack Obama, as conducted by chief political correspondent Candy Crowley.

On Friday night, Crowley joined John Berman and "AC360" with insights and takeaways from her time spent chatting with the president.

Watch the above video as Crowley reveals details of Obama's thoughts on everything from the SONY hack to the GOP's recent congressional takeover, and for her full interview with the president, be certain to watch "State of the Union" on Sunday at 9am and Noon ET on CNN.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Candy Crowley
December 19th, 2014
10:12 PM ET

Michael Lynton: SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity"

In an exclusive CNN interview scheduled to air on Sunday, SONY CEO Michael Lynton tells Fareed Zakaria that his company did not cave in the wake of a recent information hack allegedly masterminded by North Korea.

With John Berman filling in for Anderson Cooper, on Friday evening "AC360" aired a preview of Zakaria's face to face conversation with Lynton, including a selection in which the CEO insisted SONY had "absolutely sufficient cybersecurity."

For highlights from Friday's program you can watch the above video, and to see Zakaria's full interview with Lynton, be certain to catch "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 am or 1 pm on Sunday.

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Filed under: Kim Jong Un • North Korea • Secret Service • SONY
December 19th, 2014
09:25 PM ET

Michele Bachmann, Dana Bash, and ... Macklemore?

During her eight years in the public and political spotlight, Michele Bachmann has been a lot of things. Boring, however, is not one of them.

As the Republican representing Minnesota prepares to retire from Congress, she's staying true to form, and standing still just long enough to chat with Dana Bash, the CNN journalist who's forever been chasing her down.

Watch the video above for Bash's lively interview with Bachmann, including the 58-year-old mother of five's nod to hip-hop's Macklemore.

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Filed under: Congress • Dana Bash • Michele Bachmann
December 18th, 2014
11:02 PM ET

Will the Cuba deal bring one of the FBI’s most wanted back to the U.S.?

Joanne Chesimard is a convicted cop killer who escaped prison in the U.S. Fidel Castro granted her asylum in Cuba and she lives there today. Chesimard is also the first woman to make the FBI’s most wanted terrorist list. Does America’s diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba mean she could soon be heading back to serve her life sentence? Jason Carroll reports.
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Filed under: FBI • Jason Carroll
December 18th, 2014
10:51 PM ET

New Secret Service review sheds light on problems

An independent panel appointed to review the Secret Service described the agency as “stretched beyond its limits” and in need of a top-to-bottom overhaul. The review was triggered by a series of security failures, including the fence jumper who managed to enter the White House. Dan Bongino is a former Secret Service agent whose brother sill works for the agency.
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Filed under: Dan Bongino • Secret Service
December 18th, 2014
10:28 PM ET

Ballerina Misty Copeland makes history

Audiences watching the American Ballet Theater’s ‘The Nutcracker’ this year are seeing something that has never happened before, an African-American ballerina is playing the role of Clara. Misty Copeland is a trailblazer and speaks to Randi Kaye about her struggles to find acceptance in the ballet world.

Thank you to STEPS on Broadway and the American Ballet Theatre for allowing us to film in their facilities.

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Filed under: Randi Kaye
December 17th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

RidicuList: Dialing 911 to speak to Santa

The RidicuList has featured plenty of wacky 911 calls. This one could be the most adorable. Meet the little boys from Wisconsin who thought they figured out a fast way to reach St. Nick. That’s not the only Christmas story we managed to fit into tonight’s RidicuList.
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Filed under: The RidicuList
December 17th, 2014
09:47 PM ET

What role did Pope Francis play in the breakthrough with Cuba?

Today is Pope Francis’ 78th birthday and he celebrated with the news of a new diplomatic era for the U.S. and Cuba. President Obama thanked him during his announcement and called the Pontif “the real deal.” How did Pope Francis use his moral authority to melt this diplomatic freeze? Anderson discussed this with Father Thomas Reese, Senior Analyst with the National Catholic Reporter.
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Filed under: Cuba • Pope Francis
December 17th, 2014
09:42 PM ET

Looking back on America’s complicated relationship with Cuba

Today’s announcement of a diplomatic breakthrough with Cuba reverses the policy of nine U.S. Presidents dating back to 1961. Anderson looks at the complicated and often messy history that led to this moment.

During President Jimmy Carter’s adminstration, he tried to normalize ties with Cuba and recently worked to win Alan Gross’ freedom. Tonight he told Anderson that if he had more time in the White House, there would have been full diplomatic relations with Cuba back then.

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Filed under: Cuba • Fmr. Pres. Jimmy Carter
December 17th, 2014
12:00 AM ET

Newly released video sheds light on the police shooting inside a Walmart

John Crawford III was shot dead by a police officer inside an Ohio Walmart. He was holding a “pellet” gun that he had picked up from the store’s shelf. Crawford’s death came four days before Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson. In both cases, grand juries cleared white officers of any wrongdoing. Today Mr. Crawford’s family filed a federal lawsuit against the police and the store. This comes as newly released video shows the police interrogation of Mr. Crawford’s girlfriend. Ana Cabrera has the latest.

Anderson discussed the case with retired NYPD Detective Harry Houck and CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.

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Filed under: Jonathan Crawford III • Sunny Hostin
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