February 5th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/05/10

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Tonight on 360°, once again we have breaking developments on the 10 Americans accused of kidnapping 33 children in Haiti. We've been on this story for several days and we keep uncovering new information. Plus, one senator blocking 70 presidential appointments because his pork projects haven't been approved. We've got the raw politics. And, who dat? - the two words with ties this Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Filed under: Live Blog • T1
February 5th, 2010
09:13 PM ET

Video: New Orleans backing its Saints

As CNN's John Zarrella reports, the NFL's New Orleans Saints are more than just distraction for the city with soul.

John Zarrella
CNN Correspondent

Filed under: John Zarrella • New Orleans • Super Bowl
February 5th, 2010
05:56 PM ET

Tea Party Convention schedule

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Tonight, an inside look at the National Tea Party Convention. View the schedule of events, and tune in at 10pm ET tonight to get the details about their agenda, identity, and progress from our live coverage.

National Tea Party Convetion Schedule and Topics

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Registration, 3-6:00pm

Meet & Greet Reception w/hors d’oeuvres, 7:00-8:00pm

Kickoff Speaker, TOM TANCREDO – Entertainment, LISA MEI & RAY STEVENS 8:00pm

Organized Prayer Session for the convention & our nation conducted by Dr. Rick Scarborough

Movie-Tea Party, The Documentary

Friday, February 5, 2010

Registration, (late arrivals) 7:30-8:30am

Continental Breakfast, provided, 7:30-8:30am

Speaker, STEVE MILLOY 8:30-9:30am

Breakout Sessions

Lunch, provided, 12:30-2:00pm



Filed under: 360° Radar • Raw Politics
February 5th, 2010
04:09 PM ET
February 5th, 2010
03:58 PM ET

Beat 360° 2/5/10

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

Prince Charles meets members of the public and students as he leaves Burnley College. (Getty Images)

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

Beat 360° Winners:


Candy Crowley

“No, seriously, I really think Mom will let me be King before my 85th birthday.”


Susan, Novato, CA

"Don't let your Mum say you can't play ball for a living. You can be anything you want to be. Except King. Believe me, I've tried."

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Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
February 5th, 2010
01:47 PM ET

Tancredo opens Tea Party Convention with a bang

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Paul Steinhauser
CNN Deputy Political Director

Tom Tancredo opened what's being billed as the first Tea Party Convention with a bang.

The former congressman from Colorado and 2008 Republican presidential candidate blasted President Obama, saying "people who could not even spell the word 'vote', or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House. His name is Barack Hussein Obama."

Tancredo made his comments as he gave the kickoff speech for the convention, which is being held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville.

Tancredo's speech received polite applause among the 600 attendees at the convention.

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Filed under: Raw Politics • Republicans
February 5th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

Video: Who owns dat Saints cheer?

Program note: Tune in at 10pm ET tonight to find out more about the origins of the "Who Dat?" craze.

February 5th, 2010
01:22 PM ET

Video: Missionaries' case: 'Lies'

Karl Penhaul
CNN Correspondent

Ten missionaries are charged with kidnapping in Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.

Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Karl Penhaul
February 5th, 2010
12:35 PM ET

Financial Dispatch: The jobs black hole: 8.4 million lost

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Jennifer Rizzo
CNN New York Assignment Editor

It’s still a recession if you don’t have a job, and 20,000 additional Americans lost theirs last month.

The economy is still shedding jobs but the unemployment rate has dropped, according to the Labor Department. The monthly report shows the unemployment rate dropped to 9.7% in January, beating economist expectations. They were expecting the jobless rate to hold steady at 10%.

Despite the welcomed drop, many economists remain skeptical, viewing it as a result of people walking away and giving up on the employment search. You are not counted as “unemployed” in the survey unless you are actively seeking a job. About 2.5 million people can be described that way in January.

In a CNN Money gallery, discouraged job seekers tell us why they gave up.

Job losses still trickled in last month. The economy shed 20,000 jobs, even though economists were expecting to see 15,000 jobs created. The hard hit construction industry endured the worst of it, shedding 75,000 jobs in January.


Filed under: Economy • Job Market
February 5th, 2010
12:33 PM ET

Video: Who is Laura Silsby?

Dan Simon
CNN Correspondent

Filed under: Crime • Dan Simon • Haiti Earthquake
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