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February 8th, 2010
04:11 PM ET

Beat 360° 2/8/10

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:

CNN Political Contributors James Carville and Mary Matalin celebrate with Saints fans after the Saints defeated the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

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:

Staff:

Chuck Hadad

“Them Saints treated Peyton Manning like a water buffalo treats a pork chop on a moonless night.”

Viewer:

Chris Jordan

"James Carville leads new political party....the Who Dats."

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Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
February 8th, 2010
03:33 PM ET

Tonight: Text 360°

AC360°

Tonight we're reporting from Haiti, where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the country nearly a month ago.

According to reports, private medical evacuations of injured children to the U.S. for treatment may have slowed because aid workers are worried of being accused of kidnapping if they transport the children. Do you have questions about this? Let us know.

Send us a text message with your question. Text AC360 (or 22360), and you might hear it on air!


Filed under: T1 • Text 360
February 8th, 2010
03:08 PM ET

Statewide manhunt under way for three escaped inmates

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Christopher D. Hibl, one of three escaped inmates.

Christopher D. Hibl, one of three escaped inmates.

Gabriel Falcon
AC360° Writer

A statewide manhunt is under way in Oklahoma for three escaped inmates. The fugitives have been missing from the William S. Key Correctional Center since Friday night.

“It’s a minimum security facility,” said Jerry Massie, public information officer for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections. “We think they just walked away to get out of their housing unit.”

Jake D. Trout also escaped on Friday.

Jake D. Trout also escaped on Friday.

The escapees are suspected of breaking into a home in the area and stealing an unknown number of guns, Massie said. They are considered armed and dangerous.

Christopher D. Hibl, 20, was serving time for possession of stolen property. He has multiple tattoos on his body. A tattoo on his back reads “IN LOVING MEMORY OF LAUDIE HIBLE.” Another tattoo on his left arm says “WINNERS MAKE IT HAPPEN, LOSERS MAKE EXCUSES.”

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment • Gabe Falcon
February 8th, 2010
01:13 PM ET

Iran marks revolution anniversary amid ongoing dissent

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has isolated Iran from the international community

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has isolated Iran from the international community

Reza Sayah
CNN

Iran will this week celebrate the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution - a day that marked the end of the country's western-backed monarchy and the start of an Islamic republic.

Some experts say the revolution was also a catalyst for the spread of Islamic fundamentalism throughout the Middle East and South Asia.

This key date in Iran's history comes amid protests by the opposition after last year's disputed presidential election won by incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The so-called Green Movement has been protesting for social justice, freedom and democracy in demonstrations throughout the country since the June polls - using slogans that are often identical to those heard during the 1979 Islamic revolution.

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Filed under: Iran • Mahmoud Ahmadinejad • Reza Sayah
February 8th, 2010
12:47 PM ET

The weirdest campaign ad ever?

Carly Fiorina's attack ad 'an attempt to head Campbell off at the pass', says Frum

Carly Fiorina's attack ad 'an attempt to head Campbell off at the pass', says Frum

David Frum
CNN Contributor

The weirdest campaign ad of this season - maybe any season - debuted on the Internet this past week. The ad has been nicknamed, "Demon Sheep," and can be viewed here.

The ad is an opening salvo in what will could prove the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history. The incumbent, Barbara Boxer, has always been the less popular of California's two Democratic senators. Boxer now looks vulnerable. Two Republicans declared early for the nomination against Boxer: state Sen. Chuck DeVore and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.

Fiorina took an early lead. But her performance on the campaign trail disheartened many of her supporters. Worse, Fiorina never developed a good answer to the questions about her business career. Portfolio magazine had dubbed Fiorina one of the 20 worst CEOs of all time after a disastrous merger with Compaq.

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Filed under: Carly Fiorina • Opinion
February 8th, 2010
12:36 PM ET

Obama's 'stupid' jab at Vegas

When Obama jokes about Vegas, he costs the city money, according to Penn Jillette

When Obama jokes about Vegas, he costs the city money, according to Penn Jillette

Penn Jillette
Special to CNN

President Obama made a couple of stupid little jokes about Vegas. He uses our Las Vegas as a symbol. Everyone knows what Vegas means. Doc Pomus wrote "Viva Las Vegas" for Elvis years before Doc ever visited Sin City and got everything right.

Vegas means ... wild, irresponsible, what-happens-here-stays-here. Smoke cigars, have sex with strangers, get wasted and see stupid shows with stupid Elvis impersonators doing stupid impressions of that stupid hillbilly.

That's an image we know and love in Vegas. It's the image we spend our stupidly low tax money to promote. "What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas" was an official slogan.

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Filed under: Opinion • President Barack Obama
February 8th, 2010
12:21 PM ET

Bill Clinton returns to Haiti to oversee aid relief

Former President Bill Clinton made his second trip to Haiti to aid earthquake recovery

Former President Bill Clinton made his second trip to Haiti to aid earthquake recovery

CNN

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton - charged with overseeing the United Nations aid mission - made his second trip since the January 12 earthquake to Haiti, where he expressed confidence in the Haitian government's ability to help the country recover.

After meeting with government leaders, visiting a clinic and overseeing the delivery of supplies, Clinton said he was confident about the government of President Rene Preval. "The government has the best chance in my lifetime to slip the chains of the past," he said.

Clinton, whose mandate as U.N. special envoy to Haiti was extended this week to the rebuilding phase, said his responsibilities include ensuring the U.N. headquarters in New York is supporting efforts in Haiti; making sure donors honor their pledges; involving private investors and local Haitians in the rebuilding effort; mobilizing non-governmental organizations to help; and giving Haitian emigres in the United States, Canada and France the opportunity to participate.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Haiti Earthquake
February 8th, 2010
11:51 AM ET

Video: Silsby orphanage documents

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor


Filed under: 360° Radar • Haiti
February 8th, 2010
11:46 AM ET

Video: Missionaries split up

Karl Penhaul
CNN Correspondent


Filed under: Haiti • Karl Penhaul
February 8th, 2010
10:10 AM ET

Morning Buzz: Back in Haiti

Eliza Browning
AC360° Associate Producer

Anderson is back on the ground in Haiti. It’s been almost one month since the 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled the country. He and Dr. Sanjay Gupta are there to report on how Haitians are finding relief, how aid is trickling in and what the government is doing to help its people.

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton is also in Haiti, where he has been charged with overseeing the United Nations aid mission. He met with government leaders, visited a clinic and says he has confidence in the Haitian government’s ability to help the country recover. Clinton’s responsibilities include ensuring the UN is supporting efforts in Haiti, making sure donors honor their pledges and involving private investors and local Haitians in the rebuilding effort. He is also encouraging non-governmental organizations to help.

So is relief getting to the people? How are Haitians coping and do they have faith in their government? Don’t miss Anderson’s report tonight.

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Filed under: Eliza Browning • The Buzz
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