February 10th, 2010
02:39 PM ET

Why Iran unrest is not revolution re-run

Samira J. Simone

As the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution approaches this week, with the promise of mass protests from Iran's growing opposition movement, it's tempting to compare the upheaval with unrest that ultimately toppled the shah of Iran.

A coalition of Iranian reformist groups is urging opponents of the regime to stage nonviolent protests this week, serving as a show of force for citizens who oppose the government's stiff crackdown on those who protested Iran's disputed election last June.

While there are striking similarities between the movements separated by decades of Islamic rule, experts say there are even stronger differences that make what lies ahead for the current movement extremely challenging.

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February 10th, 2010
02:18 PM ET

Time for Obama to go gangsta on GOP

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Roland S. Martin | BIO
CNN Political Analyst

Civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer made famous the phrase, "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired."

For me, I'm sick and tired of Democrats having power and being unwilling to use it. I've always respected Republicans when they had power because they were willing to use it and maybe apologize later.

Today, President Obama walked into the White House briefing room and took some questions, and one of them revolved around recess appointments.

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February 10th, 2010
01:44 PM ET

Daily journal from Haiti – Rescue task force

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Chris Morrow
CNN iReport

This Rescue Task Force Team of 6 from San Diego is a (NGO) Non-Government Organization. The Team left for Haiti – January 18, 2010. I joined their team January 23, 2010. This is our daily journal.


February 1, 2010 – Monday

Rescue Task Force arrives in San Diego

Aid crews home from Haiti

Local volunteers return from helping in Haiti

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Filed under: Haiti • iReport
February 10th, 2010
01:04 PM ET
February 10th, 2010
12:31 PM ET

Video: Returning to Haiti

Anderson Cooper | BIO
AC360° Anchor

Filed under: 360° Radar
February 10th, 2010
12:16 PM ET

'Tenther' movement aims to put power back in states' hands

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Their message is loud and clear: Big government is out of control; states need to take back their constitutional rights.

A movement has been growing over the past two years of urging states to exert their rights under the 10th Amendment. The Amendment, part of the Bill of Rights, states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

A number of states have passed resolutions that assert their rights. While the resolutions have no legal teeth, they're intended to carry a message: States' rights are being trampled on.

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Filed under: 360° Radar
February 10th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

A year later, 'The Hug' returns to spotlight in Florida Senate battle

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Peter Hamby

Fort Myers, Florida, is home to nearby beach resorts, exotic birds and the spring training facility for the Boston Red Sox.

The Gulf Coast city also happens to be ground zero for the volatile Republican Senate primary between Gov. Charlie Crist and former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio.

One year ago Wednesday, President Obama arrived in Fort Myers to promote his $787 billion stimulus package. It was a piece of legislation, he argued, that would return precious jobs to a state reeling from the implosion of the housing market. Crist, eager to be seen with a president whose approval ratings were soaring at the time, joined Obama for the event.

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February 10th, 2010
12:07 PM ET

Murtha's gallbladder procedure rarely deadly

Elizabeth Landau

Taking out a patient's gallbladder is routine. At least 500,000 such surgeries are done each year in the United States. It takes an hour or two, and the patient can go home that day or the next.

But in rare cases, the surgery can be deadly. Democratic Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania recently died after complications from the procedure after doctors "hit his intestines" during surgery, a source close to the late congressman told CNN.

Murtha underwent the scheduled laparoscopic surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, on January 28, to remove his gallbladder, and was discharged. Three days later, he was admitted to Virginia Hospital Center's Intensive Care Unit because of major complications from surgery, the hospital said in a statement. He died there Monday at age 77.

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Filed under: Democrats • Medical News
February 10th, 2010
11:59 AM ET

Weather updates

Severe Weather Center

Blizzard warnings on the East Coast stretched from New York to the Carolinas on Wednesday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Areas under the warning include metro Washington; Baltimore, Maryland; Newark and Atlantic City, New Jersey; Dover, Delaware; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; New York City; and Long Island, New York.

A blizzard warning was in effect as far south as the southern Appalachian Mountains, including Asheville, North Carolina, the weather service said.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Weather
February 10th, 2010
11:47 AM ET

Repressed voices speak out in Iran

Hamid Dabashi
Special to CNN

In a recent interview, Mir Hossein Mousavi, the opposition candidate spearheading the Green Movement in Iran, said that early in the momentous revolution of 1979 the majority of Iranians were convinced that dictatorship had ended in Iran.

"I was one of those people," Mousavi said. "But today I no longer believe that to be the case."

Today, he said, we can see both the signs of dictatorship and the resistance to that dictatorship. He then claimed this resistance as a legacy of the Islamic Revolution.

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Filed under: Iran • Middle East
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