February 24th, 2010
10:50 AM ET

Video: School fires every teacher

Jessica Yellin | BIO
CNN Political Correspondent

Filed under: Education • Jessica Yellin
February 24th, 2010
10:46 AM ET
February 24th, 2010
10:42 AM ET

Video: President Obama's broken promise

Drew Griffin | BIO
CNN Investigative Correspondent

February 24th, 2010
10:41 AM ET

Video: Falsely accused in Haiti

Gary Tuchman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Filed under: Gary Tuchman • Haiti • Haiti Earthquake
February 24th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

The kids are going home

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Ismael Estrada
AC360° Producer

Yesterday, no one knew what was going to happen. Would six Haitian boys who had new families waiting for them in the United States be allowed to leave Haiti?

We learned late yesterday, the answer is yes.

This all started last Saturday when Sarah Thacker from Fergus Falls, Minn., was with two other women outside the Haiti International Airport with the six boys.

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They say an angry mob started asking why the women were taking babies from the country. A clear sign that people here are very upset about the recent controversy surrounding missionaries attempting to transport children out of the country. The police were called and the women were held by the police for more than eight hours while they were questioned about documents signed by the Prime Minister of Haiti. Police told us they felt the signature was suspicious. They ordered the children to be kept in Haiti at an orphanage and told the women to get their paperwork in order.


Filed under: Haiti Earthquake • Ismael Estrada
February 24th, 2010
09:03 AM ET

Commentary: Sen. John Mellencamp? Crazy talk

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Mike Leonard
Special to CNN

The notion that Rock and Roll Hall of Famer John Mellencamp could run to replace retiring Indiana Democrat Evan Bayh in the U.S. Senate has tremendous grass-roots appeal.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, editor of The Nation, and movie reviewer and pundit, Roger Ebert, say Mellencamp, D-Indiana, has a nice ring to it. Facebook groups are forming and the Midwestern media are foaming at the mouth over the prospect of covering a candidate with a roomful of gold records and a penchant for talking off-script.

Mellencamp is a native son who has all of the options in the world, but has decided to live his life and rear his children near the place where he was born.

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Filed under: 360° Radar
February 24th, 2010
06:07 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 2/23/10

Editor's Note: After last night's AC360°, many of you wrote in with opinions on the 88 teachers who were fired from a school in Rhode Island. Jessica Yellin received kudos for the job she did filling in for Anderson Cooper.


Good job subbing by Jessica Yellin. She's really excellent.

In response to the 88 teachers getting fired by superintendent: CNN anchor asks the teacher representative if it is all about the money. Well, I don't know...maybe CNN should fire her and ask her if it's all about the money. Teachers are on the front lines when it comes to responding to the poverty that besets American families, secondly, it's not our fault that our students come from poor families, and last, HELLO! $70,000 is not that much anymore!!

I watched the segment of the show tonight in which the journalist filling in for Anderson interviewed both the superintendent of a failing school as well as a guidance counselor. In the portion in which the guidance counselor was interviewed the journalist referenced the negotiations between the teachers' union and the school administration essentially stating that negotiations broke down as a result of the pay demands of teachers.

Filed under: Behind The Scenes
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