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January 28th, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Video: KTH: Is Palin rewriting history?

Sarah Palin takes aim at Pres. Obama's "Sputnik moment" reference. Are her facts straight? We're Keeping Them Honest.

January 28th, 2011
12:00 PM ET

Video: Sarah Palin's own 'Sputnik moment'

CNN's Soledad O'Brien and her panel discuss Sarah Palin's criticism of President Obama's State of the Union address.

January 28th, 2011
11:00 AM ET

Video: Rep. Broun: Obama is a socialist

Rep. Paul Broun speaks with CNN's Soledad O'Brien about his tweets criticizing President Obama and his policies.

January 28th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Video: Ohio mom jailed in school residency case

An Ohio mom was sent to jail for sending her kids to a district she allegedly did not live in.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment
January 28th, 2011
12:45 AM ET

The Ridiculist: The beef with Taco Bell

What's really in that taco? Rumors are swirling, landing the beef with Taco Bell on our RidicuList tonight.


Filed under: The RidicuList
January 27th, 2011
10:15 PM ET

Video: Buzz Aldrin reflects on Sputnik

CNN's Soledad O'Brien talks to Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin about what the "Sputnik moment" meant to him.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Space
January 27th, 2011
10:01 PM ET

Sarah Palin's "Sputnik Moment": Join the Live Chat

Sarah Palin takes aim at President Obama's State of the Union address and hits the old Soviet Union instead.
Pres. Obama called this our "Sputnik moment." She says launching sputnik ended up bankrupting the USSR.
Does she have her facts straight? We're keeping her honest. Plus, the congressman who's causing an uproar over his feedback on the State of the Union address and more.

Want more details on what covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


Filed under: Live Blog
January 27th, 2011
08:26 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Mom Jailed For Sending Her Kids to a Better School

Kelley Williams-Bolar is escorted through the Summit County, Ohio, jail last week.

Kelley Williams-Bolar is escorted through the Summit County, Ohio, jail last week.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Tonight on 360°, we'll look at the case of an Ohio woman who was jailed for tampering with records to get her two daughters into a better school.

Kelley Williams-Bolar, 40, got out of jail yesterday, having served nine days of her 10-day sentence. Now she faces two years of probation and 80 hours of community service

Here's the back story: Williams-Bolar, a single mom living in public housing in Akron, used her father's address to register her two daughters approximately seven miles away in the Copley-Fairlawn school district.

Williams-Bolar, and her father, maintained that the girls did live with her in Akron and their grandfather part of the time. But the Copley-Fairlawn school district claimed it was all lies. They said they spent $6,000 for a private investigator to track Williams-Bolar. The district also said she should have paid $30,000 in out-of-district tuition.

Critics said the school district and the judge went too far. They said had Williams-Bolar been white she never would have been prosecuted.

Others are applauding the school district's actions. They say Williams-Bolar knowingly ripped off taxpayers.

Williams-Bolar is a teacher's aide at a high school in Akron and is working toward a teaching degree. Now that she has a felony conviction she not be able to teach.  She's planning to appeal her conviction.

We'll talk about the public uproar with Dr. Andre Perry, CEO of the UNO Charter Schools and Dr. Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University professor and Resident Scholar of AOL Black Voices. We'll also look at the legal angles with former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin, of our sister network truTV.

On the political front, we'll hear from Rep. Paul Broun, R-Georgia, who's making headlines for blasting Pres. Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Broun sat in his office during the speech not on the House floor and he was busy tweeting his thoughts the whole time.

Here's the tweet that has created the most buzz: "Mr. President, you don't believe in the Constitution. You believe in socialism."

Does Rep. Broun truly believe what he wrote? We'll ask him. Keeping Them Honest.

And, we'll take you live to Egypt – a country on the brink. Thousands of protesters in the world's most populous Arab nation are expected to take to the streets after Friday prayers, demanding that Pres. Hosni Mubarek step down. Egyptian pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace winner Mohamed ElBaradei will take part in the anti-government rallies tomorrow. We'll talk with CNN's Nic Robertson in Egypt about what's fueling the anger and what this could mean for the region and U.S. relations.

Join us for these stories and more starting at 10 p.m. ET on CNN.


Filed under: Maureen Miller • The Buzz
January 27th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Beat 360° 1/27/11

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:


Members of the Backstreet Boys and the New Kids on the Block (L-R) Brian Littrell, Jonathan Knight, Howie Dorough, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood leap at the base of the Green Monster on January 26, 2011 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo credit:Robert E. Klein/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.

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Filed under: Beat 360° • T1
January 27th, 2011
04:19 PM ET
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