May 27th, 2011
06:27 PM ET

Letters to the President: #858 'Republican chaos'

Reporter's Note: The president may be feeling encouraged by reports that Republicans are pretty deeply divided over which person should run on their party’s ticket against him. Perhaps not as encouraged as he is by my daily letters, but still…

Dear Mr. President,

I am not surprised to see that the latest polls show some chaos on the Republican side in terms of whom they want to run against you in 2012. The election for regular Americans (meaning all the people who live outside of the Beltway, and actually have lives) is still a distant ship on the horizon. “Yes, it seems to be coming our way, but gosh it’s still so far off there is no need to worry now.”

So they will consider this candidate, and flirt with that one, and tell pollsters they like one or the other, and frankly I don’t think any of it means a hill of beans at this point. Seriously, where were you in the polls when the last presidential election was this far away? I can’t remember the precise numbers, but I’m pretty sure you were barely a blip.

May 27th, 2011
02:47 AM ET

Video: Gadhafi troops accused of mass rape

Editor's note: Marie Colvin, of the Sunday Times, speaks to Anderson Cooper about evidence of mass rapes in Misrata, Libya.

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May 27th, 2011
02:00 AM ET

Video: Man films tornado aftermath

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper speaks to Aaron Cox who filmed the immediate aftermath of the tornado as he searched for his sister.

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May 27th, 2011
12:20 AM ET

The RidicuList: The Kardashian sisters

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper explains why he's given the Kardashian sisters a spot on AC360's RidicuList.

May 27th, 2011
12:11 AM ET

Video: Some still missing in Joplin

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper highlights three individuals, including Will Norton, who are still missing in Joplin, Missouri.

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May 27th, 2011
12:04 AM ET

Video: 'This was an incredible storm,' gov says

Editor's note: Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon discusses the state's efforts to expedite identification of bodies after the tornado in Joplin.

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