August 16th, 2011
10:34 PM ET

Video: Spare the rod, spoil the child, part 2

Editor's note: Gary Tuchman's second part in series on an author who says you must spank your child and a couple who killed their daughter doing it.

Filed under: Gary Tuchman
August 16th, 2011
10:28 PM ET

Video: Wissam Tarif on Syria

Editor's note: Wissam Tarif, a human rights activist, talks about the deadly violence in Syria.

Filed under: 360° Radar • 360º Follow
August 16th, 2011
10:24 PM ET

Video: Begala and Fleischer talk jobs

Editor's note: Anderson Cooper talks to Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer about how the President is handling job creation.

Filed under: Paul Begala • Raw Politics
August 16th, 2011
10:18 PM ET

KTH: President Obama, new jobs promise

Editor's note: Job, jobs, jobs: The President answers tough questions about his promise to put Americans back to work.

Tough questions for President Obama: Join the Live Chat
August 16th, 2011
08:02 PM ET

Tough questions for President Obama: Join the Live Chat

The President is on what the White House is calling a listening tour about the economy, but what is being done back in Washington to create jobs?...by the President and by Congress?

Is anything really being done?

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Filed under: Live Blog
August 16th, 2011
07:20 PM ET

Letters to the President: #939 'Run like a runner: part two'

Reporter's Note: The president is running for re-election. I’ve just been running a lot.

Dear Mr. President,

Continuing on the theme from yesterday, here is lesson number two: The run that matters is not today’s, but tomorrow’s.

This is a notion that people sometimes find confusing, (like the antler hat I wear when running around Christmastime) and yet it is one that I have come to believe in with the same fervor of a Canadian defending the honor of the lowly beaver. In a nutshell, it means, don’t burn everything in a hell-for-leather run or overreact to what happens today, if you are scheduled to work out again tomorrow. Pace yourself and focus on the big picture.

I suppose I’ve run somewhere around 1,000 miles this year. Some of my runs have been wonderful; full of mile-eating strides that make me feel terrific. Others have been more pedestrian; not great, not awful. And some have been dreadful; legs full of lead shot, wheezing like a broken accordion, ready to hang up the running shoes and never take them down again.

But in each case what I’ve told myself is, “Enjoy (or endure) today, and prepare for tomorrow. The road is long.” That’s what I mean by putting the proper importance on tomorrow’s run.

Focusing on the next day keeps me from getting too caught up in either the good or the bad of any given moment, so I don’t blow either one out of proportion. This lesson works so well on the trail, that I have applied it to everything I do. If I have a great day at work, I enjoy it, but I don’t make wild assumptions that this is the new “normal;” I prepare myself for a more average day tomorrow. Likewise if I have an awful day on the job, I assume tomorrow will be better and I get ready to be ready for it.

Mainly what this approach does is give me perspective; and in any long, arduous effort, that will keep you in the contest much longer than any one moment.

Call if you get a minute, btw; would love to chat a bit!



Beat 360º 8/16/11
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta listen to a question from the audience during a conversation hosted by the National Defense University and CNN at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, on August 16, 2011. Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images
August 16th, 2011
06:32 PM ET

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