September 28th, 2011
11:47 PM ET

Video: KTH: Botched ATF Gun Sting

There are troubling new details about the ATF operation that left dozens dead, including a U.S. Border Patrol agent.

Filed under: Keeping Them Honest
September 28th, 2011
11:15 PM ET

Video: Nancy Grace's wardrobe critics on The RidicuList

The debate over Nancy Grace's "Dancing with the Stars" wardrobe malfunction finds its way onto the RidicuList.

Filed under: The RidicuList
September 28th, 2011
11:07 PM ET

Video: Witness testimony in the Conrad Murray trial

On day two of the Conrad Murray trial, witnesses describe the day Jackson died. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

Filed under: Michael Jackson • Randi Kaye
September 28th, 2011
10:50 PM ET

Video: Babeu: ATF accomplice to cartel murders

Sheriff Paul Babeu speaks to Anderson Cooper about the failure's of the ATF's "Fast and Furious" operation.

Filed under: 360° Interview
September 28th, 2011
08:47 PM ET

Letters to the President: #982 'Unrest'

Reporter's Note: President Obama is facing growing criticism from black voters; which, unlike my letters, has not been a problem since he took office.

Dear Mr. President,

I feel better today. Surprising what a little sleep and chicken soup can do. Ok, I’ll admit that I had some fish and green beans, not chicken soup, but you get my point. Anyway, the cold is receding a bit and that is good news.

I spent most of today working on a story about you and African American voters, and I must say, you are in a bit of jam on that front, aren’t you? Complaints from the Congressional Black Caucus, a tough interview on BET, and that Washington Post/ABC News poll showing that enthusiasm for your presidency is falling pretty darn dramatically among black voters who, to be frank, have been by far your most steadfast fans through all of our nation’s troubles.

There is, of course, no real reason to believe that great droves of them will vote against you next fall, but the polls and some of the grumbling in Congress certainly suggest they may not be that eager to go vote for you either. It’s that “enthusiasm gap” we always hear so much about.

The dangerous equation is simple: In a few key states, a few thousand disgruntled black voters decide that you have let them down enough to stay home. That gives those states to your opponent. Those states give him (or her) an electoral edge. And Bob’s Your Uncle, you’re packing up your desk. Yeah, it’s ugly.

But the converse doesn’t look much better: You go out of your way to convince those voters that you indeed have their best interests at heart, a few thousand Independents see it as pandering. They stay home…and you get the picture. Different approach; same bad landing.

I know that you look to me for advice, but I’m not really sure how you should split the different on this one. No matter which group you try to reassure, you risk irritating the other. Probably the only solution is the one you say you are working on: Getting the economy rolling again and unemployment down so that everyone benefits. But so far that is not going so well.

Anyway, good luck with it all. More tomorrow.



American Accused of Bomb Plot Using Model Airplanes: Join the Live Chat
Rezwan Ferdaus was charged in a plot to bomb the Pentagon and Capitol using a remote-controlled model airplane like this one.
September 28th, 2011
07:52 PM ET

American Accused of Bomb Plot Using Model Airplanes: Join the Live Chat

We have breaking news on a terror plot. An American man is accused of planning to use model airplanes filled with C-4 plastic explosives and flying them into the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol. Plus, the latest developments in the trial of Michael Jackson's former doctor and much more.

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")
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Filed under: Live Blog
Beat 360º 9/28/11
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos addresses a press conference to introduce new Amazon and Kindle products in New York, September 28, 2011. Photo Credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
September 28th, 2011
06:52 PM ET

Beat 360º 9/28/11

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 8pm to see if you are our favorite!

Update! Congratulations to the winners:

"No! No! Nooo!!! ... Steve Jobs just unveiled the new iPad 3???"
Lynda Nelson

"All arrows point to filthy rich."
Jarman Day-Bohn

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Filed under: Beat 360°
September 28th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Video: Holding teen bullies accountable

CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to Rosalind Wiseman about how adults should respond to the teen bullying crisis.

Filed under: Bullying