The AC360 Weekly Buzz
November 22nd, 2011
07:10 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz

What everyone’s talking about:

Since Saturday, thousands of people have returned to Tahrir Square and in cities all across Egyptto demand an end to the military-led government. The situation turned violent when protesters threw stones at police, and the security forces countered by firing rubber bullets and throwing tear gas. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi spoke today and said the military has not fired one bullet against an Egyptian, and a spokesman for the Health Ministry said 29 people have been killed since Saturday and 1,785 injured. Tantawi also said the military has approved the Egyptian cabinet’s resignation and will hold parliamentary elections next week as planned. The presidential elections will be held before June. We spoke to Ben Wedeman yesterday about the violent clashes.

Even though earlier this year the congressional super committee vowed that failure was not an option, the bipartisan group was unable to come up with a plan — we’re Keeping Them Honest.

Is Gulf seafood harmful? Gary Tuchmann has the story.

Meet the oldest person to play college football!  He’s an inspiration to his community.

Today’s scoop:

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will moderate the 11th Republican debate tonight in Washington D.C. The candidates will be answering questions about national security and foreign policy issues, as well as the economy and the super committee’s failure. A new CNN/ORC International poll shows that Gingrich leads his GOP  rivals.  According to the survey,  24% of Republicans and independent voters who lean towards the GOP say they are most likely to support Gingrich for their party’s nomination.  What do you think will be the hot topics during the debate? And who do you think will be on top after? Don’t miss the AC360° post-debate show tonight at 10 p.m. ET.

A look ahead:

Join Anderson Cooper at 8 p.m. ET on Thanksgiving night for the CNN Heroes special “Where Are They Now?”

Buzz-winning story:

Many of us have heard Steve Jobs’ voice, but not in a personal customer service phone call. See how Jobs intervened on customer service calls and e-mailed customers about broken laptops.

Thanksgiving dish:

And finally, we have a solution for those burdensome Thanksgiving leftovers (if there even is such a thing) – Stuffpuppies!

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  1. Russell Irish

    Super Committee
    Should be "SUPER FIRED" from their post.
    America (wake-up) send a message to Congress, House of Reps. and Senator's alike, This is the only way to make change. Set an example of the so called Super Committee, so when there's another committee formed they'yy think twice about not being able to figure it out. It's like watching a bunch of school kids fight over toy (america). So let me say in their language, you have to share.
    If you can't figure it out "we the people" will figure it out for you. Next time the member's on this so called "SUPER COMMITEE" come up for re-election, remember America which of them need to stand in a corner for "time out".
    Coming from a Republican that doesn't care what party you represent and or the State you represent. Dems/Rep... alike, they need to be released from their duties (Fired) if they can't figure it out.
    It's not going matter who the next Presedent is, it only going to change if "we the people" start cleaning House.

    November 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
  2. Jacqueline Le Moigne

    Records show that $4.2 billion were spent on the 2004 presidential campaign, $5.3 billion were spent in 2008 and the overall spending by all candidates in 2012 is predicted to be $8 billion! Why doesn't anybody talk about it? How many starving children, how many families losing their homes, how many workers losing their jobs could be helped with all this money? The tea party and their supporters are urging congress to cut spending, but the same tea party candidates are spending more and more money to be elected or re-elected! Wouldn't it be time to make some reforms and take European elections as models?

    November 22, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  3. Sterling Owens

    CNN should have a debate between both parties and selected everyday citzens and let's see how they answer questions and challenges from everyday people instead of a select handpicked few who ask the easy questions

    November 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm |