February 20th, 2012
11:09 PM ET

Video: Humanitarian crisis continues in Syria

Just back from Syria, CNN's Arwa Damon reports on the latest bombings in Homs and the people who are suffering.

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February 20th, 2012
11:04 PM ET

Video: KTH: Santorum's religion rhetoric

Rick Santorum made a statement about theology, Christianity and President Obama that left many questioning his intent.

February 20th, 2012
11:02 PM ET

Video: Teachers get plastic surgery for free

In Buffalo, teachers receive free cosmetic surgery despite the district's budget problems. CNN's Gary Tuchman reports.

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February 20th, 2012
10:55 PM ET

Video: RidicuList: Pitt starring as Gingrich

The RidicuList defends the idea that Brad Pitt could play Newt Gingrich in a movie.

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February 20th, 2012
10:48 PM ET

Letters to the President #1127: 'Movie Night'

Reporter's Note: President Obama gets a letter from me every day. I get writer's cramp. It's a fair trade, I guess.

Dear Mr. President,

I read earlier today something which I think I already knew: Your favorite movie is "The Godfather."

Not a bad choice. Certainly it is a fine piece of filmmaking. I always wonder, however, what such choices tell us about the chooser.

It could mean that you just love the intertwined levels of involvment for generations of the same family wrapped up in an illicit trade. (Hey, it wasn't all olive oil). Or maybe you love the character development; the doomed future of young Michael who will fall to the family trade despite his father's hopes. Or maybe you just love the whole horse head scene. Who knows, right?

As for me, I would probably say my favorite film is "The Hustler," or maybe "Miller's Crossing," or...well, I'm not sure, but that's because I was once a film critic. Asking me to name my favorite film is like asking an art critic to name his favorite painting out of the thousands he has seen.

As a theme, however, I am most assuredly drawn to struggles of underdogs. I love the hard won triumph by the person who has little reason to believe it will come his or her way.

Not sure if that suggests I like winning or losing, or if...as Kipling says...I've learned to see both of those imposters for just what they are.

As I write this I am flying back to DC from New York. Beautiful view of Manhattan out the window. I could see all the lights of Times Square a moment ago, and now I can just make out the beacon on the Statue of Liberty. Perfect night.
Call if you have a moment.


February 20th, 2012
10:40 PM ET

Video: Santorum gaining support and momentum

On AC360°, GOP strategist Ari Fleischer makes a bold prediction about Rick Santorum's chances of winning the nomination.

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February 20th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

AC360 Poll: U.S. involvement in Syria

Tonight on AC360°, Anderson is talking with Bob Baer and Fran Townsend about the growing calls to arm the opposition in Syria and end the humanitarian crisis there. We want to know your thoughts.

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Actor and comedian Will Ferrell greets fans as he reigns as King of Bacchus in the 2012 Krewe of Bacchus Parade on February 19, 2012 in New Orleans. (Photo credit: Skip Bolen/Getty Images)
February 20th, 2012
04:10 PM ET

Beat 360° 2/20/12

Ready for today's Beat 360°? We post a picture, and you provide the caption in the comments section below. Our staff will join in, too. Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET to see if yours is our favorite!

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"Frank the Tank gets set to put the raucous in Bacchus."

"Will Ferrell goes through intensive auditions for Game of Thrones."

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