March 6th, 2012
11:01 PM ET

Super Tuesday behind-the-scenes photos

Anderson Cooper was joined by CNN's political team for special coverage of the Republican presidential contests on Super Tuesday 2012. Click each thumbnail to view the behind-the-scenes pictures taken on the set in Atlanta.

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March 6th, 2012
08:02 PM ET

Letters to the President #1142: 'Super Tuesday'

Reporter's Note: I write to the president all the time.

Dear Mr. President,

I watched your press conference today, and found it interesting enough. No big, screaming headlines as far as I can tell which is either terrible or great depending on your point of view.

Meanwhile, this is a big day for your Republican pals, isn’t it? Super Tuesday. All those delegates up for grabs, all that positioning, all that money spent on ads. Frankly, it’s kind of exhausting.

That’s a shame. The decision to pick a leader for anything from the school board to the presidency still matters, no matter how frustrating the process may be. These are the people to whom we entrust our government, whether we wish it to be big or small; conservative or liberal; Republican or Democratic. And yet, I think an awful lot of Americans have grown tired of being in Perpetual Election Mode. Think about it: It seems as if we’ve been talking about one election or another nonstop since you won the office. (Actually, we were already getting into that groove before that moment, but you get the idea.) The result is that a lot of folks, I think, have largely tuned out.

Ah well, I trust they’ll come back around by fall when the big votes are added up. At least, I hope they will, because I still like to believe, in a democracy, participation matters.


March 6th, 2012
12:55 AM ET

Video: KTH: Rush Limbaugh's apology spin

Rush Limbaugh apologized to Sandra Fluke, but he still mischaracterized her testimony about birth control coverage.

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