July 10th, 2012
10:59 PM ET

Vanity Fair: Romney's $$$ in 'gray area'

Anderson Cooper talks to Vanity Fair's Nicholas Shaxson about tracking Mitt Romney's overseas fortune.

Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Mitt Romney
July 10th, 2012
10:45 PM ET

Obama focusing on Romney's finances

The Obama campaign tries to draw attention away from the unemployment rate by highlighting Romney's personal finances. Political analysis by David Gergen and Daily Beast contributor Patricia Murphy.

July 10th, 2012
10:32 PM ET

"Ungodly Discipline?": School accused of making kids panhandle

In school you expect students to learn math, science and English - but what about panhandling? At St. Andrew Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, California parents say begging for money is part of the curriculum.

CNN's Gary Tuchman found a student as young as six or seven on the streets collecting money at a BART subway station, not for himself or his family - the money was for the school. It's a modern version of Oliver Twist. There was an adult with the boy, who is one of the men who run the school. When Gary asked the man where the money is going he didn’t get the response he expected.

There are also allegations a student was physically abused at the school with belts, and even spoons. And St. Andrew's leaders are accused of fleecing taxpayers. Gary asked the school leader about those charges, as well. See what happens during the latest installment in our special series of reports called "Ungodly Discipline?"

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Gary Tuchman • Religion • Ungodly Discipline
July 10th, 2012
10:22 PM ET

Update on mystery illness killing children in Cambodia

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on what Cambodian health officials, the World Health Organization, and the Centers for Disease Control did to investigate a deadly health condition.

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Filed under: Cambodia • Medical News
July 10th, 2012
09:59 PM ET

Politics and Romney's offshore accounts

Anderson Cooper talks to Mary Matalin and Ali Velshi about the political dispute surrounding Romney's income and taxes.

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Taxes
July 10th, 2012
09:52 PM ET

KTH: Romney's overseas fortune

Mitt Romney's investments in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands are being highlighted by his political opponents.  We're Keeping Them Honest.

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Filed under: Keeping Them Honest • Mitt Romney
July 10th, 2012
09:32 PM ET

Letters to the President #1268: 'The talking point war'

Reporter's Note: President Obama is taking the gloves off to go after Mitt Romney. I’m taking my gloves off to type today’s letter to the White House.

Dear Mr. President,

I hate talking points. I mean, I really hate them. The idea that political operatives from both major parties sit around coming up with ideas for selling a candidate, and then focus group them, then print them up, then send minions storming out into the blogs, the radio shows, and the TV programs is just sort of revolting.

Don’t get me wrong. I have no complaint with any party or candidate getting his or her message out. I just feel as if the single-minded marketing of candidates is one of the key reasons we can’t get any real answers to so many questions anymore. Bad jobs report? Let’s go to talking point A. Good jobs report? Talking point B.

Political operatives have grown so good at cranking this stuff out and distributing it to the masses via spokespeople of all sorts, that it sometimes seems almost impossible for a reporter to get an honest, reasoned reaction or statement about anything. Instead we are so often confronted with a pre-canned, sanitized version of “truth” which really has nothing to do with truth at all. I guess it is partially our own fault. When we allow political types to do such things and use it to fill up our columns and shows, we just encourage it. Still, I wish it could be different. And on the days when the talking points wars are raging, I really long for straight questions, straight answers…and some genuine straight talk amid all the spin.

Hope all is well. Call if you can.


July 10th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Tonight on AC360: Tracking Mitt Romney's money

Democrats are criticizing Mitt Romney for having overseas investments, with money in a variety of countries including Switzerland, Bermuda and the Cayman islands. Anderson Cooper will speak with a tax shelter expert who has investigated Romney's holdings. Plus, Mary Matlin and Ali Velshi weigh in on the issue. Watch CNN at 8 and 10 p.m. ET.

Filed under: Mitt Romney • Taxes
July 10th, 2012
12:08 AM ET

Cruise security experts: Predators at sea

CNN's Drew Griffin investigates crimes at sea. He talks to a former cruise ship security guard who says women are targets, and he interviews a teen who says she was sexually assaulted on a ship.