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Producer's Notebook: Day 2 in Haiti bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac
August 24th, 2012
06:39 PM ET

Producer's Notebook: Day 2 in Haiti bracing for Tropical Storm Isaac

In a short amount of time the rains from Tropical Storm Isaac will soak Haiti. As I'm writing this rain is starting to fall and clouds now cover what was a bright, sunny sky earlier this morning.

As we made our way through some of the camps yesterday many living there told us they were unaware that the storm was headed their way.
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Filed under: Gary Tuchman • Haiti • Tonight on AC360
August 24th, 2012
05:01 PM ET

Letters to the President #1313: 'Like a Hurricane'

Reporter's Note: I write a letter to President Obama every day.  He has not complained, which is sort of odd when you think about it.

Dear Mr. President,

Have you had a lot of experience with hurricanes? I have. Big ones, little ones, day time, night time. I have great sympathy for people whose homes are struck, but I also find these big storms fascinating, especially when you are in position for the eye to pass right over you.

One minute, the heavens are dark and roaring. The next, the winds fade, the rains stop, and for a few, glorious moments the sky is blue. It is tempting at such times to think the worst is past. Then the back half of the hurricane comes tearing over you.

I mention it because... well, it's interesting... and also because you have been holding your own in this re-election bid. You generally come out slightly ahead in most polls. You're raising a decent amount of money. It might be tempting, with Romney struggling to gain any real traction, to think the worst winds have passed; like you can count on the race to sail on pretty much as it has, giving you a narrow, but real victory.

Here is my advice: beware the back side of the storm. The Romney team has clearly kept a lot of their campaign cash in reserve, and when they start unleashing it over the next two months, I think you are in for a buffeting... even if it is the GOP convention that gets rained on.

Call if you have a moment. Flying back to DC from New York tonight, so I'll be up late.

Regards,
Tom

August 24th, 2012
01:53 AM ET

RidicuList: 'Canoodle-seeking' anchor gets rejected

A completely accidental request to cuddle a co-worker, on live television.

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Filed under: The RidicuList
August 24th, 2012
01:50 AM ET

Special Interests Over Child Interests?

AC360° reported in February on Miramonte elementary school in Los Angeles, California where former teacher Mark Berndt allegedly committed abuses against young students. FULL POST


Filed under: Education • Keeping Them Honest • Kyung Lah
August 24th, 2012
01:05 AM ET

AC360 returns to Haiti: Residents in the path of Isaac

CNN's Gary Tuchman: "I've never gone to a city, and a capitol like Port au Prince, and seen no preparations whatsoever."

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Filed under: Anderson Cooper • Haiti • Hurricanes • Isaac • Ismael Estrada • Weather
August 24th, 2012
12:56 AM ET

Texas Judge: 're-electing Pres. Obama could trigger riots'

Elected county Judge Tom Head is stirring up controversy in Lubbock, Texas. Judge Head made comments which were broadcast by CNN affiliate KJTV. Head claimed that after re-election President Obama '...is going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the U.N.,' he continued on to say 'I'm thinking worst case scenario now. I'm talking civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war, maybe...'
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August 24th, 2012
12:03 AM ET

Election 2012: Battle for swing states

John King and Candy Crowley break down new swing state polls showing narrow margins between Obama and Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Candy Crowley • John King • Mitt Romney • President Barack Obama • Voting
August 24th, 2012
12:00 AM ET

CNN's John King 'makes you smarter'

John King at the Magic Wall 'smartly' explains new battleground state polls showing the presidential race tightening among swing voters.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Anderson Cooper • John King • Magic Wall • Mitt Romney • President Barack Obama
August 23rd, 2012
11:36 PM ET

Anderson Cooper 'keeps DNC honest'

CNN's Anderson Cooper questions DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz about various platform issues.

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August 23rd, 2012
11:30 PM ET

KTH: DNC compares Akin's views to RNC

Keeping both sides honest: Romney distances himself from Rep. Akin as the DNC tries to compare Akin to Republican ticket.
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