September 21st, 2012
11:21 PM ET

Former Navy SEALs died after coming to the aid of others in Libya

Two former Navy SEALs who were among four Americans killed last week in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, died after rushing to the aid of their colleagues, according to sources familiar with the incident.

Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods were in Benghazi as part of a security contractor force.

On September 11, they were ensconced in the safety of an annex location in another part of the city when they got word that the main consulate building was under fire and the diplomats there - with an armed force of only nine people - were overwhelmed by the deteriorating situation.

Doherty and Woods, along with other security personnel, left the secure annex and made their way to the chaotic scene, rounding up the consulate staff who were under attack and guiding them back to the second safe building.


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September 21st, 2012
11:08 PM ET

RidicuList: Little pink playhouse

On the RidicuList, a little house, a little girl and the big fight her grandma's now in with neighbors about painting her playhouse pink.

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September 21st, 2012
11:08 PM ET

Carville: Best day Romney's had all month

Mary Matalin and James Carville debate the timing of Mitt Romney's 2011 tax return release. Documents show the presidential candidate made $13.7 million last year and paid $1.94 million in federal income taxes, giving him an effective tax rate of 14.1%.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • James Carville • Mary Matalin • Mitt Romney • Taxes
September 21st, 2012
10:42 PM ET

Foreign turmoil hits campaign trail

Jessica Yellin, Jim Acosta and Fareed Zakaria discuss attention to foreign policy in the U.S. presidential race after the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.

September 21st, 2012
10:35 PM ET

Giuliani: I worry about homeland attack

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani says he fears a terrorist attack with nuclear material, chemical or biological weapons. The interview is part of AC360's series "What Keeps You Up at Night," which focuses on election issues.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Terrorism
September 21st, 2012
10:05 PM ET

Did police cross the line after robbery?

Police stop 19 cars and handcuff innocent citizens in an effort to find a bank robbery suspect. A judge may throw out the evidence due to the way the search was conducted. CNN's Ted Rowlands reports.


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September 21st, 2012
10:00 PM ET

Ann Romney defends Mitt

Ann Romney has a message for Republicans criticizing her husband and those attacking the candidate over his "47 percent" comments at a private fund-raiser. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Mitt Romney
September 21st, 2012
09:30 PM ET

Farm workers and U.S. immigration policy

Arturo Rodriguez believes the undocumented workers employed by America's farmers are a critical part of the agriculture industry. This profile is part of AC360's series "What Keeps You Up at Night," which focuses on election issues.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Immigration
September 21st, 2012
09:04 PM ET

The impact of China's exports

Peter Navarro argues Chinese manufacturing is damaging the U.S. economy and will become a threat to security. This profile is part of AC360's series "What Keeps You Up at Night," which focuses on election issues.

Filed under: 2012 Election • China
September 21st, 2012
07:47 PM ET

Letters to the President #1341: 'Promises, promises'

Reporter's Note: President Obama appears to be doing very well with Hispanic voters. Which is not to say that they are all happy with him…as I note in today’s letter to the White House.

Dear Mr. President,

So I saw some of the comments you made to that gathering of Latino voters and one of them really caught my eye. I can’t quote it, but it went something along the lines of…you’ll admit that you didn’t succeed at comprehensive immigration reform, but it wasn’t for want of trying. You explained how the economy was a wreck, and other matters became very pressing, and on and on…

All of that is valid, I suppose, but I was still a bit surprised to hear it. The truth is, like politicians everywhere all the time, you had to choose some priorities and immigration reform was not one of them; or at least not big enough to get a full, robust hearing. Sure, you can blame it on the Republicans, but there is just not much evidence that you ever really went after this reform with any kind of vigor.

Plenty of political pundits have long suspected why: It is a thorny issue with no easy solutions. To satisfy those who are most invested in helping undocumented immigrants gain citizenship, you must risk infuriating those who oppose such measures. To secure the votes of one group, you must gamble with the votes of others. So the safest bet? Keep making a promise to address the situation, but string out the process of ever acting on that promise…that way you can’t really be pinned down by either side because it remains forever a work in progress.

Perhaps you really are working on this matter. Maybe your plan is to secure re-election and then grab the immigration issue with both hands. Then again, maybe not. There is no way for the rest of us to know, is there? I’m not wrecking on you, but that is what so many voters don’t like about politicians; they’ll make any commitment before the vote, but afterward will only say, “I’m working on it.”

Anyway, hope all is well with you and that the campaign trail is not too tiring. Call if you can.


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