October 7th, 2014
09:59 PM ET

Is Leon Panetta's criticism of President Obama fair?

Leon Panetta has served as Defense Secretary, CIA Director and White House Chief of Staff. In his new book "Worthy Fights," he criticizes President Obama on several fronts including the decision to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq. That issue triggered a heated debate between two former White House Press Secretaries, Jay Carney and Ari Fleischer.

What do you think? Watch Gloria Borger's interview with Leon Panetta.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • Gloria Borger • James Carney
January 9th, 2014
10:22 PM ET

Political fallout from Christie's bridge crisis

Before news of Gov. Chris Christie's bridge gridlock scandal broke, there were plenty of polls that showed him with the potential to be the next U.S. president. There are many Republicans who don't want that to change. Anderson discussed Christie's handling of the crisis with Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, CNN Political Commentator Paul Begala, and U.S. Congressman Michael Grimm of New York.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • Chris Christie • Paul Begala
September 6th, 2013
09:43 PM ET

Bash: Syria conversation 'stalled'

Ari Fleischer, David Gergen and CNN's Dana Bash discuss Obama's efforts to rally Congress and the American people behind a U.S. strike on Syria.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • Dana Bash • David Gergen • Syria
August 15th, 2013
10:22 PM ET

Egypt braces for the "Day of Anger"

Massive protests are planned in Egypt, a day after more than 580 Egyptians died in fierce fighting. Witnesses say many of those killed today were shot by Egyptian security forces firing live ammunition at protest camps. At the same time Islamist demonstrators attacked churches and called for a Muslim state in Egypt. Anderson takes a closer look at today's violence and what we can expect tomorrow.  He spoke with CNN's Arwa Damon in Cairo, Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, Arab affairs analyst Robin Wright, and Daily Beast correspondent Peter Beinart.

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Filed under: 360° Radar • Ari Fleischer • Arwa Damon • Egypt
June 18th, 2013
10:12 PM ET

Bush vs. Obama on surveillance

Paul Begala and Ari Fleischer debate the differences between the two presidents' national security policies.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • National Security • NSA • Paul Begala • Raw Politics
May 3rd, 2013
12:04 AM ET

The high cost of cheap clothing

Some Western businesses are evaluating where their products are made after more than 500 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands more were rescued from the debris of the crumbled building. Workers are still sorting through the wreckage and uncovering more deceased workers with each layer of concrete in the nine-story building.

Anderson Cooper talked about the incident and the repercussions with Christiane Amanpour, Ari Fleischer, Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Holmes in a special edition of AC360. The bottom line is that cheap clothing sold in the U.S. can mean unsafe conditions with little compensation for laborers abroad.

Amanpour, who interviewed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on her CNNI show, says corruption is rampant."This factory was basically a land grab by a well-connected guy who then built more floors," she says. "It goes to the heart of the fact there's no organized labor there. All of us in the West, we like really cheap fashion and this is what's happening."


May 3rd, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Outrage over Gitmo

Col. Morris Davis, who resigned from his position at Guantánamo in protest, says there's no upside to leaving the facility open. Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin, Ari Fleischer and Amy Holmes weigh in on what should happen to the detainees imprisoned at Gitmo.

October 19th, 2012
10:53 PM ET

What role will Benghazi play in debate?

Ari Fleischer and Paul Begala discuss the likely topics for the upcoming presidential debate focusing on foreign policy.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Afghanistan • Ari Fleischer • Israel • Libya • Mitt Romney • Paul Begala • President Barack Obama • Presidential Debate • Raw Politics
October 6th, 2012
12:25 AM ET

Raw Politics: Mitt Romney's shift to the center

Ari Fleischer and Roland Martin discuss what Mitt Romney's shift toward a moderate tone means for the presidential race.

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Filed under: 2012 Election • Ari Fleischer • Mitt Romney • Raw Politics • Roland Martin
September 18th, 2012
11:41 PM ET

Zakaria: Romney 'doesn't seem presidential'

Fareed Zakaria, Ari Fleischer and David Gergen discuss Romney's recent "two-state solution" gaffe and the candidate's foreign policy.

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Filed under: Ari Fleischer • David Gergen • Fareed Zakaria • Israel • Mitt Romney • Palestine
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