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August 31st, 2011
11:41 PM ET

Cop caught having sex on car hood

Photos show officer having sex on a car hood. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on "COPulation" and a furry witness.


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August 31st, 2011
11:40 PM ET

FBI heightened alert on 9/11

CNN's Wolf Blitzer asks Ron Kessler & Tom Fuentes about the fear of a new attack on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.


Filed under: 9/11 • Interviews • Terror
August 31st, 2011
11:36 PM ET

Corporation tax breaks unfair?

In light of recent budget battles, is it fair that corporations can defer paying taxes? Lisa Sylvester investigates.

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Filed under: Lisa Sylvester • Taxes
August 31st, 2011
11:34 PM ET

New exhibit highlights FBIs terror focus

The Newseum's War on Terror exhibit displays artifacts from 9/11 attacks and items obtained in the war on terrorism. CNN's Athena Jones has the story.

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New exhibit shows artifacts from the 9/11 terrorist attacks


Filed under: Athena Jones • Terror
August 31st, 2011
11:27 PM ET

President to tour N.J. storm damage

Susan Candiotti reports from flood-ravaged Paterson, N.J., where Obama will visit in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

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Debate over FEMA funding continues in Irene aftermath


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August 31st, 2011
11:20 PM ET

Growing division within the tea party?

CNN's Jim Acosta looks at how recent issues have some thinking the tea party is fracturing in the midst of controversy.


Filed under: Jim Acosta • Politics • Tea Party
August 31st, 2011
11:18 PM ET

Report: $1 of every $6 wasted in wars

According to the Commission on Wartime Contracts, the Pentagon wasted at least $60 billion in Afghanistan and Iraq. CNN's Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Military • Pentagon
BLITZER’S BLOG: Obama’s “make or break” jobs speech
August 31st, 2011
02:44 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Obama’s “make or break” jobs speech

By CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – Now we know that President Obama wants to deliver his major speech on jobs next Wednesday night before a joint session of the Senate and House. I've been calling it a "make or break" speech because jobs remains issue No. 1 in his bid for re-election and there are still so many millions of Americans out of a job. There are millions more looking for a better job. Unless the president can turn things around between now and November 2012, his re-election will be in very deep trouble irrespective of his Republican challenger.

For the millions who are unemployed, the nation is not only in a recession, it's in a depression. That's certainly what it feels like for them.
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Filed under: Economy • Jobs • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney & Perry go after Obama on national security
August 30th, 2011
03:08 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney & Perry go after Obama on national security

BY CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – The economy will be issue No. 1 in the presidential contest. But national security will be important, as well, and we just got a preview of the political debate that will unfold between President Obama and his Republican challenger – whoever that will be.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, the front-runner for the GOP nomination according to our latest CNN-ORC International poll, didn’t mention Obama by name, but his target was clear when he addressed the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention Monday in San Antonio, Texas.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Barack Obama • Mitt Romney • National security • Rick Perry • Wolf Blitzer
BLITZER’S BLOG: “No love lost” between Cheney and Powell
August 29th, 2011
03:25 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: “No love lost” between Cheney and Powell

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) - In May 1990, CNN asked me to serve as its Pentagon correspondent. I was expecting a relatively slow news story since the Cold War was winding down. I thought I would spend most of my time covering base closings and new weapons systems. That was not to be because Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait that August.

It was during the six months of Operation Desert Shield and the six weeks of Operation Desert Storm that I really got to know then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and then-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell. They were the leaders of the U.S. military. They became the chief spokesmen for the war buildup and then for the war itself.
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