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September 13th, 2011
07:17 PM ET

U.S. poverty rate highest since 1993

U.S. Census Bureau statistics indicate 46 million Americans live in poverty. CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports.

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Filed under: Economy • Lisa Sylvester
September 13th, 2011
07:14 PM ET

Brazen attack in Kabul

The U.S. embassy and other centers of power in Kabul come under attack by insurgents. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

RELATED STORY: In central Kabul, tension ripples amid Taliban assault


Filed under: Afghanistan • Barbara Starr
September 13th, 2011
07:11 PM ET

Rick Perry's debate night punches

Gov. Perry took some jabs during the CNN/Tea Party Republican debate. CNN's Joe Johns takes a look at how he performed.

RELATED STORY: Perry still smiling after rough-and-tumble debate


Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Joe Johns • Rick Perry
September 13th, 2011
07:10 PM ET

Obama's prospects for 2012

DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz talks about President Obama's chances for re-election in 2012.

BLITZER’S BLOG: More goes into moderating a debate than meets the eye
September 13th, 2011
03:01 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: More goes into moderating a debate than meets the eye

By CNN's Wolf Blitzer

(CNN) – Moderating a presidential debate is not easy. That is especially true when you have eight candidates on the stage – each one eager to get as much time as possible to make his or her points.

Four years ago, I moderated five CNN presidential debates. Some had eight or even nine candidates on the stage. The final one I did had only two – Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.
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Filed under: 2012 election • Debates • Wolf Blitzer
September 13th, 2011
12:13 PM ET

TV crews get F-bombed

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on a longshoreman's rant.

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Filed under: Jeanne Moos