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November 16th, 2012
07:09 PM ET

Palestinians rally behind Hamas

PLO Representative to the U.S. Maen Rashid Areikat tells Wolf Blitzer that Israel has turned Gaza into a "big jail."

RELATED STORY: U.S. fears Israel-Hamas conflict escalates to ground invasion

November 16th, 2012
07:00 PM ET

Israel moves toward possible ground war

Israeli Government Spokesman Mark Regev tells Wolf Blitzer that Israel authorizes a call up of 75,000 reservists.

RELATED POST: Rockets strike near Israeli cities

November 16th, 2012
06:52 PM ET

Israel vs. Hamas: The Firepower

CNN's Tom Foreman uses CNN's virtual studio to show us the firepower on both sides of the Israel Hamas conflict.

RELATED STORY: Rockets strike near Israeli cities

November 16th, 2012
05:13 PM ET

Jerusalem Mayor: enough is enough

In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat expresses his dismay against Hamas' rocket attacks.

"It’s bloody chutzpah that they are using indiscriminate fire to hit civilians," Barkat says. "Israel does everything it can to avoid hitting civilians."

November 16th, 2012
12:28 PM ET

Fears of full-scale war

Wolf Blitzer and Kate Bolduan talk to Aaron David Miller Prof. Shibley Telhami about the Israeli and Palestinian attacks.

November 16th, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Skydiving cats cause uproar

Fur flies over a video of skydiving cats. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the free-falling felines.

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November 16th, 2012
12:21 PM ET

Are Israeli ground forces moving into Gaza?

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren discusses Israel's strategy in the conflict with Gaza.

RELATED STORY: What the Israel/Gaza violence means

November 16th, 2012
12:18 PM ET

FBI agent behind Petraeus probe revealed

We can put a name to the FBI agent believed to have triggered the investigation that uncovered the Petraeus affair.

RELATED STORY: Petraeus: I did not pass on classified info


Filed under: David Petraeus • FBI • Joe Johns
November 16th, 2012
12:14 PM ET

Jindal says Romney 'gift' remark 'completely unhelpful'

(CNN) – Gov. Bobby Jindal – the newly elected chair of the Republican Governors Association and a frequent subject of 2016 presidential speculation – reiterated Thursday his irritation at Mitt Romney's comments explaining his defeat in the presidential election.

Romney was recorded telling donors on a conference call that President Barack Obama won votes by offering "gifts" to African-Americans, Hispanics and young voters.

FULL STORY ON POLITICAL TICKERF


Filed under: 2012 election • Bobby Jindal • Interviews • Mitt Romney