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December 22nd, 2011
12:58 PM ET

Top YouTube videos of 2011

Top ten YouTube videos of 2011 include a talking dog and Lady Gaga. CNN's Jeanne Moos counts them down.

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December 21st, 2011
07:38 PM ET

Ron Paul gets testy during interview

CNN's Gloria Borger talks to presidential candidate Ron Paul about past newsletters seen as racist.

RELATED VIDEO: Ron Paul says he won't stop negative ads

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Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Ron Paul
December 21st, 2011
07:12 PM ET

Santorum: I was asked to drop out

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he's been encouraged by some conservatives to drop out of the race.

RELATED STORY: Santorum: Faith leader asked me, others to consider dropping out

RELATED VIDEO: Santorum: Paul more left than Obama

RELATED VIDEO: I'm for income inequality


Filed under: 2012 election • Interviews • Rick Santorum
December 21st, 2011
06:54 PM ET

Woman recounts violent attack in Egypt

Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy, who was beaten last month by Egyptian police, discuss the brutal attacks on women in Cairo and expresses her outrage at the situation.

RELATED POST: Egypt's military offers 'regret' for attacks on women


Filed under: Egypt • Middle East
December 21st, 2011
06:39 PM ET

How payroll tax fight affects you

CNN's Mary Snow takes a look at what will happen if the payroll tax cut is not extended.

RELATED STORY: Senate Republican frustration mounting with House GOP

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BLITZER'S BLOG: Petraeus' secret trip to Iraq
December 21st, 2011
04:18 PM ET

BLITZER'S BLOG: Petraeus' secret trip to Iraq

By Wolf Blitzer, CNN

(CNN) - When I got up early Wednesday morning, I got an e-mail from CNN's Arwa Damon in Baghdad. She had been hearing that CIA Director David Petraeus was spotted in Iraq in recent days. She asked me to check it out with my sources in Washington, which, of course, I did.

I learned that the retired U.S. Army general who once commanded U.S. forces in Iraq had indeed gone to Iraq, this time as head of the CIA. I was also told he was already back in Washington safe and sound.
FULL POST


Filed under: Iraq • Wolf Blitzer
December 21st, 2011
02:50 PM ET

Petraeus back from Baghdad

By Arwa Damon and Wolf Blitzer

CIA Director David Petraeus has just returned from a quick visit to Iraq, sources tell CNN. The trip was initially intended as a chance for Petraeus to thank the CIA team in Iraq as the US completed its withdrawal of forces, an official said.

FULL POST ON SECURITY CLEARANCE BLOG

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December 21st, 2011
12:57 PM ET

Deliveries gone wild

Worst delivery ever? A FedEx man throws a computer monitor over a fence. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the flying parcel.

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December 20th, 2011
06:41 PM ET

What if Ron Paul wins Iowa?

CNN's Gloria Borger speaks with Iowa's governor about why the state is important and what would happen if Ron Paul wins.

RELATED: Cafferty: What will happen to the Republican field if Ron Paul wins the Iowa caucuses?

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Filed under: 2012 election • Gloria Borger • Iowa • Ron Paul
December 20th, 2011
06:39 PM ET

Voter swears at Gingrich in Iowa

Newt Gingrich's campaign takes a blow as he drops in the polls and loses a key endorsement in Iowa. Jim Acosta reports.

RELATED: Gingrich faces tough talk from Iowans


Filed under: 2012 election • Iowa • Jim Acosta • Newt Gingtich
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