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Bush: Garner Verdict 'Hard to Understand'

Former president discusses reaction to chokehold video

(Newser) - George W. Bush has weighed in on the controversy surrounding the chokehold death of Eric Garner , calling a grand jury's decision not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo "hard to understand." In a CNN interview, Candy Crowley asked Bush about his reaction to video showing Garner's... More »

Rand Paul: I Won't Send My Son to Iraq

Senator adds that he doesn't blame Obama for the 'mess'

(Newser) - Rand Paul hit the Sunday show circuit today to stake out a position on Iraq that sets him apart from the hawks in his party. "Let's not be involved in the Syrian civil war, and let's not be involved in the Iraq civil war," the senator... More »

Democratic Rep: 'Not All' in GOP Are Racist

But party has 'elements animated by racism': Steve Israel

(Newser) - Does Democratic Rep. Steve Israel think his "Republican colleagues are racist"? His reply to Candy Crowley's question on CNN yesterday: "Not all of them, no. Of course not," said the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. But "to a significant extent, the Republican... More »

NRA Honcho: Assault Weapons Ban Won't Pass

Joe Manchin calls for comprehensive approach

(Newser) - There's no way gun control advocates have the votes to get an assault weapons ban through Congress, NRA President David Keene told CNN today. "I would say that the likelihood is that they're not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress,... More »

Conservatives Pile on Candy Crowley

Rush accuses her of 'journalistic terrorism'

(Newser) - One person who definitely did not win the presidential debate this week was Candy Crowley—at least as far as conservatives are concerned. Right-wingers are claiming the take-charge moderator deliberately helped Barack Obama look good, reports CBS News . "Crowley's behavior goes beyond despicable as it was a blatant... More »

Debate's Real Winner: 'Binders Full of Women'

Romney phrase immediately goes viral

(Newser) - The real winner of the debate? Mitt Romney's line about "binders full of women," which became an instant meme. The Atlantic Wire and CNN round up some of the fun the Internet had with the line:
  • One picture going around shows Hugh Hefner in a library with
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Aggressive Obama Edges 2nd Debate

Prez made vital comeback from Denver disaster, pundits say

(Newser) - President Obama actually showed up for the second debate, and while the feisty contest was nowhere near as one-sided as his Denver defeat, most pundits say that the president made the comeback he needed. Some 46% of viewers thought Obama won the debate, while 39% called it for Mitt Romney,... More »

Romney, Obama to Crowley: No Follow-Up Questions

Moderator threatens to weigh in at town-hall debate

(Newser) - The Obama and Romney campaigns finally agree on something: They don't want Candy Crowley asking them any pesky follow-up questions. Crowley is moderating tomorrow's debate, which is to be conducted town hall-style, with audience members asking the questions. But Crowley doesn't intend to just twiddle her thumbs.... More »

Now in Crosshairs: Debate Moderators

Social media, confrontational candidates turn up heat

(Newser) - Jim Lehrer has been moderating presidential debates for decades, but lately, it's a lot tougher than it used to be. Candidates have started confronting not just their opponents but the moderators themselves, as Newt Gingrich showed us during the GOP primaries. And the general public can easily hammer chosen... More »

Woman Tapped to Moderate Presidential Debates

CNN's Crowley 1st to do so since 1992

(Newser) - A 20-year-old boys' club is about to once again open up to women. CNN's Candy Crowley will moderate one of this election's three presidential debates, announced the debate commission today. The last time a woman took the lead was when Carole Simpson did so in 1992; Barbara Walters... More »

Giuliani to GOP: 'Get Out of People's Bedrooms'

Former mayor says GOP needs to focus on the fiscal

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani caused a stir yesterday when he told Candy Crowley that the GOP should stop focusing on gay marriage. "I think the Republican Party would be well advised to get the heck out of people's bedrooms and let these things get decided by states," he said... More »

Candy Crowley: Little Glitz, Big Respect

But can an unflashy host succeed on cable?

(Newser) - The Washington Post checks in on Candy Crowley's short run so far as host of CNN's Sunday morning State of the Union with a flattering profile (she's "beloved in the halls of CNN and roundly respected in official Washington") that nonetheless makes clear her show's long-term success is... More »

Candy Crowley Taking Over CNN's State of the Union

Network completes post-Lou Dobbs reshuffle

(Newser) - Candy Crowley will be at the helm of CNN's revamped Sunday morning politics talk show State of the Union starting this week. The political correspondent will replace John King, who will host a new show in the 7pm time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs with his abrupt exit three months... More »

Lefty Talking Heads Fan 'Birther' Flames

Debunked rumor gets far more play on MSNBC than on Fox

(Newser) - When CNN correspondent Candy Crowley mentioned birthers on Lou Dobbs’ show last week, the host panicked. “Don’t say ‘birthers,’ whatever you do,” he said. “Not on this broadcast.” Dobbs has become a much-ridiculed face of the birther movement, but he's discussed the issue... More »

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