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Education Chief to Schools: Stop Hitting Kids

John King says corporal punishment is 'harmful,' 'ineffective'

(Newser) - Education Secretary John King has a message for states where physical discipline is permitted in schools, per USA Today : Quit it. In a letter to governors and state school chiefs, King says 22 states—mostly in the South and West—still allow corporal punishment or don't forbid it. He... More »

Stewart Rips CNN for Boston 'Exclusive'

It was exclusive 'because it was completely f---ing wrong,' he says

(Newser) - CNN reported yesterday that an arrest had been made in the Boston Marathon bombing, with Wolf Blitzer touting the network's "dramatic, exclusive reporting." Just one problem: There was no arrest, and the network eventually backtracked . Cue Jon Stewart: "There was a very good reason why this... More »

CNN Stars John King, Dana Bash Separate

Pair have been married 4 years

(Newser) - CNN's married political reporters John King and Dana Bash have separated, friends tell the Washington Post . The couple, married almost four years, have been living separately for several months, insiders say. King converted to Judaism prior to their marriage. "They continue to co-parent their young son"—Jonah,... More »

Tonight's Debate Could Change the Race

Santorum's on the hot seat, Romney's back is to the wall, Gingrich needs a comeback

(Newser) - It's been a while, but America's favorite political game show is back. Yes, the Republican presidential candidates will square off in Mesa tonight for their first debate in nearly a month. Here are the storylines in play:
  • The final showdown—The stakes are "about as high as
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Gingrich Admits Debate Answer Was Wrong

He didn't actually offer ABC any witnesses to refute ex-wife

(Newser) - Newt Gingrich's campaign today admitted that it hadn't actually offered ABC any character witnesses to refute allegations made by his second wife , as the speaker had angrily insisted it had. "The story was false. Every personal friend I have who knew us in that period says the... More »

Leno or Conan? Debaters Field Personal Questions

Bachmann picks both Elvis, Johnny Cash

(Newser) - Good gimmick, or bad? At the Republican debate in New Hampshire , CNN moderator John King occasionally departed from talking policy to ask GOP hopefuls a "this or that?" question.
  • To Rick Santorum: "Leno or Conan?" Leno, Santorum decided after a pause, "but I don't watch either.
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Top GOP Hopefuls Prep for First Big Debate

First 2012 debate for Romney, Bachmann, Gingrich

(Newser) - Seven top Republican presidential hopefuls will gather this month for the first New Hampshire 2012 debate. Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Herman Cain, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum will meet at Saint Anselm College for the face-off, hosted by CNN ’s John King. It's the... More »

Next to Go at CNN: John King

Insiders only too happy to bash low ratings, high ego

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch gleefully takes another pot shot at CNN with the news that John King will be the next one ousted from the network. “Since King replaced Lou Dobbs, he's lost more than half his audience,” an insider tells Murdoch’s New York Post . “If it were... More »

The Race to Replace Larry King

Here are the top candidates to fill the legend's time slot

(Newser) - Now that Larry King is officially hanging up his suspenders this fall, it's time to start the wild speculation about who CNN might snag to replace him! The Huffington Post breaks down the candidates. 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 »

John King Will Replace Lou Dobbs

Anchor of CNN's 'State of the Union' 'thrilled' with primetime slot

(Newser) - CNN political reporter and State of the Union host John King will replace the abruptly departed Lou Dobbs in CNN's 7pm weekday slot starting early next year. Aside from hosting the network's Sunday political gabfest, King is known for using a touch-screen “magic map” to illustrate his election analysis.... More »

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