This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Dana Bash and Salon.com writer Alex Seitz-Wald about Bachmann and her claims. [BASH - says Bachmann avoided questions; recounts why McCain defended Abedin, what Bachmann told her, the criticism of Bachmann by Ed Rollins and top Republicans; notes this is also about how the US is perceived abroad like the protests in Egypt.] [SEITZ-WALD - explains what Bachmann was trying to do: attract the base audience; says Gaffney has been shameless in attacking many and still has juice despite being condemned by the party.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, Ana Navarro and Gloria Borger about Romney tax returns. [NAVARRO - says we won't see anything new and this is a ridiculous distraction.] [FLEISCHER - says the American people are not focused on this tax issue: the issue is the economy.] [BORGER - says the tax return issue is having an impact: that Romney is a rich outsourcing fellow.]
(No location given: Drew Griffin) Another look at GSA employees away from the job on team building exercises examined; scenes shown from the Culinary Center of Kansas City where the federal workers learned to cook and learned about food etiquette. [In shadow, GSA EMPLOYEE - describes what happened at their day off at the culinary institute; states there is a lot of juvenile behavior.] [GSA regional administrator Jason KLUMB- says this was the old culture of the GSA and new leadership is taking over.] Last year's GSA holiday video contest done on federal employee time shown. A statement from the GSA administration about such activities as team building activities quoted. [In interview, GSA head Dan TANGHERLINI- talks about the authority to stop this kind of spending.] What Tangherlini has done to curtail the culture of the GSA noted.
(Studio: Deborah Feyerick) A bus bombing that killed Israeli tourists in Bulgaria; the search for two missing girls in Iowa and former South African President Nelson Mandela's 94th birthday reported.