This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Wasserman Schultz about how the Democrats are linking Akin and Romney on abortion. [WASSERMAN SCHULTZ- comments on abortion language in the Republican platform and the position of Romney with the platform that backs a constitutional amendment against all abortion; states we want the voters to know the parties' differences on women's issues and reproductive choices; bickers with AC over the quotation taken from the "Los Angeles Times."]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A CNN report of a threat against Akin noted.
(Studio: John King) The new evidence from polls on the presidential election race between President Obama and Mitt Romney, the role of Representative Paul Ryan in helping Romney and the significance of the traditional convention boost reviewed; electronic data from the battle ground states of Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Candy Crowley) The dynamics of the race with the economy dragging on Obama, the issue of Romney's likability and how it will be a turnout election discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Dallas: Ed Lavandera) The background to Head's statements about Obama and the local Democratic response to the "civil war" statements discussed. [On Fox, HEAD - says Obama will send in U.N. troops in Lubbock County.]
(California: Kyung Lah) The problems with California passing a bill to protect children from being sexually abused by teachers examined; scenes shown of protests about what happened at Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles where teacher Mark Berndt abused children. [California state senate Alex PADILLA- says the state paid Berndt to resign; comments on the bill designed to protect children from sex, drug and crimes.] How the bill was blocked by board members not voting and the role of money from education unions explained. [Democrats for Education Reform Gloria ROMERO- says it was fear and intimidation by special interest groups; states the legislators threw the children to the wind.] [MapLight president Daniel NEWMAN- says lawmakers receiving more money from teachers union vote more for the union.] The refusal of representatives to speak to CNN shown. What the California teachers' union is saying about the process for dealing with teachers discussed.