This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Nic Robertson) The increase in attacks in the independent border region of Waziristan, the deal Pakistan struck with tribal groups, the massive problem of the capabilities of NATO troops in Afghanistan due to the limitations on how these troops can be used discussed. [Center for Strategic and International Studies Rick BARTON- outlines the military effort that will be needed to combat the enemy in Afghanistan; explains how Afghans are going back to cutting their own deals rather than as a united Afghanistan.]
(West Palm Beach: John Zarrella) The day's developments in the legal battle over Anna Nicole Smith baby and the issue of what court had jurisdiction over where Smith could be buried reviewed; scenes shown of the media outside the West Palm Beach, Florida, courthouse; details given of coming paternity hearings in the Bahamas. [Larry Birkhead's attorney Susan BROWN- says Larry is the father and we should be allowed to prove it.] [4th district court of appeals Marshal Glen RUBIN- says we have not received the papers] The busy legal week ahead discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on Anna Nicole mania in the media outlined on screen.
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The clash between presidential election candidates Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton after former Hollywood supporter David Geffen attacked the Clintons at an Obama fund-raiser reviewed; details given about how both sides have responded. [OBAMA - comments on Geffen and the Clintons.] [Democratic strategist Donna BRAZILE- says round one went to the second-tier candidates.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former presidential adviser David Gergen about the Clinton-Obama flap. [GERGEN - says Hillary is the big loser in this case because she caused a ruckus in response to the Maureen Dowd column and has given air time to Geffen's criticism of Hillary; suggests this did not serve Hillary well and Obama has admitted his camp has misplayed this, too; assesses what this means about Obama's camp.]
(New York: Randi Kaye) The plight of Iraqi refugees seeking visas to the US examined; statistics on the low number of Iraqis getting visas cited; details given about a worldwide resettlement and relief program and plans to accept 7,000 refugees. [Iraqi refugee "SARAH" - states her family was targeted because they are Christians; describes her family being shot at; says the US has a moral obligation to help the Iraqi people; agrees she wishes Iraq had never been invaded.] Statements from Representative Tom Tancredo and Ohio Governor Tom Strickland quoted in opposition to allowing Iraqi refugees into the US quoted. [STRICKLAND - calls this an insignificant response to a huge problem.] Strickland's changed position today quoted. How the decision-making process on Iraqi refugees is carried out discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped discussion held with Representative Tom Tancredo and Muslim Public Affairs Council Edina Lekovic about the immigration policy. [TANCREDO - says alien Iraqis who committed crimes here will not be accepted back to Iraq; states his support of part of the refugee policy.] [LEKOVIC - says there is a humanitarian crisis in Iraq with millions of displaced Iraqis and the US has promised to rescue them from mayhem.] [TANCREDO, LEKOVIC - bicker about his statements about "taking out" Mecca.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tancredo's statement on July 18, 2005 about considering taking out their holy sites quoted.