This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jessica Yellin) Obama's response to the flip-flop charges examined and discussed; details given about his switch on domestic surveillance and his view of the war in Iraq. [OBAMA - speaks about common sense on Iraq and bringing this war to an end.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Carl Bernstein about Obama and his shift to the center. [From Boston, GERGEN - says Obama is a synthesizer now a center-left candidate; explains how the Iraqi leaders are beginning to asserting their sovereignty.] [BERNSTEIN - says Obama is a non-ideological candidate and has left himself room on the war.] [BORGER - says he has changed positions on public financing of campaigns and the issue is what will McCain do about this.] Other material: [Senator John McCAIN - says we can withdraw with honor, not on a set timetable.]
(Washington: Jessica Yellin) Obama's list of vice president options examined; details given about Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Senator Joe Biden, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, former Senator Tom Daschle, Senators Evan Bayh, Kevin Salazar and Hillary Clinton. [OBAMA - speaks about deciding on the vice presidency.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Carl Bernstein about Obama and his vice presidency. [GERGEN - says Obama has to decide if it is Clinton or someone else.] [BORGER - suggests it will not be Clinton and the possibility of Biden and Bayh.] [BERNSTEIN - suggests Hillary would be the nominee except for Bill and the possibility of Biden or former Senator Sam Nunn.]
(Washington: Jessica Yellin) Senator John McCain's list of vice president options examined; details given about Governors Charlie Crist, Bobby Jindal, Mark Sanford, Tim Pawlenty; Mitt Romney, Carly Fiorina, Rob Portman, Senator Joseph Lieberman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator John Thune. ["The Hotline" editor Amy WALTER- talks about Pawlenty.] [McCAIN - comments on requirements for a vice president.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Carl Bernstein about McCain and his vice presidency. [BORGER - talks about the short list.] [GERGEN - comments on Jindal and McCain's need for someone who could step in like Romney.] [BERNSTEIN - says Portman and especially Romney are the best options.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN polls findings on the number of Hillary supporters who would not vote for Obama or Senator John McCain cited.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The pressure on Obama from Clinton supporters examined; statistics on Clinton donors cited. [Major Clinton donor Lynn FORESTER- comments on her personal decision about Obama, whom she does not like or trust.] [Florida Representative Debbie WASSERMAN SCHULTZ- says the slow shift to Obama is not unexpected: that they need to be won over.]
(Washington: Carol Costello) The reasons for the coverage of the Obama family examined. ["Access Hollywood" Maria MENOUNOS- says the Obamas chose "Access Hollywood" and the girls took over the interview.] ["The Political Brain" author Drew WESTEN- says Obama needs to show he is a guy with a family.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The wildfires of California updated; map shown. A journey through a wildfire presented; scenes shown from Sacramento of the fire by the road.
(Washington: Brian Todd) The murder charges against Pakistani Chadri Rashid in the death of his daughter in Jonesboro, Georgia, over an arranged marriage examined; scenes shown from the house; details given about a U.N. program to stop honor killings worldwide. [Columbia University Ajay NAIR- says women are the targets because they are the carriers of the culture.]
(Studio& Pentagon: Randi Kaye) The story of Army Spc. Jeremy Hall, who went to Iraq as a Christian but became an atheist and has filed a lawsuit against the military for religious discrimination, presented; details given about his treatment by fellow soldiers. [HALL - explains what has happened to him; states believing in God does not make you a better soldier.] [Military Religious Freedom Foundation Michael WEINSTEIN- speaks about the "Pentacostalgon."] [Deputy undersecretary Bill CARR- denies the Pentagon is pushing one faith; says atheism is acceptable; opposes proselytizing in the military.] Promotional video shot inside the Pentagon shown.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The weakening of Hurricane Bertha; the drop in oil prices and surveillance video shown of the theft of an ATM from a gas station in Florida reported.