This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville & Bill Bennett about Obama's problems. [CARVILLE - says they have a good shot at getting 60 votes, but there will be some unrest in the Democratic party; states it will be a remarkable victory if they get there.] [BENNETT - outlines the opposition to the bill from the American people & the division within the party.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Bennett's new book "The True St. Nicholas" mentioned.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Concerns American drones have been hacked into by Iraqi militants; the death of pro football player Chris Henry during an argument with his fiance; Senate committee's approval of Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke for a second term; an Australian's view that Santa Claus is a bad influence & bad role model reported. A CNN News challenged announced.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, CNN producer Adam Reiss & former federal prosecutor Sunny Hostin about the Goldman case. [REISS - says David was slightly hopeful on the flight, but upset when he got on the ground; states David will stay in Brazil for a few days despite the frustration.] [TOOBIN - says foreign courts do not like to give up the kids.] [HOSTIN - talks about the circumstances which the child is in.]
(Shenandoah, Pennsylvania: Soledad O'Brien) Questions about a law enforcement coverup of a hate crime murder in the blue collar town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, featured; details given about the 2008 murder of Mexican immigrant Luis Ramirez, the trial of locals Brandon Piekarski & Derrick Donchak, who were convicted of only simple assault, the Justice Department charges against the two & the indictment of three police officers for false information. [Witness Eileen BURKE, WOMAN - offer differing opinions on the crime.] [Victim's fiance Crystal DILLMAN- comments on what happened.] [County D.A. James GOODMAN- comments on the problems in the investigation of the case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) The issue of the adding on of federal charges against the two & whether the town was corrupt & there was racism on the part of the police officers discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A major strike against a drug cartel in Mexico; a Pakistani court's ruling preventing the deportation of five Americans suspected of terrorism & the status of Italian Prime Minister's Silvio Berlusconi attack injuries reported.