This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Berman about his bill and Obama's birthplace. [BERMAN - says he does not know if Obama was born in Hawaii and the birth certificate is not the original; suggests Obama may hold dual citizenship and we know nothing about this president; asks where is Obama's passport for when he went to Pakistan; says over 50 percent of people do not believe Obama is eligible to hold office; states the media will not send him the facts.] Findings of a CNN Poll on the percentage of people who do believe Obama was born in the US cited.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Congressional Research Service report mentioned by Berman noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and former USS Cole commander Cmdr. Kirk Lippold about the military policy on gays. [LIPPOLD - criticizes the fairness of the survey; states he had "sailors" on his ship, not men or women; adds this is a contentious issue so you have to think through the policy ramifications.] [BEGALA - suggests there is troops support for a change, but the Republicans can stop the repeal bill; suggests we have had 18 years to think through the policy.] Other material: [Yesterday, Senator Lindsey GRAHAM - says there is no groundswell of opposition from the military to a repeal.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) A government documents security review in the wake of the WikiLeaks scandal in which documents were released; the death of six US troops in Afghanistan; the riots after the elections in Haiti and the arrest of singer Willie Nelson for marijuana possession reported.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The anatomy of the sting operation to catch former Oregon State student Mohamud reviewed; details given about the FBI's undercover operation to prevent violent jihad in Portland with Mohamud's words about his planned bombing quoted. [FBI agent Arthur BALIZAN- explains why Mohamud selected that location.] [Portland police Chief Michael REESE- comments on the FBI plan.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) The recruitment of young Somali men in other cases and why Mohamud could not get out of the US to Yemen or Pakistan discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) An arrest of a gang leader, Arturo Gallegos, in the drug war in Mexico; cyber Monday for online shopping and the death of actor Leslie Nielsen reported; Nielsen clip from "Airplane!" shown.