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CNN Radio News Day: May 30, 2013
Anthony Weiner listens to a question from the media after courting voters outside a Harlem subway station a day after announcing he will enter the New York mayoral race on May 23, 2013 in New York City.
May 30th, 2013
04:31 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 30, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • Scandal. It's a word that's been used a lot lately, especially with swirling Washington D.C. controversies over the Benghazi consulate attack, the IRS, and the Justice Department. A new poll shows those 'scandals' have dragged down President Obama's popularity. But there's a case to be made that for other politicians, scandals can have an effect you wouldn't expect. Two years ago New York Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner stepped-down in shame amid a self-made scandal. Now he's back, and CNN's Steve Kastenbaum says he's getting good poll numbers in his bid to become mayor of New York City:

"A recent poll from the Marist Institute of Public Opinion showed that 53% of voters in New York feel Weiner deserves a second chance."

  • The U.S. and Russia are still at it – spying on each other. Two weeks ago Russia says they caught an American diplomat spying on them. Details from the incident brought to mind past Cold War episodes between the two countries. But framed against current global issues, Fiona Hill with the Brookings Institution says Russia and the U.S. can't afford to have something like this derail the countries' relationship:

“ The biggest question is whether we can both come to some kind of agreement that we should stop doing this.  I mean, what are the stakes now in all this mutual spying?"

  • Last Saturday was Gary and Yanira Maldonado's one year wedding anniversary. But instead of celebrating with a piece of frozen wedding cake and a romantic weekend at home, Yanira is sitting in a Mexican prison, facing an uncertain future that could keep her from home for a very long time. The Arizona mother of seven is being held by Mexican police on drug charges. CNN's Rafael Romo traveled down to Nogales, Mexico to get the first interview with Yanira since her arrest. He says this has drawn the attention – and intervention – of the U.S. government:

“The State Department is aware of the situation and is in talks with the Mexican government.”

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  1. gullible white cattle

    Wiener is small fry. Real power is with jewish bankers. this is not left vs right, GOP vs Dems, Socialism vs liberty. This is war against White people.

    Why do hostile globalist elite defend Israel as a Jewish ethnostate with Jewish only immigration, but ravage White majority Europe/North America into a multi-ethnic, multi-cultural Gulag with dystopian non-White colonization?

    The world is 93% non-White, only 7% White. But 3rd world colonizers, Muslims, Sikhs, Hispanics, are aggressively advancing their agenda to annihilate gullible Whites, just as China annihilates Tibet.

    How long will gullible Whites cuckold for murderous anti-White elite, who confiscate our guns, infiltrate/subvert our banks/FBI/CIA, indoctrinate White kids in academia/mass media, plunder White jobs/wages, & butcher White soldiers in bankrupting wars?

    "Native" Americans invaded from East Asia. Yellow & Brown races committed 10-times more genocide, slavery, imperialism than Whites. Since Old-Testament, Whites have been victims of Jewish/Crypto-Jewish, Turkic, Muslim, N.African imperialism, slavery, genocide.

    Gullible Whites should reject subversive ideologies- libertarianism, feminism, liberalism- & reject hostile slanders of racism. Peace to all humanity, but White people must organize to advance their interests, their fertility, their homelands. Spread this message. Reading list: goo.gl/iB777 , goo.gl/htyeq , amazon.com/dp/0759672229 , amazon.com/dp/1410792617

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