CNN Radio News Day: October 8, 2012
October 8th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: October 8, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • One month before the U.S. presidential election Republican challenger Mitt Romney is attacking President Barack Obama's leadership around the world.  In what was billed as a major foreign policy speech, Romney condemned Mr. Obama for "leading from behind," saying he's weakened U.S. influence. Romney called for a firmer line towards Iran.

[2:07] “ I will not hesitate to impose new sanctions on Iran, and will tighten the sanctions we currently have."

  • Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be sentenced tomorrow.  In June he was convicted of 45 counts of sexually abusing 10 boys over a 15 year period.  Since late last year he's been under house arrest and in county jail, but now he'll move into the state prison system.  Something University of Central Missouri Criminologist Scott Chenault says won't be easy:

[7:57] "Child molesters really are hated by their fellow inmates.  And, truth be told, by the officers as well."

  • It's the most exclusive fraternity in the world – U.S. Presidents current and past. These few men are bound together by the sheer amount of influence they continue to wield.  CNN's Edgar Treigts spoke with Nancy Gibbs, the co-author of the new book "The Presidents Club."  Gibbs says these relationships have a way of evolving over time:

[13:35] "Americans like seeing presidents and former presidents work together.  They like seeing presidents from different parties put aside their differences to get something done...  And so I think that there is a sense of putting the good of the country first."

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