CNN Radio News Day: June 5, 2013
President Barack Obama today nominated U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice (R) to Succeed Tom Donilon (2R) as National Security Adviser. Mr. Obama also nominated Samantha Power (L) to succeed Rice at the U.N.
June 5th, 2013
04:26 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: June 5, 2013

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

  • Today President Obama named U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice as his new national security adviser. She's replacing Tom Donilon, who will step down in July. Rice became a lightning rod for Republican criticism after she became embroiled in the alleged cover-up surrounding last year's attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. CNN political contributor John Avlon says today's announcement drew immediate blow-back:

"Conservatives in Congress saw this as the president taking a shot across their bow, because this position is not subject to Senate confirmation like, for example, secretary of state which she'd previously been considered for... So this has a lot of congressional critics frustrated."

  • Earlier this week the two men accused of hacking British soldier Lee Rigby to death appeared in a London court for the first time since the killing. One of the two men was formally charged with murder last week, and that means the rules on how the media covers the story will soon change – drastically. That's because Britain has strict laws regarding trial coverage. Mark Stephens, an international media lawyer based in London, says no type of jury pool tainting can happen:

“You can't make any reports which ware assumptive of guilt. You cannot provide any information about a defendant's bad character or indeed their previous convictions."

  • Forty-five years ago today a shocking and horrific incident capped-off one of the darkest years in American history.  Robert Kennedy, who was running for President, was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel. Sandi Gibbons was a 27-year-old reporter at the time and was inside the hotel when the shooting occurred:

"You had what was going on in the kitchen area, or the pantry area, which none of us could see 'cause the door was closed, but we knew something awful was happening back there. People were screaming. Young girls who were still wearing the little straw hats from the campaign were standing there sobbing. It was a very, very sad scene."

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  1. gullible white cattle

    GOP is just as Corrupt as Dems. Making a huge story about Rice, while fornicating with Jewish Lobby, the hor of babylon. 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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