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Monday, June 2, 2008

Debating A Trip Down Memory Lane

On Friday, CNN broadcast a follow up report from Tom Foreman, Jamie McIntyre, and Zain Verjee on their commute to work race. This time, the race involved slugs. No, this had nothing to do with a science project. Slugging to work is fairly common in the Washington, D.C. area where commuters who want to use the HOV lane pick up passengers who want a free ride to work.

On Issue #1, Ali Velshi talked to all three of the great commuter race participants.


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Here we are- the first week June, 2008 and we’re finally coming up on the end of the 2008 primary elections. Do you remember the first week of June last year? We weren't even sure when the primaries were going start.

CNN was preparing for their first set of debates on the St. Anselm College campus in New Hampshire. Way back then, there were eight Democrats still in the running. (Can you name all eight?) If you're interested in taking a trip down memory lane, CNN's website can provide you with video, transcripts and analysis from the debate.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Those segments from Zain,Tom and Jamie
are awesome.