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Talking about Oil: The U.S., Iran and the tension over the Strait of Hormuz
January 23rd, 2012
10:08 PM ET

Talking about Oil: The U.S., Iran and the tension over the Strait of Hormuz

Iran's threats to close the Strait of Hormuz have been effective in the past.

On the word of E.U. sanctions, Crude oil prices rose and worldwide demand for gasoline isn't declining anytime soon.

Ali Velshi spoke with Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Spencer Ackerman who writes for the Danger Room blog on Wired.com.

Here are the two parts of that chat below:

Related post: CNN's Tim Lister explains why the Strait of Hormuz is so strategically important and why tensions are rising there.

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Filed under: backstory • Iran • politics • U.S.
January 12th, 2012
01:01 AM ET

Is Democracy waning in Iraq?

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Filed under: Arab World • backstory • Interviews • Iraq • journalists • politics
January 11th, 2012
05:32 PM ET

U.S. Presidential Campaign: Rap parody on the unique U.S. state of New Hampshire goes viral

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Filed under: backstory • Internet • Interviews • Music • politics • U.S.
January 11th, 2012
05:21 PM ET

The race to be the next President of the U.S.

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Filed under: backstory • politics • U.S.
January 10th, 2012
04:47 PM ET

View from Europe: U.S. elections

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Filed under: backstory • Europe • Interviews • journalists • politics • U.S.
January 6th, 2012
03:29 AM ET

The high cost of running for U.S. President and super PAC's

It costs a lot to run for U.S. president, but this year’s campaigns are spending less on advertising and benefitting from a new form of financing called super Political Action Committees or super PAC’s.

Fionnuala Sweeney talked with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about the powerful new player in the race for president.



Filed under: backstory • journalists • politics • U.S.
August 2nd, 2011
12:31 AM ET

Breaking down the U.S. debt deal and behind the scenes in Washington

Here's a look at the U.S. debt deal and how reporters are covering this major moment in history on Capitol Hill in Washington.


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