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February 29th, 2012
02:14 PM ET

Rep. Connie Mack's playlist for Wednesday, Feb. 29th

Rep. Connie Mack appeared on Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien this morning, and submitted two songs from his playlist. They are:

Tom Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream"
Johnny Cash's "I've Been Everywhere"

Curious what's on the playlist of the biggest newsmakers? Watch Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien weekdays at 7am Eastern to find out.

Filed under: Playlist
February 29th, 2012
11:15 AM ET

Columbine principal offers Chardon help

Columbine High principal Frank DeAngelis on offering help to princpal of Chardon High School in wake of shooting.

February 29th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Book unearths secret stimulus memo

"The Escape Artist" author Noam Scheiber on a secret memo that could have changed the course of U.S. economic recovery.

Filed under: Economy
February 29th, 2012
10:30 AM ET

Rep. Mack on 'big night' for Romney

Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) on Mitt Romney's big win in primary contests in Arizona and Michigan.

Filed under: 2012 Race
February 29th, 2012
10:25 AM ET

Santorum press secretary Stewart on robocalls, possibly losing Catholic voters

Alice Stewart, press secretary for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign, on using robocalls in Michigan's primary.

Filed under: 2012 Race
February 29th, 2012
09:25 AM ET

Human Factor: Male infertility

Dr. Sanjay Gupta tells the story of a man who battled infertility and explains how men can sometimes reverse the condition.

Filed under: Uncategorized
February 29th, 2012
09:12 AM ET

Costa Concordia survivors preview Capitol Hill testimony on cruise safety

Sameer and Divya Sharma, Costa Concordia survivors, preview their testimony on Capitol Hill on cruise safety.

Filed under: Uncategorized
February 29th, 2012
09:05 AM ET

Starting Point Playlist for Wednesday, Feb. 29th


CNN Contributor Ron Brownstein's playlist today includes Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On." The song was from the album of the same title, and was a very political album for Gaye. It was named one of the 500 greatest albums of all time by Rolling Stone in 2003.

Brownstein also chose the song "Night Moves" by Bob Seger. It's the song that made Seger famous.

Panelist Jamal Simmons with chose more modern music, starting with Kanye West's "Stronger." The song is from West's 3rd album and won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2007.

The second song from Jamal's playlist is "Dream" by Alice Smith. On her website, Smith says her music has "notes of ‘60s pop, Burt Bacharach-style melodies and that intoxicating element of attitude."

Third song from Jamal's playlist is Wyclef Jean's "Celebrate." This song is from Jean's "The Preacher's Son" album, his fourth solo album in 2003.

Lastly, David Frum's playlist song today was from Claudio Monteverdi's "Vespers of the Blessed Virgin." Monteverdi was an Italian composer who wrote the opera "L'Orfeo."

Filed under: Playlist
February 29th, 2012
08:45 AM ET

RNC chairman discusses Romney wins, says tough primary good for party

Reince Priebus, RNC chairman, explains why he thinks that a tough primary is good for the Republican party.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Politics
February 29th, 2012
08:10 AM ET

Get Real! 1% tip receipt a fake

Soledad O'Brien explains that the one percent tip receipt from an alleged banker that went viral is actually a hoax.

Filed under: Get Real
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