BREAKING NEWS; PROTESTERS KILLED IN BAHRAIN: Anderson Cooper's report
We begin with breaking news, good evening everyone. A violent new police crackdown on protesters in the Middle East caught on tape, as it happened, blow by blow. This time the Gulf state of Bahrain. Police there swarming across the Capital trying to force protesters out of the Pearl roundabout area of the city. According to one eye witness the attack was a cowardly one. He said the demonstrators, including woman and children, were sleeping when police came in with stun grenades and tear gas. At least two people are dead. One American correspondent, ABC's Miguel Marquez, was injured.
FOLLOW UP: Nic Robertson
KEEPING THEM HONEST, ASSAULT ON LARA LOGAN: Anderson Cooper commentary
ANDERSON SPOKE WITH NIR ROSEN
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY, Nic Rosen under fire for tweets on Lara Logan : Joan Walsh (Salon.com) and Ashleigh Banfield (ABC News)
HEART TRANSPLANT MISCOMMUNICATION, Family says they never got notification of funding: Arizonian Douglas Gravagna talks with Anderson
360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN:Isha Sesay
KNOX CASE GETS NEW LOOK, Amanda Knox appealing conviction in Italy: Joe Johns reporting
KNOX'S PARENTS FACE LIBEL CASE: Drew Griffin reporting
THE RIDICULIST: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
BLOGGER'S COMMENTARY: Thanks to Anderson Cooper and AC360 many of you have taken an interest in Douglas Gravagna's case as he fights to obtain a heart transplant in Arizona. AC360 has interviewed several key players in the controversial decision that AZ. Gov. Jan Brewer has made to deny residents of Arizona life saving procedures to help balance the budget.
Today Kathlen Sebelius, U.S. Heath & Human Services Secretary, issued a ruling that Arizona can further cut over a quarter of a million residents from its Medicaid rolls, thus saving the State even more money and putting even more of the State's residents at risk because they will be uninsured.
Democrats in the AZ State House vow to fight the Governor's efforts to cut services to residents. But while that fight makes its way through debates and the eventual State wide ballot vote more and more Douglas Gravagnas will suffer by not receiving the care that they so deserve.
Our budget problems are real and very serious in Arizona but there has to be a better solution than cutting health care to the people who need it most. ~Phebe