January 16th, 2008
06:53 PM ET

Clinton called Bush “pathetic”


Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud walks with US President George W. Bush after dinner at the Riyadh Palace in the Saudi capital. (PHOTO CREDIT: GETTY IMAGES)

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Senator Hillary Clinton took at jab at President Bush last night during a Democratic debate, accusing the president of "begging" the Saudis to cut oil prices.

President Bush was in Riyahd, Saudi Arabia, yesterday, meeting with King Abdullah and other dignitaries. During his visit, he asked that OPEC consider the effect high oil prices are having on the U.S. economy, when setting production levels.

Saudi Arabia is the number one oil exporter in the world. Its oil minister politely declined the president's request.

Senator Clinton called the whole scene "pathetic."

She said instead of begging from OPEC, the U.S. should change its energy policy and put people to work in "green" jobs as a way to fight off recession.

Here’s my question to you: Hillary Clinton accused President Bush of "begging" the Saudis to cut oil prices and said it was "pathetic." Is she right?

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Filed under: Hillary Clinton
January 16th, 2008
05:50 PM ET

Ingredients: cloned meat

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FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Consumer and animal rights groups are up in arms over a ruling from the food and drug administration.

Yesterday, the FDA said food from cloned animals and their offspring is safe to eat... As safe as food from non-cloned animals. We're talking meat and milk from cows, goats and pigs here. The FDA also said it's not necessary to label foods from cloned animals as such.

The announcement follows seven years of research.

But some groups say more study is needed and that food containing ingredients from cloned animals should be labeled as such so consumers can choose not to buy it.

The FDA says regulators can't require that these products be specially-labeled because there is no difference between them and food produced by the regular kind of animals. Clone means identical.

Right now cloning costs thousands of dollars per animal birth, so chances are you won't be dining on any cloned meat any time soon.

Here’s my question to you: Should the government require that labels say if ingredients come from cloned animals?

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Filed under: Uncategorized
January 16th, 2008
05:00 PM ET

Tight race for GOP

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/images/01/16/art.gop.use.gi.jpg caption=" Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN), former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) participate in a televised debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina."]

FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Three major primaries, three different winners, and the Republican party is not a single step closer to a clear front-runner.
With Nevada and South Carolina caucuses this weekend, candidates are scrambling for votes.

Mitt Romney, fresh off last night's victory, is pushing his business experience hoping to hit home with the growing number of voters concerned about the economy. It seemed to work for him in Michigan.

John McCain is trying to regain momentum after a setback there. He's already predicted a win in South Carolina.

So has Mike Huckabee though. He's hoping Christian conservatives there might give him a boost.

But Fred Thompson, who hails from nearby Tennessee, may split the evangelical vote with him.

And then there's Rudy Giuliani, still waiting until the Florida primary on January 29th to really get in the game.

Here’s my question to you: With a different candidate winning each week, how will the Republican primary finally sort itself out?

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Filed under: GOP