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Troops may not be as concerned with pay raises as elected officialsupdated: Fri Dec 10 2010 19:40:00

The current version of the Defense Authorization bill that's stuck in the Senate contains more than one controversial provision.

Cafferty: Extend unemployment benefits?updated: Thu Jul 22 2010 05:40:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty asks: Should unemployment benefits be extended without a way to pay for them?

Cafferty on financial reform legislationupdated: Wed Apr 28 2010 16:14:00

Jack Cafferty asks: Why did Senate Republicans block financial reform legislation when two-thirds of Americans want it?

Commentary: War on drugs is insaneupdated: Sat Apr 04 2009 19:34:00

Here's something to think about:

Commentary: Is the American dream dead?updated: Tue Mar 24 2009 15:15:00

There is a chill wind blowing across this land of ours.

Fortune: Goodbye to unlimited prosperityupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 14:16:00

The American dream is in peril, and Jack Cafferty has something to say about it. In his new book, Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our Dream, CNN's irascible commentator takes on the economy, foreign policy, education, health care, immigration, energy, the Bush legacy and Obama's opportunity--nothing less than the future of the country. He even manages to tie in his life story, complete with a hardscrabble youth, alcoholism, and redemption in marriage and fatherhood. Fortune spoke with Cafferty about what he sees is wrong with the country--and what needs to be done about it. Below are excerpts from that discussion:

Commentary: Obama a leader who actually leadsupdated: Tue Mar 17 2009 17:57:00

What a welcome change to feel like someone is running the country instead of running it into the ground.

Now or neverupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 15:40:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty discusses his new book "Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving Our American Dream."

Commentary: GOP becoming a cartoonupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 06:27:00

The Republican Party is becoming a cartoon.

Commentary: This is not your father's country anymoreupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 09:48:00

I think this time, it's different. I have this uneasy feeling our country is in the process of changing forever, and not necessarily for the better -- unless our perspective changes with it.

Commentary: Stimulus bill a sorry spectacleupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 16:37:00

What a joke. Your Congress has voted to spend almost $790 billion of your money on a stimulus package that not a single member of either chamber has read.

China demands apology from Caffertyupdated: Thu May 01 2008 16:02:00

The Chinese Foreign Ministry demanded Tuesday that CNN's Jack Cafferty apologize for remarks he made last week, in which he called the Chinese "goons and thugs" and said products manufactured in China are "junk."

China appears to be softly reining in protestsupdated: Tue Apr 22 2008 14:28:00

After more than a week of protests against what some Chinese see as the demonization of their nation by the West, there are indications the Chinese government is making an effort to rein in the anger.

China protests target CNN, French storeupdated: Sun Apr 20 2008 10:46:00

Protests against Tibetan independence have continued Sunday in several Chinese cities, according to the country's state-run news agency.

CNN commentator's comments draw protestsupdated: Sat Apr 19 2008 22:13:00

About 1,500 pro-Chinese demonstrators gathered outside CNN's bureau in Los Angeles on Saturday, demanding that a commentator apologize and be fired from the network over comments critical of China and the U.S. government's relationship with it.

China summons CNN Beijing bureau chief updated: Fri Apr 18 2008 01:17:00

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said Thursday that CNN has not done enough to ease its concerns over a commentator who referred to the Chinese as "goons and thugs" and said products manufactured in China are "junk."

Cafferty: Rice for VP?updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 14:56:00

Jack Cafferty asks: Would you be more or less likely to vote for John McCain if Condoleezza Rice is his running mate?

Cafferty: Obama on the attackupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 18:41:00

Jack asks: Does Barack Obama have to go negative to win the Democratic presidential nomination?

Cafferty: Truth and Iraq war?updated: Thu Jan 24 2008 20:26:00

Jack Cafferty asks: What do you make of a study that shows 935 false statements about the threat from Iraq?

Cafferty: Congress loses focus?updated: Wed Oct 03 2007 13:15:00

Jack asks: What should Congress focus on instead of MoveOn.org ads and Rush Limbaugh's comments?

Time.com: CNN's Jack Cafferty Mouths Offupdated: Sat Sep 15 2007 13:50:00

The CNN anchor talks about his new book, his troubled family and impeaching the President

Cafferty: 'Kicking ass' in Iraqupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 17:51:00

CNN's Jack Cafferty takes e-mails on President Bush's recent comment about Iraq while attending a summit in Australia.

Your e-mails: The immigration debateupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 17:27:00

President Bush's proposed guest worker program is dividing Republicans ahead of a Senate vote on an immigration bill next week. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what needs to be debated when it comes to immigration reform. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:

Your e-mails: Raw deal over U.S. ports?updated: Tue Feb 21 2006 14:02:00

A proposed business deal that would turn control of six U.S. ports over to an United Arab Emirates-based company has raised security concerns among some lawmakers. CNN's Jack Cafferty asked viewers of the "Situation Room" what they thought. Here is a selection of their responses, sent in by e-mail:

CNN announces programming changesupdated: Mon Jun 06 2005 11:47:00

"American Morning" is adding another O'Brien to its mix.

The Terri Schiavo passionupdated: Thu Mar 24 2005 18:44:00

When the case of Terri Schiavo came to Washington in what appears to be the last stages of that poor woman's life, it evoked passion contrasting with the usual political play-acting in the nation's capital.

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