The CNN Brief

Most memorable New Year’s Eve moment

Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin are back for their sixth year hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve show on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. ET! Tweet your New Year’s Eve messages, wishes for 2013, and greetings to Anderson and Kathy using #cnnnye and you may see them on air.


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Kathy put herself close to Anderson’s baby blues by throwing his glasses off the platform

 
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Anderson scolded Kathy for targeting the Jonas Brothers
 

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Lady Gaga performed! And gave a shout out to our hosts
 

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Lil Wayne and his pole dancers perform live before tossing back to Anderson and KATHY GRIFFIN LEE 
 

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Anderson had to pull the “No Nudity” card

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A huge oil boom is ahead. The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.
U.S. to become biggest oil producer - IEA

A huge oil boom is ahead. The United States will overtake Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer before 2020, and will be energy independent 10 years later, according to a new forecast by the International Energy Agency.

U.S. to become biggest oil producer - IEA

The top 20 mentioned Facebook terms/phrases in the U.S. on Election Day.

The top 20 mentioned Facebook terms/phrases in the U.S. on Election Day.

The map is completely blue on the CNN-Facebook Election Insights, showing that President Obama is dominating the Facebook conversation across the United States.
CNN-Facebook Election Insights

The map is completely blue on the CNN-Facebook Election Insights, showing that President Obama is dominating the Facebook conversation across the United States.

CNN-Facebook Election Insights

According to National exit polls, more men say they voted for Romney, while more women say they voted for Obama. Younger voters skew toward Obama, while older voters skew toward Romney.
Exit polls: Top issues for voters

According to National exit polls, more men say they voted for Romney, while more women say they voted for Obama. Younger voters skew toward Obama, while older voters skew toward Romney.

Exit polls: Top issues for voters

The most-mentioned terms/phrases on Facebook in the last 12 hours as of 5:30 p.m. ET. Ohio is the only state currently in the top 10. Also, mentions of Pennsylvania are up 715% in the last 12 hours.

The most-mentioned terms/phrases on Facebook in the last 12 hours as of 5:30 p.m. ET. Ohio is the only state currently in the top 10. Also, mentions of Pennsylvania are up 715% in the last 12 hours.

More people on Facebook are talking about Obama today than Romney. Obama is dominating the conversation in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Click through to dive into the data in real-time.
CNN-Facebook Election Insights

More people on Facebook are talking about Obama today than Romney. Obama is dominating the conversation in 42 states and the District of Columbia. Click through to dive into the data in real-time.

CNN-Facebook Election Insights


We’ve taken over the Empire State Building.
Seriously. Watch the height of the red (Romney) and blue (Obama) lights for CNN’s electoral vote projections. If you take a photo, tag it #cnnelection and you could be part of our coverage!

We’ve taken over the Empire State Building.

Seriously. Watch the height of the red (Romney) and blue (Obama) lights for CNN’s electoral vote projections. If you take a photo, tag it #cnnelection and you could be part of our coverage!