Episodes
A Texas official makes a stunning admission: ‘It was the wrong decision’ not to breach the classroom at Robb Elementary. CNN learns children called 911 begging for help as up to 19 officers stood in the hallway as the horror unfolded. Jennifer Gaitan is the mother of a surviving student. She joins to speak out about the law enforcement response and how she pleaded with police to act while the 18 year old gunman was inside the school. The NRA holds its annual convention in Texas just days...
Published 05/28/22
Published 05/28/22
A small Texas town reels from the deaths of 19 children and two teachers, shot in the place they were supposed to be safe. Officials say the 18-year-old Uvalde gunman was “not confronted by anybody” while entering Robb Elementary School. Texas police struggle to explain discrepancies over the shooting timeline and police response after initially stating there was armed school resource officer on site, then later correcting that there was not. Plus, Republicans and Democrats begin work on a...
Published 05/27/22
A vigil is held in Uvalde, Texas for the victims of the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School yesterday that left 19 children and 2 teachers dead. In an emotional tribute, 10-year-old Lexi Rubio who tragically lost her life in the massacre, is remembered by her Great-Grandfather Julian Moreno. Eualio Diaz is a Uvalde Justice of the Peace. He joins to speak out about his role in identifying the shooting victims and comforting their families. Gun legislation has been at a stalemate in...
Published 05/26/22
19 children and their teacher have been shot to death at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. Law enforcement reports the gunman has been killed in a shootout with police, who say he was an 18-year-old male wearing body armor that went on a murderous rampage after crashing a vehicle near the school. As the political conversation turns towards bipartisan support for ‘red flag laws’ around mental health screening prior to gun ownership, President Biden addresses nation and asks “When in...
Published 05/25/22
The polls are hours away from opening in Georgia as Trump’s sway faces a major test with the former president backing David Perdue as Pence campaigns for incumbent Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican who refused to help overturn the 2020 election. That, as early voting surges in Georgia despite a prohibitive new election law, and the WAPO reports the GOP Governor Association spent millions to protect candidates from Trump’s “personal vendetta tour”. Plus, President Biden vows to...
Published 05/24/22
Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to the former president and a prominent promoter of the Trump administration’s baseless 2020 election fraud claims, testifies to the January 6 Committee for over nine-hours. But how much of that was taking the Fifth? Justice Thomas takes rare public swipe at Chief Justice Roberts as SCOTUS edges towards overturning Roe v. Wade. With a number of damaging leaks and apparent infighting, CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins to discuss a court in...
Published 05/21/22
The January 6 Committee wants to know the purpose of a tour Republican Congressman Barry Loudermilk gave the day before pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, and says there’s evidence that directly contradicts previous claims by Republicans that they were "no tours, no large groups. No one with MAGA hats on in the Capitol before January 6". Votes are still being counted in Pennsylvania where the GOP Senate primary could be headed for a recount, with Trump-endorsed Mehmet Oz holding a...
Published 05/20/22
The Pennsylvania GOP Senate primary race is neck-and-neck, as Trump encourages the candidate he endorsed, Memhet Oz, to declare victory ahead of the mail-in ballot count result. And with John Fetterman comfortably winning the Democratic Senate primary in the State, does it challenge the conventional wisdom about who’s electable? CNN’s Dana Bash and the New York Times’ Astead Herndon join to discuss. Plus, The son of the hero supermarket security guard who died trying to stop the Buffalo mass...
Published 05/19/22
It’s all go for the midterm primaries, with Republicans Dave McCormick and Trump endorsed Dr. Memhet Oz in an extremely tight Senate race in Pennsylvania as Kathy Barnette trails behind. That, as CNN projects John Fetterman wins Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate primary, against Conor Lamb and Malcolm Kenyatta. In North Carolina, Madison Cawthorn concedes to Chuck Edwards after multiple scandals; everything from bringing a loaded handgun through a TSA checkpoint to accusing his own GOP...
Published 05/18/22
10 people are killed and three are injured in a mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, that police say was fueled by the racist “White replacement” conspiracy theory. The shooting suspect has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder. New York Governor Kathy Hochul joins to discuss what she calls as an act of ‘white supremacist domestic terrorism’, and her plea for a national response to fight gun violence. CNN Political Director David Chalian joins to give a rundown of the big races to watch...
Published 05/17/22
Elon Musk says he's putting his $44 billion deal to buy twitter on hold over fake accounts. Kara Swisher of the New York Times joins to discuss whether the Tesla boss was trolling all along, or if he’s using a negotiating tactic following falls in the stock market. There’s further division in the GOP as Mike Pence defies Trump by campaigning for Governor Brian Kemp ahead of the Georgia Primary, and with other key primary races just days away, CNN’s Tom Foreman joins to give a rundown of the...
Published 05/14/22
The January 6 Committee raises the stakes in its investigation, sending unprecedented subpoenas to fellow lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. All previously refused to voluntarily tell what they know. Will they comply? CNN investigates deadly civilian bombings in Kharkiv, Ukraine, identifies the Russian commander behind the shelling, and tracks evidence of potential war crimes. Finland‘s leaders announce support for NATO membership, with NATO’s Chief saying the country...
Published 05/13/22
A key vote on the Women's Health Protection Act, which aims to protect access to abortion services, fails in the Senate, as President Biden Warns if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next. Is Putin's war backfiring on him? Ukraine pushes Russian forces out of key towns near its border, as President Zelensky says his desire to negotiate declines “With each new Bucha, with each new Mariupol”. After 10 months of investigation and nearly 1,000 interviews behind closed...
Published 05/12/22
Results are being tallied in the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries, in races that will test just how much of a hold the former president still has over the GOP. That, as brand-new audio emerges of another top Republican leader speaking his mind about Trump to a New York Times reporter right after the attack on the Capitol, saying, “He plays the TV game and he went too far here”. The top U.S. spy chief says Putin's war is likely to become “more unpredictable and escalatory”, after a...
Published 05/11/22
After 11 days on the run, the manhunt for an Alabama escaped convict and an ex- corrections officer is over. Vicky White is found dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and inmate Casey White is back in custody. Why would a trusted law enforcement officer suddenly take off with a murder defendant already serving 75 years? Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton joins to discuss how the situation unfolded. Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins to discuss her announcement of a $500k...
Published 05/10/22
Fears grow that Vladimir Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine on Monday, Russia’s “Victory Day”, meaning an even more brutal assault on the Country. That, amid disturbing new accusations Russian forces are taking civilians from their homes, confiscating their passports and holding them in ‘filtration camps’ in horrific conditions. CNN's brand-new poll finds 66% say that they do not want to see Roe overturned. CNN’s Justice Correspondent, Jessica Schneider, joins to discuss what a...
Published 05/07/22
Thirteen states will see ‘trigger bans’ go into effect if Roe v. Wade is officially overturned, almost immediately banning abortions. Texas, which already has one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country, is one of those states. Former Democrat presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke, is running in the Texas governor's race. He joins to discuss the impact the trigger ban will have on Texans seeking abortion services, and what a possible Roe decision could mean for the...
Published 05/06/22
There’s a stark divide in the House on the SCOTUS draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, in a move that could enable more than half of States to ban abortions. With Senators raising concerns about whether some SCOTUS nominees were truthful about their stance on the legislation during their confirmation hearings, CNN’s Laura Coates and former U.S. Senator Doug Jones join to discuss what overturning Roe would mean for the integrity of the Court. The New York Times releases new audio of...
Published 05/05/22
Protests begin across the U.S. in the wake of the SCOTUS draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, as the Chief Justice confirms the draft is authentic and orders an investigation into how the document was leaked. Dr Richina Bicette-McCain is the Medical Director of McNair Campus Emergency Department. She joins to discuss what a post-Roe world would mean for women’s health. An Alabama sheriff says the corrections officer and inmate who disappeared on Friday had a ‘special relationship’,...
Published 05/04/22
BREAKING NEWS: A Supreme Court draft of a majority opinion that would overturn the landmark 1973 abortion rights ruling Roe v. Wade is published by Politico. It could mean a seismic shift for women’s reproductive rights in America, but will it hold? Michael Moore is a former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. He joins to discuss the investigative special grand jury that has been picked to determine if former President Trump and his allies committed any crimes in their efforts...
Published 05/03/22
Vladimir Putin sends a message to the West with ballistic missile strikes on Kyiv immediately after the U.N. Secretary General's meeting with President Zelensky in the Capital. CNN Host Fareed Zakaria joins to discuss Putin’s latest act of aggression, continual nuclear and economic threats, and whether the West’s thinking about global security and stability has to fundamentally change. Douglas London is a former CIA operations officer. He joins to discuss the mysterious deaths of two Russian...
Published 04/29/22
The U.S. says it has credible information that a Russian military unit executed Ukrainians who were attempting to surrender near Donetsk. CNN's Isa Soares reports on the latest, live from Ukraine. House Republicans are divided after GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy’s comments accusing Reps Matt Gaetz and Mo Brooks of endangering fellow Republicans after the Capitol riot were caught on tape and released this week. CNN’s Business-At-Large Editor, Richard Quest, joins to discuss Putin’s war and the...
Published 04/28/22
Former Trump Chief of Staff Mark Meadows’ texts reveal new details about the key role of Rep. Scott Perry in pushing the 2020 election fraud lie, and the attempts to overturn the result. As Putin pushes the false narrative that evidence of the massacre committed by Russian forces in Bucha, Ukraine, is fake, the local prosecutor building the case for war crimes shares photos of civilians killed in the town. The New York Times releases new audio of Kevin McCarthy after January 6, worrying the...
Published 04/27/22
The world's richest man, Elon Musk, buys Twitter in a $44 billion deal. He says it’s about free speech, but is it? Kara Swisher of the New York Times joins to discuss. More than 2000 of Mark Meadows’ text messages reveal the Trump inner circle’s communications before and after January 6, including one in which Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene raised the topic of martial law to keep Trump in power. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin meet with President Zelensky in...
Published 04/26/22