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    Top Aide Of Mike Pence Cooperates With January 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 76:54

    Former chief of staff to Mike Pence, Marc Short, cooperates with the January 6 Committee after being subpoenaed. Short knows how the then-president pressured his own vice president not to certify the election that day and was with Pence at the Capitol when rioters stormed the seat of our democracy. Will this put pressure on Mark Meadows who has said he'll cooperate with the Committee, but is still claiming executive privilege? Plus, the Justice Department sues Texas over GOP-approved redistricting maps which they say discriminate against Black and Latino voters, NYC is to implement vaccine mandates for all private sector workers and the Michigan school shooting prosecutor says "we haven't ruled out charging anyone". To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Manhunt For Michigan High School Shooting Suspect's Parents

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2021 79:42

    BREAKING NEWS: The parents of the Michigan high school shooting suspect are on the run this evening, after failing to show for their arraignment on four counts of involuntary manslaughter. As U.S. Marshals announce an up to $10,000 reward for information leading to the couple's arrest, CNN reports on the chilling details of the red flags their son Ethan raised just hours before the shooting started. As average daily Covid cases surpass 100,000 in the U.S., CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky says Omicron could become the dominant variant. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins to discuss the available early data and the whether the new variant could be more transmissible. Also, as Alex Baldwin faces two civil lawsuits from ‘Rust' film crew members following the deadly shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set, the actor says, “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them”. Plus, an Ex-District Attorney is charged with obstruction relating to the Amhaud Arbery murder case. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Alec Baldwin Gives First Interview Following Deadly ‘Rust' Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 75:53

    Alec Baldwin gives his first interview following the tragic shooting on the ‘Rust' movie set saying he assumed the gun he used was safe and believes he is not responsible for Halyna Hutchins' death. Armorer Dutch Merrick Joins to give his insight into the breaking of standard safety practices which have been detailed in the film crew's affidavits. Who was responsible for bringing live ammunition onto the set? As the Omicron variant is reported in more states, President Biden unveils his new Covid strategy, which includes stricter testing rules for travellers to the U.S., an increase in at-home testing and a new vaccine push. CNN reports that Facebook sold adverts comparing Covid vaccines to the Holocaust with the social media giant responding that the content did not violate any of their rules. Plus, the parent's of the accused Oxford High School shooter met with school officials just hours before the rampage which left three people dead and eight injured. Were red flags ignored? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Roe v. Wade Could Be Overturned

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 76:36

    The arguments for a Mississippi law that bans abortions after 15 weeks with no exception for rape or incest have been heard by the Supreme Court today, and is one of several laws passed in multiple states intended to get the Court to hear a direct challenge to Roe v. Wade. Recent polling shows 60% of Americans say Roe should be upheld, but with only 27% saying it should be overturned is the minority on the verge of challenging the rules for the majority? As a Capitol rioter apologizes in newly released video, The January 6 Committee moves to hold former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark in contempt but allows him one last chance to cooperate. Plus, CNN learns that Trump lied about his positive Covid test result before debating with Biden. Did he put the President's life in danger? That, as the fifteen-year-old Michigan shooting suspect is charged with murder and terrorism, and the first U.S. case of the Omicron variant is confirmed in California. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Michigan School Shooting Leaves Three Dead, Eight Injured

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 85:53

    BREAKING NEWS: Three people are dead and another eight are injured in a shooting incident at Oxford High School in Michigan. The shooting suspect is a 15-year-old sophomore student and was taken under arrest without resisting. But by the time authorities reached him, they say he had already fired off up to 20 shots. The Sheriff of Oakland County, Michigan, Michael Bouchard, gives a press conference on this terrible tragedy. The Biden administration considers stricter Covid testing for everyone travelling to the U.S. with the CDC expanding surveillance at four big airports to look for Omicron. Also, as the January 6 Committee plans to refer Jeffrey Clark for criminal contempt of Congress, Mark Meadows is now cooperating after turning over 6000 emails. Plus, SCOTUS is to hear a pivotal abortion rights case tomorrow that could overturn Roe V. Wade. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Biden Calls For Calm Over Omicron Variant

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 77:13

    As President Biden calls for calm over the Omicron Covid variant and the CDC push for people to get booster shots, the GOP politicize the threat, calling it a hoax in order for the Democrats to push nationwide mail-in ballots for the midterm elections to commit voter fraud. Congresswoman Lauren Boebert doubles down on her racist rhetoric, refusing to publicly apologize after implying on video that Minnesota DFL Rep. Ilhan Omar could be suicide bomber. Plus, the January 6 Committee is expected to vote for criminal contempt charges against former top Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark after he stonewalled the committee, showing up for an interview but refusing to answer questions. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    All Three Defendants Guilty of Murder In Ahmaud Arbery's Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 39:40


    A Georgia jury has found all three men charged in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery guilty of murder. They could face life in prison without parole. Civil Rights Attorney Charles F. Coleman Jr. and Former Senator Doug Jones join to give their perspectives on the verdict. New details emerge about former president Trump's legal strategy as a federal appeals court will hear oral arguments stating the quest for subpoenaed documents “will result in permanent damage to the institution of the presidency”. CNN Legal Analyst Elliot Williams joins to discuss this latest delaying tactic from Trump's legal team. As the CDC predicts the number of new Covid-19 deaths and hospitalizations are likely to increase over the next four weeks, CNN Medical Analyst, Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins to talk about safety measures and how to best protect those who are not fully vaccinated, over Thanksgiving and beyond. Hosted by Laura Coates, in for Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    'Unite The Right' Liable For $26 Million Over Charlottesville Rally

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 39:08


    As the January 6 Committee subpoenas far-right extremist groups, including the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers, a Charlottesville jury awards plaintiffs millions of dollars in the white supremacist rally case, finding the organizers, 'Unite the Right' liable for more than $26 million in damages. Plus, a GOP lawmaker who downplayed 1/6 and promotes the big lie wants to be the top law enforcement officer in Texas. The Ahmaud Arbery jury finishes it's first day of deliberations without a verdict, with the three men accused of murdering the unarmed jogger facing 9 charges including malice and felony murder. The controversial trial, which is mostly in the hands of a white jury, has prompted outrage today with a defense lawyer bringing up Ahmaud's toenails in her closing arguments. CNN Legal Analyst Elliot Williams joins to discuss the progress of the case. Hosted by Laura Coates, in for Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Alex Jones & Roger Stone Subpoenaed By January 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:35


    New January 6 committee subpoenas target ‘stop the steal' rally planners including Alex Jones and Roger Stone. Plus, jury deliberations are expected to begin tomorrow in the trial of three white men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, with the prosecution saying the defendants attacked the unarmed jogger “because he was black and running down a street”. Jury and trial consultant Robert Hirschhorn joins to give his perspective on the case. Kyle Rittenhouse gives his first post acquittal interview to Tucker Carlson of FOX News, saying “this case has nothing to do with race”, and that the police told him to go home after he told them he “had to shoot somebody”. That, as two FOX commentators quit the network over Carlson's documentary ‘Patriot Purge' which pushes dangerous conspiracy theories about election fraud and the Capitol riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Kyle Rittenhouse A Free Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2021 78:41

    The Jury finds Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all five charges, most serious of which was first-degree intentional homicide, after more than 25 hours of deliberations over four days. Don speaks with Rittenhouse's attorney, and the loved ones of those killed by Rittenhouse about the verdict. The House passes Biden's $1.9 trillion social safety net bill 220-213, but with further fighting expected in the Senate, it's not over yet. CNN's White House Correspondent John Harwood joins to give his perspective. Plus, the Women's Tennis Association threatens to pull out of China over missing player Peng Shuai, and Don speaks with radio host Joe Madison about his continuing hunger strike over voting rights. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    House To Vote On President Biden's Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 78:17

    BREAKING NEWS: after months of infighting and negotiation among Democrats, the is House Expected To Vote On Biden's ‘Build Back Better' Bill this evening, amid the worst inflation the U.S. has seen In 30 years. The Bill is expected to pass along party lines, but what will the deal look like after the Senate has passed it? CNN's Jessica Dean reports from Capitol Hill. The defense teams rest their case in the trial of the three men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery, where under cross-examination, defendant Travis McMichael testified that Arbery did not pull out a weapon during the pursuit. Former U.S. Attorney Michael Moore joins to give his perspective on McMichael's version of events in court, which conflicts with his initial statement to the authorities. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Republican Paul Gosar Censured Over Violent Anime Video

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 77:10


    The House votes to censure Rep. Paul Gosar and remove him from two committees over the violent anime video he posted on social media appearing to show the Republican killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Gosar responds by refusing to apologize or accept the video was a danger before comparing his censuring to Hamilton's. The first day of defense testimony ends in the trial of the three men accused of killing Ahmaud Arbery, as their legal team again tries to limit ‘black pastors' in the courtroom. As  defendant Travis McMichael describes the moment he shot the unarmed jogger, Arbery's mother says he “killed Amhaud all on assumptions”. Lee Meritt, Arbery family attorney, joins to discuss the progress of the case. Also, QAnon Shaman Jacob Chansley is sentenced to 41 months in prison for his role in the Capitol Riot, plus the two men convicted of killing Malcolm X are to be exonerated. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Kyle Rittenhouse's Fate Still Undetermined

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 77:24


    After more than eight hours of deliberations the Kyle Rittenhouse jury adjourns without reaching a verdict. Don speaks with Spike and David Lee on the racial divides the Kyle Rittenhouse and Ahmaud Arbery cases are highlighting in America. The January 6 Select Committee Chair says he is not ready to pursue Mark Meadows on a contempt charge, but will formally write to Trump's former Chief of Staff outlining questions the Committee want answered. Plus, the House will vote tomorrow on censuring Rep. Gosar over an anime video he posted on twitter showing him appearing to kill Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. CNN's Jessica Dean reports from Capitol Hill. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    National Guard On Standby Ahead Of Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 39:03

    As 500 National Guard Troops are put on standby outside of Kenosha, in just hours, the Kyle Rittenhouse jury will deliberate after day of closing arguments. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse cannot claim self-defense on “a danger you create”, with his defense saying he was attacked. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig joins to discuss the case. Trump ally Steve Bannon is released from FBI custody pending his trial on contempt of Congress charges, claiming he's “taking down the Biden regime”. CNN Senior justice correspondent Evan Perez joins to discuss what happens next. That as CNN learns Trump's Chief of Staff Mark Meadows emailed a top Pence aide plans for overturning the 2020 election and President Biden signs the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill at a rare bipartisan gathering. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Steve Bannon Indicted, Mark Meadows Maybe Next

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 76:49

    Trump ally Steve Bannon is indicted by a federal grand jury for contempt of Congress after defying his January 6 Select Committee subpoena and Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows could be next. What will this mean for the Committee's engagement with the remaining subpoenaed Trump allies? CNN Senior Legal Analyst Preet Bharara Joins to give his perspective. As the defense attorney in the Arbery murder trial offers "apologies" for saying “we don't want anymore black pastors coming here”, Don interviews the Arbery's attorney Ben Crump about the trial and his intention to bring 100 black pastors into court to pray with the family. Britney Spears is finally free as a judge ends her 13-year conservatorship. CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin joins to discuss the additional legal steps Britney's attorney will now take to ensure her independent future. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Court Pauses Release of Trump's White House Records

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 76:35

    A federal appeals court gives Trump a temporary win by pausing the release of White House records ahead of the Friday deadline, but as the panel also ordered extremely rapid briefing to avoid further delay, is this short administrative stay the victory the former president and his legal team think it is? That, as the January 6 Committee gives Trump's former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows an ultimatum: appear tomorrow or risk criminal contempt of Congress. The defense rests in the Kyle Rittenhouse double homicide trial, in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Attorneys Patrick Cafferty and Paul Bucher join to give their opinions on whether the judge has managed to keep politics out of the trial following him allowing testimony from a right-wing affiliated youtuber in Rittenhouse's defense. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Jan 6 Committee Deadline Looms For Trump's Records

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 76:42

    BREAKING NEWS: Judge Chutkan rejects yet another of Trump's attempts to slow down documents from his Administration going to the January 6 Select Committee. The National Archives will begin turning over Trump's records on Friday unless the former President gets a court order stopping it. That, as the Committee issues sixteen subpoenas this week. Kyle Rittenhouse, the 18-year-old who killed two and injured a third with a semi-automatic rifle during a riot at a BLM protest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, breaks down crying on the stand, saying “I didn't do anything wrong, I defended myself”. With the judge admonishing the prosecutor twice during cross-examination, Rittenhouse's attorneys are pushing for a mistrial. Plus, a new inflation report shows prices climbed 6.2% in the last 12 months, the biggest increase since 1990, and a CNN poll shows 76% of adults think Facebook makes society worse. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Federal Judge Denies Trump Executive Privilege

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 76:00

    BREAKING NEWS: A federal judge denies Trump's attempt to withhold his administration's records from the January 6 Select Committee through executive privilege, with the former President having already notified the court he will appeal the ruling. That, as GOP leaders remain silent on pro-Trump Rep. Gosar posting a photoshopped anime video of him killing Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and attacking President Biden. The NFL issues fines to Aaron Rodgers, The Green Bay Packers & Allen Lazard for violating Covid-19 protocols. Denise White, CEO of EAG Sports management joins to give her perspective. Investigators look at the possible role of drugs laced with fentanyl in deaths at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival, with at least 18 lawsuits being filed after a crowd surge left 8 dead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Can The GOP Reject The Big Lie?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 38:34

    As the January 6 Select Committee issues subpoenas to six top Trump campaign associates the GOP faces a moment of truth: will they follow a disgraced, twice-impeached former president? That, as a CNN poll shows 58% of Americans say Biden hasn't paid enough attention to the Nation's most important problems. Rapper Travis Scott faces multiple lawsuits and a criminal investigation following the deaths of 8 people in a crowd surge at his Astroworld festival. Don speaks with the attorney for a man who was paralyzed at a Travis Scott show in 2017, who says the tragedy at Astroworld wasn't a surprise. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    House Passes Infrastructure Bill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2021 42:03

    BREAKING NEWS: Congress passes the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, delivering a major win for President Biden on a significant part of his economic agenda. CNN's Jessica Dean and Phil Mattingly report live from The White House on how the vote played out. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Democrats Point Fingers Over Election Losses

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 78:38

    With Democrats pointing fingers over their Virginia gubernatorial election defeat and a narrow win in New Jersey, a democratic strategist blames ‘stupid wokeness' and ‘defund the police' for the party's losses. That, as sources tell CNN there will be a vote on both the spending and the infrastructure bills tomorrow. A nearly all-white jury has been chosen in the trial of three white Georgia men charged with killing black jogger Ahmaud Arbery. The Judge has allowed the trial to move forward with just one black juror, despite concern about intentional discrimination. Also tonight; as a capitol rioter is sentenced to 60 days behind bars, former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, who pushed bogus election fraud claims, is expected to testify before the January 6 Select Committee tomorrow. Airdate: November 4, 2021. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Reelected

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 85:20

    BREAKING NEWS: CNN brings you coverage of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy's post-win speech following his reelection after a closely fought race against Republican Jack Ciattarelli. That, as the Democrats play the blame game following McAuliffe's loss to Youngkin in the similarly tight Virginia Governor's election. Prosecutors in the multiple homicide Kyle Rittenhouse case show the jury graphic videos of the teenager's fatal shootings during the Kenosha protest. With supporters on the right portraying him as a patriot who followed his second amendment rights, his attorney says he acted in self-defense. Rittenhouse could face a life sentence. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Staggering New Revelations About January 6 Attempted Coup

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 76:30

    CNN brings you staggering new revelations about how close America came to a coup on January 6, with reports of Trump being glued to the television for 187 minutes as the chaos unfolded. That, as a new poll shows shocking data about the GOP, with 30% of Republicans saying violence may be justified to ‘save the U.S. and 82% of Republicans who watch FOX News believing the election was stolen. The Democrats are getting closer to passing the infrastructure bill and Biden's economic package, with Representative Jayapal saying House progressives are ready to pass both bills without commitment from Manchin and Sinema. Also, it's election eve in America an all eyes on are on the tight Virginia Governor's race between McAuliffe and Youngkin. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Virginia Governor's Race Neck And Neck

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 78:17

    All eyes are on Virginia with the election for its next Governor just four days away, the outcome is expected to have far reaching implications in national politics. The race is neck and neck with the latest poll showing Democrat Terry McAuliffe at a 49% and Republican Glenn Youngkin at 48%. The FDA authorizes Pfizer's Covid -19 vaccine for children 5 to 11, basing their decision on data which shows protection against symptomatic infection was over 90%, at only one-third of the dose and with no serious adverse events. That, as guns and ammunition are seized from the ‘Rust' movie prop truck with armorer Hannah Gutierrez speaking out on the film set shooting, saying production overruled her when she fought for training and preparation time. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Inside The Jury Room: The Derek Chauvin Trial

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 77:29


    In a Don Lemon Tonight Special, five Derek Chauvin trial jurors speak exclusively to Don about what it was like to watch the video of the ex-officer kneeling on George Floyd's neck and the pressure and responsibility of reaching a verdict on a case that sparked protests and outrage around the world. They also speak about the psychological toll the trial took on them, and the systematic racism, which in their view, allowed this tragic case to unfold. With President Biden pitching a revised $1.75 trillion spending plan and reaching a ‘framework for agreement' immediately before his visit to Rome for the G20 Summit, the Democrats have again delayed voting on the infrastructure bill amid party divisions. Also, news tonight on Rupert Murdoch letting his media empire spread January 6 and election fraud conspiracy theories, as FOX host Tucker Carlson plugs his unhinged alternate reality series ‘Patriot Purge'. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Chaos Continues In Washington

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 76:41

    BREAKING NEWS: There's chaos in Washington as the Democrat's internal battle to push Joe Biden's economic agenda across the finish line continues, with sources telling CNN the President is expected to attend a House Democratic caucus meeting tomorrow to convince the progressives in his party to finally vote for the infrastructure bill. Many Democrats are furious that paid family and medical leave, and also tuition for community college, are now likely to be axed. BREAKING NEWS: The investigation of the fatal shooting on Alec Baldwin's "Rust" movie set gathers pace, with the Santa Fe District Attorney saying “there are safety protocols that are supposed to be followed by everyone in the industry and that did not happen in this case, on multiple levels”. That, as a new search warrant affidavit contains a shocking revelation: the film's assistant director David Halls failed to fully check the gun that fired the fatal shot before he handed it to Alec Baldwin. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Five Former Trump Staffers Spill to Select Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 77:50


    BREAKING NEWS: At least five former Trump White House staffers are talking to the January 6 Select Committee, as CNN reports the investigators also plan to subpoena Trump's lawyer John Eastman, who advised the former President on how to overturn the 2020 election. FDA advisers have voted to recommend the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5-11, meaning 28 million children could become eligible next week. Dr. Dimitri Christakis of the Seattle Children's Hospital joins to give his perspective on the rollout. The Santa Fe District Attorney says criminal charges haven't been ruled out in the deadly shooting on the ‘Rust' movie set involving Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins as CNN reports on the many red flags leading up to this tragic incident. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Deadly ‘Rust' Prop Gun Used For Live Ammo Target Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 77:19

    BREAKING NEWS: The prop gun fired by Alec Baldwin that accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the ‘Rust' movie set, was used that morning for live ammunition target practice. The film's assistant director, who handed Baldwin the ‘cold' gun, has a history of safety and behavior complaints dating back to 2019. Also, news tonight on internal Facebook documents obtained by CNN which paint a damning picture of the social media giant's role in the January 6 insurrection. As we learn Facebook rejected its own advisory board's recommendation to study how its policies contribute to societal violence, whistleblower Frances Haugen says she has “No doubt” we will see more January 6-like events unless Facebook changes. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Fatal Shooting On Alec Baldwin Movie Set

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2021 38:43

    BREAKING NEWS: A police investigation is underway relating to a tragic incident on Alec Baldwin's ‘Rust' movie set, where authorities say the actor fired a prop gun killing the director of photography Halayna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. With the cast and film crew purposely following safety protocols, what went so badly wrong? As the Democrats float details of a plan for a ‘Billionaires' Tax' targeting the 700 wealthiest Americans to help pay for President Biden's economic package, there is hope among senior party members that Congress will vote next week on both the final deal and the infrastructure bill. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    President Biden Answers Questions At A CNN Town Hall

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 76:28

    President Biden takes questions from the public at a CNN Town Hall in Baltimore, commenting, “I do think I'll get a deal on infrastructure and spending bills. It's all about compromise”. He is also open to altering the filibuster on voting rights and the debt limit and says he was wrong to suggest those who defy the January 6 Select Committee subpoenas should be prosecuted by the DOJ. Former Trump aide Steve Bannon's criminal referral arrives at the U.S. Attorney General's office after the House votes to hold him in criminal contempt of Congress for defying his January 6 Select Committee subpoena. 9 Republicans voted yes, 200 + voted no. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Human Remains Found In Brian Laundrie Search

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 76:12

    The FBI finds apparent human remains in the search for murder victim Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, along with his and backpack and notebook. Criminologist Casey Jordan joins to discuss this latest development in the case and the role Laundrie's parents had in locating the evidence in a Florida nature reserve. Republican leadership urges its members to vote ‘No' ahead of a full House vote on Steve Bannon's criminal contempt charges tomorrow, with Liz Cheney saying his claim of executive privilege is not only invalid, but suggests former President Trump was “personally involved” in the planning of the January 6 riot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Insurrection Investigators Vote To Criminally Charge Steve Bannon

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 76:07

    BREAKING NEWS: The January 6 Select Committee votes to hold Trump ally Steve Bannon in criminal contempt for defying their subpoena ahead of a full House of Representatives vote on Thursday. That, as Trump sues to keep White House records secret from the Committee, claiming executive privilege. President Biden makes major concessions in the negotiation of his economic package, discussing a $1.75 to $1.9 trillion price tag, which potentially means no free community college and reduced funding for homecare for the elderly and disabled. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Covid Complications Claim Colin Powell

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 75:35


    General Colin Powell, the nation's first black Secretary of State, has died from complications related to Covid-19. Powell had multiple myeloma, a cancer of the plasma cells which suppress the body's immune response, as well as Parkinson's. As many public figures pay their respects today, Madeleine Albright, who preceded Powell as Secretary of State said, “he was one of the “warmest, kindest, smartest, and patriotic" people she had met. The January 6 Select Committee release their contempt report detailing how Steve Bannon dodged their subpoena by claiming executive privilege and are expected to move forward tomorrow in referring Trump's former aide to the DOJ for criminal contempt charges. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    FDA Recommends Johnson & Johnson Booster Shots

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2021 73:50

    An FDA panel unanimously recommends booster shots for the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine for over 18's, with the news that that in this case, a booster two to six-months after the initial dose can bring its effectiveness to up 94%. A U.S. Capitol Police Officer is indicted on obstruction of justice charges in connection with the January 6 insurrection, after advising rioter who posted selfies on Facebook to ‘take down the part about being in the building' to avoid being charged. Democrats on the January 6 Committee speak out, holding Steve Bannon and purveyors of the big lie accountable, with President Biden stating ‘The Justice Department should prosecute those who defy January 6 Committee subpoenas'. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Steve Bannon Faces Criminal Charges

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 76:10


    The January 6 Select Committee moves to charge former Trump aide Steve Bannon with criminal contempt after he failed to attend his deposition today. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson has been clear that nobody is off-limits from its subpoenas. Will this include former President Trump? BREAKING NEWS: former President Bill Clinton is admitted to hospital following a urinary tract infection which has spread to his bloodstream. A former spokesman for the President stresses his hospitalization is neither Covid-19 nor heart related, adding he is ‘on the mend and in good spirits'. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Trump's DOJ Ally Subpoenaed Over Insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 76:24


    BREAKING NEWS: Trump ally and former DOJ official Jeffrey Clark is subpoenaed by the January 6 Select Committee following ‘credible evidence' he attempted to involve the Department in efforts to interrupt the peaceful transfer of power in 2020. That, as the White House tonight rejects the latest request from the former President to assert executive privilege in withholding documents from the investigation. William Shatner, better known to generations of fans as Captain Kirk of the "Star Trek Enterprise", is now the oldest person ever to travel to space. The 90-year old actor reflects on his historic journey aboard a spacecraft launched by Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin company. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Gabby Petito's Death Ruled Strangulation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 74:28


    The cause of death in the Gabby Petito case is ruled as manual strangulation by throttling, and is thought to be highly consistent with the controlling behavior witnessed from Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie, who remains a person of interest to the investigation and is currently still missing. Criminologist Casey Jordan joins to discuss this development and the timeline of events in the case. The GOP clings to Trump as he pushes more election fraud lies, with January 6 Select Committee member Adam Schiff warning that if ex-Trump aides defy subpoenas, criminal referrals will come fast. That, as hundreds of people are expected to attend a Trump backed rally in Michigan State, where Biden won by more than 150,000 votes, calling for yet another audit of the 2020 election. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Raiders Coach Resigns Over Racist & Homophobic Slurs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 76:46

    BREAKING NEWS: Jon Gruden, head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders has resigned following his reported use of homophobic, misogynistic & racist language. The slurs, contained in professional emails sent over multiple years, included denouncing women as referees, being against the drafting of gay players and calling one player a ‘faggot and a  clueless anti-football pussy'. Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues an executive order banning any private employers from mandating vaccines. It remains unclear whether the order will be honored, as many major Texas hospital chains and corporations have already issued vaccine mandates for their employees. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Is Time Running Out For Trump?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2021 77:25

    President Biden refuses to assert executive privilege on behalf of Donald Trump, as the former President continues to withhold 45 documents from the January 6 Select Committee. That, as the House Panel learns he hid over $70 million in losses at his D.C. hotel while falsely claiming substantial profits. With two of his former aides now engaging with the investigation, is time running out for Trump? Dave Chappelle sparks further LGBTQ+ controversy, receiving a backlash over an offensive joke he performed in a Netflix special. When anti-transgender legislation was introduced in 33 states, a record high number of transgender people, mostly transgender women were killed. Are comedians just telling jokes? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's Top Team Ignore January 6 Subpoenas

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 74:15

    As the January 6 House Select Committee fires off a new round of subpoenas focusing on the 'Stop the Steal' group and its involvement in the planning of the rally before the insurrection at the capitol, an attorney for Trump instructs some of the former president's aides not to comply with the orders. The Committee is still trying to find Dan Scavino to physically serve him with papers. The Florida State Board of Education votes to sanction eight school districts for instituting mask mandates without the ability to opt out, but the superintendents argue they were in compliance, citing rising case rates as a reason to implement the mandates. The Biden administration says there are ‘legal concerns' over the Board withholding funds. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Texas Judge Blocks Six-Week Abortion Ban

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 78:30

    BREAKING NEWS: A Texas federal judge issues an order blocking the state's six-week abortion ban following a challenge from the Biden administration, calling it a ‘flagrantly unconstitutional law and an offensive deprivation of such an important right'. It's a big win for women, but the state of Texas has indicated it will appeal this injunction to the most conservative circuit of the federal courts. As the deadline looms for Trump insiders to cooperate with the January 6 probe, the White House Select Committee can't locate Trump's former Deputy Chief of Staff Dan Scavino to serve him a subpoena. Will investigators have substantive findings about the truth before another campaign season? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Tesla Pays Out $137 Million In Racism Lawsuit

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2021 77:31

    Former Tesla contract worker Owen Diaz alleged he experienced a barrage of racial abuse at the company's factory in California. A Federal jury has now awarded him nearly $137 million in damages. Diaz joins to give his account of the hostile work environment he faced daily, which included being told to ‘go back to Africa'. President Biden tells House progressives the price tag for his spending plan has to drop to between $1.9 trillion and $2.2 trillion for it to be agreed. With the Democrats considering the nuclear option of a carving out the filibuster from the process in order to raise the debt ceiling by October 18, is the end to this political turmoil in sight? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Facebook's Alleged Anger Algorithm Under Investigation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 75:50

    Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen claims that anger is good for Facebook's business and alleges the company knows if it changes its algorithm to be safer, people will spend less time on the site, generating less advert revenue. Haugen, who has stated in prepared testimony Facebook ‘could destroy her' will appear before a Senate Committee tomorrow. President Biden condemns the GOP, calling them disgraceful for not helping to raise the debt ceiling, with Mitch McConnell threatening to filibuster a simple ‘up or down' vote. Will the Democrats carve out a new exception to the filibuster rules and go nuclear for the sake of raising the debt ceiling or be backed into a corner by the Republicans? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Anti-Viral Pill To Treat Covid Developed

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 76:28

    As the U.S. passes the heart-breaking milestone of 700,000 deaths from Covid-19, pharmaceutical company Merck develops the first anti-viral pill designed for the disease, and says it cuts the risk of Covid hospitalizations and deaths by 50%. They are to file for emergency use authorization. Is it a game changer? Dr. Peter Hotez joins to give his perspective. There have been possible sightings of murder victim Gabby Petito's fiancé, Brain Laundrie in North Carolina. That, as more new video footage reveals what Petito told officers about a violent dispute the couple had been reported for, during a police vehicle stop. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Democrats Threaten To Blow Up Biden's Agenda

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 80:32

    BREAKING NEWS: There will be no vote on the bipartisan infrastructure bill tonight. Biden's own party threaten to blow up his domestic agenda and with Senator Manchin's number for the President's massive social safety net bill at $1.5 trillion, it's a long way off from the $3.5 trillion ask. BREAKING NEWS: New bodycam footage shows police talking to Gabby Petito alone, where she describes a physical encounter with her fiancé Brian Laundrie after they were pulled over following several reports of an altercation. Laundrie, who has a Federal arrest warrant against him for using Petito's credit card after her body was found, is still missing. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Insurrection Mob Makes Misdemeanor Plea Deals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 76:41

    The January 6th Select Committee serves 11 subpoenas targeting people involved in the planning and organization of the "Stop the Steal" rally which happened just before the riot at the capitol, and will investigate any coordination the group might have had with the White House. Nearly 90 rioters have pleaded guilty in connection with the insurrection, but with lawyers negotiating misdemeanor plea deals, will this be enough of a deterrent to stop future attacks? Hundreds of convicted ex-police officers rake in millions of dollars in taxpayer funded pension payments. 60% of states have passed laws stripping pensions from convicted officers, but in the remaining 20 states they would keep their pensions, even if found guilty of murder or rape while on the job. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Generals Contradict Biden On Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 76:13

    Testifying before the Senate, two top U.S. Generals contradict the President, saying they advised him against a total withdrawal from Afghanistan, and that 2,500 American troops should remain. The White House is now pushing back on critics saying the Military's advice was, at no point, that in five years time this number of troops would be sustainable. President Biden's Legislative Agenda hangs in the balance. A possible Government shutdown looms on Thursday, with fears that if the United States defaults, in a matter of weeks nearly six million jobs could be lost. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump Lies Again About Winning Election

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 76:28


    Former President Trump continues to spread the lie he won the 2020 election and attacks the $6 million Republican commissioned audit into Arizona's election result which confirmed Joe Biden's victory. With Republicans in at least 16 states trying to change voting laws and move authority over final election results to the legislature, is this a democracy time-bomb waiting to go off in 2024? The man who tried to kill President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley, Jr., is granted an 'unconditional release'. Although Hinckley has not been physically incarcerated for a number of years, a judge has ruled all remaining restrictions on him will be lifted next year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Arizona Election Audit Humiliation For Trump

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 38:18


    After Arizona's $6 million election audit provided no evidence of voter fraud and in fact a larger win for President Biden, Trump has now ordered an audit into the 2020 election voting in Texas, a state he already won. Multi-agency investigators will spend the weekend searching for Brian Laundrie in a Florida nature reserve. Laundrie, who has been missing for 10 days, is now the subject of a FBI arrest warrant for charging more than $1000 to his fiancé Gabby Petito's debit card after her death. Hosted by Laura Coates, in for Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


    Will We Get To The Truth About January 6?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 76:07

    The January 6 White House Committee is investigating the efforts that Trump and his team took to overturn the 2020 election result and how their baseless claims of voter fraud fueled the violence that exploded into the Capitol insurrection. Four Trump aides including Steve Bannon have been subpoenaed to appear before the Committee in mid-October, who have made it clear they don't intend to tiptoe around powerful players to get to the truth. The FBI issues an arrest warrant for murder victim Gabby Petito's fiancé Brian Laundrie, in light of video surveillance evidence which proves he used Petito's credit card after her death. Laundrie's family say they have not seen him for nine days as authorities continue to search the Carlton Reserve in Florida. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Police Search Swamp For Murder Victim's Fiancé

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 76:22

    A police dive team searches for Brian Laundrie, fiancé of murder victim Gabby Petito at a nature preserve in Florida. An eyewitness claims she saw Laundrie, and his van, near where Petito's body was found in Wyoming. Ten current and former black female officers file a class action lawsuit against the Washington D.C. Police Department, claiming decades of racial and sexual discrimination. They seek damages of $100 million and an overhaul of the Department's practices. Over 60 days, America has gone from 200 Covid case deaths a day to over 2,000, with a University of Washington model forecasting nearly 100,000 more before the end of the year. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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