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    Don Lemon Tonight update for July 1, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2022 0:21

    There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Pat Cipollone key to Trump's secrets

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 78:49

    John Wood is a former senior investigator for the January 6 Committee. He tells Don what the Committee will want to ask White House counsel Pat Cipollone after subpoenaing him, and if we can expect any further bombshell testimony when the final two public hearings take place. Liz Cheney faces down GOP challengers in the Wyoming primary debate, defending her role on the January 6 Committee, saying, “Republicans cannot both be loyal to Donald Trump and the constitution”. Former D.C. Metropolitan Police Officer Michael Fanone who defended the Capitol during the riot, joins to give his reaction to hearing Trump was aware the mob was armed on January 6, but sent them to the Capitol anyway, reportedly saying “They're not here to hurt me”. Plus, SCOTUS limits the Environmental Protection Agency's ability to curb carbon emissions, high inflation pushes Americans into credit card debt and Emmett Till's family calls for justice. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    January 6 Committee subpoenas Trump lawyer Pat Cipollone

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 78:00

    Denver Riggleman is a former senior technical adviser to the January 6 Committee. He joins to discuss how important White House Counsel Pat Cipollone's testimony could be after being involved in so many conversations with top White House aides and the then president. Don interviews Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan about how he thinks January 6 testimony is affecting Trump's standing in the Republican party and his hopes for reelection in 2024, and the GOP election deniers losing at the Colorado ballot box this week. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul tells Don about the lawsuit he's filing that challenges the State's 1849 law banning abortion, and filmmaker Alex Holder joins to talk about how his footage of the Trumps in the months surrounding the Capitol attack is being subpoenaed by the Fulton County District Attorney, who is investigating Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Shocking first-hand account of Trump's actions on January 6 revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 77:47

    Former aide to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Cassidy Hutchinson, testifies before the Select Committee, saying Trump knew the crowd had weapons and body armor when he told them to march to the US Capitol, and that Meadows told her Trump's reaction to the “hang Mike Pence” chant was “He thinks Mike deserves it”. That, and much more. Plus, the January 6 Committee teases it has evidence of witness tampering, Trump wanted to consider pardons for rioters, and CNN projects Pam Anderson will win the Colorado Secretary of State GOP nomination against election deniers Tina Peters and Mike O'Donnell. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Surprise select committee hearing scheduled for mystery witness

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 82:59

    The January 6 Committee rushes to add an additional hearing for Tuesday afternoon but refuses to say who is testifying, as a source tells CNN the committee is concerned about the security of a potential witness. Who could it be? Meanwhile, the DOJ's investigation heats up as John Eastman, the lawyer who told Trump that Mike Pence could single-handedly block certification of the election, says the FBI seized his phone and got access to his e-mail account. Plus, Colorado voters got to the polls tomorrow with two election deniers on the ballot, multiple states move quickly to ban abortions after Roe over is overturned and 46 migrants are found dead inside a semi-truck in Texas. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Protests across US as Roe v. Wade overturned

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 76:19

    At least 70 planned protests begin across the US with thousands of Americans taking to the streets in the wake of SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade. That, as justice Clarence Thomas says the Court's decision on same-sex marriage should be revisited. Congresses passes its bipartisan gun safety bill, closing the so called “boyfriend loophole” and bolstering the review process for 18 to 21-year olds buying guns. Plus, several states move quickly to ban abortion after the SCOTUS ruling with more expected follow, Rudy Giuliani faces scrutiny in the Fulton County district attorney's investigation into Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results in Georgia, and “Stop the Steal” leader Ali Alexander testifies before a federal grand jury. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Don Lemon Tonight update for June 24, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2022 0:21

    There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Behind-the-scenes film of Trump family during Capitol riot revealed

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2022 86:12

    Alex Holder is a filmmaker who got behind-the-scenes access to the Trump family and their allies, before, during and after the insurrection. He tells Don about testifying behind closed doors to the Select Committee on his footage, some of which shows inconstancies in Ivanka Trump's previous statements, what he saw on January 6, and why he believes Donald Trump is partly to blame for the attack on the Capitol. The January 6 Committee hears witness testimony about how Trump, in collusion with Jeffrey Clark, tried to manipulate the DOJ to stay in power, with Trump only backing down after being told he was about to cause a mass walk-out that would reflect badly on him. Plus, the Senate passes its first major federal gun safety legislation in decades, and the GOP allies of Trump who pushed the election fraud lie and then sought presidential pardons. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Texas official: police could have stopped Uvalde gunman in three minutes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 39:16

    Uvalde school police chief Pete Arredondo is placed on administrative leave, with the Texas Department of Public Safety's Director saying police could have stopped the gunman in three minutes, not the 77 it tragically took. That, as Uvalde City Council unanimously votes to deny Arredondo a leave of absence from its future meetings. Uvalde resident Kim Hammond was at the meeting where the vote was taken and tells Don how she pushed for council members to “Do the right thing”. The DOJ expands its investigation into Trump's fake elector scheme, issuing subpoenas to Republicans across the country and the House Select Committee is forced to change its public hearing plans following a “deluge of new evidence”, including the trailer for “Unprecedented”, a documentary about the Trump family leading up to and also immediately following the former president's election loss. Plus, Biden calls for a 3-month gas tax holiday, and the NFL commissioner testifies to Congress on the “Toxic workplace “ at the Washington Commanders team. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    January 6 Hearings Highlight Consequences of Trump's Lies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 77:21

    The January 6 hearings are underway, with government employees testifying that Trump's lies and smear campaigns in the wake of the attack on the Capital had serious consequences. Election worker Shaye Moss shares racist and violent threats she's received, and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger describes the invasive harassment his family has endured. GOP officials recount Trump's pressure to overturn votes. Plus, the Uvalde mayor accuses the head of the Texan Department of Public Safety of lying about what happened on the day of the shooting, and Goldman Sachs warns of the rising risk of recession. The next hearing of the January 6 Committee begins Thursday at 3pm. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Texas GOP adopts far-right platform at state convention

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 76:42

    At its state convention, the Republican Party of Texas adopts a resolution falsely declaring President Biden “was not legitimately elected”, condemns any Second Amendment restrictions, declares homosexuality an “abnormal lifestyle choice” and calls to repeal the 1965 voting rights act. Texas Republican Jason Vaughn, who disagrees with some of the decisions his party made, joins to discuss. Plus, a GOP candidate releases a video of himself brandishing a gun and urging supporters to hunt “RINOS” (Republicans In Name Only), a Georgia election worker is to testify that voter fraud accusations led to death threats for her family, and white extremist groups target the LGBTQ community during pride month. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Don Lemon Tonight update for June 17, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2022 0:21

    There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's Pence insurrection tweet like “pouring gasoline on the fire”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 76:33

    The January 6 Committee hears testimony that multiple advisers told Trump his plan aided by lawyer John Eastman to overturn the election was illegal, but he relentlessly pressured his Vice President Mike Pence to follow his orders anyway. Trump denouncing Pence for ‘lacking courage' in a tweet causing a surge as the mob was storming the Capitol, was like “pouring gasoline on the fire”, White House aide Sarah Matthews said. The panel says rioters came within 40-feet of Pence while they called for his head. There's also testimony on the alarming levels of violence Trump's lawyer was willing to tolerate causing as a consequence of his actions, and the DOJ says an informant told them Proud Boys would have killed Pence and Pelosi if they had the chance on January 6. Plus, the Dow closes at its lowest level in a year amid recession fears, mortgage rates hit 5.78% and Yellowstone National Park is staggered by rain and floods. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's Pence pressure campaign ‘directly contributed' to Capitol riot

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 77:20

    The January 6 Committee says it will show how Trump's pressure campaign on Mike Pence to refuse to certify the legitimate 2020 election result ‘directly contributed' to the Capitol attack. That, as the panel plays a video showing GOP Rep. Barry Loudermilk giving a Capitol tour on January 5 to a man seen threatening lawmakers the next day, screaming, “We're coming in like white on rice for Pelosi, Nadler, Schumer, even you AOC. We're coming to take you out. We'll pull you out by your hairs”. A recession in the US is inevitable within the next two-years according to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who joins Don to discuss his prediction. Plus, President Biden signs an executive order on LGBTQ rights to combat laws passed by GOP-led state legislatures, including protecting children from conversion therapy. And, the mother of an alleged ‘patriot front' group member speaks out after her son's arrest for conspiracy to riot at a Pride event in Idaho and the emotional ultimatum she had to give him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Possible Trump criminal referral still on table

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2022 76:35

    January 6 Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff joins to discuss the possibility of referring GOP members, including former president Trump, to face criminal charges for their roles in the insurrection. Primary election races in South Carolina and Nevada test Trump's grip on the GOP as voters go to the polls following dramatic testimony at the second January 6 Committee public hearing that revealed what happened at the White House after Trump was told he lost the 2020 election, but refused to believe it. Plus, the House passes a bill extending security for immediate family members of supreme court justices, Republicans and Putin are blamed for rising consumer prices and severe flooding forces Yellowstone National Park to close. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump Ignored His 'Inner Circle' On Election Fraud Claims

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 14, 2022 78:03

    In its second public hearing, the January 6 House Select Committee hears testimony from Trump's inner circle, with a former Trump campaign official saying Rudy Giuliani was “Definitely intoxicated” on election night, and advised Trump to claim an early victory against the advice of his campaign lawyers, private sector lawyers and the U.S. Attorney General, who says the then president had become “Detached from reality”. Plus, a bipartisan group of Senators reaches a framework on gun safety legislation, Idaho police officers receive death threats after arresting 31 men with ties to a white nationalist group for planning a riot at a pride parade, and inflation rises at its fastest pace in 40 years. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Don Lemon Tonight Update For June 10, 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 0:17

    There is no new episode of the Don Lemon Tonight showcast. If you haven't already, please check out CNN's other podcasts and showcasts at cnn.com/audio. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Rioters Testify Trump Called Them To The Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 75:58

    The January 6 Committee begins to present its initial findings in the first of a series of prime time public hearings, with protesters testifying that Trump called them to the Capitol, Trump officials conceding he lost to Joe Biden in 2020, and Committee Vice Chair Rep. Liz Cheney saying Trump had a “Seven-part plan to overturn the election”. Former police officer Mike Fanone, who defended the Capitol during the riot on January 6, and suffered multiple injuries and a heart attack as a result, responds to the Select Committee's first hearing. The New York Times reports on transcripts of law enforcement officer's body camera footage who were at the scene of the Uvalde massacre, in which an officer says, "People are going to ask why we're taking so long”. CNN Counterterrorism Analyst Philip Mudd joins to discuss the reasons why there was a delay of up to an hour before the classroom at Robb Elementary was breached. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    New Audio Of GOP Lawmakers During Days Around Insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 77:16

    On the eve of the first January 6 public hearing, new audio emerges of what GOP lawmakers were saying in the days before and after the Capitol attack. A former adviser to the select committee says it will try to prove coordination between multiple groups ahead of the riot. As an 11-year old testifies in Congress that she put blood on herself to survive the Uvalde massacre, the DOJ announces a team to investigate the law enforcement response to the Robb Elementary School shooting. Plus, audio of Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler confronting Rep. Lauren Boebert for tweeting where lawmakers were during the Capitol attack, California's primaries send a message to Democrats on crime, and a suicidal man is arrested for planning to kill Justice Kavanaugh. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    FBI Official: Uvalde Police Didn't Follow Their Training

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 77:35

    As questions continue to grow over the police response at the Robb Elementary School massacre, the former head of the FBI's active shooter program Katherine Schweit tells Don that Uvalde police officers didn't follow their training, and says we must ask ourselves if their current training still works. Actor and Uvalde native Matthew McConaughey makes an emotional plea at the White House for bipartisan action on guns, but GOP concerns remain the key obstacle in Congressional gun talks, with raising the age of gun ownership, banning assault weapons and universal background checks now off the table. Plus, the January 6 Committee is to present its findings in prime-time hearings starting on Thursday, with promises of new information and “Disturbing” new evidence. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump Campaign Told Fake Electors To Use "Complete Secrecy"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 76:15

    With the first January 6 hearings happening this week, federal prosecutors say they have an e-mail revealing the Trump campaign told so-called fake electors in Georgia to use ‘complete secrecy' as they tried to overturn Joe Biden's win in the state. CNN Senior Justice Correspondent Evan Perez joins to discuss. This could be the worst year of mass shootings ever in America's history, with 13 more occurring over this weekend. A small bipartisan group of gun bill negotiators are finally inching closer to taking action on gun reform. Plus, a Uvalde school shooting survivor describes what happened, families of survivors of the Uvalde massacre sue the estate of the gunman, and a Colorado Republican who lost his job for supporting red flag laws speaks out. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Nation Reels From Back To Back Shootings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2022 77:31

    Biden calls for gun reform after the devastating recent back to back mass shootings, saying “We can't fail the American people again.” More details come to light in Tulsa, Buffalo, and Uvalde; the Tulsa gunman has been identified as a patient of one of the victims, the Buffalo shooting suspect has been charged with a domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate in the first degree, and law enforcement inaction is scrutinized in Uvalde.  Plus, the January 6th committee reaches out to witnesses ahead of a public hearing next week, a new book looks at “Alabama v. King”, and teachers are on leave at a Rochester school after allegedly sending denigrating texts about students. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Four Killed in Tulsa Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 78:08

    At least four people were killed Wednesday in a shooting on Saint Francis Hospital's campus in Tulsa, according to police. This, as the Uvalde shooting continues to horrify the nation; the Texas State Senator calls for a special legislative session as shifting accounts fuel sharp criticism of the police response. Plus, Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are both found defamed with more money going to Depp, the White House struggles to answer questions about the ongoing baby formula shortage, and rising sea levels threaten coastal communities. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Uvalde Massacre Police Response Under Increasing Scrutiny

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 75:23

    There are growing questions about the police response to the Uvalde school shooting as CNN obtains a video capturing an apparent dispatch radio call of a child at Robb Elementary saying “I got shot”. That, as police initially give misleading information about a teacher leaving a door propped open that was supposed to be locked, later correcting that she closed the door once she realized a shooter was on campus, but it didn't lock. Brian Higgins is a former New Jersey Police Chief. He joins Don to discuss the police response timeline to the Uvalde massacre and the Uvalde School District Police Chief's refusal to answer follow-up questions. Plus, 15 mass shootings are reported over the Memorial Holiday weekend, there's a major defeat for the investigation of the Trump-Russia probe, AR-15 rifles come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the Buffalo and Uvalde shootings, and the CDC encourages seniors to get a second Covid booster shot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Uvalde School Children Called 911 Begging For Help During Massacre

    Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2022 78:10

    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 after the Uvalde massacre, where Trump and other Republicans dismiss gun reforms. Plus, polls show 89% of Americans support background checks prior to gun ownership and research on mental health suggests people should not have access to a gun until they're 25 years old. Is it time to set new age rules for buying guns? Hosted by Pamela Brown. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    No School Resource Officer On Site During Uvalde Massacre

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2022 81:56

    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 bipartisan solution to gun violence, Texas lawmakers are set to speak at the NRA Convention despite the Texas elementary school shooting, Senator Ted Cruz walks away from an interview after being asked why repeated mass shootings are ‘only in America' and other countries report a decline in violence after changing their gun laws. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Remembering The 21 Victims Of The Texas School Shooting

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 81:50

    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 Congress for years. CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avlon joins to discuss where Americans agree on gun reforms, and Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins to discuss what we know so far about the investigation into the Uvalde shooting. Plus, CNN examines the laws allowing 18-year-olds to buy assault rifles, and relatives of the Parkland & Sandy Hook massacre victims join to speak out on the horror in Texas. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Mass Shooting At Texas Elementary School

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2022 134:30

    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 God's name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby?” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump's Personal Vendettas Cast A Shadow Over GOP Primaries

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 76:19

    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 respond militarily if China attacks Taiwan, satellite images appear to show Russian ships loading up and stealing Ukrainian grain, Senator Bill Cassidy is in hot water for his comments on Louisiana's high black maternal mortality rate, a Russian diplomat resigns over the “aggressive war” in Ukraine, and the CDC confirm one case of monkeypox in the U.S. with a further six suspected. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Rudy Giuliani's Nine-Hour Testimony To January 6 Committee

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2022 75:07

    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 institutional disarray. Plus, the Buffalo Bills reach out to help families of the Buffalo mass shooting, a federal judge blocks the Biden administration from lifting title 42, former marine Trevor Reed details surviving horrendous conditions in Russia, and Tiger Woods rebounds to make the cut at the PGA Championship. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Capitol Tour Given By Republican On Eve Of Insurrection Investigated

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 76:56

    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 razor-thin lead over Dave McCormick. Plus, a Buffalo mass shooting survivor shares her story, a confirmed case of monkeypox is identified in Massachusetts, and some Texas border communities warn of a migrant surge if the “Title 42” restriction is lifted by the Biden administration. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Trump Encourages Oz To Declare Victory In GOP Senate Race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 76:31

    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 shooting speaks out, the U.S. reopens its embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, the Dow suffers it's biggest loss in nearly two years dropping 1,100 points, and the Biden administration invokes the defense production act to alleviate the national baby formula shortage. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Dr. Oz, McCormick In Tight GOP Senate Primary Race

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 79:50

    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 colleagues of using cocaine and inviting him to an orgy. Plus, as the polls close, Don and the panel discuss the latest results from the Idaho and Oregon primaries. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    10 Killed In New York Mass Shooting By White Supremacist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 76:00

    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 in Tuesday's primary elections, as MAGA conservative Kathy Barnette's rise in Pennsylvania has the GOP reeling over potential upset and what it could mean for November. Plus, top Republicans speak out against the “Replacement” conspiracy theory as it creeps into mainstream GOP politics, a viral video shows a Rideshare driver standing up to racism, and hundreds of Ukrainians are evacuated from Mariupol. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Is Elon Musk Backing Out Of Buying Twitter?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 77:02

    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 five states to keep an eye on. Plus, a Russian troop withdrawal near Kharkiv, Ukraine, reveals new atrocities, a judge signals the end to federal oversight of the Oakland police department, a proposed Missouri bill bars pharmacists from questioning Invermectin effectiveness, and President Biden announces measures to address the national baby formula shortage. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    January 6 Committee Subpoenas Five Top Republicans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 76:20

    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 would be “warmly welcomed", but Russia vows retaliation over the move. Plus, Ukraine says another Russian naval ship is on fire in the Black Sea, astronomers reveal the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our milky way galaxy and a CNN reporter who lived through Shanghai's strict Covid lockdown documents how he was able to leave. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Key Vote To Protect Access To Abortion Fails In The Senate

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 75:52

    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 doors, in less than a month it will all come to light. Who will the January 6 Committee call to testify? Plus, a Florida judge hints he'll declare Ron DeSantis' new congressional map unconstitutional for diminishing black representation, and an historically black college's women's lacrosse team accuse police of racial profiling after a drug search. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    All Eyes On Key Primaries As Trump's Influence Tested

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 77:32

    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 Russian bomber fires three hypersonic missiles at the city of Odessa, Ukraine, leveling civilian targets. Plus, Elon Musk confirms he'll restore Trump's account if his deal to acquire Twitter goes through, gas prices jump to a record high of $4.37 a gallon, and a passenger with no flying experience lands a plane after its pilot becomes incapacitated. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Manhunt For Ex-Corrections Officer & Inmate Ends In Tragedy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 77:09

    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 reproductive health care fund for residents of Illinois and neighboring states. On Russia's “Victory Day”, Putin delivers a muted speech defending his invasion of Ukraine while blaming NATO for Russia's aggression. Plus, there's protests at the homes of some justices over the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, a leading GOP gubernatorial candidate pushes the "big lie" of election fraud in the 2020 race, and a predominantly black college that opened in 1865 shuts down. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Ukraine On Heightened Alert Ahead of Russia's “Victory Day”

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 76:51

    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 post-Roe America would look like. The escape vehicle used by the Alabama corrections officer and the inmate she is accused of springing from jail is found in Tennessee. Lauderdale County Sheriff, Rick Singleton, joins to discuss the latest on the search. Plus, the Pentagon says it was not involved in Ukraine's decision to strike Russia's Movska warship, and a judge rules Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene shouldn't be disqualified over the January 6 insurrection. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    13 States To Ban Abortions If Roe V. Wade Overturned

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 76:57

    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 midterms. Plus, the Chief Justice speaks out on the SCOTUS leak controversy, the U.S. provided intelligence that helped Ukraine target Russia's Movska warship, the manhunt Intensifies for an Alabama inmate and corrections officer who fled county jail together, and GOP leaders are fed up with Rep. Madison Cawthorn's antics. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Is The Integrity Of The Supreme Court In Doubt?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 76:54

    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 Kevin McCarthy calling Trump's actions on January 6 “Atrocious” and “Totally wrong”, and also discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the then President from office. Plus, the manhunt for Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and murder suspect Casey White (not related) continues following their disappearance from Lauderdale County jail, the Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.5% amid high inflation, and Ukrainian forces retake another village as they inch towards Russia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Roe V. Wade Draft Opinion Leak Sparks National Protests

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2022 77:40

    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', as a new surveillance video shows officer White leading the inmate to her patrol car, claiming she was taking him to the courthouse for a mental health evaluation. Plus, CNN projects J.D. Vance will win the Ohio GOP Senate primary, a proposed Missouri law would criminalize residents seeking abortions in other states, and Russian missile strikes hit Ukrainian power stations in Lviv. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade Published

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 88:39

    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 to overturn the 2020 election in Georgia. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi travels to Ukraine, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official to meet with President Zelensky since the war began. Plus, Western officials believe Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine as soon as 9 May, and a manhunt is underway for a missing inmate and an Alabama corrections officer who vanished on Friday. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Russia Blackmails The West With Nuclear Threat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 74:51

    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 Oligarchs who fell out of Putin's circle. Plus, Rep. Madison Cawthorn angers GOP leaders after being caught with a gun at an airport for a second time, a class action lawsuit alleges Wells Fargo Bank discriminates against black mortgage customers and The January 6 Committee is to hold eight hearings in June. Who will be called as witnesses? Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Russian Military Unit Executed Surrendering Ukrainians

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 74:55

    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 risks to the global economy, and an investigation after George Floyd's killing finds a decade of ‘discriminatory, race-based policing in Minneapolis'. Plus, rents spike 20% on average in 2-years, the World Bank warns higher food and energy prices could last for years, and American Trevor Reed is released from Russia in a prisoner swap. Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Meadows' Texts Reveal Rep. Scott Perry's Key Role In Election Fraud Lie

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 73:06

    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 rhetoric of some members of his own party could incite violence. Plus, GOP Rep. Madison Cawthorn is cited for bringing a loaded handgun to an airport, V.P. Kamala Harris tests positive for Covid-19, the Dow falls 800 points over recession fears and China erects fences in Shanghai to stop the spread of Covid. Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Elon Musk Strikes Deal To Buy Twitter For $44 Billion

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 75:02

    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 the highest-level U.S. visit to Ukraine since the Russian invasion began, delivering the message that the U.S. wants to see Russia's military capabilities weakened. That, as a Kremlin spokesman says of Putin's nuclear threat, "the danger is serious, it is real, it cannot be underestimated". Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Russia Reveals Ukraine War Goal

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2022 74:46

    For the first time, a Russian military official reveals on state television that the goal of its invasion of Ukraine is to take full control of the South, as well as the Eastern Donbas region, and establish a land corridor connecting Russia to Crimea. That, as investigators look into the mysterious deaths of two Russian Oligarchs and their families 24-hours apart in Moscow. Damning new audio reveals GOP House Leader Kevin McCarthy told lawmakers that Trump admitted to bearing some responsibility for the Capitol riot, and Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene testifies she doesn't remember her actions leading up to the January 6 insurrection at the unprecedented hearing challenging her congressional candidacy. Plus, Governor Ron DeSantis stokes the culture wars as Florida education officials reject maths textbooks they claim are indoctrinating students. Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy's Lies About Trump Caught On Tape

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 75:01

    The New York Times reports that Kevin McCarthy wanted Trump to resign in the wake of January 6th, and has released supporting audio evidence to back up the claim, which McCarthy has previously denied. Amid Putin's claim that Mariupol has been ‘liberated', Ukraine's military releases an apparent Russian communications intercept which references an order to kill Ukrainian prisoners of war. Florida's GOP-led legislature strips Disney of its special status as a self-governing district after the company publicly opposed Governor DeSantis' so-called ‘Don't Say Gay' law. Plus, Florida's new Congressional map eliminates two districts repped by black Democrats, Johnny Depp is cross-examined in his defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard, and CNN's film “Navalny” sheds new light on the poisoning of Putin's nemisis. Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

    Russia Tests New Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 75:04

    As Russia openly tests a new intercontinental ballistic missile, Ukrainian forces intercept alleged communications between Russian soldiers complaining about their commanders, and a Russian Billionaire blasts Putin's invasion, urging the West to "Stop this massacre". That, as Ukrainian officials head to Mariupol to negotiate with Russians amid fears that the City could fall at any moment. Plus, the DOJ appeals the federal court ruling which ends the travel mask mandate after the CDC deems it necessary to continue, Johnny Depp testifies about his finger getting severed in his $50 million defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard, and Michelle Obama's brother sues his kids' former school, alleging unfair treatment of students of color. Hosted by Don Lemon. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

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