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Debt bill passes, Trump on tape, is the truth out there? CNN Tonight
BREAKING NEWS: the House votes to pass the Debt Limit Bill in a huge relief for President Biden, Speaker McCarthy and the global financial system. CNN Tonight reports live from Capitol Hill. Plus, Trump was captured on tape in 2021 acknowledging he kept a Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, after he left office. Sources say he was aware there were limits to his ability to declassify documents. Our panel discusses what this means for the special counsel investigation. And, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins to tell Alisyn Camerota about today's NASA hearing on UFOs, including an object that cannot be explained.
Jun 1, 2023
DeSantis hits trail, driving while black, Disney film fallout CNN Tonight
Ron DeSantis gives the first speech of his presidential campaign in Iowa, taking aim at former President Trump. Our panel explains how that will play with the national audience. Plus, a new study shows the first 45 words a police officer says during a traffic stop of a black driver can predict how that encounter will end. One of the researchers, who discovered the warning signs of a police stop likely to escalate, joins CNN Tonight to discuss. And, the fifth grade Florida teacher being investiga...Show moreted for playing her class a Disney movie with a gay character in it, joins to tell Alisyn Camerota about the heated school board meeting where parents and students had a lot to say about the situation.
May 31, 2023
Debt ceiling drama, DeSantis slams Trump, sharks everywhere CNN Tonight
We're closer to a debt ceiling deal, but not there yet. Treasury Secretary Yellen gave House negotiators four more days to avoid a damaging default. But even if they make a deal tomorrow morning, can they get it done in time? Plus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not being shy about taking on the former president, ripping him on the border, calling him a big spender, and criticizing his Covid-19 policies. No other Republican in the Trump-era has been able to walk that tight rope. Can DeSantis? ...Show moreAnd, whenever you go in the water you’re never more than 200 - 300 feet away from a shark at any time. Wildlife Biologist and host of ABC’s “Wildlife Nation” Jeff Corwin tells John King what we need to know to avoid danger.
May 27, 2023
Trump’s ‘dress rehearsal’, police shoot 11-year-old, are degrees worth it? CNN Tonight
Trump and his aides allegedly carried out a ‘dress rehearsal’ for moving sensitive documents the day before the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago visit, according to a report by the Washington Post. Investigators consider the timing a potential sign of obstruction. Plus, new developments in the case of the 11-year-old Mississippi boy who called 911 for help during a domestic disturbance but was then shot by a responding police officer. And, Mike Rowe, CEO of mikeroweWORKS Foundation, joins to talk about why coll...Show moreege enrollment is at its lowest point in years. Also tonight: the “burn after reading” note in the Gabby Petito case, the new drug that could turbocharge weight loss, and gun legislation clears a major hurdle in Pennsylvania.
May 26, 2023
DeSantis’ glitchy launch, Target pulls some Pride products, remembering Tina Turner CNN Tonight
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces through technical glitches during the live event. The panel looks at what this means for the race to the White House. Plus, Target is pulling some rainbow themed products from store shelves before Pride Month because angry customers reportedly made workers feel unsafe. And, Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll” died at 83 years old. The panel reflects on their favorite performances from the star.
May 25, 2023
Donald Trump’s legal issues piling up, Ron DeSantis expected announcement, LeBron James retirement considerations CNN Tonight
Legal issues are mounting for Donald Trump: CNN is reporting that special counsel Jack Smith is in the home stretch of the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation, Trump’s criminal trial in the hush money case is set for March 2024, and there is also the Georgia investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. This as Ron DeSantis is expected to seize the GOP spotlight tomorrow with a big announcement - Kara Swisher joins the panel to examine. Plus, is LeBron James considering retirement?
May 24, 2023
New Trump legal trouble, Mar-a-Lago revelations, fake Pentagon explosion CNN Tonight
E. Jean Carroll seeks further damages beyond the first $5 million recommended by a jury in her defamation lawsuit against Trump because of what the former president said about her in his CNN Town Hall. Plus, Trump's attorney took highly detailed notes about all of the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, and they’re now in the hands of the special counsel. Our panel dives into what those reveal. And, the real world danger of artificial intelligence is not just a worry, it's already here. A fake image of an explosion near the Pentagon went viral this morning, sending shock waves through the stock market.
May 23, 2023
GOP 2024 race, false claims about migrants, our A.I. future CNN Tonight
The race for the 2024 GOP nominations is heating up. Key announcements from Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott are expected next week. Our panel tells us what to look out for on the political horizon. Plus, the head of a veteran’s organization denies rounding up homeless men in New York and paying them to claim they were veterans being displaced from their hotel lodgings to make room for migrants. We have the facts. And, Alisyn Camerota discusses the downsides of A.I. with a former Goog...Show morele executive. Also tonight: debt crisis talks between Biden and the Republicans have stalled, a Maryland man protests gun reform by standing at a school bus stop with an assault rifle, and NFL Legend Jim Brown dies at 97.
May 20, 2023
Age limit for Congress, Walgreens opioid settlement, Florida book battle CNN Tonight
Senator Dianne Feinstein has been sicker than we thought. The 89-year-old had a brain inflammation, is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, and has been away from work for months. Our panel debate how old is too old to serve in Congress. Plus, Walgreens will pay San Francisco nearly $230 million for its role in the city's opioid epidemic. But can they use that money to fix what the mayor calls brazen open air drug dealing? And, the lawsuit by parents and authors against a Florida School ...Show moreDistrict that's been removing books from shelves in a battle of freedom of speech versus parents' rights. Also tonight: Salman Rushdie makes his first public appearance since being stabbed, Disney scraps plans for a new $1 billion Florida campus, and SCOTUS protects Twitter and Google.
May 19, 2023
Harry & Meghan chase, Trump documents case, lewd license plates CNN Tonight
The inside story of what happened when Harry and Meghan were chased by paparazzi through the streets of New York last night from the taxi driver who was at the wheel. Plus, remember when Trump claimed he could declassify documents just by thinking about it? Our panel discusses the new evidence that shows he and his top advisers knew how real declassification works, and what that means for the ongoing Mar-a-Lago investigation. And, the license plates that are too lewd even for New Jersey, and the...Show more clever spellings being used to attempt to trick the DMV. Also tonight: inside the debt ceiling negotiations, the Capitol Hill shouting match over Rep. George Santos, and the truth about shark attacks.
May 18, 2023
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