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Dutch and Australian experts trying to reach the crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine turned back for the second day after being told of heavy fighting in the area. Erin Burnett has more.
January 28th, 2013
09:38 PM ET

Eight senators unveil bipartisan immigration reform plan

A bipartisan group of four Democrats and four Republicans reached an agreement on a  framework for immigration reform.

The compromise includes a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants that are in the United States illegally.

The Senate framework for citizenship is contingent on:

  • Securing borders
  • Increased use of drones, improved infrastructure
  • Employment verification system

Debate over immigration reform plan

OutFront tonight:  Tom Tancredo, former Republican congressman from Colorado and Democratic Strategist and CNN Contributor Maria Cardona.


Filed under: Immigration • News • Politics
January 28th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Colorado takes on unborn debate

Defining when life begins is a controversial issue that came to a head in Colorado Monday where lawmakers held a hearing to discuss a bill that would protect unborn fetuses.

The bill comes on the heels of a story we brought you on Friday about Jeremy Stodghill.

Catholic hospital at odds with church doctrine, 'fetuses aren't people'

Stodghill's wife, Lori, died of cardiac arrest in 2006 while 28 weeks pregnant with twins. The twins also died. Stodghill filed a wrongful death suit against the Catholic hospital where they died, but the courts ruled against him, saying under Colorado law, an unborn fetus is not considered a person.

Colorado is one of 38 states that does not define life at conception.

CNN's Kyung Lah is following the story and has the latest.


Filed under: Health
January 28th, 2013
09:05 PM ET

Is the NRA to blame for ATF's leadership vacuum?

The Bureau of Alcohol  Tobacco and Firearms and Explosives - the agency responsible for enforcing this nation's gun laws - has been without a permanent director for six years.

President Obama has tried in the past to fill the leadership vacuum, but any attempt to nominate someone for the top job – ended up getting sidelined.

In the 23 executive actions on gun control, Obama included the nomination of an ATF director - B. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota who has been acting director of ATF since 2011.

Many have pinned the blame on a leaderless ATF with the NRA, but do those claims add up?

CNN's Joe Johns has the OutFront investigation.


Filed under: Gun Control • OutFront Investigation • Politics
January 28th, 2013
08:39 PM ET

Hillary Clinton's legacy as Secretary of State: Is she transformational or overrated?

Is Hillary Clinton transformational or overrated? President Obama certainly seems to think the first option is the better choice.

"I think Hillary will go down as one of the finest secretary of states we've had," Obama said.

But not everyone agrees. A former administration official tells the Los Angeles Times that it's difficult to pin down Clinton's legacy as one of the best secretaries of state in American history.

"It's tough to see what's happened in world politics over the last four years that wouldn't have happened without her.  So it's tough to see how she gets in the category of truly great, transformational secretaries."

OutFront tonight: Peter Brookes, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Bush administration and Anne-Marie Slaughter, former Director of Policy Planning at the State Department under Secretary Clinton.


Filed under: Politics
January 28th, 2013
08:23 PM ET

Obama's Skeet shooting secret: he shoots "all the time" at Camp David

In an interview with The New Republic President Obama revealed that he can relate to those who enjoy firing guns. When asked if he's ever fired a gun, he replied: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

But as our Jessica Yellin found out, don't expect to see pictures of the president shooting any time soon. Yellin asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, how often does the President goes Skeet shooting.

"I would refer you simply to his comments. I don't know how often, he does go to Camp David with some regularity but I'm not sure how often he's done that," Carney said.

Doubting congresswoman challenges Obama to skeet shooting match

When asked whether there were any photos of the President Skeet shooting - Carney said there's a possibility that the exist, but he hasn't seen them.

He went on to say that when the President "goes to Camp David he goes to spend time with family and friends and relax not to produce photographs."

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors David Frum and Roland Martin and Republican Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn.


Filed under: Gun Control • Politics
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