Did Christopher Dorner need to die? It's a question investigators will try to answer in the days ahead as they unravel the events that led to the capture and takedown of the alleged cop killer.
OutFront tonight: William Bratton was the police chief in Los Angeles from 2002 to 2009. That includes the three years Christopher Dorner was on the force beginning in 2005.
Tom Fuentes, a former FBI assistant director and Cade Courtley, a former Navy SEAL and Sniper are also OutFront on questions raised over the tactics used to take down Dorner.
Two of president Obama's key nominees are now facing some major roadblocks in the Senate.
Senator John McCain now says he may filibuster Chuck Hagel's nomination to lead the Pentagon if the White House doesn't provide more information about Obama's "actions and orders" the night of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
And Senator Rand Paul says he's ready to put a hold on John Brennan's nomination to head the CIA, if he doesn't get answers from the administration about the use of drones in the United States.
Outfront tonight: Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky.
Programming Note: CNN’s Erin Burnett will anchor Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET from Mobile, Alabama, where the ship will dock.
More than 3,000 people are still trapped on the crippled Carnival cruise ship called - ironically - the Triumph.
Three tug boats are slowly towing the ship from the Gulf of Mexico to shore in Mobile, Alabama.
Carnival is now offering $500 to each passenger for their trouble.
An engine room fire paralyzed the ship's propulsion system, leaving it stranded off the gulf of Mexico and turning what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation turned into a nightmare.
Martin Savidge is waiting for the ship in Port of Mobile with the story.
CNN's focus group of Democrats, Republicans and Independent voters gathered at the The University of Richmond in Virginia to weigh in to President Obama State of the Union address.
Erin Burnett is OutFront in Richmond, Virginia and talks to members of the focus group about their reaction to the State of the Union.
While listening to the president's speech, the members of the focus group used a dial to record their reaction. The dial recording was illustrated in lines that went up and down for positive and negative responses.