Outfront tonight with more insight on the showdown between the U.S. and Russia is journalist and author Carl Bernstein – who is also a CNN contributor – and Stephen Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies at NYU and Princeton University and also the author of a cover story for The Nation this week called "Media Malpractice: Putin, Sochi and Ukraine."
Here to discuss Putin's mentality and what the U.S. can do to sway him is former U.S. Navy intelligence officer Colonel Cedric Leighton and author Keith Darden, who wrote "Resisting Occupation in Eurasia."
President Obama called a major ally Friday tonight to help bring Russian President Vladimir Putin back from the brink.
The White House just announced that the President spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Germany is the biggest buyer of Russian natural gas, making Merkel the most critical player when it comes to putting pressure on Putin.
With thousands of Russian troops already on the ground in Ukraine, President Obama says Putin's country is "on the wrong side of history."
And today, he warned there will be consequences for breaking international law, saying that the U.S. is "examining a whole series of steps" to respond economically and diplomatically to Russia's actions.
But what exactly are those steps? Here to discuss are General Wesley Clark, former NATO Supreme Allied Commander, and Michael McFaul, the former U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
The U.S. Marine corps has delayed its deadline for new physical requirements after less than half of female recruits could not do the required minimum of three pull-ups.
The new standard was meant to take effect on January 1st, but now the announcement is raising new questions about whether women should even be serving in combat.
CNN's Chris Lawrence has more.