The miraculous recovery of Aimee Copeland from a horrible case of flesh-eating bacteria continues tonight.
Doctors have upgraded her condition from serious to good, and Aimee is scheduled to leave the hospital next Monday. The 24-year-old has spent more than seven weeks fighting a bacteria called necrotizing fasciitis, losing one leg, the other foot, and both of her hands. She contracted the bacteria after falling off a zipline over a river in Alabama and cutting her leg.
Doctors gave her a 1 percent chance of survival back in May, but just this week she made her first trip outside. Her father Andy Copeland and sister Paige Copeland are OutFront tonight to talk about the road ahead.
Congressman Buck McKeon – the chairman of the Armed Services Committee – is mad.
And he should be. Our country is staring at a package of horribly-designed spending cuts, cuts that will decimate our economic recovery, like a deer in the headlights of a Mack truck.
We've been eagerly waiting to talk to Chairman McKeon every since he said last week:
"Why don't we just sit down now and say 'look, we're not mature enough, we're not adult enough to solve this, so we're going to just kick it down the road?'"
Delay the inevitable because it's just too hard right now? Delay a deadline that Congress gave itself? Say it ain't so. Rep. Buck McKeon comes OutFront tonight.
Jasper, Texas is no stranger to racial tension.
The city made national headlines in 1998 after James Byrd, Jr. was dragged to death by three alleged white supremacists. Now, 14 years later, tensions are again at an all time high between the white and black communities.
The first African-American police chief of Jasper, Rodney Pearson, was elected in early 2011 by a mostly black city council. Last week, he was fired – by a newly elected, mostly white city council.
Many in Jasper are calling it blatant racism in a town already haunted by it. Our own Deborah Feyerick is OutFront with more.
A theory of conspiracy from the NRA.
The pro-gun lobby says it will be closely watching the House vote tomorrow on whether to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
What does the NRA have to do with any of this? The organization claims "Fast and Furious," the program over which Republicans in the House are trying to grill Holder, was intentionally set up to fail in order to demonstrate the need for stricter gun control and increased regulation.
Kyle Leighton, editor at Talking Points Memo, CNN Contributor Roland Martin, and Republican strategist Hogan Gidley are OutFront to discuss this important vote tomorrow.
How will the U.S. Supreme Court's decision on healthcare reform tomorrow impact you? Joining to discuss are Dr. Toby Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, ranked among the top medical facilities in the country, and Ron Williams, former CEO of health insurance giant Aetna, who was once a vocal supporter of Obamacare but is now against the individual mandate.