January 29th, 2013
09:52 PM ET

Love and hate for Wayne LaPierre; NRA leader to testify before Congress

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre is set to testify Wednesday at the Senate hearing on gun violence.

Erin Burnett looked through his prepared remarks and there's no sign that LaPierre will be softening his tone. Burnett says it that provocative, tough talk that has made LaPierre both loved and hated in this country.

CNN's Tom Foreman is OutFront with a profile of the man behind one of the most powerful gun lobbyist in the county.

Filed under: Congress • Gun Control
January 29th, 2013
09:49 PM ET

Drone Warfare: U.S. signs deal with Niger for surveillance base

The U.S. government is launching a new war. Some of America's 7500 drones may be about to take off, with new targets in their sights.

Today, Niger's ambassador to the U.S. told CNN that his government has agreed to allow the U.S. military to place drones in his country -

All in an effort to gather intelligence on neighboring Mali, Algeria and Libya - three spots where we've seen a recent explosion in al Qaeda-linked attacks on Americans.

OutFront tonight: Eric Schmitt - Senior writer for the New York Times covering terrorism and national security issues. He broke the story this morning that the U.S. is planning a drone base in Niger and Retired Air Force Lieutenant General Dave Deptula who oversaw the first predator drone strike in 2001.

Filed under: International • National Security • News
January 29th, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Chicken Wings Fly Off Shelves, rumored bird shortage sparks buying frenzy

With the Super Bowl just days away, Erin Burnett tackles the rumored chicken wing shortage that is causing a buying frenzy.

Filed under: E-Block • News
January 29th, 2013
09:23 PM ET

Plans to close Gitmo uncertain after special envoy tasked with job is reassigned

CNN has learned that the U.S. State Department has reassigned the special envoy in charge of closing Guantanamo Bay detention facility and has no plans to replace him, according to two senior officials.

The Guantanamo Bay detention facility or GITMO  is home to know terrorists, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

This move reasign the special envoy is a departure from President Obama's intention to close GITMO within in first year of office.

Hopes of 'Gitmo' closing dim

OutFront tonight: Dafna Linzer Senior Reporter for Pro Publica.

Filed under: International • Politics
January 29th, 2013
08:36 PM ET

President Obama says America's borders are more secure, locals say 'it's bull'

President Obama was in Las Vegas Tuesday to push for comprehensive immigration reform. The president said he is encouraged that a bipartisan consensus is taking shape in Congress that would provide a path to citizenship, streamline legal immigration, and crack down on illegal immigrants.

He asserted that America's borders have become more secure during his first term.

"We strengthened security at the borders so that we could finally stem the tide of illegal immigrants." Obama said, "We put more boots on the ground on the southern border than at any time in our history. And today, illegal crossings are down nearly 80% from their peak in 2000."

While the number of illegals apprehended crossing in from Mexico has plunged, many people who live and work along the border say the president's rosy picture just doesn't add up.

CNN's Casey Wian is in the small border town of Naco, Arizona, with this OutFront investigation.

Filed under: Immigration • OutFront Investigation
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