March 22nd, 2013
10:30 PM ET

Biden's expensive night in a Paris hotel

Joe Biden's one night in Paris cost American tax payers $585,000.50 and that's just the hotel tab alone. Paris is an expensive city. But Biden and his entourage stayed at a pretty expensive hotel.

The Hotel Intercontinental Paris Le Grand, where right now, room rates start at 340 euros and go all the way up to 4,000 euros.

There's nothing a little more affordable?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors Reihan Salam – writer for the National Review and Hilary Rosen – democratic strategist.

Filed under: Politics
March 22nd, 2013
09:35 PM ET

White supremacist gang linked to Colorado prison chief murder

The Denver police say Evan Ebel, a former Colorado inmate and member of a white supremacist gang is linked to the murder of Colorado's state prison chief Tom Clements.

Investigators say the shell casings found in Evan Ebel's car, match the caliber of weapon used to kill Clements, according to court documents filed in Texas.

Ebel was released from prison in February. Ebel led police on a high-speed chase Thursday in Northern Texas, which ended with a shootout. He shot a police officer, who is in serious condition and Ebel died of his injuries.

Authorities say he was driving a black Cadillac with Colorado plates which is similar to the description of the car witnesses spotted near the home of Tom Clements  the night he was murdered.

CNN's Casy Wian says Ebel had ties to the white supremacist prison gang known as the 2-11 crew.  Erin Burnett talks Mark Potok from the Southern Poverty Law Center which tracks hate groups.

Filed under: Crime
March 22nd, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Air control towers on the chopping block received stimulus money

The FAA announced Friday it will close 149 regional airport control towers because of forced spending cuts. Erin Burnett reports that some of these towers actually received stimulus money just a few years ago.

Tom Foreman is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: Aviation Industry • Economy
March 22nd, 2013
09:02 PM ET

Three marines dead at Quantico base, shooter apparently killed himself after shooting

Three marines are dead tonight at a base in Quantico, Virginia, after one of their own murdered two fellow marines and then apparently shot himself.

Authorities have not disclosed a motive or the identity of the suspected shooter but the investigation is ongoing.

This comes on the heels of seven marines that were killed earlier this week in a training accident in Nevada, bringing the total to 10 dead marines in just four days.

Brian Todd is working the story and is in Quantico with the latest.

Filed under: Crime • Military • News
March 22nd, 2013
08:47 PM ET

Commanders request $49 million for new Gitmo prison

U.S. commanders say they need $49 million to build a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay for "high-value" detainees, like 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed. This is according to the New York Times.

The money requested is in addition to the nearly $200 million that the top U.S. commander in the region says he needs for improvements to the existing Guantanamo facilities.

The problem?

President Obama granting the funds would be breaking a big campaign promise.

"We're going to close Guantanamo and restore habeas corpus," President Obama said while on the campaign trail in 2008.

OutFront tonight: Ret. Col. Morris Davis, Former Chief Prosecutor for Terrorism Trials at Guantanamo Bay and Rosa Brooks, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense in the Obama administration.

Filed under: News
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