April 8th, 2013
09:52 PM ET

Obama's make or break moment on gun control

Four months after the Newtown shooting rampage, Pres. Obama continues to push for new gun laws.

Sandy Hook families to ride AF-1 to DC, lobby Senate

Obama is back in Connecticut speaking at the University of Hartford after meeting with the victims' families. The president is expected to talk about the gun safety laws Connecticut recently passed and highlight the Newtown families' role in lobbying for those new laws.

Democratic Senate leaders are set to meet Tuesday to try to figure out when to bring their gun control bill to the floor.

But is it already too late?

Outfront tonight: Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns; and Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America - a pro-gun lobbying group that's a fraction of the size of the NRA, but perhaps even more powerful in Washington.

The New York Times calls Gun Owners of America "an influential force" and says it was this group's "lobbying blitz" that "helps explain why a bipartisan Senate deal on background checks remains elusive."

Filed under: News • Newtown • Politics
April 8th, 2013
09:26 PM ET

Prisoners had knives and fished for drugs: Ex-inmate speaks out about life inside the "worst jail in America"

It's been described as the worst jail in America, and the images from inside this New Orleans detention center show why. Inmates out of control, waving around a gun in their cell, doing drugs and drinking booze.

One of them even escaped to roam free on Bourbon Street. The video was shot by an inmate on his cell phone in 2009 and is now a key piece of evidence in a lawsuit against the city and the sheriff in charge.

Outfront tonight: Jaime Hernandez, a former inmate who spent 13 months behind bars in the Orleans Parish facility.

Filed under: Crime • News
April 8th, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Is Chelsea Clinton joining the family business?

Is Chelsea about to join the family business? The daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton revealed that she's open to running for office one day.

Chelsea Clinton doesn't shoot down talk of political office

"Right now I'm grateful to live in a city, in a state and a country where I strongly support my mayor, my governor, my president, my senators and my representative," she told NBC's "Today" in an interview that aired Monday.

She continued: "If at some point that weren't true and I thought I could make a meaningful and measurably greater impact, I'd have to ask and answer that question."

Will Chelsea make it a trifecta for the Clinton political dynasty?

OutFront tonight: Conservative Commentator from the Daily Caller Matt Lewis and Democratic Strategist Kiki McLean - She was also the former senior adviser to the Hillary Clinton for president campaign.


Filed under: News • Politics
April 8th, 2013
09:11 PM ET

Fmr. Rutgers official gets $1.2 million after Rice fallout

Former Rutger's athletic director Tim Pernetti, who resigned after a video released by ESPN went viral, showing former coach Mike Rice shoving players and berating them with anti-gay slurs - will get a golden parachute.

Christie fires off on Rutgers ex-coach

Pernetti who suspended Rice last December, will according to his settlement agreement get:

  • $1.2 million in salary
  • Car allowance
  • More than two years of health insurance.
  • iPad and a laptop

Does the settlement add up?

OutFront: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, Radio show host Stephanie Miller and Political comedian and former practicing attorney Dean Obedelliah.

Filed under: Education • News • Sports
April 8th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

U.S. on alert for North Korea missile launch

There are signs Monday North Korea may be preparing to fire a long-range missile in the next few days as the tensions between the U.S. and the rogue communist nation continue to escalate.

The situation has forced the United states top commander in South Korea, General James Thurman to cancel a trip to Washington so he can monitor the ongoing confrontation.

The news comes as a new CNN poll shows 41 percent of Americans see North Korea as an immediate threat - that's up 13 percent in just three weeks.

OutFront tonight: Former CIA operative Bob Baer on what we know about North Korea's intentions.

Filed under: International • News • North Korea
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