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Government shutdown appears increasingly likely

Sources tell CNN that House Republican leaders are sending their members home for the week as a government shutdown appears increasingly likely. Lawmakers have yet to reach a deal to extend government funding past the critical deadline at the end of the month. House GOP members had planned to work through the weekend to pass a stop-gap bill to fund the government but that strategy is now on hold because of infighting and holdouts within the House Republican conference. Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell tells AC360 it's time for House GOP members to choose "competence over chaos" and keep the government funded. Plus, CNN Senior National Correspondent Ed Lavandera joins AC360 from Eagle Pass, Texas where there's been a surge of migrants crossing the Southern border. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


House GOP clashes with Attorney General Merrick Garland over Hunter Biden investigation

During a contentious House Judiciary Committee hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland forcefully pushed back against accusations from congressional Republicans that the Justice Department has shown political bias in its investigations into Hunter Biden and former President Trump. Garland told committee members he’s “not the president’s lawyer” nor “Congress’s prosecutor.” Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu took part in the hearing. He tells AC360 if he thinks Garland pushed back hard enough on the allegations of political bias. Plus, since 2010 chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen team have been on the frontlines of disasters around the world. They've served over 300 million meals in more than 30 countries. Chef Andrés joins AC360 to discuss “The World Central Kitchen Cookbook: Feeding Humanity, Feeding Hope.” To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Biden urges the world to stand firm in support of Ukraine

The New York Times is reporting that Molly Michael, a former assistant to Donald Trump, told investigators that the former president instructed her to not tell them about the classified documents he kept at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. According to the Times, she told investigators about the comments when she was interviewed as part of the inquiry into Trump’s handling of sensitive government documents. The Times says the details are from a person briefed on her comments. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper he thinks this is “potentially devastating evidence” and could hurt the former president’s defense. Plus, while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, President Biden urged the world to stand up to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and be firm in their support of President Volodymyr Zelensky and his country. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton is a veteran and member of the Armed Services Committee. He joins AC360 to discuss why it’s important for the U.S. to continue supporting Ukraine. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Trump acknowledges he was told 2020 election lies were false

Former President Trump admitted that he was told the 2020 election lies were false but continued spewing the false claims to try and overturn the results. In an interview over the weekend, the former president said he didn’t respect his attorneys who told him he had lost the election and instead he “respected many others that said the election was rigged.” Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks Trump undermined his own defense by saying it was his decision to go after the 2020 election results. Plus, CNN Chief International Correspondent Clarissa Ward gives AC360 an exclusive look at what Wagner’s post-Yevgeny Priogozhin future looks like in the Central African Republic. The former Wagner boss died in a plane crash just two months after he and his mercenaries launched an armed insurrection on Russia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Special counsel asks judge to limit Trump's public statements in federal election subversion case

Special counsel Jack Smith has asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to limit former President Trump’s public statements in the federal 2020 election interference case against him. A newly released court filing reveals that prosecutors want a court order limiting what the former president can say. Trump responded to the request by calling Smith “deranged.” Former federal prosecutor Elliot Williams tells Anderson Cooper how strong he thinks the special counsel’s argument is and if he thinks the judge will grant the request. Plus, CNN Correspondent Jomana Karadsheh joins AC360 from Derna, Libya to give an update on the catastrophic flooding that hit the country. More than 5,000 people are feared dead and Libya’s United Nations Ambassador expects that number to increase. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Hunter Biden indicted on multiple gun charges

Hunter Biden was indicted by special counsel David Weiss in connection with a gun he purchased in 2018. President Biden’s son was charged with two counts for alleged false statements he made while purchasing the gun and a third count for possessing the gun while he was addicted to drugs. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tells Anderson Cooper what kind of considerations went into the decision to charge Biden. Plus, CNN Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman gives AC360 an update on the catastrophic flood in Libya where more than 5,000 people are feared dead. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Rep. Pelosi on Speaker McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry into Pres. Biden: “they have nothing”

Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sat down for an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper on current House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s impeachment inquiry into President Biden. She also discusses her own decision to seek re-election at the age of 83 and whether she thinks Vice President Kamala Harris is the best running mate for Biden. Plus, escaped Pennsylvania killer Danilo Cavalcante was taken into custody, ending a nearly two-week manhunt that drew hundreds of law enforcement officials to the area. Franco Rosa is a former roommate of Cavalcante. He tells Anderson Cooper what went through his head when he heard his former roommate had been captured. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


McCarthy calls for formal impeachment inquiry into Biden

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is calling on three committees to open a formal impeachment inquiry into President Biden. McCarthy says “these are allegations of abuse of power, obstruction and corruption” and they “warrant further investigation.” House Republicans have yet to prove allegations the president directly profited off his son’s foreign business deals. Republican Rep. Kevin Buck and Democrat Rep. Jamie Raskin both join AC360 to react to McCarthy’s decision. Plus, police say Danelo Cavalcante, the Pennsylvania prison escapee, is “armed and extremely dangerous” after he stole a .22-caliber rifle from a local homeowner, who fired several shots at the fugitive as he fled. CNN Chief Law Enforcement and Intelligence Analyst John Miller tells Anderson Cooper what law enforcement is doing to capture Cavalcante. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Trump asks judge to recuse herself from federal election subversion case

Former President Trump has asked Judge Tanya Chutkan to recuse herself from the federal 2020 election subversion case. In a new court filing, Trump pointed to Chutkan’s previous comments made in cases involving January 6 rioters. Former federal judge Nancy Gertner tells Anderson Cooper the former president’s request is “not surprising.” Plus, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who testified before the grand jury in the Georgia investigation, joins AC360 to discuss whether he supports the longshot legal strategy of using the Fourteenth Amendment to bar the former president from the 2024 ballot. In recent weeks, a growing number of liberal and conservative legal scholars have embraced the idea. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


20 Years of Anderson Cooper 360˚

Twenty years ago, Anderson Cooper 360˚ launched. Over the past two decades, Anderson has reported from more than 30 countries and anchored more than 5,000 programs. Tonight, we look back on some of those moments. And a federal judge rejects Mark Meadows' bid to move his Georgia election interference case to federal court. Meadows has filed an appeal. Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe shares his perspective on the case. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Shelter-in-place order issued in the area where prisoner escaped

As the manhunt for a murderer enters its second week, a shelter-in-place order has been issued for a small area in Pennsylvania as police continue their search for Danelo Cavalcante. Brian Todd has the latest on the manhunt. And Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold joins Anderson to talk about the challenge to Donald Trump's election bid in the state. The advocacy group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington filed a lawsuit to keep him from the 2024 Republican primary ballot, citing the 14th Amendment's ban on insurrectionists holding public office. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


New video of inmate escaping from PA prison

Newly released video shows how a murder convict escaped from a Pennsylvania prison by climbing between two walls in the prison yard. Danelo Cavalcante has now been on the run for a week. Brian Todd has the latest on the search for the escapee. And former Defense Secretary William Cohen joins Anderson to discuss Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville holding up roughly 300 military nominations, and that now could include general picked to be the nation’s top military officer. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


New CNN poll on Presidential race

A new CNN poll shows former President Donald Trump is in a league of his own this fall. According to the poll, 52% of Republican primary voters and GOP-leaning Independents support Trump’s reelection. He’s far ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who’s in second place with 18%. No other candidates are in double figures. One of those other candidates is former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who joins Anderson to talk about the 2024 Presidential race. And in a 360° exclusive, Jomana Karadsheh reports on never-before-seen video of ISIS and their crimes that were recorded when they didn't think they were being recorded. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


James Taylor remembers Jimmy Buffett

Singer and songwriter James Taylor remembers his friend Jimmy Buffett who passed away on Friday from an aggressive form of skin cancer. Buffett was 76. And in Pennsylvania, a manhunt continues for an escaped prisoner convicted of murder. CNN senior law enforcement analyst and former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe talks about what authorities are doing to catch him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Giuliani and six others plead not guilty in Georgia election case

There’s new legal maneuvering out of Fulton County, Georgia where Rudy Giuliani and six other co-defendants in the election interference case pleaded not guilty today. One of those alleged co-conspirators, Kenneth Chesebro, also told a judge he wants to sever his case from former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell's. Chesebro and Powell have both asked for a speedy trial that could begin as soon as October. Maggie Haberman tells AC360 the relationship between Giuliani and former President Trump has become strained in recent years. Plus, a CNN exclusive report. New evidence may connect the infamous BTK serial killer to at least one additional victim. CNN's Jean Casarez speaks with the killer's daughter and gains exclusive access to his journal entries and drawings. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Trump pleads not guilty in Georgia election interference case

Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty in the sprawling Fulton County election interference case, waiving his right to an in-person arraignment next week. Trump is also seeking to have his case severed from his codefendants who have requested a speedy trial that could begin as soon as October. Former U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Michael Moore and former Manhattan Chief Assistant DA Karen Friedman Agnifilo join AC360 to discuss the latest developments, as well as the question of whether former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will succeed in his own efforts to have his portion of the Fulton County case moved to federal court. Plus, CNN Correspondent Brian Todd reports from Perry, Florida where the community is working to rebuild after Hurricane Idalia battered the region earlier this week. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Hurricane Idalia slams into Florida and Georgia

A once-Category 4 hurricane, Tropical Storm Idalia is now lashing parts of Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rain and wind. Idalia made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast as a powerful Category 3 storm and was the strongest storm to hit in the Big Bend region, the nook between the Florida panhandle and peninsula, in more than 125 years. Chase Norwood’s family owns Sea Hag Marina in Steinhatchee, Florida, where water levels rose more than nine feet in two hours, reaching record levels. They decided to stay to protect their business. He joins AC360 to give an update on the damage to the marina. Plus, Michael Bobbitt decided to ride out the hurricane in Cedar Key, Florida. He shares how his community is doing. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Hurricane Idalia intensifies, on track to hit Florida as Category 3 storm

Hurricane Idalia is a Category 2 storm but is strengthening and expected to intensify to a Category 3 before it makes landfall. Officials are urging Floridians to evacuate as Idalia's storm surge could reach once-in-a-lifetime levels. Tampa Police Chief Lee Bercaw tells AC360 what the biggest concern is for the city. Plus, Michael Bobbitt lives in Cedar Key, Florida and is riding out the storm there. He joins to explain why he decided to stay and what his plan is, if things go wrong. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Judge sets date for Trump DC federal election subversion trial

Federal Judge Tanya Chutkan set former President Trump’s trial for his alleged role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election for March 4, 2024. The date is just one day before Super Tuesday, when voters in more than a dozen states will go to the polls. CNN Legal Analyst Carrie Cordero joins AC360 to discuss the judge’s trial date decision. Plus, CNN Meteorologist Chad Myers on where Tropical Storm Idalia is headed and when it’s expected to become a hurricane. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Trump co-defendant Harrison Floyd will remain in jail after judge said she won’t issue bond today

Former President Trump and his 18 co-defendants have all surrendered at the Fulton County jail before the noon deadline. One co-defendant, Harrison Floyd, was denied bond will remain in jail. Judge Emily Richardson told him that she wouldn’t be setting bond because Floyd had already been indicted and assigned to another judge who would address bond moving forward. The former president is accused of being the head of a “criminal enterprise” that was a broad conspiracy to reverse the 2020 election. Former Georgia State Senator Jen Jordan testified before the Fulton County grand jury in this investigation. She joins AC360 to discuss what’s next for Trump and his co-defendants. Plus, CNN Reporter Alayna Treene is in Bedminster, New Jersey, near the former President’s golf club to give an update on his mood following his fourth arrest and the release of his mug shot. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit