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Mar-a-Lago pool flood, Book of Mormon ban, 5 stars for everyone?
Prosecutors in the Mar-a-Lago classified documents case have their suspicions raised after a Trump employee trained at the resort’s swimming pool last October and flooded the room where its surveillance video logs were kept. CNN Tonight looks at the key events around the incident that investigators are finding curious. Plus, Trump's lawyers spoke to the DOJ and met with special counsel Jack Smith. Our panel explains what that tells us. Also tonight: Why one Utah school district is banning the Book of Mormon, and the reason why 5 star Uber ratings might have become meaningless. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with Nikki Haley
CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper moderates a live CNN Republican Presidential Town Hall with former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley from Iowa. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump team fact check, DeSantis on Fauci, drag law targets Pride
After Trump is caught on tape discussing a classified Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, the former president’s team tries to defend him with an array of different excuses. CNN Tonight fact checks what they're saying. Plus, Ron DeSantis and his flip-flop on Dr. Fauci. On the campaign trail he calls him nasty names in an about-face from what he said about Biden's then Chief Medical Advisor at the height of the pandemic. Plus, how the anti-drag law in the Sunshine State is raining on Pride parades this year, and Melanie Zanona reports live from Capitol Hill on the Senate debt ceiling vote. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Debt bill passes, Trump on tape, is the truth out there?
BREAKING NEWS: the House votes to pass the Debt Limit Bill in a huge relief for President Biden, Speaker McCarthy and the global financial system. CNN Tonight reports live from Capitol Hill. Plus, Trump was captured on tape in 2021 acknowledging he kept a Pentagon document about a potential attack on Iran, after he left office. Sources say he was aware there were limits to his ability to declassify documents. Our panel discusses what this means for the special counsel investigation. And, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson joins to tell Alisyn Camerota about today's NASA hearing on UFOs, including an object that cannot be explained. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
DeSantis hits trail, driving while black, Disney film fallout
Ron DeSantis gives the first speech of his presidential campaign in Iowa, taking aim at former President Trump. Our panel explains how that will play with the national audience. Plus, a new study shows the first 45 words a police officer says during a traffic stop of a black driver can predict how that encounter will end. One of the researchers, who discovered the warning signs of a police stop likely to escalate, joins CNN Tonight to discuss. And, the fifth grade Florida teacher being investigated for playing her class a Disney movie with a gay character in it, joins to tell Alisyn Camerota about the heated school board meeting where parents and students had a lot to say about the situation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Debt ceiling drama, DeSantis slams Trump, sharks everywhere
We're closer to a debt ceiling deal, but not there yet. Treasury Secretary Yellen gave House negotiators four more days to avoid a damaging default. But even if they make a deal tomorrow morning, can they get it done in time? Plus, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is not being shy about taking on the former president, ripping him on the border, calling him a big spender, and criticizing his Covid-19 policies. No other Republican in the Trump-era has been able to walk that tight rope. Can DeSantis? And, whenever you go in the water you’re never more than 200 - 300 feet away from a shark at any time. Wildlife Biologist and host of ABC’s “Wildlife Nation” Jeff Corwin tells John King what we need to know to avoid danger. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump’s ‘dress rehearsal’, police shoot 11-year-old, are degrees worth it?
Trump and his aides allegedly carried out a ‘dress rehearsal’ for moving sensitive documents the day before the FBI’s Mar-a-Lago visit, according to a report by the Washington Post. Investigators consider the timing a potential sign of obstruction. Plus, new developments in the case of the 11-year-old Mississippi boy who called 911 for help during a domestic disturbance but was then shot by a responding police officer. And, Mike Rowe, CEO of mikeroweWORKS Foundation, joins to talk about why college enrollment is at its lowest point in years. Also tonight: the “burn after reading” note in the Gabby Petito case, the new drug that could turbocharge weight loss, and gun legislation clears a major hurdle in Pennsylvania. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
DeSantis’ glitchy launch, Target pulls some Pride products, remembering Tina Turner
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis launched his 2024 presidential campaign on Twitter Spaces through technical glitches during the live event. The panel looks at what this means for the race to the White House. Plus, Target is pulling some rainbow themed products from store shelves before Pride Month because angry customers reportedly made workers feel unsafe. And, Tina Turner, the “Queen of Rock ’n’ Roll” died at 83 years old. The panel reflects on their favorite performances from the star. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Donald Trump’s legal issues piling up, Ron DeSantis expected announcement, LeBron James retirement considerations
Legal issues are mounting for Donald Trump: CNN is reporting that special counsel Jack Smith is in the home stretch of the Mar-a-Lago classified documents investigation, Trump’s criminal trial in the hush money case is set for March 2024, and there is also the Georgia investigation into Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. This as Ron DeSantis is expected to seize the GOP spotlight tomorrow with a big announcement - Kara Swisher joins the panel to examine. Plus, is LeBron James considering retirement? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
New Trump legal trouble, Mar-a-Lago revelations, fake Pentagon explosion
E. Jean Carroll seeks further damages beyond the first $5 million recommended by a jury in her defamation lawsuit against Trump because of what the former president said about her in his CNN Town Hall. Plus, Trump's attorney took highly detailed notes about all of the classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago, and they’re now in the hands of the special counsel. Our panel dives into what those reveal. And, the real world danger of artificial intelligence is not just a worry, it's already here. A fake image of an explosion near the Pentagon went viral this morning, sending shock waves through the stock market. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
GOP 2024 race, false claims about migrants, our A.I. future
The race for the 2024 GOP nominations is heating up. Key announcements from Governor Ron DeSantis and Senator Tim Scott are expected next week. Our panel tells us what to look out for on the political horizon. Plus, the head of a veteran’s organization denies rounding up homeless men in New York and paying them to claim they were veterans being displaced from their hotel lodgings to make room for migrants. We have the facts. And, Alisyn Camerota discusses the downsides of A.I. with a former Google executive. Also tonight: debt crisis talks between Biden and the Republicans have stalled, a Maryland man protests gun reform by standing at a school bus stop with an assault rifle, and NFL Legend Jim Brown dies at 97. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Age limit for Congress, Walgreens opioid settlement, Florida book battle
Senator Dianne Feinstein has been sicker than we thought. The 89-year-old had a brain inflammation, is suffering from a rare neurological disorder, and has been away from work for months. Our panel debate how old is too old to serve in Congress. Plus, Walgreens will pay San Francisco nearly $230 million for its role in the city's opioid epidemic. But can they use that money to fix what the mayor calls brazen open air drug dealing? And, the lawsuit by parents and authors against a Florida School District that's been removing books from shelves in a battle of freedom of speech versus parents' rights. Also tonight: Salman Rushdie makes his first public appearance since being stabbed, Disney scraps plans for a new $1 billion Florida campus, and SCOTUS protects Twitter and Google. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Harry & Meghan chase, Trump documents case, lewd license plates
The inside story of what happened when Harry and Meghan were chased by paparazzi through the streets of New York last night from the taxi driver who was at the wheel. Plus, remember when Trump claimed he could declassify documents just by thinking about it? Our panel discusses the new evidence that shows he and his top advisers knew how real declassification works, and what that means for the ongoing Mar-a-Lago investigation. And, the license plates that are too lewd even for New Jersey, and the clever spellings being used to attempt to trick the DMV. Also tonight: inside the debt ceiling negotiations, the Capitol Hill shouting match over Rep. George Santos, and the truth about shark attacks. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Immigration battle, shoplifter shot, Obama gets personal
The number of migrants crossing the Southern border after Title 42 expired has dropped 50% in the past few days. But that does not mean the crisis has ended. It’s just spread North. In New York, about 300 migrants are now living in public school gyms and parents are not happy. Plus, a security guard shoots and kills a suspected shoplifter at a Walgreens in downtown San Francisco. Our panel discusses why the D.A. is not pressing charges. And, former President Barack Obama gets personal talking about his marriage to Michelle and more, in a new interview. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Classroom controversy, millions raised for suspect, Swift defends a Swiftie
A Florida teacher is under investigation for showing her students a Disney movie with a gay character. Jenna Barbee joins to tell Alisyn Camerota if she thinks she made a mistake. Plus, the legal defense crowdfunder for the Marine Veteran charged with manslaughter in the subway chokehold death of Jordan Neely has now raised more than $2 million. And, Taylor Swift defends a fan from security mid-concert. Also tonight: can A.I. help with the loneliness epidemic? Plus, Memphis Grizzlies star Ja Morant is suspended again after a second incident involving a gun, and, a special counsel report finds the FBI rushed to investigate Trump in its Russia probe, but fails to find a conspiracy against him. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Subway chokehold suspect arrested, end of Title 42, Mother’s Day culture wars
Daniel Penny, the suspect in the chokehold death of Jordan Neely, was arrested and charged with second degree manslaughter. Neely’s family says it’s not enough as the case raises questions about mental illness and homelessness. Plus, what is President Biden doing about what’s happening at the U.S-Mexico border? The panel discusses the end of Title 42. And, a look at the culture wars after a librarian’s Mother’s Day lesson for kids who do not have a mother and a father was cancelled. Later, two fishermen accused of stuffing a fish with weights during a fishing tournament were sentenced to 10 days in jail. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Bracing for a surge, will Carroll sue again? Chokehold arrest expected
Border Patrol brace for a migrant surge as Trump-era pandemic policy Title 42 expires. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports live from El Paso. Plus, the many false and unsubstantiated claims Donald Trump made to Kaitlan Collins and the CNN Town Hall audience, and why E. Jean Carroll may sue him again. Also tonight, the man who put Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold is expected to be charged with manslaughter tomorrow, Rep. Santos avoids prosecution in his Brazilian fraud case after making a deal with the authorities, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalie Holloway will be extradited to the US, and Elon Musk says he’s found a new CEO for Twitter. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
CNN Republican Town Hall with Donald Trump
With the 2024 presidential election underway, former President Donald Trump took questions from moderator Kaitlan Collins and a live audience during a CNN Town Hall from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Aired at 8 p.m E.T. on May 10, 2023. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Trump found liable, Rep. Santos charged, Tucker on Twitter?
A New York jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against him, recommending $5 million in damages. Journalist Natasha Stoynoff, who testified during the trial that she too was assaulted by Trump, joins to speak out about the verdict. Plus, Republican Rep. George Santos has been charged by the DOJ and will appear in federal court tomorrow on charges that could be related to election campaign funding and expenditure. What does this mean for his future in Congress, and what will Republicans do now? And, Tucker Carlson is waging war against FOX for firing him. He's promising to re-launch his show, but in a place his audience may not expect. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
Border surge, living in fear, reparations reality check
The US braces for tens of thousands of desperate migrants trying to cross the Southern border as Trump-era policy ‘Title 42’ expires. It's the responsibility of Congress to pass new immigration laws, but what can the Biden administration actually do? Our panel has ideas. Plus, after more than 200 mass shootings across America this year, nobody wants to live in fear that we're only a day or two away from the next one. We look at a bill in the Texas House aimed at reducing gun violence that could be getting some unexpected support. And, CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avalon joins with the facts about the plan to pay reparations to African Americans in California, in the debut of CNN Tonight's ‘Reality Check’. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy