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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


Will Trump testify? Subway chokehold charges, Shonda Rhimes interview

Trump has until 5pm on Sunday to tell a judge whether he wants to testify in the E. Jean Carroll rape and defamation case against him. However, the jury has already seen Trump’s video deposition, in which he claimed Carroll was not his type but then mistook her photo for his second wife Marla Maples. Plus, the 24-year-old former Marine who held Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on the subway gives his first statement as prosecutors weigh charges. Also tonight: TV super-producer Shonda Rhimes talks with Alisyn Camerota about her greatest hits, the Supreme Court halts the execution of death row prisoner Richard Glossip, and, W. Kamau Bell takes on what it means to be mixed race in America in a new documentary. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


SCOTUS ethics crisis, Mayor Adams on crime, outbursts everywhere

The Washington Post reports that Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife was paid roughly $100,000 by a conservative activist who made sure that Ginni Thomas’ name was not on any of the billing statements. The panel discusses the ethics crisis the Supreme Court is facing, and new reporting on gifts and perks Clarence Thomas took from a billionaire Republican donor. Plus, New York City mayor Eric Adams talks about crime and drugs, and the danger to children in his own city. Also tonight: amid headlines of fist fights and hair-trigger shootings, why are Americans lashing out at one another? Plus, an North Carolina bill bans most abortions after 12weeks, Ed Sheeran wins his ‘Thinking Out Loud’ copyright trial, the White House meets with tech leaders on artificial intelligence, and an Alabama head baseball coach is fired amid a gambling investigation. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Subway chokehold death, Tucker’s racist text, McDonald’s child labor

In New York City a homeless man who was acting “erratically” on the subway was put into a chokehold by another rider, lost consciousness, and died. The passenger who restrained him was questioned by police and released with no charges. Our panel has strong thoughts on what happened. Plus, details of Tucker Carlson’s racist text to his producer ahead of his firing from Fox News in which he rooted for a pro-trump mob to kill a person. And, an investigation finds 305 minors working illegally in McDonald’s restaurants, including two 10-year-olds working until 2am in Louisville. One was allowed to use a deep fat fryer. Also tonight: school districts are pulling the plug on some well-known plays. We'll tell you why "The Adams Family" is getting canceled. And, could you pass an eighth grade history test? Alisyn Camerota tests how much you, and our panelists know. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit


Suspect shooter arrested, SCOTUS ethics clash, child labor regulations

BREAKING NEWS: the suspect in the massacre of five people in Texas, including a nine-year-old boy, has been captured. The FBI gives a press conference detailing how and where Francisco Oropesa was found. Plus, the Senate clashes over the Supreme Court’s ethical standards after multiple reports raise concerns on disclosures and conflicts. And, proposed bills in multiple states look to roll back child labor regulations – should 14-year-olds be allowed to serve alcohol in restaurants? Also tonight: what the writers’ strike means for your favorite shows, a New Jersey mayor says racial profiling kept him from attending a Ramadan celebration at the White House, and two witnesses testify in the Trump rape and defamation case on behalf of E. Jean Carroll. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit