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Yellen: Congress must address debt ceiling by June 5 Anderson Cooper 360
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that if Congress doesn’t address the debt ceiling by June 5, the U.S. Treasury Department won’t have enough money to pay the nation’s obligations in full and on time. President Biden and House Republicans continue to negotiate a deal so the U.S. doesn’t default. Democratic Rep. Seth Moulton tells AC360 whether he thinks a deal can be reached in time.
Plus, Boston Celtics co-owner and President and CEO of Granite Telecommunications Rob Hale surprised University of Massachusetts Boston graduates with $1,000 each. He joins AC360 to discuss why giving back is so important to him.
May 27, 2023
Washington Post: Trump employees moved boxes day before DOJ went to Mar-a-Lago Anderson Cooper 360
Two employees of former President Trump moved boxes of papers at Mar-a-Lago just a day before the Department of Justice went to the Florida resort to collect classified documents, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper also reports that investigators have evidence that Trump kept the classified documents in a visible place in his office and would show them to visitors. Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Elie Honig tells Anderson Cooper the key things prosecutors have to prove is “knowledge and intent” that the former President knew what he was doing with the documents.
Plus, Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders joins AC360 to discuss the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations.
May 26, 2023
DeSantis announces he’s running for President Anderson Cooper 360
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis officially announced he’s running for President in 2024. DeSantis’ decision to run sets up a clash with current Republican primary frontrunner, former President Trump, who once endorsed him for Florida governor. Former Trump White House Director of Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin tells Anderson Cooper what kind of “campaigner” DeSantis is and if he stands a chance against Trump.
Plus, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock joins AC360 to remember his friend and the “Queen of Rock and Roll,” Tina Turner, who died at the age of 83.
May 25, 2023
Ron DeSantis to kick off 2024 presidential campaign in conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk Anderson Cooper 360
CNN has learned that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will kick off his Republican presidential campaign tomorrow in a virtual conversation with Twitter owner Elon Musk. People familiar with the governor’s planning say DeSantis will have an aggressive schedule and his team is plotting an unpredictable, relentless blitz of the political map designed to quickly get him in front of thousands of primary voters. CNN Reporter Steve Contorno joins AC360 from Miami to discuss DeSantis’ strategy for defeating f...Show moreormer President Trump.
Plus, Irvin Walker is one of the survivors of the mass shooting at an outlet mall in Allen, Texas earlier this month where eight people died. He tells Anderson Cooper about the moment he realized he had been shot and how he was able to call for help.
May 24, 2023
Biden and McCarthy meet as U.S. debt default deadline looms Anderson Cooper 360
President Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy met at the White House to discuss how to avoid a default on the nation’s debt. McCarthy told reporters there’s no deal but it was a “productive discussion.” CNN Capitol Hill Reporter Melanie Zanona joins AC360 from Capitol Hill to discuss what the major sticking points are between the Democrats and Republicans.
Plus, South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott officially announced he’s entering the Republican presidential primary. CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash tells Anderson Cooper what she thinks Scott’s lane will be as he goes toe-to-toe with former President Trump, currently the Republican frontrunner.
May 23, 2023
President Biden plans to announce a new military aid package worth hundreds of millions of dollars at G7 summit Anderson Cooper 360
Sources tell CNN that President Biden plans to announce a new military aid package that is worth hundreds of millions of dollars during the G7 summit in Japan. The war in Ukraine is one of the top agenda items during the three-day summit where the world’s wealthiest democracies are expected to make a strong statement of unity in support of Ukraine. Jill Dougherty is a global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center and an adjunct professor at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown Universi...Show morety. She tells Anderson Cooper if she thinks the Kremlin still sees a path to victory.
Plus, presidential historian and author of “Leadership in Turbulent Times” Doris Kearns Goodwin joins AC360 to discuss the banning of books from school libraries and classrooms.
May 20, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis expected to enter 2024 presidential race next week Anderson Cooper 360
Sources tell CNN that Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to file paperwork with the Federal Election Commission and announce he’s entering the 2024 GOP presidential race next week. The Florida governor has been openly feuding with Disney, who has just upped the ante by scrapping plans to build a $1 billion office complex in the state, likely costing the state 2,000 white collar jobs. Former Trump White House Director of Communications Alyssa Farah Griffin tells Anderson Cooper she thinks the Florida ...Show moreRepublican was “bound to get outmaneuvered by Disney” and shares how electable she thinks he is with voters.
Plus, national security attorney Mark Zaid joins AC360 to discuss the likelihood of Trump being charged after news that the National Archives plans to share records with the special counsel showing the former President and his advisers knew the correct declassification process.
May 19, 2023
New evidence in special counsel probe may undercut Trump’s claim documents he took were automatically declassified Anderson Cooper 360
Sources tell CNN that the National Archives informed former President Trump that they’ll be handing over 16 records to special counsel Jack Smith that show Trump and his top advisers knew the correct declassification process while he was in the White House. Trump and his allies have insisted that while he was President, he didn’t have to follow a specific process to declassify documents. Carrie Cordero is a former counsel to the U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security. She tells An...Show morederson Cooper what this could mean legally for the former President.
Plus, Andy Cohen, host and executive producer of Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live,” joins AC360 to discuss his new book, “The Daddy Diaries” and the latest happenings from the world of Bravo.
May 18, 2023
Ukraine’s capital hit by a barrage of Russian missiles Anderson Cooper 360
The Ukrainian capital was hit by a Russian missile attack that the head of the Kyiv city military administration said was “exceptional in its density, with the maximum number of missiles in the shortest time possible.” Ukrainian officials say air defenses destroyed most of the missiles and drones. Retired Gen. Wesley Clark tells Anderson Cooper if he thinks the Russians have enough supply to keep firing these missiles in these attacks.
Plus, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins AC360 to discuss what researchers are calling a “major clue” in their work to unlock the secrets of Alzheimer’s disease.
May 17, 2023
Durham’s report finds FBI used “uncorroborated intelligence” to launch investigation into Trump and Russia Anderson Cooper 360
Special Counsel John Durham concluded that the FBI used “raw, unanalyzed and uncorroborated intelligence” to launch an investigation into former President Trump’s campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. Former FBI Deputy Director and CNN Senior Law Enforcement Analyst Andrew McCabe was mentioned in Durham’s report. He joins AC360 to discuss the findings and why he “vehemently” disagrees with the way Durham’s characterizes what the FBI did. Plus, the four University of Idaho students who we...Show morere fatally stabbed in their off-campus house last year were remembered for their “strength and inspiration” during the weekend’s graduation ceremonies. They were all honored with posthumous degrees and certificates. CNN National Correspondent Gary Tuchman sat down with Madison Mogen’s family. He tells Anderson Cooper how her family plans to continue to honor Maddie’s life.
May 16, 2023
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