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Rep. George Santos surrenders to authorities, accused (among other things) of using campaign cash to buy designer clothes, launder money, and stealing insurance money at the height of the pandemic. Plus: Tonight, Donald Trump gets a prime-time audience in New Hampshire right here on CNN, one day after a jury delivered a stunning verdict finding the former president liable for sexually abusing a woman and then telling malicious lies about her. And: While yesterday's debt ceiling huddle wasn't a total failure, everybody is still dug in.
First: The US government's biggest players -- Biden, McCarthy, Jeffries, Schumer, McConnell -- sit down for talks with the stability of the global economy on the line. Plus: We're learning more about the victims of the massacre in Allen, Texas -- and the shooter who slaughtered them. And: Donald Trump's civil case goes to a New York jury after closing arguments, the focus on credibility and the former president's refusal to show up.
First: Police are mulling over possible motives after a mass shooter blasted his way through an outlet mall in Allen, Texas, taking eight innocent lives. Plus: Another eight people are dead in Brownsville, Texas, after a Range Rover bulldozes migrants. And: New polling shows America is deeply unhappy with Joe Biden -- including Democrats -- as the president confronts crises on the border and on Capitol Hill.
First, our panel discuss gun reform after eight people were killed and seven injured in a mass shooting at a mall just outside of Dallas on Saturday. Then, as a debt default potentially looms, are there signs a deal can be reached on Capitol Hill? After, the striking elements of the Donald Trump civil rape trial which has closing arguments this week. Plus, the Biden administration braces for a surge of migrants at the border. What are the challenges and solutions now facing the U.S. immigration system?
The US added 253,000 jobs last month, far exceeding expectations. Unemployment, meanwhile, remains at a 50-year low. And Black unemployment is at its lowest-ever level. The Fed suggested this week it might be done with interest rate hikes. But do these robust job numbers, following a three-month downward trend, threaten to undermine the Fed's efforts to cool the economy and tame inflation?
A Washington DC jury convicts five members of the Proud Boys for their actions on January 6th. Four are guilty of seditious conspiracy, the most serious charge. All five face significant prison time. Plus: Russia points to the United States and says Washington is somehow behind that brazen drone attack on the kremlin. The White House calls this claim b.s. And: The special counsel puts the Trump Organization in his sights. Sources telling CNN Jack Smith's prosecutors are zeroing in on how long-time President Trump employees handled the evidence.
The Kremlin accuses Ukraine of trying to assassinate Vladimir Putin with a drone attack. Kyiv's response: We don't attack Russia. Plus: Migrants prepare to overwhelm the southern border. The Biden administration snaps into action, ordering troops to the border, orchestrating a new deal with Mexico and erecting new processing centers. And: The text message that fed the Fox decision to fire Tucker Carlson reveals the anchor rooting for a mob to kill someone ... and borrowing from Jim Crow.
First: President Biden orders 1500 active duty troops to the southern border, as thousands of people camp out ready to enter the US to cities unprepared for the migrant surge.Plus: Countdown to crisis - the Treasury Secretary puts a clock on how much longer America can pay its bills.And: Ron DeSantis nears his 2024 moment by making it clear that culture war fights on abortion, Disney, and the death penalty are central to his campaign in waiting.
First: First Republic Bank collapses. A weekend deal to buy it bales out uber-wealthy depositors but stirs worries about the strength of the economy. Plus: The head of the Republican National Committee delivers a blunt warning to Republican candidates coast to coast: ignore the abortion issue at your own expense. And: Entire lives packed into a single suitcase. CNN captures the desperation on the dock in Port Sudan as thousands are hoping to leave a nation at war with itself.
First: Joe Biden makes it official, declaring his candidacy for re-election. Most voters think he's still better than the alternative. Plus: Mike Pence testified before a grand jury investigating Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the election. Are prosecutors moving closer to indicting the former president? And: Would-be presidential candidate Ron DeSantis may have picked a fight he can't win in his battle with Disney. So why doesn't he just let it go?