Margaret Hoover, Peter Beinart and Gloria Borger discuss Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster to stall a confirmation vote for President Obama's nominee for CIA Director, John Brennan. He began speaking at 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday and continued until 12:38 a.m. Thursday morning.
Paul used his time on the Senate floor to question the Obama Administration's use of drones against American citizens abroad, and the ability for the president to authorize a drone strike within the United States.
"This filibuster ... is all about getting attention," says Borger. "Because he knows he's not going to stop the nomination of John Brennan to head the CIA."
A male African lion killed a woman volunteering as an intern at a California sanctuary on Wednesday. The lion, named Couscous, was shot and killed by a sheriff's deputy after the fatal attack that happened in his cage.
Wild animal expert Jeff Corwin, who held that lion as a cub, discusses the incident with Anderson Cooper. "These are powerful creatures and they possess incredible strength and predatory skills," he says.
The 4-year-old lion had been raised at the sanctuary since a young age. "These animals can spend a lifetime with little aggression and little examples of potential danger to humans beings, but when you weigh almost 400 pounds, you really only need to have one bad moment," says Corwin.
Mike Steenkamp still wakes up in the morning expecting a phone call from his niece. That call never comes.
"It hasn't really sunk in to my way of thinking," he said.
Steenkamp and his daughter Kim Martin told CNN's Drew Griffin this week that they aren't focusing on why Reeva Steenkamp is gone. She was shot and killed just three weeks ago by her boyfriend, Olympian and South African track star Oscar Pistorius.
They are trying to avoid the speculation and debate that swirl around whether Pistorius intentionally shot and killed his 29-year-old girlfriend or whether he mistook her for an intruder. He's been charged with premeditated murder.
A 350-pound African male lion killed a 24-year-old female intern who was volunteering at an exotic cat sanctuary in California. The lion, who was raised at the sanctuary from a young age, was shot by a sheriff's deputy after the incident.
Nancy Grace and Jeffrey Toobin say they're impressed with jurors' questions for Jodi Arias. And Mark Geragos agrees with Grace on how Arias' claim of self-defense could hurt defendants in the future who suffer from battered woman syndrome. Anderson Cooper talks to all three about those issues and more in a lively discussion about the dramatic trial.
Editor’s note: Tune in at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for all the latest twists and turns in the Jodi Arias trial from Randi Kaye, and analysis from Jeffrey Toobin, Nancy Grace, and Mark Geragos.
It’s a momentous day in the Jodi Arias trial. Arias is answering questions from the jurors - the men and women who will decide if she lives or dies for the 2008 death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander. The questions were written on pieces of paper and given to Judge Sherry Stephens, who’s reading them to the defendant. The topics cover everything from her relationship with her parents to what happened the night she says she killed Alexander in self-defense. Here’s the AC360 411 break down of the trial: