Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is joining some of the biggest names in the Republican party who are now calling on Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to veto Senate Bill 1062. She has been in Washington and is returning to Phoenix to a string of meetings with SB1062 backers and opponents ready to make their case. Miguel Marquez says her decision could come well before Saturday's deadline.
Defenders say SB-1062, a controversial bill passed by Arizona’s lawmakers, is necessary to protect religious freedom. They insist it’s not meant to discriminate against gays or any other groups. But opponents fear it could be used to deny services to anyone who isn't already protected under federal law. Anderson takes a closer look at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a group that helped draft SB-1062.
Opponents of SB-1062 are making their voices heard in Arizona. Miguel Marquez has the latest from Phoenix, where he says protests are beginning to grow.
Protesters in Arizona are chanting "stop the hate" and hoping Governor Jan Brewer will stop a controversial 'religious rights' bill. It would allow business owners, as long as they assert it is their religious belief to deny service to gay and lesbian customers. Governor Brewer says she has not yet made up her mind. Miguel Marquez has the latest on the protests.
Anderson discussed this with Arizona State Representative John Kavanagh, who defends voting for this bill and New York University Professor Kenji Yoshino, who breaks down the legal jargon.
Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead with a needle in his arm apparently after more than 20 years of staying clean. Miguel Marquez meets an addict who kicked his habit for seven months last year before returning to heroin's powerful pull.
Anderson spoke with Joe Putignano who is a recovering addict and is a former Cirque du Soleil star.
They are lining up to legally purchase pot. But some Coloradans are getting a case of sticker shock. The Denver Post reports prices in some areas are approaching $400 an ounce and that's before taxes. Miguel Marquez has the latest on day two of legalization in Colorado.
Marijuana sales are legal in Colorado. But it violate federal laws. John Berman discusses some of the legal and medical issues with Jeffrey Toobin and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Watch AC360 next week for a series of reports exploring marijuana legalization from all angles. Gone to Pot begins on Monday at 8 pm E.T.
It's a massive tunnel that stretches across the border from Mexico to San Diego. Federal officials say it was built by the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel to smuggle drugs into the United States. It is the length of six football fields with lighting, electricity, and tracks for transporting large amounts of drugs. Miguel Marquez has an exclusive look inside.
Hannah Anderson is free, after a daring rescue operation in the Idaho wilderness that left her kidnapper James DiMaggio dead. Hannah's father says she is now "surrounded by the love of her family, friends and community." FBI agents, acting on a tip from horseback riders, swarmed DiMaggio's campsite. CNN's Miguel Marquez takes a closer look at how it all unfolded.
Will more guns reduce violence and make dangerous communities safer? Former Tucson, Arizona, mayoral candidate Shaun McClusky says arming citizens is the answer. He wants to hand out free shotguns to residents living in three Tucson neighborhoods plagued with high crime.
The national campaign that started in Houston, Texas, is meant to empower, but the concept is controversial. Hear from McClusky tonight, and a local councilman who's opposed to the initiative.
The plan includes advertising which areas are participating in the program, while keeping the specific homes with shotguns confidential. The intention is to keep criminals guessing which families are protecting themselves with firearms.
The Armed Citizen Project will give shotguns to residents who simply ask for them, provided those interested pass background checks and complete a day of training. The non-profit purchases guns with donations - McClusky says he has raised about $12,000 so far.
Jason Puracal, a 35-year old native of Washington State, is fighting a 22-year drug sentence in Nicaragua. He’s been held there on drug charges for 18-months. Jason addressed the court today as he fights for freedom. CNN's Miguel Marquez attended Puracal's appeal hearing and spoke to family members.
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