Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is the leading Republican candidate for governor in Texas. He is taking heat for campaigning along-side controversial rock star Ted Nugent. Last month, Nugent called President Obama a 'communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel.' He called Greg Abbot a 'friend' and 'blood brother.' For the last two weeks AC360 extended an invitation to Mr Abbott to come on the show, but he declined, citing scheduling issues. So Ed Lavandera traveled to an Abbott campaign event to get answers.
Anderson discussed this with chief political analyst Gloria Borger and political commentator Ana Navarro.
Superman isn't always rushing to the rescue. Or at least that's the case for the Superman impersonator on Hollywood Boulevard. Watch what happens when he and the Darth Vader impersonator witness a real dumb criminal in action.
Jordan Davis was close with his aunt Lori St. Pierre. They used to spend their summers together. Ms. St. Pierre weighed in on the Michael Dunn verdict saying she is confident "justice will be served and laws will be changed." Ms. St. Pierre also spoke about the nephew she lost, telling Anderson about his love of life, music and dancing.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning airlines to pay particular attention to passengers' shoes. It is reportedly the result of new intelligence suggesting terror groups have been working on new shoe-bomb designs. What goes into the decision to warn passengers now? Anderson spoke with Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Sciutto and former White House Homeland security advisor Fran Townsend.
Word today that opposition leaders and the Ukrainian government reached an agreement to stop fighting and resume talks. It comes after a night of violence that claimed the lives of more than two dozen police and protesters. Anderson takes a look at the deadly violence and the diplomatic effort to bring peace.
Anderson discussed all of this with Nick Paton Walsh in Kiev, Senior White House Correspondent Jim Acosta and former CNN correspondent Jill Dougherty who is currently with Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
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