Bowe Bergdahl's return to the U.S. marks a significant step in his reintegration after spending five years as a Taliban prisoner. We are now learning more about the time he spent in captivity. The Daily Best says they have two letters Sgt. Bergdahl sent home while he was being held. The Daily Beast says the letters came from sources in touch with the Taliban and that U.S. and western officials confirmed their authenticity. Randi Kaye reports.
There is no sign of a slowdown in the flood of undocumented children illegally entering the U.S. Some are traveling alone, others are with their parents. Gary Tuchman is in Arizona where he got a first hand look at the treatment they are receiving. Gary also visited the border fence to demonstrate how easy it is to get across.
Frank DeAngelis was serving as Columbine High School's principal when a pair of students killed 13 people and themselves. DeAngelis vowed to stay in that job until every child in the district who wanted to graduated from Columbine. With that promise fulfilled, Frank DeAngelis is now ready to retire. He spoke to Anderson about the recent string of school shootings and how he handled the job for the last 15 years.
The political gasbag crowd in Washington may focus directly on the upset primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. But whomever wins the seat—Republican or Democrat—they’ll arrive at a House of Representatives not only raising money for themselves but for every other member of their party as well.
It’s more or less an open secret in Washington, but little known outside the Beltway. Each incumbent member, no matter which political party, is expected to raise funds based on a sliding scale to help elect other members of his or her party. Critics, like Peter Schweizer, head of the watchdog group The Government Accountability Institute, call it a “pay to play” system. Leaders are expected to raise upwards of $500,000 each election cycle; committee chairs about $200,000 or so and then on downwards. Are you head of an important committee in the House? That will cost you more. Committee assignments are rated “A”, “B” and “C”, with the “A” committee chairs expected to raise more than the people who chair the “C” committees.
CNN Investigations obtained some still photographs from inside the Republican National Campaign Committee showing to the penny how much money each member has raised to date, how much they are expected to raise and how far behind they may be.
Watch Senior Investigations Correspondent Drew Griffin unpeel the onion in Washington again, all part of AC360’s “Congress For Sale” series running all this year.
Over the last few days, the militant group ISIS has taken control of Iraqi cities, including Mosul .There are fears Baghdad could also fall into their hands. ISIS is fighting to establish an Islamic state across the region where they can impose Sharia law. Anderson takes a look at how ISIS quickly became such a dangerous organization.
Anderson discusses the ISIS threat with Ali Soufan, a former FBI agent and Philip Mudd, who is a former CIA and FBI senior official.
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