A stable Iraqi government could be one of the most important tools when it comes to fighting ISIS. That's why so many people are pinning their hopes on the country's new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi succeeding. As he prepares for his meeting with President Obama, al-Abadi sat down with Christiane Amanpour for his first international interview.
Marlise Munoz was declared brain-dead while pregnant with her second child after apparently suffering a blood clot in her lung. Her husband and parents asked the hospital to remove her from life support; they say that’s what she would want. But hospital officials have refused, saying their hands are tied by Texas law. Now the family is asking a judge to intervene. Christiane Amanpour, Dan Savage, Margaret Hoover, and Sunny Hostin discuss the case.
In a shocking case out of Florida, a former police captain is charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a man in a movie theater during an alleged argument over texting. The 71-year-old is being held without bail; his attorney says his client acted in self-defense. Eyewitnesses say they didn’t see punches thrown, only popcorn. Christiane Amanpour, Dan Savage, Margaret Hoover, Frank Bruni, and Mark O’Mara discuss the case and the likelihood of this man’s release under Florida law.
The chef at the high-end Chicago restaurant Alinea is asking if babies should be banned, after a couple brought their 8-month-old and a tantrum ensued. His question has sparked a bit of an uproar. Christiane Amanpour, Dan Savage, Margaret Hoover, and Frank Bruni tackle the “baby ban” issue.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie addressed the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal in his State of the State Address, saying that “mistakes were clearly made.” Shortly before he spoke, the Wall Street Journal ran a photo casting doubt on his claim last week that he hasn’t had contact in a long time with the Christie appointee who ordered the toll lanes closed. Christiane Amanpour, Dan Savage, Margaret Hoover, Frank Bruni, and Carl Bernstein discuss the governor’s remarks and his recent controversies.
Just days after firing high-ranking members of his administration over the bridge scandal, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is facing serious questions about how he spent millions of dollars of Superstorm Sandy relief money. Political Commentator Margaret Hoover warns the cumulative effect of two scandals could create real problems for Christie. Watch the AC360 later debate.
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