Anchored by Jake Tapper, The Lead airs at 4pm on CNN.
Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, plus Shonda Rhimes.
Back in March Cody Wilson promised, on The Lead, that he would have a guide to a 3D printable gun ready to be downloaded from his Defense Distributed website by the end of April.
On Monday Wilson did just that, swiftly followed by a letter from the State Department’s Office of Defense Trade Controls ordering the shutdown of the site immediately.
Thursday morning Defense Distributed Tweeted, “#DEFCAD has gone dark… Take it up with the Secretary of State.”
In response to the release of the 3D printable gun guide Rep. Steve Israel said on The Lead, “It’s getting easier and easier to make these weapons. We shouldn’t make it easier for terrorists and criminals to bring these plastic weapons on to planes.”
But Wilson told CNN that the TSA uses advanced imaging technologies that ensure the guns are detectable when passengers enter airport security.
Wilson also pushed back on the idea that the 3D guns would not operate effectively.
“We’ve tested multiple prototypes, multiple times. I love it that so called experts might have an opinion about something they’ve never tried to do before,” said Wilson.
A report released Tuesday shows that military sexual assault cases increased 6% in 2012 from the year before.
Both Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and President Obama reacted with outrage and calls for new initiatives aimed at tackling sexual violence within the ranks of our military.
“If we find out somebody is engaging in this stuff they are going to be held accountable. Prosecuted, stripped of their positions, court martialed, fired, dishonorably discharged. Period,” said the President Tuesday.
In an alarming example of the degree to which this problem has infiltrated the military – an Air Force officer who leads the branch’s own sex assault prevention unit is facing charges of misconduct.
41-year-old Jeffrey Krusinski is accused of groping a woman in an Arlington parking lot.
Krusinski has been removed from duty while the incident is investigated.
A major campaign promise in 2008 was back in the spotlight Tuesday as President Barack Obama promised to renew his push to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.
The memoirs of one Guantanamo detainee were declassified and published Tuesday by Slate, where the prisoner writes he “trusted the American justice system too much.”
Slate's politics and foreign affairs editor William Dobson told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead” that detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi was picked up in Mauritania 2001, shortly after the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, and then transferred to Jordan for questioning.
“In Jordan [Slahi] was interrogation for close to eight months, and he was interrogated there under some of the harshest conditions – he was tortured,” Dobson said.
“From there the Jordanians said they did not believe this was a person who had any responsibility for any past terrorist plots. The U.S. government wasn’t satisfied with that response, and he was then sent to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, held for two weeks, and then ultimately moved to Guantanamo August 5, 2002, where he has remained ever since.”
It was a scene the Philadelphia District Attorney called "a house of horrors." A warning to readers, some of the details in this story are gruesome.
West Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell is on trial for running an abortion clinic in which he allegedly killed babies who had survived illegal, late-term abortions, and where a woman allegedly died of a botched painkiller injection.
"The evidence is certainly compelling," said The Philadelphia Inquirer's Joseph Slobodzian. Slobodzian has been in the courtroom every day of the trial.
"There are any number of witnesses, most of them former employees of Dr. Gosnell's clinic, who say they saw late-term abortions being done, they saw fetuses, babies, that were moving, breathing after the procedure, and those babies were killed," said Slobodzian.
They're baaa-ack. Those giant, orange, bug-eyed, winged creatures that sing. In just a few weeks, states from Connecticut to North Carolina will be swarming with cicadas.
"There's a boat load. There could be a billion per square mile," said Michael Raupp, professor of entomology at the University of Maryland.
Different types of cicadas appear every summer but this spring a group known as brood 2 will be back after 17 years. Cicadas sing a mating call, mate, lay eggs, and die in trees, all in about 4 to 6 weeks.