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Don Lemon Tonight brings in-depth analysis of the day's top news stories, and Don’s take on the stories that will get you talking.

Is Elon Musk Backing Out Of Buying Twitter? Don Lemon Tonight
Elon Musk says he's putting his $44 billion deal to buy twitter on hold over fake accounts. Kara Swisher of the New York Times joins to discuss whether the Tesla boss was trolling all along, or if he’s using a negotiating tactic following falls in the stock market. There’s further division in the GOP as Mike Pence defies Trump by campaigning for Governor Brian Kemp ahead of the Georgia Primary, and with other key primary races just days away, CNN’s Tom Foreman joins to give a rundown of the five...Show more states to keep an eye on.

Plus, a Russian troop withdrawal near Kharkiv, Ukraine, reveals new atrocities, a judge signals the end to federal oversight of the Oakland police department, a proposed Missouri bill bars pharmacists from questioning Invermectin effectiveness, and President Biden announces measures to address the national baby formula shortage.
May 14, 2022
January 6 Committee Subpoenas Five Top Republicans Don Lemon Tonight
The January 6 Committee raises the stakes in its investigation, sending unprecedented subpoenas to fellow lawmakers, including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. All previously refused to voluntarily tell what they know. Will they comply? CNN investigates deadly civilian bombings in Kharkiv, Ukraine, identifies the Russian commander behind the shelling, and tracks evidence of potential war crimes.

Finland‘s leaders announce support for NATO membership, with NATO’s Chief saying the country ...Show morewould be “warmly welcomed", but Russia vows retaliation over the move. Plus, Ukraine says another Russian naval ship is on fire in the Black Sea, astronomers reveal the first image of the supermassive black hole at the center of our milky way galaxy and a CNN reporter who lived through Shanghai's strict Covid lockdown documents how he was able to leave.
May 13, 2022
Key Vote To Protect Access To Abortion Fails In The Senate Don Lemon Tonight
A key vote on the Women's Health Protection Act, which aims to protect access to abortion services, fails in the Senate, as President Biden Warns if SCOTUS overturns Roe v. Wade, same-sex marriage will be next. Is Putin's war backfiring on him? Ukraine pushes Russian forces out of key towns near its border, as President Zelensky says his desire to negotiate declines “With each new Bucha, with each new Mariupol”.

After 10 months of investigation and nearly 1,000 interviews behind closed doors,...Show more in less than a month it will all come to light. Who will the January 6 Committee call to testify? Plus, a Florida judge hints he’ll declare Ron DeSantis’ new congressional map unconstitutional for diminishing black representation, and an historically black college's women's lacrosse team accuse police of racial profiling after a drug search.
May 12, 2022
All Eyes On Key Primaries As Trump’s Influence Tested Don Lemon Tonight
Results are being tallied in the Nebraska and West Virginia primaries, in races that will test just how much of a hold the former president still has over the GOP. That, as brand-new audio emerges of another top Republican leader speaking his mind about Trump to a New York Times reporter right after the attack on the Capitol, saying, “He plays the TV game and he went too far here”.

The top U.S. spy chief says Putin's war is likely to become “more unpredictable and escalatory”, after a Russian...Show more bomber fires three hypersonic missiles at the city of Odessa, Ukraine, leveling civilian targets. Plus, Elon Musk confirms he'll restore Trump’s account if his deal to acquire Twitter goes through, gas prices jump to a record high of $4.37 a gallon, and a passenger with no flying experience lands a plane after its pilot becomes incapacitated.
May 11, 2022
Manhunt For Ex-Corrections Officer & Inmate Ends In Tragedy Don Lemon Tonight
After 11 days on the run, the manhunt for an Alabama escaped convict and an ex- corrections officer is over. Vicky White is found dead, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and inmate Casey White is back in custody. Why would a trusted law enforcement officer suddenly take off with a murder defendant already serving 75 years? Lauderdale County Sheriff Rick Singleton joins to discuss how the situation unfolded.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot joins to discuss her announcement of a $500k r...Show moreeproductive health care fund for residents of Illinois and neighboring states. On Russia’s “Victory Day”, Putin delivers a muted speech defending his invasion of Ukraine while blaming NATO for Russia’s aggression. Plus, there’s protests at the homes of some justices over the leaked SCOTUS draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, a leading GOP gubernatorial candidate pushes the "big lie" of election fraud in the 2020 race, and a predominantly black college that opened in 1865 shuts down.
May 10, 2022
Ukraine On Heightened Alert Ahead of Russia’s “Victory Day” Don Lemon Tonight
Fears grow that Vladimir Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine on Monday, Russia’s “Victory Day”, meaning an even more brutal assault on the Country. That, amid disturbing new accusations Russian forces are taking civilians from their homes, confiscating their passports and holding them in ‘filtration camps’ in horrific conditions. CNN's brand-new poll finds 66% say that they do not want to see Roe overturned. CNN’s Justice Correspondent, Jessica Schneider, joins to discuss what a post-Roe...Show more America would look like.

The escape vehicle used by the Alabama corrections officer and the inmate she is accused of springing from jail is found in Tennessee. Lauderdale County Sheriff, Rick Singleton, joins to discuss the latest on the search. Plus, the Pentagon says it was not involved in Ukraine’s decision to strike Russia’s Movska warship, and a judge rules Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene shouldn’t be disqualified over the January 6 insurrection.
May 7, 2022
13 States To Ban Abortions If Roe V. Wade Overturned Don Lemon Tonight
Thirteen states will see ‘trigger bans’ go into effect if Roe v. Wade is officially overturned, almost immediately banning abortions. Texas, which already has one of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the country, is one of those states. Former Democrat presidential candidate, Beto O'Rourke, is running in the Texas governor's race. He joins to discuss the impact the trigger ban will have on Texans seeking abortion services, and what a possible Roe decision could mean for the midterms.
...Show more Plus, the Chief Justice speaks out on the SCOTUS leak controversy, the U.S. provided intelligence that helped Ukraine target Russia’s Movska warship, the manhunt Intensifies for an Alabama inmate and corrections officer who fled county jail together, and GOP leaders are fed up with Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s antics.
May 6, 2022
Is The Integrity Of The Supreme Court In Doubt? Don Lemon Tonight
There’s a stark divide in the House on the SCOTUS draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, in a move that could enable more than half of States to ban abortions. With Senators raising concerns about whether some SCOTUS nominees were truthful about their stance on the legislation during their confirmation hearings, CNN’s Laura Coates and former U.S. Senator Doug Jones join to discuss what overturning Roe would mean for the integrity of the Court.

The New York Times releases new audio of ...Show moreKevin McCarthy calling Trump’s actions on January 6 “Atrocious” and “Totally wrong”, and also discussing invoking the 25th Amendment to remove the then President from office. Plus, the manhunt for Alabama corrections officer Vicky White and murder suspect Casey White (not related) continues following their disappearance from Lauderdale County jail, the Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 0.5% amid high inflation, and Ukrainian forces retake another village as they inch towards Russia.
May 5, 2022
Roe V. Wade Draft Opinion Leak Sparks National Protests Don Lemon Tonight
Protests begin across the U.S. in the wake of the SCOTUS draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, as the Chief Justice confirms the draft is authentic and orders an investigation into how the document was leaked. Dr Richina Bicette-McCain is the Medical Director of McNair Campus Emergency Department. She joins to discuss what a post-Roe world would mean for women’s health.

An Alabama sheriff says the corrections officer and inmate who disappeared on Friday had a ‘special relationship’, ...Show moreas a new surveillance video shows officer White leading the inmate to her patrol car, claiming she was taking him to the courthouse for a mental health evaluation. Plus, CNN projects J.D. Vance will win the Ohio GOP Senate primary, a proposed Missouri law would criminalize residents seeking abortions in other states, and Russian missile strikes hit Ukrainian power stations in Lviv.
May 4, 2022
Supreme Court Draft Opinion Overturning Roe v. Wade Published Don Lemon Tonight
BREAKING NEWS: A Supreme Court draft of a majority opinion that would overturn the landmark 1973 abortion rights ruling Roe v. Wade is published by Politico. It could mean a seismic shift for women’s reproductive rights in America, but will it hold? Michael Moore is a former U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Georgia. He joins to discuss the investigative special grand jury that has been picked to determine if former President Trump and his allies committed any crimes in their efforts to o...Show moreverturn the 2020 election in Georgia.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi travels to Ukraine, becoming the highest-ranking U.S. official to meet with President Zelensky since the war began. Plus, Western officials believe Putin could formally declare war on Ukraine as soon as 9 May, and a manhunt is underway for a missing inmate and an Alabama corrections officer who vanished on Friday.
May 3, 2022
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