September 12th, 2013
12:41 PM ET

Montana Bride Accused of Murder in Court Today

22-year-old Jordan Graham is in court today after being charged with killing her own husband just 8 days after their wedding. Prosecutors now say evidence shows that she tried to cover up the crime, CNN's Kyung Lah reports.

Later today, the judge will rule whether Graham can be freed on bond berfore her trial, or if she must remain behind bars.

Graham's mother was emotionless as she left court with defense attorneys on Wednesday after she testified that her daughter should get home confinement, not jail.

While tight-lipped, the defense argues Graham in not a threat, has no criminal history and no prior record of any violence. The only thing she has done is admitted to pushing Cody Johnson, her husband, off a sheer cliff, face first, in the Glacier National Park during a heated argument.

The victim's uncle says his side of the family wants her to stay behind bars.


Prosecutors say Graham tried to cover up the crime by creating a bogus email account and writing fake emails from a made-up friend, an account that traces back to Graham's home address.

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September 12th, 2013
12:11 PM ET

Anti-Gun Colorado Senators Out

In Colorado, gun rights activists are celebrating the unprecedented recall of two democratic state senators who got replaced this week for backing some of the nation's strictest gun laws. CNN's George Howell reports.

John Morse, former Colorado state senate president said, "What we did is the right thing. And I said months ago if this costs me my political career, that is a very small price to pay."

Conservative political commentators Ben Ferguson weighed in on the issue on "New Day."

Ferguson reminded viewers that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg infused the original election with his own money to help the anti-gun candidates to victory.

Ferguson said, "I think in the end, this had everything to do with politics and a lot of people that may not have gone to the polls to vote to recall these people or vote in this election normally showed up. I think a lot of it was because they felt like there was too much outside influence in this election."


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September 12th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

Flooding In Colorado Kills Two

This week has bought both extreme highs and extreme low temps for the Midwest and Northeast. But it’s Denver that's pounded with rain overnight, just days after its freakish hail storm. Five overlapping flash flood warnings have been issued overnight, reports CNN's Indra Petersons.

As parts of Colorado received a massive amount of hail blanketing the ground like snow Monday, one resident said, "I thought there was a tornado, lightning was going crazy, it was like a movie."

A young mom and her six-year-old daughter captured cell-phone video as a flashflood almost swept them away

Stephanie Liddick said, "It was the most terrifying moment of my life."

CNN's Ana Cabrera reports two people have died from the flooding.  Officials say they've seen huge debris floats and mudslides coming out of the foot hills as Boulder is right on the edge of the Rocky Mountains.


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September 12th, 2013
11:29 AM ET

GOP Lawmakers Threaten Government Shutdown, Blame Obamacare

A vote on whether to approve U.S. military action in Syria may now be on hold on Capitol Hill. That means lawmakers now focus on domestic issues and money matters loom large, CNN's Athena Jones reports.

Basically, if congress doesn't pass a new spending bill the government will run out of money October 1st and that means a government shutdown.

Lawmakers again face the decision to raise the nation's borrowing limit by this fall or the government won't be able to pay its bills.

The main topic of discussion continues to be Obamacare.

Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, has said, "We're going to continue to do everything we can to protect Americans from this harmful healthcare law."

Some conservative Republicans said they want the controversial health care law defunded, and they're willing to risk a government shutdown to try to do it.

Sen. Mike Lee, (R) Utah, said "Encourage your senators and congressmen, do not vote for any piece of spending containing funding for the additional implementation and enforcement of Obamacare."

A new CNN/ORC poll shows just 39 percent of the public likes the law, down from 51 percent in January of this year.

But any attempt to block it in the Republican-controlled house would fail in the Democrat-controlled senate.

Another new poll also shows nearly three quarters of Americans believe the country would face a crisis or major problems if the government were to shut down for a few weeks and most of them, 51 percent, say they would hold Republicans responsible for a shutdown.

While the spending bill comes first, raising the debt limit will be right after that.

The President has said he won't negotiate over the debt limit and Republicans say they won't raise taxes to reach any deal.

The Republican and Democratic leadership in the House and Senate plan to meet Thursday morning to talk about these upcoming fights

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