The Republican presidential hopefuls are hammering President Barack Obama for apologizing to Afghanistan over the burning of Qurans at Bagram Air Base, an incident the U.S. military claims was accidental. As Don Lemon points out in tonight's No Talking Points, President Obama is hardly the first commander-in-chief to offer his mea culpa.
Brooke Baldwin talks to an Army veteran's activist about a recent charge that the Army may be skimping on claims of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder due to the syndrome's high cost of treatment. Tom Tarantino tells Brooke that treating PTSD on the front end alleviates medical treatment costs.
Brooke Baldwin talks to economist and author Ben Stein about America's energy policy. Stein tells Brooke that no president, going back to Richard Nixon, is to blame for soaring petroleum prices. He cites the confluence of international markets as the source of fluctuating commodity rates.
Brooke Baldwin talks to a sheriff's department spokeperson about the death of nine-year-old Savannah Hardin in Alabama. The girl's stepmother and grandmother are charged with murder in the case. Allegedly, the pair made Savannah run around the house for hours as punishment for lying about eating a candybar. Authorities say Savannah ran the equivalent of a marathon without water and suffered severe dehydration.
Brooke Baldwin talks to Dr. Amer Sayed who has fled Syria amid the Assad regime's massacre of civilians. Dr. Sayed tells Brooke that it is illegal for doctors to treat wounded protesters. He says that doctors caught assisting the wounded are detained and taken to unknown destinations.
Brooke Baldwin talks to a friend of slain journalist Marie Colvin who was killed in Homs, Syria on Wednesday. Peter Bouckaert tells Brooke that Colvin had a reputation as often being the first reporter on scene during her storied career as a war zone journalist. Colvin died alongside French photojournalist Remi Ochlik in the rebel stronghold of Homs.
Mike Vega of Madison, Wisconsin stumbled across and alerted authorities to a young girl investigators say was kept in a basement, starved and sexually abused. Vega told Brooke the girl looked "like she just came from Auschwitz."
Jennifer Gimenez says her first line of cocaine made everything in her head "quiet and okay for just a minute." She says she has been seeking that feeling ever since. Gimenez tells Brooke how she went from that first line of cocaine to her darkest hour – waking up in a psych ward after a suicide attempt. Her incredible story of recovery and how she is now helping other addicts makes this a must watch.
Historian Douglas Brinkley says the challenges Abraham Lincoln faced while in office make him history's best president.
From an unemployed librarian in 2009 to an electronic pop icon in 2012, the journey has been a dreamy one for Ernest Greene. The man behind "Washed Out" discusses how his band went from a modest music project in the bedroom of his parents' home to an overnight internet sensation.