The Senate came within five votes of passing a major change to the military’s command structure. An amendment by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., would have stripped commanders of authority over sexual assault cases and put everything in the hands of seasoned military trial lawyers. Nancy Cordes reports.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke with his Russian counterpart on the phone about the crisis in Ukraine. The Pentagon has not released details on the conversation, but in an interview with "Face the Nation," Hagel told Bob Schieffer that it would be a mistake for the Russians if they decided to go into Ukraine.
President Barack Obama's warning about costs to Russia if it intervenes in Ukraine remains vague. Top U.S. officials say there's no consideration of U.S. military action, but the White House may boycott the upcoming G-8 summit in Sochi, and new trade talks with Russia may be canceled. Major Garrett reports.
President Barack Obama announced a new initiative to put minority boys and men on the road to success. It's called "My Brother's Keeper" and hopes to build on the successes of programs like KIPP High school in the Bronx, where 100 percent of the senior class has applied to college. Major Garrett reports.
Secret Service agents are tracking cyber criminals as they use Internet chat rooms to sell U.S. Social Security numbers, credit cards and information on how to evade antiviral software. But while many hackers believe they're safe from U.S. law enforcement, the Secret Service says its investigations have led to 4,900 arrests in the last four years. Wyatt Andrews reports.
President Barack Obama told Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. would start planning for pulling out all American forces by the end of the year, since Karzai will not sign a troop agreement. The top U.S. commander had recommended keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan for two years after 2014 if the Afghan government first signed the agreement. David Martin reports.
French President Francois Hollande's turbulent love life took center stage as the White House prepared to welcome him for a state dinner. After reports of an affair emerged, Hollande split with his partner, Valerie Trierweiler, the unofficial first lady of France, and many protocol questions arose. Bill Plante reports.
The most complicated detail of this Tuesday's White House state dinner is the solo appearance of France's president, Francois Hollande. Months of planning go into an official White House state dinner, and the arrival of the sandal-ridden French president means some alterations in the seating arrangements. Jeff Pegues reports.