July 2nd, 2012
08:08 PM ET

A man and his plan to rewrite the Constitution

There's a new movie out portraying Abraham Lincoln as both a defender of freedom and... a vampire hunter. Yes.

In what appears to be a trend of irreverent but oddly heartfelt takes on American history, The Daily Show Senior Writer Kevin Bleyer has taken it upon himself to rewrite our nation's most sacrosanct document in his new book "Me the People: One Man's Selfless Quest to Rewrite the Constitution."

A comedy writer rewriting the constitution? What could possibly go wrong?

Filed under: Politics
July 2nd, 2012
07:56 PM ET

Chicago violence claims youngest victim of the year; officials still grappling for answers

The deadly summer in Chicago has a new face: 7 year-old Heaven Sutton.

She was standing in front of her home, selling lemonade and candy on a hot afternoon last week, when she became the youngest person murdered this year in the Windy City, struck by a stray bullet.

So far this year Chicago has tallied 253 murders, compared to 193 in New York City, which is three times as large. The spike is also defying a national trend, as violent crime continues to decrease overall across the country. Community leaders and elected officials alike are scrambling to find solutions to stop the bloodshed.

So what is going on in Chicago? And what is being done to stop the violence? CNN's Roland Martin has been calling for action from the beginning and is OutFront tonight.

Filed under: Crime
July 2nd, 2012
07:47 PM ET

A road trip to the rust belt: What Ohio voters are thinking

A new CNN poll out today gives Mitt Romney and 8-point lead over President Obama in key battleground states.

And perhaps no swing state is more important than Ohio – not since John F. Kennedy has a candidate won the White House without winning Ohio.

The state currently has 7.3% unemployment, well below the national average, and has felt the positive effects of President Obama's much-touted auto bailout, which kept factories in the state open.

So why is the president trailing his rival? Poppy Harlow is OutFront in Warren, Ohio with more.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Politics
July 2nd, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Is President Obama worried about Romney's monster month of fundraising?

With record amounts of money flowing between donors, SuperPACs, and campaigns, this election is set to be the most expensive in our country's history.

In fact, Mitt Romney's campaign is expected to announce their candidate raked in $100 million in June, undoubtedly buoyed by the Supreme Court's health care ruling. But President Obama has a huge edge when it comes to small donors – overall, 43% of its contributions to date have been from people giving between $2 and $250, compared to Romney's 13%.

Here to break down the numbers are Ben Smith, editor in chief of Buzzfeed.com, CNN Contributor Margaret Hoover, and Lisa Borders, President of the Grady Health Foundation and Co-Founder of "No Labels."

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
July 2nd, 2012
07:25 PM ET

GOP plans to fight for Obamacare repeal in Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court has made their ruling on Obamacare, but in Congress, the fight to repeal and replace the controversial health care reform law is just beginning. OutFront tonight: Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York.

Filed under: Congress • Health • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
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