CNN Contributor John Avlon discusses Wednesday's "Moment of Sanity" starring Sen. John McCain.
Fifty-two years after John F. Kennedy broke a barrier by becoming the first non-protestant president, Mitt Romney's Mormonism is proving to be a thorny issue, in part, because we don't know how to talk about it, honestly, thoughtfully and respectfully.
Discussion of religion in politics has long been dominated by demagogues - Mitt Romney's deeply held faith is no exception.
OutFront tonight: Buzz feed political reporter Mckay Coppins. He's been covering the Romney campaign from a unique perspective. He is also mormon. FULL POST
Another California city is preparing for bankruptcy: Compton is due to run out of money on September 1. That would make it the fourth California city to go under since June. FULL POST
As Shell prepares for drilling in the Arctic, it's not just environmentalists who are up in arms. Some natives are terrified that drilling oil wells in the region will mark the end of their way of life.
One town in particular is saying "hell no" to drilling. Shell says if things take off, as many as 100,000 jobs could be created. It's a deal that will generate hundreds of billions in tax revenues - a boon for local, state and federal government.
But residents say all the money in the world won't replace what will be lost if there's an oil spill.
Miguel Marquez went to Point Hope Alaska to find out what's at stake.