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After the announcement of American Alan Gross being released from a Cuban prison, President Obama announces an end to an approach he says "for decades has failed" U.S. interests.
August 14th, 2012
09:48 PM ET

Fmr. Rep. Mickey Edwards is OutFront with new book: "The Parties Versus the People"

A new Gallup poll shows that American's approval rating of Congress has tied an all-time low at 10 percent.

What caused this new era of dysfunction and division and what can we do to improve it? We sat down with Mickey Edwards, former Republican congressman from Oklahoma and author of the new book 'The Parties Versus the People: Can We Turn Republicans and Democrats into Americans?'


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
John Avlon
August 14th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Is this the most negative campaign in history? OutFront Political Strike Team's response may surprise you

We polled our OutFront Political Strike, our panel of thirty-one independent political journalists and analysts. We asked whether this presidential campaign season was the most negative in campaign history?


FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Political Strike Team
August 14th, 2012
09:19 PM ET

"The Book of Mormon" goes national: Will the comedy hurt Romney on the campaign trail?

Broadway’s hit musical “The Book of Mormon” starts its national tour this week- stopping in the swing state Colorado before the election. The show has already grossed $102 million since its opening night in February 2011.

Could its wild popularity affect the race by helping or hurting Mormon presidential candidate Mitt Romney? FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics • Religion
August 14th, 2012
09:08 PM ET

Suicide or cover-up? Arkansas police reenact mysterious death

Was it suicide or a police cover up? 21-year-old Chavis Carter was found dead, handcuffed in the back of a police car on July 29th in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Authorities say Carter shot himself after being arrested for marijuana possession. His family says the police killed him and are trying to cover it up.

Now, Arkansas police have released a reenactment video showing how they believe Carter killed himself. In the video, you can see a handcuffed police officer pull out a fake gun and demonstrate how it could happen.

But does the video tell the whole story? FULL POST


Filed under: Crime • News
August 14th, 2012
09:00 PM ET

Syria, Russia plans to bypass U.S.-EU sanctions?

The Syrian regime has  a plan to use Russian banks. The Wall Street Journal obtained Syrian government documents and reported that they “offer an inside look at how a sh  rinking group of regime loyalists is working to prop up Bashar al-Assad's government.”

Syria’s main use for Russian banks would be an “emergency effort” to avoid American and European “sanctions on oil and financial transactions.” FULL POST


Filed under: International • Syria
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