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The arrest of Jesse Matthew - suspected in the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham - has resulted in a break in the 2009 death case of another young woman. Erin Burnett has the latest.
October 19th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Rising Democratic star Mayor Julian Castro backs a deal that sends millions abroad

South Korea is getting hundreds of millions of dollars to provide solar power in San Antonio, Texas and Mayor Julian Castro may soon be feeling the heat.

South Korea beat out competing U.S. Companies on their own turf in a deal that many say just doesn't add up.

CNN's Ted Rowlands has our story.


Filed under: Energy • International
October 19th, 2012
09:28 PM ET

New CNN Poll: Romney sees an upswing in Florida

A brand new CNN poll shows the Republican candidate Mitt Romney ahead in the crucial battleground state of Florida. The sunshine state is home to 29 electoral votes.

Romney is now leading there by one point over President Barack Obama. Our last poll, back in August, showed the president ahead by 4 points. And people over the age of 50 make up nearly 50 percent of Florida's voting age population and they are also leaning towards Romney, 56 to 43.

Could the president win a second term without Florida? And why has he lost so much ground in this crucial swing state?

FL race tightening; DNC chair is OutFront

OutFront tonight: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, democratic national committee chair. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
October 19th, 2012
08:43 PM ET

Battle for office turn vicious: Congressman calls opponent a 'lowlife scumbag'

Congressional races seem to getting nastier and nastier. In a congressional debate in Minnesota Thursday, Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison got into a heated and personal confrontation with his Republican challenger, Chris Fields.

During the debate, Fields accused Ellison of paying a contractor to investigate his divorce.

"What they found was a statement that my ex-wife had never given me, and she issued a statement saying 'hey it was a deeply troubling period," Fields said.

Ellison interjected, saying "You're real stupid for bringing up your domestic violence allegation–I wasn't going to say a thing about it."

Why is this year's election becoming meaner and nastier?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon.
FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
October 19th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

House GOP, Paul Ryan slam Obama on Libya: White House is "stonewalling" on Libya

The attack on the Libyan consulate continues to be under severe speculation; as the administration attempts to clarify the investigation.

State department documents released by a pair of Republican Congressman who are challenging President Obama's stance on Libya show Ambassador Christopher Stevens was distressed with the situation in Benghazi.

Analysis: Five weeks on, confusion and contradictions on Benghazi suspects

On September 11–the day the ambassador and three other Americans were killed at the Libyan consulate–Stevens signed a three-page cable noting concern over security and warnings of an Al Qaeda presence. FULL POST


Filed under: International • Libya • News
October 19th, 2012
04:08 PM ET

Early Voters Matter? More than 2 million voters already cast ballots

Election Day is 18 days away, but could it already be over? More than two million people already cast ballots for presidential election. 32 states and Washington D.C. now allow in-person early voting and 19 are already underway and eight more start on Monday.

Early voting traditionally favors Democrats, but this year Republicans are not giving it up without a fight.  Who will benefit from this year's Early Voting?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor James Carville and Erick Erickson.

FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
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