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An Air Algerie flight with at least 116 people on board dropped off radar after taking off in Burkina Faso. It is thought to have gone down in Mali. Erin Burnett has more tonight.
November 9th, 2012
08:23 PM ET

What can 44 learn from 16?

Critics are raving about the latest Steven Spielberg film, "Lincoln," which opens in selected cities this weekend.

But even as moviegoers coast-to-coast are expected to line up for tickets, some in Washington are wondering whether one special (and vocal) fan of the 16th president would take anything away from watching the film.

Tom Foreman reports from our nation's capital.


Filed under: Politics
November 9th, 2012
08:08 PM ET

After almost two years and a whole lot of money, was record campaign spending worth it?

Karl Rove is on the ropes.

The man who spent years on top of the conservative political world has fallen somewhat from grace after his Super PAC this year spent a colossal amount of money with limited results.

In fact, American Crossroads was the biggest loser among outside spending groups this year, shelling out more than $170 million dollars in races across the country, only 1.29% of which results in winning elections according to the Sunlight FoundationFULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Campaign Finance • Politics
November 9th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Breaking it down: General Petraeus out as CIA Director after extramarital affair

And now, the man behind the scandal.

We told you earlier tonight about how C.I.A. Director General David Petraeus has resigned and admitted to an extramarital affair, and in the wake of that both Democrats and Republicans have come out to praise Petraeus, who is one of the most decorated war generals of our time.

He retired as a four star general, with a military career that spanned more than 37 years. He's credited for turning the war around in Iraq as commander of coalition forces there in 2007, and went on to serve as commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan where he oversaw a troop surge that began to bring some stability to the war torn country. FULL POST


Filed under: National Security • Politics
November 9th, 2012
07:45 PM ET

Tensions rise in cold, powerless communities two weeks after Superstorm Sandy

Nearly two weeks after Superstorm Sandy, frustrations are rising as temperatures drop across the northeast.

More than half a million households are still without power across New Jersey and New York, including 40,000 homes on the hard-hit Rockaway peninsula in Queens, as residents continue to clean up after the massive hurricane and this week's nor'easter.

CNN's Deb Feyerick is in Queens with the latest.


Filed under: "Superstorm" Sandy
November 9th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Rep. Peter King: Petraeus resignation a huge loss for America

The sudden resignation of C.I.A. Director David Petraeus has stunned many in both Congress and the intelligence community at large. The four star general has worked with many congressional leaders and committees over the years – including Representative Peter King, Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and he is Outfront tonight.


Filed under: Congress • National Security • Politics
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