In tonight's OutTake, Erin talks to National Review writer Reihan Salam about the possibility of switching from dollar coins to dollar bills permanently and the savings it could bring.
Obviously, the Petraeus affair isn't the first controversy of its kind.
In presidential politics, there have been many notable scandals – Watergate, Iran-Contra, Monica Lewinsky – most of which are second-term scandals that follow convincing re-election victories.
Our own John Avlon has a new book out that explores how these scandals unfolded through influential newspaper columns at the time called Deadline Artists: Scandals, Tragedies, and Triumphs.
Our fifth story OutFront: the rise of drones... with fins.
The number of U.S. drones has jumped from about 50 to 7,500 since 2001. But in a new twist, some of these machines are taking to the water like, well, fish.
This drone in particular is called the "Bioswimmer," developed by the Department of Homeland Security to dart into hard-to-reach places underwater.
And it's not the only nature-inspired robot built for the government – there's a "cheetah" and a robo-mule too, both developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA.
OutFront tonight with more details on these fascinating projects is CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr.
Our fourth story OutFront: working hard or hardly working?
If you are a member of the House of Representatives next year, the answer might be the latter.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor released the 2013 schedule for the House today, and its members will be in session for just 126 days. And we should hope that fiscal cliff negotiations don't extend into January, because they'll only be there for a total of 8 days that month.
By comparison, the average American worker puts in around 230 days per year. Is this unfair? OutFront tonight to discuss are National Review writer Reihan Salam and Democratic strategist Maria Cardona.
Our third story OutFront: new problems for Susan Rice.
After weeks of criticism from Republicans for her characterization of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi as spontaneous, Ambassador Susan Rice now faces scrutiny over her personal investments.
Stock holdings listed in Rice's financial disclosure report raise a potential conflict of interest if she were to become Secretary of State. CNN's Mary Snow is OutFront with the story.
Erin Burnett OutFront airs weeknights at 7 p.m. ET. Designed to showcase Erin's unique style--casual, smart, and confident--OutFront stays ahead of the headlines, delivering a show that's in-depth and informative.
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