February 27th, 2013
10:03 PM ET

Looming spending cuts: Dire warnings or scare tactics?

Erin Burnett talks to Stephen Moore and Robert Reich about looming spending cuts set to take effect in two days.


Filed under: Congress • Economy • News • Politics • Sequestration
February 5th, 2013
08:32 PM ET

Rep. Adam Schiff wants to end immunity for gun makers; they "should be held accountable"

Civil lawsuits against gun makers are rare because of a law that gives most gun manufacturers and dealers immunity from being sued.

Gun makers, help keep weapons out of criminals' hands

The law was passed back in 2005 after heavy lobbying from the NRA and the gun industry. But that could change if Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff has his way.

OutFront tonight: Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).

Filed under: Congress • Gun Control
February 5th, 2013
08:23 PM ET

Obama, Congress to kick the can again on spending cuts

President Obama called on Congress today to pass a short-term fix to stave off $1 trillion spending cuts set to take effect next month. The automatic spending cuts - known as sequestration - will include deep across-the-board cuts to government spending, including the military.

Erin Burnett points out this is not the first time Washington has kicked the can down the road on sequestration. Burnett says it happened  during the fiscal cliff debate.

Obama calls for short-term fix

OutFront tonight: Michael Waldman, president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and former Director of speech-writing for President Clinton and Michael Medved, conservative commentator for Salem Radio. FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Economy • News • Sequestration
January 31st, 2013
10:33 PM ET

Senator Menendez pays back $58,000 for trips following ethics complaint; two years after trips

We first brought you this story last night - and now, there are new twists in the accusations involving Senator Robert Menendez.

Menendez's office says it has reimbursed a political donor more than $58,000 dollars for two trips to the Dominican Republic back in August and September of 2010.

But the reimbursement came two months after an ethics complaint was filed against him and two years after the trips took place. The senator's office is calling the late reimbursement an "oversight".

But it's those trips to the Dominican Republican that sparked allegations that Menendez was meeting up with prostitutes.
For more on this developing story, Susan Candiotti reports.

Filed under: Congress • News • Politics
January 31st, 2013
09:46 PM ET

"Chuck Hagel appeared weak and wobbly," says Senator John Barrasso

President Obama's Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel faced tough questions Thursday during his Senate confirmation hearing.

Barrasso: He failed to gain my vote

Erin Burnett spoke to one senior lawmaker who opposes Hagel's nomination - Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, the Senate's fourth highest-ranking Republican about why he is opposing Hagel's nomination.

Filed under: Congress • News • Politics
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