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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.
September 19th, 2014
08:48 PM ET

Democrat, rising star Wendy Davis distances herself from Obama

Wendy Davis is hoping to become the first Democratic governor of Texas in 20 years.

Today, Hillary Clinton turned the spotlight on her and other women running in this year's midterm election.

Hillary Clinton tells liberals to focus on women

"We have so many reasons to be hopeful," Clinton said, during a roundtable at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank. "Mary Burke gives me hope. Maggie Hassan gives me hope. Martha Coakley and Wendy Davis give me hope."

Davis' new memoir is a portrait of a woman unafraid to go it alone, whether taking on the Texas senate or turning her back on the President of the United States.

CNN's Erin Burnett has more OutFront.


Filed under: Election • Politics
September 18th, 2014
09:43 PM ET

Obama: American troops "will not have a combat mission"

Washington (CNN) - With approval in hand to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the so-called Islamic State terror group, President Barack Obama said Thursday the plan keeps with "the key principle" of U.S. strategy: No American combat troops on the ground.

"The American troops deployed to Iraq do not and will not have a combat mission," he said in televised remarks from the White House.

"Their mission is to advise and assist our partners on the ground. ...We can destroy ISIL without having our troops fight another ground war in the Middle East."

More than 40 countries, including Arab nations, have offered assistance in the battle against Islamic State, known as ISIS or ISIL, the President said.

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Filed under: International • Iraq • ISIS • Politics • Syria
August 15th, 2014
09:57 PM ET

Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for alleged abuse of power

(CNN) - A grand jury has indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, saying he abused his power by trying to pressure a district attorney to resign.

The two felony counts against Perry, a Republican, stem from his threat to veto funding for a statewide public integrity unit run by Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg unless she stepped down, the special prosecutor in the case, Michael McCrum, said.

CNN affiliate KVUE reported that Perry will have to report to the Travis County Jail in the capital of Austin to be booked, fingerprinted and have his photo made for a mugshot.

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Filed under: Justice • News • Politics • Rick Perry
July 15th, 2014
10:01 PM ET

Is Eric Holder race-baiting?

Attorney General Eric Holder is still under fire for his comments on race. He spoke again on Tuesday about discrimination, saying "As it stands, our society is not yet colorblind; nor should it be, given the disparities that still afflict and divide us."

But it's his comments about racial animus being directed at him and President Obama that is stoking criticism from the right.

"This really is reprehensible conduct," said Former Deputy White House Chief of Staff Karl Rove on Fox News. "He's the attorney general. To suggest that if people criticize President Obama, he's planting the seed that the reason you're criticizing president Obama is not a legitimate disagreement over issues or conduct, it's because you're a racist."

OutFront, CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and CNN political analyst and Democratic Strategist, Paul Begala, as well as Conservative CNN Political Commentators, Greg Anthony and Ben Ferguson.


Filed under: News • Politics • Racism
July 14th, 2014
08:28 PM ET

Holder: "Racial animus" fuels opposition to Obama

President Barack Obama's top law enforcement official citing race as the reason behind opposition to the president.

Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday told ABC's "This Week" that "there's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me (and) directed at the President. ... There's a certain racial component to this for some people."

Some media conservatives say he's playing racial politics.

OutFront to debate Holder's remarks, CNN Political Commentators Greg Anthony and Ben Ferguson, and CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin.


Filed under: News • Politics • Racism
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