December 12th, 2011
09:02 PM ET

Sen. Hutchison: payroll tax cut will pass

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison tells Erin Burnett why the payroll tax cut will pass and how she expects to pay for it.

Filed under: Politics
December 12th, 2011
07:35 PM ET

Cheney: I 'wouldn't underestimate' Newt Gingrich

Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney tells CNN's Erin Burnett the Republican frontrunner in the 2012 campaign, Newt Gingrich, is not a candidate to be taken likely. "I wouldn't underestimate him."

Respect, but not an endorsement, Cheney says. "I've stayed religiously out of the fray...I've been trying to sell books."

Filed under: National Security • OutFront Exclusive • Politics
December 12th, 2011
05:13 PM ET

Cheney accuses President Obama of failing to act on downed drone

Former U.S. vice president Dick Cheney says President Obama failed to take appropriate action to protect American spy technology when a CIA drone went down in Iran. In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, Mr. Cheney said the downed drone, which is believed to have landed largely intact, should never have been allowed to fall into the hands of the Iranian government. "The right response would have been...to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it," Cheney said. "I was told the president had three options on his desk. He rejected all of them."

Filed under: National Security