May 3rd, 2012
08:09 PM ET

Herman Cain on Obama's singing: 'he's okay'

In an interview with CNN's Erin Burnett, former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain–who fancies himself an accomplished singer–delivered a verdict on the singing voice of President Obama: "he's okay."

Filed under: Politics
May 3rd, 2012
07:29 PM ET

Rep. Chris Smith on Chen's call to Congress

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng made a newsworthy phone call Thursday, reaching out not just to Americans, but calling right to a Congressional subcommittee hearing that was underway. One of the members of the committee, Rep. Chris Smith, talked to Erin Burnett about the call, and the human rights questions left unresolved in China.

Filed under: China • News
May 3rd, 2012
05:07 PM ET

Mayor reacts to Justice Department investigation into Montana rapes

The mayor of a Montana college town Wednesday welcomed a federal investigation into allegations that sexual assault and rape complaints were improperly handled.

But John Engen, mayor since 2006, was also surprised when he was notified of the probe.

"This is uncharted territory for us," he told CNN.

The U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday it was launching a probe into allegations that up to 80 complaints of sexual assault over three years were not investigated thoroughly because of gender bias. Of those, 11 cases involved students at the University of Montana - at least two involving football players.


Filed under: Crime