May 8th, 2012
08:12 PM ET

Townsend: bomb plot's would-be suicide bomber was a CIA 'double agent'

The would be suicide bomber at the center of a plot to explode a bomb on an aircraft bound for the U.S. was an informant for the CIA, according to sources who spoke with CNN contributor Fran Townsend.

Filed under: National Security
May 8th, 2012
05:58 PM ET

Tuesday vote puts Lugar on the defensive

At the close of one of the toughest primary challenges dealt an incumbent this year, Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana argued in an interview Tuesday that he is one of the bright spots in a body many see dimly.

"The public as a whole may be unhappy with one party or the other, but they're very unhappy with the Congress as a whole for their inability to make decisions," Lugar told CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. "I'm a person who makes sure we do get on with it, that there is progress, and with personal vigor I argue with people.


We'll have full election night coverage on Erin Burnett OutFront, starting at 7 p.m. ET on CNN.

Filed under: Politics
May 8th, 2012
05:47 PM ET

Death exposes the disturbing, dirty side of horse racing

A medical examiner is investigating the death of a 48-year-old stable worker named Adan Fabian Perez, a Guatemala native discovered in the back of a barn at Churchill Downs one day after the storied Louisville racetrack hosted the Kentucky Derby.

There are no suspects at this time, Louisville Police Lt. Barry Wilkerson said Monday, noting that police are investigating several altercations that occurred at the track.

OnĀ Erin Burnett OutFront, CNN's Ed Lavandera exposes the side of horse racing that's nothing like the mint julep and fancy clothes image seen in the stands.


Filed under: Crime
May 8th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Biden defends White House Middle East Strategy

Vice President Joe Biden spoke out forcefully against the Iranian government Tuesday at the Rabbinical Assembly Convention meeting, saying actions taken by the Obama White House were preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. But the Romney campaign was quick to disagree.

Military assistance, coupled with financial and oil sanctions passed by the U.S. and the European Union, would cripple the Iranian economy, Biden promised.

"When we took office, let me remind you, there was virtually no international pressure on Iran. We were the problem," Biden said. "We were diplomatically isolated in the world, in the region, in Europe."

Biden continued, "We were neither fully respected by our friends nor feared by our opponents. Today is it starkly, starkly different."

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Filed under: News • Politics
May 8th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

New Sanford police chief on neighborhood watch: 'Let's not kill a concept' over one awful incident

When Richard Myers was offered the job of interim police chief in Sanford, Florida, friends urged him to turn the job down. To them, stepping into the chief's job in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin was a no win scenario.

After just four days on the job, Myers says he intends to address concerns over race and the Sanford Police Department, and he says he hopes the killing of Martin doesn't mean an end to neighborhood watch programs. "Let's not kill a concept" over one awful incident.

Filed under: OutFront Exclusive
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