CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to man who will live one-year in isolation on small, inhabitable island in Alaska. Charles Baird, quit his job as an oil worker in Anchorage and took a break from packing to come OutFront.
The author of a book about the Kennedy family reacts to the death of Mary Kennedy, second wife of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.,
Mary Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., died of asphyxiation due to hanging, the Westchester County, New York, medical examiner said Thursday.
The Bedford Police Department declined to say more because it is still investigating what led to the hanging. Her death is the latest for a family that has seen its share of tragedy.
"We know from a history of this family, it's very hard being a Kennedy, either being a blood Kennedy or being married to one," Laurence Leamer, a Kennedy biographer, said on CNN's "Erin Burnett OutFront." "The overwhelming celebrity, the attention, the obligations, the expectations that you're supposed to do something with your life. It's very, very hard."
John Edwards defense team rested its case today after calling seven witnesses over three days of testimony. CNN's Erin Burnett discusses the case with Defense Attorney Paul Callan.
Vice President Joe Biden made a meat-and-potatoes pitch to working class voters in Ohio, a key state for President Obama's campaign. Biden described Republican Mitt Romney as a man who can't relate to real people. "They don’t get us. They don’t get who we are,” Biden said. “My mother and father dreamed as much as any rich guy dreams.”
Is Biden the president's most effective tool in places like Ohio? CNN contributor Reihan Salam says Biden's a better representative than the president in appealing to a key segment of the population: "working class white guys."
The Senate today considered a budget proposal introduced by Utah Senator and Tea Party favorite, Mike Lee. The proposal "Saving the American Dream" claims it will cut the size of the federal government by 2025 and achieve a balanced budget by 2017.
Sen. Mike Lee comes OutFront to talk about today's vote.
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