June 22nd, 2012
08:08 PM ET

Jury in Sandusky case continues deliberations into the night

The wait for a verdict continues at the end of day two of jury deliberations in the trial of Jerry Sandusky.

The former Penn State football coach is facing 48 counts of child sex abuse over incidents that allegedly took place over a 15-year period beginning in the early 1990s.

Sandusky will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted. Just today, his attorney shocked reporters by saying that he would have a "heart attack" if Sandusky was found innocent of the charges.

Thomas Kline, attorney for Victim #5, comes OutFront tonight.

Filed under: Crime
June 22nd, 2012
07:59 PM ET

Will Congress kick the can on spending cuts and tax hikes?

It's part of America's "fiscal cliff:" the U.S. Defense Department is slated to lose $600 billion in funding at the end of the year as drastic spending cuts kick in to help rein in the ballooning deficit.

All this could have been avoided – remember the Super Committee? – but no deal was ever struck, and America is still facing a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts at the end of this year that could easily push us back into a recession.

But some members of Congress are determined to find away around the cuts – it's true that our economy would grow faster without them. Others believe that the most we can hope for in an election year is a short-term fix that puts off the hard work until 2013.  Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D – California), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, comes OutFront to discuss.

Filed under: Economy • National Security • Politics
June 22nd, 2012
07:42 PM ET

"Deliverance" revisited: Tallulah Gorge region still dealing with fame and infamy 40 years later

Deliverance - the movie that made Dueling Banjos a household tune...is turning 40 this summer.

The film follows four urban friends on a rural canoeing trip that turns into a terrifying struggle to survive. Shot in the beautiful Tallulah Gorge in Northern Georgia, the film sparked a tourism boom for the whole area.

But the film's popularity had a dark side, too – it painted the local residents as backwards, unsophisticated, and inbred, a reputation that has been hard to shake.

Martin Savidge went back to where the movie was made to see why four decades later the film's success doesn't necessarily add up to a good thing for the town.

Filed under: News
June 22nd, 2012
07:30 PM ET

Boehner warns GOP not to "spike the ball" if SCOTUS strikes down Obamacare next week

The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to rule on Obamacare until next week, but one Republican candidate for Senate is very confident it will be struck down.

So confident, in fact, that he posted an ad on his website yesterday celebrating the law's defeat. Richard Mourdock, a candidate for the U.S. Senate from Indiana, claimed the video was put up inadvertently and was in fact one of several videos the campaign had produced for every possible outcome next week.

Speaker John Boehner reacted to the mistake by issuing a memo warning Republicans not to "spike the ball" and excessively celebrate should the law be found unconstitutional. But no matter what the court decides, the consequences of their ruling are up for debate. Joining Erin Burnett to discuss are CNN political analysts James Carville and Reihan Salam.

Filed under: Health • Politics
June 22nd, 2012
07:18 PM ET

Debt crisis: The future of the Eurozone

The Euro debt crisis continues to unsettle world markets and threaten our country's economic recovery as officials from countries like France, Spain, Italy, and Germany remain committed to keeping the European Union together.

According to several analyses, the price tag of that commitment, the cost of bailing out the E.U., could be as high as $6 trillion. Is more trouble than it's worth? Joining the discussion is Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum and former director of the Congressional Budget Office.

Filed under: Economy • Euro • International
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