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June 27th, 2012
02:36 PM ET

Romney hoping to win without getting specific on immigration

Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama over his immigration policy and the lack of progress for Hispanics over the past three years, but is strangely silent on his own plans and ideas.

Romney has yet to lay out a specific immigration policy beyond saying he supports electronic verification of employees and more visas for high-skilled workers. Can he win the election without getting specific on immigration? John Avlon, senior columnist for The Daily Beast and member of the OutFront Political Strike Team, is here to answer.

Here's how the rest of the team answered:

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Filed under: Immigration • Political Strike Team • Politics
June 27th, 2012
01:57 PM ET

The London Olympics: Brought to you buy soda, beer, and fast food

With the London Olympics less than a month away, Erin takes a look at some of the big sponsors of the largest athletic competition in the world – Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Heineken. Surprised? Wait until you find out what a sponsorship allows them to do.


Filed under: E-Block
June 27th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Outer Circle: New Egyptian president promises woman as VP

New Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi will elect a woman as one of his vice presidents - at least that's what his policy advisor tells CNN. The Muslim Brotherhood leader had previously said women should not be president.

Despite today's announcement and promises by Morsi to uphold women's rights, some Egyptians are nervous that the Muslim Brotherhood's conservative ideology will mean trouble for women in Egypt.

Erin spoke to Namees Arnous, an Egyptian journalist and women's rights activist, and asked her why she doesn't believe Morsi's promises.


Filed under: International • OuterCircle
June 27th, 2012
01:41 PM ET

The Number: BCS starts making sense with new playoff structure

College football just got a little bit easier to follow.

After 14 years of a painful bowl selection process, it looks like the BCS may have finally figured out how to keep everyone happy. Instead of rating teams through polls Р2/3 Human and 1/3 computer Рthey are actually letting the teams decide it on the field.

Which brings us to tonight's number: four.

 


Filed under: Sports • The Number
Zynga launches new social games, but still tied to Facebook
June 27th, 2012
01:37 PM ET

Zynga launches new social games, but still tied to Facebook

Social gaming company Zynga – famous for games like "Words With Friends" and "Farmville" – is rolling out some new games for its legions of users.

Among them: "The Ville" and "Chefville," and a new service called "Zynga with Friends" which will let track frinds scores. The company's second annual "Unleashed" event is a big deal for investors who want to know if Zynga has a plan to make itself less reliant on Facebook, the platform for most of its games.

Erin had the chance to speak with Zynga CEO Mark Pincus and asked him if he's worried that Facebook might not be everything its cracked up to be.


Filed under: Tech
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