June 28th, 2012
08:13 PM ET

Report alleges infighting in Obama administration hurt Afghanistan effort

The numbers are staggering – since 2001, the U.S. has spent more than 542 billion dollars on the war in Afghanistan, and we've lost more than 2,000 brave soldiers. And many would argue that we have little to show for it.

President Obama has set a timetable to bring most our troops home by 2014, but could our path in Afghanistan have been easier all along?

According to Washington Post Senior Correspondent Rajiv Chandrasekaran, infighting over strategy among members of the Obama administration has cost our country excessive money and lives. He's the author of a new book called "Little America: The War Within the War for Afghanistan" and he comes OutFront to explain.

Filed under: Afghanistan • International • Military • National Security • Politics
June 28th, 2012
07:59 PM ET

Sandusky still eligible for $4,900/month state pension

He's been convicted of 45 child molestation charges, but former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky might be able to keep collecting his state pension, worth $59,000 per year.

State pension rules list a host of crimes that would allow a pension to be revoked - but they are mostly crimes relating to public office, like financial crimes or lying under oath. Legal contributor Paul Callan is OutFront tonight on an issue that has a lot of people outraged.

Filed under: Crime • Law • News
June 28th, 2012
07:56 PM ET

Republicans find new message in wake of SCOTUS health care ruling

Unworkable, unpopular, and unaffordable – that's how Republican Senator John Barrosso (Wyoming) describes the president's health care law.

But now, the former doctor can no longer say that it's unconstitutional, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold almost the entirety of Obamacare.

The decision today flies in the face of what Senator Barrasso has been vowing to do since January 2011 – repeal and replace the health care law with select targeted reforms.

What exactly are those reforms he's talking about? Senator John Barrasso is OutFront tonight.

Filed under: Congress • Health • Law • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
June 28th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

U.S. House finds Attorney General in contempt of Congress in historic vote

It was a historic day on Capitol Hill.

By a vote of 255 to 67, the U.S. House of Representatives held a sitting attorney general in contempt of Congress for the first time in history. Most Republicans voted in favor of contempt, and about 100 Democrats walked out before the vote.

This all stems from the "Fast and Furious" operation, where the government sold and tracked 2,000 guns, hoping to trace them to Mexican drug cartels. Critics in Congress say Attorney General Eric Holder failed to hand over documents related to the operation.

But the Republicans weren't alone – they were joined by 17 Democrats in the historic vote. OutFront tonight is one of them, Rep. Jason Altmire of Pennsylvania.

Filed under: Congress • Crime • Law • Politics
June 28th, 2012
07:29 PM ET

President Obama celebrates, but SCOTUS ruling could galvanize Republican base

Will the Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare give President Obama momentum headed into the fall, or will it galvanize Mitt Romney's base and propel him to victory?

OutFront tonight to discuss the impacts of the decision on this year's election and the future of this country are Nick Gillespie, editor-in-chief of Reason.tv and Reason.com; Ben Smith, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief; and CNN political analysts Roland Martin and Erick Erickson.

Filed under: Health • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
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