July 10th, 2012
07:37 PM ET

Transparency attacks, do they add up?

The Obama campaign continues to attack Mitt Romney over not releasing additional tax returns.

Pres. Barack Obama has said his administration would be the most transparent White House in U.S. history. Do the attacks add up? Does the President pass the transparency test?


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
July 10th, 2012
03:56 PM ET

Dems break with Obama on Bush tax cuts; what's the magic number? $250K or $1M

Pres. Barack Obama announced Monday his proposal for Bush-era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000 a year. Some Democrats want the tax cut to apply to Americans making less than $1 million a year.

New Jersey Senator Robert Menedez is OutFront with his ideas on what the threshold should be when applying the Bush tax cuts to middle class.

We asked our OutFront Political Strike team about what dollar amount will benefit the President politically, $250k or $1m.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the results from our political strike team.

Here is tonight's OutFront poll:


Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • News • Political Strike Team • Politics
July 10th, 2012
11:53 AM ET

The Number: "50 Shades of Grey" set to make major green

More than a year after its release America is still hot for "50 Shades of Grey." The trilogy, which is set in the Pacific Northwest, is about the relationship between the barely college grad, Anastasia Steele, and the too young to be a real billionaire, Christian Grey (unless he's Mark Zuckerberg).

But here's the bottom line: the trilogy is expected to sell its 20 millionth copy this week. The top 3 books on the New York Times bestseller list are these three books and 1 out of every 5 novels sold this year have been one of them. Some reports say author E.L. James is raking in about $200,000 a day.

But she's not the only one making money off this series.

Which brings us to tonight's number: 2,700. FULL POST

Filed under: The Number
July 10th, 2012
11:43 AM ET

Outer Circle: Search for the key to mysterious illness killing Cambodian children

In Cambodia, a mysterious illness has killed 64 children since April and doctors now say they may have the first key to solving what's behind the deaths. It's called Enterovirus 71, a common childhood disease which was discovered in a number of the children who died.

In Phnom Penh, Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta reports.


Filed under: International • OuterCircle
July 10th, 2012
11:33 AM ET

E-Block: Africa is 'bursting with entrepreneurs'

A nation celebrates a birthday but there isn't a whole lot to celebrate. CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look at a neighboring country for the bright side. FULL POST

Filed under: E-Block
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