July 11th, 2012
09:48 PM ET

Pentagon: Iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles

A report declassified Wednesday from the pentagon warns that iran is improving the killing power of its ballistic missiles. The pentagon also saying the country could be ready to test an intercontinental missile by 2015.

The report about Iran's military might comes as the country is increasingly flexing its power in the face of U.S. and E.U. sanctions, the most strict to date. Iran's already threatened to close down the vital strait of hormuz shipping lane.

CNN's Pentagon Correspondent, Chris Lawrence and retired U.S. Army General James "Spider" Marks are OutFront.


Filed under: International • Iran
July 11th, 2012
09:18 PM ET

Carville calls the middle class "people who had pneumonia then got run over by pickup truck"

A startling survey from the pew hispanic center shows that only 58 percent of people in this country think that hard work will lead to success.

It's just one indicator that the middle class is struggling to survive..

An issue James Carville and Stan Greenberg highlight in their new book "It's the middle class, stupid! They discuss what Congress needs to do to help the middle class.

Filed under: Congress • Economy • Neat Guest • Politics
July 11th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

California spends millions for veterans home, but budget crisis keeps homes empty

California has a budget shortfall of $15.7 billion, yet spent a quarter-billion in state and federal funds to build two new, state-of-the-art nursing homes for veterans.

The problem is, the state can't come up with enough money to run the place. So now, no one can move in and the state is spending a fortune maintaining empty buildings.

CNN's Casey Wian reports.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • Power Failures • Veterans
July 11th, 2012
08:45 PM ET

Romney courts Obama's base, but draws boos from NAACP

Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney received boos Wednesday when he told the NAACP he wanted to repeal Obamacare.

Did he know he wouldn't receive a warm reception from a major voting block within Pres. Barack Obama's base? Can Romney make some inroads with minority voters - a population that many would consider an anchor to Obama's political base.

Columbia University Professor Marc Lamont Hill and CNN contributors Ruben Navarrette and David Frum come OutFront.


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
July 11th, 2012
08:18 PM ET

House votes down health care law again...33rd time's a charm?

Congress spent Wednesday argued for 33rd time over health care reform. House Republicans held a symbolic vote to repeal Obamacare, which no one believes will pass in the Senate.

OutFront, Louisiana Republican Rep. Charles Boustany says Congress should continue debating what he considers flaws in the health care law.


Filed under: Congress • Health • Politics