July 16th, 2012
09:22 PM ET

Battle over Arctic oil: Environmental risk vs. Financial gain

Can the risk out weigh the gain? A Shell operated ship used for drilling in the Arctic lost its mooring and moved toward the shore of one of Alaska's islands. The Coast Guard said they were no damages to the vessel.

However, this latest incident raises concerns over the Shell Oil companies drilling plan.

CNN's Miguel Marquez goes OutFront with his 2nd story on Cold Wars: Battle Over Arctic Drilling.


Filed under: News • OutFront Exclusive
July 16th, 2012
09:08 PM ET

Sen. Menendez calls on Justice dept. to step up Libor scandal investigation: "Pursue it vigorously"

The global interest rate rigging scandal gaining even more traction here in the United States. At least two states, New York and Connecticut are looking into whether banks worked together to set the Libor rate, a driving factor for other rates like mortgages, student loans and credit cards.

New Jersey Senator and member of the Senate banking committee Robert Menendez is OutFront.

Filed under: Crime • Economy
July 16th, 2012
08:49 PM ET

Three men allege abuse by Sandusky dating back to 1970s

CNN has learned three men are now accusing former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky of sexually abusing them in the early 1970s and 1980s years before the crimes for which he was convicted last month.

CNN Contributor Sara Ganim broke this story Monday and she joins us with the details.

Filed under: Crime
July 16th, 2012
08:42 PM ET

Al Qaeda's foothold in Africa: Is Mali America's next big problem?

U.S. Special Forces, civil war, and a rising Islamist insurgency which includes al Qaeda. No, it's not Afghanistan.
This is the situation in the African nation Mali. And it could be America's next big problem.

The Obama administration is tight-lipped about U.S. Involvement in Mali. However, three U.S. Army commandos were killed in a mysterious car crash in Mali's capital this spring and there are reports of a major C.I.A presence.

Rand Political Scientist Seth Jones is OutFront.


Filed under: International
July 16th, 2012
08:22 PM ET

Erin Burnett deconstructs Romney's tax returns: "It's time to put them on the table"

Mitt Romney continues to stand firm against calls for him to release more than 2 years of tax returns.

The Obama campaign attacks Romney on not disclosing additional returns, citing the release of 12 years of President Barack Obama's tax returns and Romney's father, George Romney,.the former governor of Michigan, who also released 12 years of returns when he ran for the 1968 presidency.

Why doesn't Romney release additional returns?

CNN's Erin Burnett takes a look at why he should release additional tax returns and what possible strategy Romney may use if he did release them.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Deconstruct • Politics
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