August 7th, 2012
08:43 PM ET

Coppins on Reid source: "It is possible they're a Mormon Democrat from the Bain era"

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Mitt Romney won't release his tax returns because he didn't pay taxes for 10 years.
How does he know that? He won't tell us.

The two men have been going at each other's throats, but they have one important thing in common - the Mormon church.

Buzzfeed Reporter Mckay Coppins, who has reported extensively on the church and was raised Mormon himself.

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics • Religion
August 7th, 2012
08:32 PM ET

Army using bomb detectors with "poor reliability"

Is the army withholding information that could protect U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan from deadly roadside bombs? Congress and the army are investigating whether data was manipulated in a report about roadside bomb detectors - data that made one detection system look favorable, despite its lack of reliability.

Pentagon Correspondent Chris Lawrence has the story.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Military • National Security • News
August 7th, 2012
08:16 PM ET

Campaign Ad links Romney to cancer death: Avlon: "This is what super PACs do"

The political attacks keep coming. And they're getting nastier. This time, an ad from a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, blaming Mitt Romney for a cancer-related death.

"When Mitt Romney and Bain closed the plant, I lost my health care and my family lost their health care. And a short time after that my wife became ill," said Joe Soptic, a former worker at the Kansas City-based steel plant.

The woman sadly passed away in 2006. Four years after the plant closed. Thirteen years after Bain acquired the plant.

OutFront tonight: Michael Waldman, former speechwriter for Bill Clinton, David Frum, former speechwriter for George W. Bush and CNN Contributor John Avlon. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
John Avlon
August 7th, 2012
07:54 PM ET

OutFront Political Strike Team weighs in on Romney vs. Reid tax return battle

Harry Reid is claiming Mitt Romney hasn't paid taxes for 10 years. He’s keeping the issue alive for Pres. Obama, but he’s also refusing to reveal his sources, or his own tax returns. The Washington Post gave Reid’s claim four Pinocchio’s.

Our OutFront Political Strike weighed in on who they thought was winning the war of words over Romney's taxes.



August 7th, 2012
07:41 PM ET

The rise of white supremacy in America

There are hard numbers on the rise of hate in America. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, hate groups have increased 69 percent since 2000.

A "hate" group is defined as a group or movement that practices hate, hostility or violence towards another race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

There are hate groups in almost every state in the country - 84 of them in California, 65 in Georgia. Florida, New Jersey, and Texas round out the top 5 states with hate groups.

What's fueling this resurgence of hate?

OutFront tonight: J.M. Berger, who has been tracking these groups as a contributor to Foreign Policy magazine and Heidi Buy-Rick, the director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.


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