August 8th, 2012
07:31 PM ET

Is Romney accountable for the Marriott's use of an abusive tax shelter? Does it add up?

The tax war continues as the fall election draws near. Two respected tax experts wrote an op-ed criticizing Romney’s personal tax strategies, saying “A key troubling public manifestation of Romney's apparent insensitivity to tax obligations is his role in Marriott International’s abusive tax shelter activity.”

Does the accusation add up? Mitt Romney was the chief of the audit committee for Marriott from 1993-1998 where he oversaw the company's tax returns. During Romney's tenure, Marriott International was accused of using a tax scheme. In court documents Marriott denied the claims. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • OutFront Deconstruct
August 8th, 2012
01:27 PM ET

Former boss: Found Page's KKK application

Sikh temple shooting suspect Wade Michael Page's former boss says he found an application for Page to join the KKK.

Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 8th, 2012
01:26 PM ET

Avlon: Obama's 'Romney Hood' tactic is more a social-justice argument rather than an economic one

President Barack Obama on Monday added a new attack line to his arsenal - 'Romney Hood.' The President says Mitt Romney's tax proposals amount to "Robin Hood in reverse."

"It's Romney Hood," the president added to loud applause from 500 supporters in a Stamford, Connecticut ballroom.

Obama debuts 'Romney Hood'

In his latest column for The Daily Beast, John Avlon points out that President Obama's strategy exposes a problem with his own tax plan. Avlon says, Obama is making fairness the goal instead of the economics.

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.


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Filed under: 2012 Election • Opinion • Politics
August 8th, 2012
12:52 PM ET

Happy Birthday Garrison Keillor!

CNN's Erin Burnett wishes a radio host and an Americana storyteller, Garrison Keillor a Happy Birthday.

Filed under: E-Block
August 8th, 2012
12:37 PM ET

Is a Facebook "Like" a 21st century equivalent of a front yard campaign sign?

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles the firing of an employee who was terminated for pressing Facebook's LIKE button.

Filed under: The Number
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