August 9th, 2012
09:09 PM ET

Will Romney choose a Mormon to lead a prayer at the convention? BuzzFeed Reporter says he should 'own his religion'

Prayers are a traditional part of political conventions. The big question surrounding the upcoming GOP event is whether Romney will ask someone from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to speak.

No other Mormon has ever been nominated for president of the United States by a major party before. However, Romney is very careful about raising this point to the public.

It will be interesting to see the path Romney takes with his religion when the GOP convention, which begins August 27, rolls around.

OutFront tonight: McKay Coppins, BuzzFeed reporter.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Religion
August 9th, 2012
08:54 PM ET

Fellow soldier on Sikh temple gunman: "I always knew he was a white supremacist"

The lone gunman in the temple shooting, Wade Michael Page, apparently had ties to white supremacy groups for decades. One of his fellow soldiers at Fort Bragg, Fred Lucas is OutFront.

We spoke to him on the phone from Bloomington, Indiana and we asked him how he knew about Page's radical views.

Filed under: Crime • Sikh Temple Shooting
August 9th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Islamic sect found underground; Russian police: 'It is an eight-level ant hill with adults and children'

Russian police have discovered a rogue sect of Islam living deep underground with more than two dozen children, some of whom had never seen daylight. Their leader calls himself a prophet, which is against the teachings of Islam and he seemed to have more than 70 people under his tight control.

Matthew Chance reports.

Filed under: International • News
August 9th, 2012
08:35 PM ET

Tax reform with benefits: Politicians caught up in hypocrisy over calls for simplifying the U.S. tax code

There are many things the Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on, but there is one thing that they do seem to find important tax reform.

General tax reforms call for eliminating deductions and credits as well as lowering tax rates. While both parties may believe that changes are necessary, they have different opinions on how to handle the reforms.

President Obama has said he wants to trim “spending in the tax code,” but he’s constantly rolling out tax preferences. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently created a bill that would give Olympians a special tax deduction on whatever cash accompanies their medals.

As Timothy Carney, senior political columnist for the Washington Examiner, puts it, “Will nobody give up their own tax carveouts until everyone else gives up theirs?”

OutFront tonight: Timothy Carney, Washington Examiner's senior political columnist.

Filed under: News • Politics • Power Failures
August 9th, 2012
08:30 PM ET

Campaign attack ads getting nastier: 'Out of Bounds' or 'off target?'

CNN's Erin Burnett calls out recent negative campaign attack ads that are either 'out of bounds' or 'off target.' FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • OutFront Deconstruct • Politics
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