August 14th, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Biden's controversial comments: Romney will 'put you all back in chains'

In Danville, Virginia, a city where nearly 49 percent of the population is African-American, Vice President Joe Biden said something Tuesday that set off a storm of controversy:

"Romney wants to let – he said in the first 100 days – he is going to let the big banks once again write their own rules. Unchain wall street - He is going to put you all back in chains," said Biden. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
August 14th, 2012
08:21 PM ET

The Super PAC Economy: Paul Ryan meets Super PAC super-funder Sheldon Adelson

CNN Contributor John Avlon deconstructs the power of the super PAC economy as presumptive Republican V.P. Paul Ryan meets casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson.


Filed under: 2012 Olympics • OutFront Deconstruct
2012 presidential election: The most negative in campaign history? OutFront Political Strike Team weighs in at 7p ET
August 14th, 2012
05:02 PM ET

2012 presidential election: The most negative in campaign history? OutFront Political Strike Team weighs in at 7p ET

There's lots of negativity in this presidential election - in campaign ads, on the stage and on the airwaves from both sides.

Campaign attack ads getting nastier: 'Out of bounds' and 'off-target'

We asked our OutFront Political Strike team about whether this year's presidential election is the most negative campaign in history.

Tune to Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the results from our political strike team.

Here is tonight's OutFront poll:


Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Political Strike Team • Politics
August 14th, 2012
02:08 PM ET

Women keep America at the top of the Olympic stage

CNN Contributor John Avlon praises the women of the Olympics for keeping America on top.

Filed under: E-Block • Olympics
August 14th, 2012
01:56 PM ET

Economy vs. Markets: The disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street

It's been nearly four years since the height of the recession, and still, a lot of uncertainty remains over the economy. And it's understandable, unemployment seems stuck, hovering above 8-percent and then there's the problems abroad.

Greece's economy has contracted again and Europe's powers-that-be can't seem to have a meeting of minds on how to deal with the ongoing debt crisis.
But here's a dose of perspective. So far this year, the major stock indexes for the big euro economies - England, France and Germany, are all higher.
And in the U.S. the Dow Jones industrial average is up 7-point 8 percent year to date.

The number tonight: 13,169. FULL POST

Filed under: Economy • Markets • The Number
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