August 15th, 2012
08:14 PM ET

American singer is a huge hit in South Africa... without knowing it

Editorial Note: Searching for Sugar Man won the Oscar for Best Documentary.

Imagine if Elvis Presley grew up and lived his whole life in a foreign country, and that he had no idea that his wildly popular music had made him the king of rock and roll here in the United States.

But for one man, this is no dream. It actually happened to Sixto Rodriguez, a folk singer from Detroit who couldn't catch a break in the American music business but somehow found a huge following in South Africa.

CNN's Poppy Harlow is OutFront with the details.

Filed under: International • News
August 15th, 2012
08:02 PM ET

What is Mitt Romney's economic plan?

Mitt Romney is mapping out his plan on how he will deal with tax cuts, create more jobs and the economic picture for the next four years if he is elected. Andrew Serwer, managing editor of Fortune Magazine, interviewed Romney by telephone on Monday, August 6th. This was after he allegedly decided on Paul Ryan as his VP pick, a man with his own strong vision for how our country's economy should function.

The interview was released online today and will hit the stands in Fortune Magazine tomorrow. Andrew Serwer is OutFront along with John Avlon with the details.

Filed under: Economy • Election 2012 • Politics
August 15th, 2012
07:54 PM ET

U.S. General under investigation over inappropriate travel expenses

Developing tonight: a four-star general is under investigation and in danger of being demoted.

General William "Kip" Ward, commander of U.S. military operations in Africa, is accused of spending Pentagon money on inappropriate travel expenses. OutFront tonight is CNN Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr with more on the story.

Filed under: Military • News
August 15th, 2012
07:51 PM ET

Thousands of young undocumented immigrants line up to apply for deportation deferment, but concerns remain

As thousands of young undocumented immigrants across the country begin lining up for the forms that will allow them to take advantage of President Obama's executive order sparing them from deportation for at least two years, questions are already being raised about the long-term effectiveness and permanence of the program.

Should these young people be concerned about officially revealing themselves as illegal immigrants? Will the President's order face future challenges from Congress? And what happens if Mitt Romney wins in November? Joining us tonight to discuss are journalist and undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas, famous for penning a 2011 New York Times Magazine piece revealing his illegal status, and David Leopold, the former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Filed under: Crime • Election • Immigration • Politics
August 15th, 2012
07:39 PM ET

Controversy over early voting hours somewhat settled in Ohio

After heavy criticism, Ohio's Secretary of State has ordered all 88 counties in the state to abide by the same early voting rules and hours.

Before tonight's announcement, the four counties containing the state's major cities – Cleveland, Akron, Toledo, and Columbus – were denied extended hours for early voting. All voted for Barack Obama in 2008. But two other counties were approved for extended early voting, both of which went to John McCain in 2008.

Was this just a bad coincidence, or something more sinister, as Democrats are claiming? OutFront to discuss are John Avlon, senior columnist with Newsweek/The Daily Beast; and CNN contributors Roland Martin and Reihan Salam.

Filed under: Crime • Election 2012 • Politics
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