September 28th, 2012
09:01 PM ET

U.S. intel. reverses Libya assessment: Consulate assault was an "organized terrorist attack"

The Daily Beast reports United States intelligence monitored conversations between Ansar Sharia jihadists and a North African al Qaeda affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb or AQIM.

The article written by Eli Lake says that Sharia bragged to the al Qaeda affiliate about the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.  This latest report and the fact that the Obama administration knew within 24 hours the attacks were linked to al Qaeda reveals the assault was not a spontaneous reaction to the anti-Islamic video that incited anti-American protests in the Muslim world.


Filed under: International • Libya
September 28th, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Romney campaign on poll results: Obama numbers are all hype

This week has been a tough week for the Romney campaign with new polls revealing a clear lead for President Barack Obama in 50% of battleground states.

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses how both campaigns are handling the latest poll results. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
September 28th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

Sorvino: "There's 1 in 100 chance that victims of human-trafficking will survive"

While speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative earlier this week, PresidentBarack Obama vowed to end the modern slavery of human trafficking.

"In short, we're making clear that American tax dollars should never, ever, be used to support the trafficking of human beings. We will have zero tolerance; we mean what we say, we will enforce it, " said Obama.

President Obama is not alone in the fight to end sex trafficking. Academy Award-winning actress Mira Sorvino has long been an advocate in the fight to end human tracking. As a United Nations Goodwill ambassador, she's traveled around the globe to raise awareness. And now she's starring in a new Hollywood film, "Trade of Innocents", following a sex trafficking ring in Cambodia.

OutFront tonight: Actress Mira Sorvino.

If you want to learn more about Mira's efforts and how to help, visit United Nations: Have a heart for victims of human trafficking.

Filed under: Human Rights • International
September 28th, 2012
08:36 PM ET

Voter Targeting: Campaigns use local issues to sway key voters

CNN's Erin Burnett discusses  a strategy used by many campaigns to target issues important to crucial voters in swings states like Florida and Virginia.

Will micro-targeting efforts be the deciding factor in the 2012 election? Or Should the campaigns focus on the bigger issues? FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
September 28th, 2012
08:27 PM ET

'Sons of Anarchy' Actor Johnny Lewis "had severe mental problems," says Fmr. Atty. Jonathan Mandel

Johnny Lewis, who spent two seasons playing Kip "Half Sack" Epps on the popular series "Sons of Anarchy" battled arrests, drugs and mental illness before killing his elderly landlady and falling to his own death.

The 28-year-old actor was found dead Wednesday in Los Angeles after apparently slaying his 81-year-old landlady and then either jumping or falling off the roof of their house. Her cat was also killed.

Lewis' acting career was on the rise, but behind the scenes the actor was battling his own demons. FULL POST

Filed under: Crime
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