September 7th, 2012
09:07 PM ET

The Number: Concord, MA bans bottled water

Concord, MA is the first town in the U.S. to ban bottled water. Is there any easier way to help the environment?  CNN's Erin Burnett reports in tonight's The Number.

Filed under: The Number
September 7th, 2012
09:06 PM ET

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Vladimir Putin

U.S. Secretary State Hillary Clinton says Russian president Vladimir Putin was dressed like a bird when she visited Russia. CNN's Erin Burnett finds out if the claim adds up.

Filed under: E-Block
September 7th, 2012
08:19 PM ET

New restaurant trend: Charging different prices at different times

A major new trend in dining inspired by the airline industry.

It's an idea that's taking hold in cities across the nation and generating tens of millions for the restaurant industry, but could it spell the end of, "dinner at eight' for the middle class?

Filed under: Feature • I.D.E.A.
September 7th, 2012
08:09 PM ET

Ohio's economic recovery: Did the President's policies save the state?

Who is responsible for turning around Ohio's economy, was it President Barack Obama or Republican Governor John Kasich? In Matt Bai's latest piece in New York Times Magazine, he attempts to answer whose actions led Ohio to doing better than the nation as a whole.

Ohio's economy has added more jobs than any other state, except for California from May to July.

Former Gov. Ted Strikeland (D-OH) appeared Tuesday on CNN's Starting Point and said the credit should go to President Obama.

"I’m going to talk about what’s happened in Ohio and who’s responsible for Ohio’s economic rebound. It wasn’t former governor Ted Strickland, it wasn’t current Governor John Kasich," says Strickland regarding his speech at the Democratic National Convention. "It was Barack Obama, who saved the auto industry and, that’s responsible, we believe, for at least in a related way, one out of every 8 jobs in Ohio.”

OutFront tonight: Matt Bai, Chief Political Correspondent for the New York Times Magazine wrote about the President's role in Ohio's improving economy: "Did Barack Obama Save Ohio?"

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy
September 7th, 2012
08:01 PM ET

Israel-U.S. heated exchange over Iran: "It was candid, substantive...this is the way friends talk to one another," says Israeli ambassador

Whether you were watching the Republican or Democrat conventions during the last two weeks, America's commitment to Israel was a major issue. Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney accused the Obama administration of throwing Israel under the bus.

Democrats were criticized for removing language supporting Jerusalem being the capital of Israel in their party's platform. The Democratic National Convention later reinstated the language and President Obama addressed the U.S. commitment to Israel during his speech to the convention.

"Our commitment to Israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace," said President Barack Obama at the Democratic National Convention.

The Obama administration has often said that both nations are on the same page on Iran, but behind the scenes Congressman Mike Rogers (R-MI) said there is tension between the two countries.

In a radio interview with Detroit radio station WJR, Rogers, chairman of the House intelligence committee said at an August 24 intelligence cooperation session in Israel that there was a heated exchange between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador Dan Shapiro.

Rogers said Netanyahu does not believe the Obama administration will take actions against Iran in order to prevent them from getting a nuclear weapon. Netanyahu is losing patience with what he sees as uncertainty coming from the U.S. on the Iranian nuclear threat.

Shapiro dismissed the account and told reporters the meeting was 'friendly and professional.'

Michael Oren, Israeli ambassador to the U.S. was at the same meeting with Rep. Rogers and Ambassador Shapiro and he is OutFront tonight.

Filed under: Iran • National Security • News • Politics
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