September 10th, 2012
08:40 PM ET

Chicago teachers union locked in negotiations

Negotiations have resume again Monday between Chicago teachers and administrators, after the union called a strike. It's the first time in 25 years Chicago has experienced a teacher's strike.

The strike left 350,000 students home from school. Chicago has the third largest school district in the country. The teachers union are at the bargaining table fighting for an increase in compensation and job security in the wake of an evaluation system that is tied to standardized test scores.

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with the latest.


Filed under: Education • News
September 10th, 2012
08:28 PM ET

Navy SEAL on Ambien prior to Bin Laden raid

Former Navy SEAL Matt Bissonette is top of the best seller list now with his book "No Easy Day". He's one of the seals who killed Osama bin Laden.

In the book, there was a revelation that the SEALs team used Ambien to function.

"I popped two Ambien. No one was getting any rest without sleeping pills, " says Bissonette.

In his account, Bissonnette took at least six Ambiens between the time he left the U.S for the raid and the return flight from Pakistan less than a week later, always two at a time.

Military Psychiatrist Dr. Elspeth Ritchie is OutFront tonight. FULL POST

Filed under: Military • News
September 10th, 2012
08:18 PM ET

"I encouraged him to take it slow and don't rush into things," says Patrick J. Kennedy on Jessie Jackson Jr.

Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who hasn't been seen on Capitol Hill since late May, had hoped to return work Monday after checking out of the Mayo Clinic where he was treated for bipolar depression, his office said.

Longtime friend and former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy has been in touch with the congressman is OutFront tonight.


Filed under: Health • News • Politics
September 10th, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Romney's tax plan silent on specifics

CNN Erin Burnett tackles Mitt Romney's tax plan and drills down on whether lowering tax rates for all Americans will help lower the U.S. deficit.

Romney's tax plan: Does it add up?

OutFront tonight: Doug Holtz-Eakin, president of the American Action Forum, CNN Contributor John Avlon, and Democratic Strategist Tim Punke.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Politics
September 10th, 2012
04:32 PM ET

Presidential spoiler? Third Party Candidate Gary Johnson 'OutFront'

The New York Times highlighted a presidential candidate that for the entire duration of 2012 election season has gone unnoticed.  The paper says Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson,  the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee can be a 'crucial factor' in the presidential race.

In the most recent CNN polling done in key states, Johnson appears to have an effect on the two leading presidential candidates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

The Third Party Candidate: Gary Johnson

If you add in third-party candidate Gary Johnson, Romney's support falls three percentage points and President Obama support drops down just 1 percentage point.

In a presidential election where every vote counts, will Gary Johnson be a presidential spoiler?

OutFront tonight: Fmr. New Mexico Governor, Gary Johnson.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
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