October 2nd, 2012
08:04 PM ET

The Final Factors: Colorado's struggling middle class

The Final Factors: Our OutFront series on the key swing districts in the key swing states and their key swing issues that will ultimately decide this election.

Green Mountain Colorado is just 10 miles from the site of tomorrow night's first presidential debate and is home to one of those districts. The key issue there is the struggling middle class.

CNN Contributor John Avlon travelled to Green Mountain for an up-close look at this Final Factor.


Filed under: 2012 Election • The Final Factors
October 2nd, 2012
05:14 PM ET

Congressman Darrell Issa is OutFront at 7p ET: Rep. Issa calls on Secretary Clinton to answer for Libya security

Erin Burnett talks about foreign policy emerging as a prominent factor in the 2012 presidential election. Burnett highlights a letter from Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Darrell Issa saying that United States government had denied repeated requests for more security at the consulate in Benghazi.

Here is the story on CNN.com:

House GOP wants State Dept. to answer for Libya security

The State Department's rejection of "repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi" came amid "a clear pattern of security threats" in the five months leading up to the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya, a Thursday letter from House Republicans obtained by CNN reads.

"The attack that claimed the Ambassador's life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012," the letter from Reps. Darrell Issa and Jason Chaffetz to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reads.

Watch Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p/11p ET for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee .

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
October 2nd, 2012
02:47 PM ET

WATCH at 7p ET: Can the debates change enough voters’ minds to sway the election? OutFront political strike team weighs in

In less than 24 hours, President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will face-off in the first of three presidential debates that may be a game changer for the 2012 presidential election.

As recent polls continue to reveal a close race between the two candidates, both campaigns have their sights on undecided and swing voters.

Debate coach: Obama, Romney are top performers

We asked our OutFront Political Strike team to weigh in on whether the debates can have an impact on undecided voters. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • Political Strike Team • Politics
October 2nd, 2012
02:12 PM ET

OutFront online: Erin Burnett answers viewers' comments

CNN's Erin Burnett responds to viewer comments from OutFront's various digital platforms.

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