October 15th, 2012
09:39 PM ET

Romney-Ryan tax plan depends on Congress for specifics

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan say they won't offer specifics about their tax plan until they negotiate with Congress. Ryan refused to say which tax loopholes the Romney-Ryan ticket would close in order to prevent his across-the-board 20% tax cut from adding to the massive deficit.

"We shouldn't be negotiating the details of tax reform in the middle of a campaign," said Ryan.

Romney tax plan depends on Congress

"What we've learned from experience - Mitt's experience as governor, my experience doing tax law is that you don't go to Congress and say, 'Take it or leave it; here's my plan," says Ryan in the Wall Street Journal.

OutFront tonight: Former Secretary of Labor for the Clinton administration Robert Reich and Mark McKinnon, former GOP presidential campaign adviser.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
October 15th, 2012
09:31 PM ET

GOP vs. Dems in Hollywood: "We don't bite Republicans," says Reiner

Hollywood has long been a vehicle for politics to thrive. But in a place where the overwhelming majority of celebrities lean Democrat, it's hard to find a star that endorses the Republican party.

It's true the Republican side of the film industry mecca is the minority.

Rob Reiner on making Romney abortion ad

Rob Reiner, director of classics like "The Princess Bride" and "When Harry Met Sally" and of course one of President Obama's biggest supporters is OutFront tonight.

Filed under: 2012 Election • Health • Politics
October 15th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

Obama, Romney to face off in town hall debate: Moderator Candy Crowley weighs in

The pressure to perform is certainly on for the second presidential debate on Tuesday.

President Barack Obama and Republican opponent Mitt Romney will answer questions from uncommitted Long Island voters at Hofstra University. The Gallup Organization recruited the audience from a random pool of Nassau County residents. Questions will range from domestic to foreign policy issues.

Analysts predict the president will likely come out swinging, especially after a highly criticized lackluster performance in the last debate. Romney's challenge for tomorrow's debate is to maintain the momentum gained from the first presidential debate.

The free-for-all forum will force the candidates to be personable, while at the same time fact check each other. Making a likeable impression may be  a strong suit for Obama, but it's definitely a weak point for Romney.

On the campaign trail candidates do not directly speak to voters, let alone undecided voters. So the challenge will be interacting with voters, while not seeming too aggressive towards each other.

CNN's chief political correspondent Candy Crowley is moderating the debate. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • 2012 Presidential Debate • News • Politics
October 15th, 2012
09:11 PM ET

Sen. Corker returns from Libya: Obama 'administration knew this was a terrorist attack'

It's been almost five weeks since the attacks, and in addition to a dramatically changing U.S. government story about what happened, those responsible are still at large.

Clinton: 'I take responsibility'

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN)  just returned from a fact-finding trip to Libya and has been demanding answers from day one.

OutFront tonight: Senator Bob Corker.

Senator Corker Responds to Secretary Clinton taking responsibility on Libya:

"Sec. Clinton is a team player, so I'm not surprised by her comments. The fact is, within 24 hours of the incident the administration knew that this was an orchestrated terrorist attack, and they clearly were aware of the specific details. I think Americans will continue to ask what the administration is trying to hide.”

Filed under: Libya
October 15th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

Election 2012's Final Factor: Ohio's oil boom

No Republican has won the White House without Ohio. And Paul Ryan knows that full well.

"Ohioans you know you have big say so. you know you're the battleground state of battleground states. You understand your responsibility, right? you understand your opportunity, right?" says Ryan at a campaign event in Cincinnati.

The bellwether region of this bellwether state is Northeastern Ohio, home to cities like Canton and Akron. John Avlon is OutFront with the Final Factor that could swing the election for Ohioans. FULL POST

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics • The Final Factors
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