October 25th, 2012
09:28 PM ET

Zuckerberg: You're fired from Facebook! Employee copes with multi-million dollar loss and then moves on

On Monday, Facebook employees will finally have the chance to turn $5 billion in shares into cold, hard cash. It's a long awaited payday that our I.D.E.A. guest tonight will never see.

Noah Kagan had a high-paying job, and left it to work at Facebook. He was the 30th employee to join the social media company. So his take of the pie today would have been $100 million dollars. That is, if he hadn't been fired by Mark Zuckerberg.

CNN's Erin Burnett asked him about his latest idea as well as what motivated him to go to Facebook in the first place.

Filed under: I.D.E.A.
October 25th, 2012
08:54 PM ET

GOP wants answers from President Obama on Libya: "This was a purposely misleading event," says Sen. Corker

Congressional Republicans are calling for answers from the Obama administration regarding its response to the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya that left 4 Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens.

In a letter, House Speaker John Boehner pressed President Obama to publicly address what led to attacks against America's consulate.

Boehner wrote,“In the absence of your direct engagement to clarify these concerns, the public’s frustration and confusion is likely to discredit efforts to achieve our shared goals of justice and accountability for the direct assault on American interests and the deaths of four public servants."

OutFront tonight: Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) and member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has criticized the administration's handling - calling it BenghaziGate. FULL POST

Filed under: Libya
October 25th, 2012
08:45 PM ET

New polls show a tight race in battleground states

Brand new polls are out and Mitt Romney has a razor-thin lead. The latest CNN poll of polls just updated tonight shows Romney leading the president by one point, 48 to 47 among likely voters nationwide.

Polls: Dead heat in Colorado; Obama with slight advantage in Nevada

New polls tonight from NBC news/The Wall Street Journal show President Barack Obama leading Romney by three points in Nevada, 50 to 47 and the race is tied in Colorado, 48 to 48.

OutFront tonight: Republican Strategist Hogan Gidley and Doug Hattaway, former Spokesman for Al Gore's 2000 Presidential campaign.

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
October 25th, 2012
08:31 PM ET

"Romney no longer gaining ground in polls," says Nate Silver

Nate Silver, the founder of the New York Times 538 blog and the man who knows more than most about what the numbers behind the 2012 election mean says that Mitt Romney's momentum seems to have stopped.

According to the The FiveThirtyEight blog, Silver's model follows a broader array of polls — including state polls — in order to gauge the overall trend in the race.

So, why is Mitt Romney losing momentum?

OutFront tonight: Nate Silver, founder of the New York Times 538 blog and author of "The signal and the noise: Why so many predictions fail-but some don't."

Filed under: 2012 Election • News • Politics
October 25th, 2012
08:18 PM ET

Obama, Romney go on spending spree and CNN follows the money

The Romney campaign announced Thursday a massive fund-raising haul of nearly $112 million in the first half of October. Every dollar a campaign raises is important, especially as we start closing out the most expensive presidential campaign in American history.

How much money are Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama spending and where is the money being spent?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon has been monitoring the spending and has been travelling with the CNN Election Express in crucial battleground swing states.  FULL POST

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