November 13th, 2012
09:36 PM ET

Second Four-Star General Caught in Scandal: Allen investigated over "flirtatious" e-mails

The White House forced to take a stand not on David Petraeus but on another four-star General, John Allen, America's top commander in Afghanistan. He was set to become the NATO supreme commander until the president put that nomination on hold Tuesday.

Like Petraeus, Allen is at the top of the American military. He's a four-star general, one of only four four-star generals in the entire U.S. marine corps.

Officials are investigating General John Allen after finding allegedly inappropriate emails between General Allen and Jill Kelley - the same Jill Kelley who contacted the FBI about harassing e-mails from Petraeus biographer and former mistress Paula Broadwell.

Allen - who once worked for Petraeus at the U.S. Central Command denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. It's not clear how many of those documents may include potentially inappropriate communication.

The new allegations have raised serious questions tonight about the culture of relationships in the military, and we'll have more on that in just a moment.

CNN's Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr is OutFront with more on this developing story.

Filed under: Military • Petraeus Scandal
November 13th, 2012
09:21 PM ET

"I screwed up big time," Petraeus tells Ret. Col. Peter Mansoor

Erin Burnett talks to a friend of former CIA Director General David Petraeus who has spoken with Petraeus since his resignation.

OutFront tonight: Peter Mansoor - retired Army colonel who served as Petraeus' executive officer in Iraq.

Filed under: Petraeus Scandal
November 13th, 2012
09:09 PM ET

Congress demands answers from FBI over Petraeus investigation

Facing growing pressure and criticism, the FBI is about to be grilled on the Petreaus scandal. On Wednesday, agency officials will go behind closed doors with members from the House Intelligence Committee who are demanding to know who knew what and when.

Security questions over Petraeus affair

It's been roughly six months since the FBI began its investigation into the threatening emails sent by Paula Broadwell, but lawmakers only learned of the unfolding scandal this past Friday.

Who is Paula Broadwell?

Intelligence Correspondent Suzanne Kelly is OutFront with what lawmakers expected to learn tomorrow.


Filed under: News • Petraeus Scandal
November 13th, 2012
09:01 PM ET

Obama meets with labor leaders as fiscal cliff looms over Washington

President Barack Obama met with labor leaders Tuesday to discuss the fiscal cliff. Jessica Yellin reports on what concessions he may have to make.


Filed under: Economy • Fiscal Cliff
November 13th, 2012
08:57 PM ET

Why Republicans would be "nuts" to move to Canada

Modern parenting has gone a little nuts. Take for example Donna Giustizia, a woman in Ontario, Canada, who has formally petitioned the city of Vaughan to remove all of the oak trees around her children's school because she's worried about the acorns.

According to the Canadian media, Donna is the head of the school's allergy committee and she believes the oak trees – and the acorns that fall off them – are "not only presenting a risk to the tree nut-allergic students but [also] becoming a great cause of anxiety amongst all students with nut allergies."


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