January 3rd, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Boehner re-elected as speaker amid discontent within the GOP

Under fire from some conservatives, John Boehner narrowly won a first round vote to retain his position as House Speaker. Boehner obtained 220 votes, six more than the bare minimum he needed to retain his position.

Boehner keeps top spot amid discontent

OutFront tonight: Freshman Republican congressman Ted Yoho of Florida. Yoho voted for House GOP number two, Eric Cantor and tells Erin Burnett that we will not sign the Grover Norquist tax pledge.

Filed under: Congress • Politics
January 3rd, 2013
09:11 PM ET

Social media spotlights Ohio teen rape case

Two Ohio teens are set to be tried for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

Images and social media messages are central to a case against two high school football players accused of sexually assaulting the victim during a series of back-to-school parties in August.

The case has garnered national attention and the attention of the activist hacker group, Anonymous. The hacker group released information on some individuals connected to the community and football team and threaten to release more unless the parties involved come clean on what happened that August night.

"The town of Steubenville has been good at keeping this quiet and their star football team protected," an Anonymous member wearing the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask says in a video posted to the group's LocalLeaks website.

Murphy: Rape is grossly under prosecuted

OutFront tonight: CNN's Susan Candiotti and Wendy Murphy, former sex crimes prosecutor and a professor of sexual violence at New England Law School.

Filed under: Crime • Justice • Law
January 3rd, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Maryland task force recommends confiscating guns if you are "a threat to self or others"

A Maryland task force on guns and the mentally ill is recommending that police should have the right to confiscate firearms from anyone who is deemed to be "a threat to self or others."

OutFront tonight: Dr. Charles Sophy and CNN Legal Contributor Paul Callan.

Filed under: Gun Control • Health • Justice • Law
January 3rd, 2013
08:43 PM ET

Putin offers citizenship to Depardieu

Taxes – we all hate paying them. French actor Gerard Depardieu hates them so much he's refusing to pay France's high tax rates.

But where will Depardieu go? One contender: Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced he will grant Depardieu Russian citizenship. But does it add up? Erin Burnett has the story.

Filed under: E-Block • International
January 3rd, 2013
08:37 PM ET

Obama criticized for repeating mistakes: He is back to the 'politics of gridlock,' says prominent columnist

In 17 days President Barack Obama will again take the oath of office. A new term with a new congress. A chance to hit the reset button on the partisan politics that plagued him through his first term.

Or is it?

The Washington Post's David Ignatius today in an Op-Ed writes: "It's depressing that after four years of gridlock, a president who won what was supposed to be a decisive election is back once again to the politics of gridlock."

Has the President already blown his shot at a new start?

OutFront Tonight: Former White House deputy press secretary Bill Burton and CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, he also writes for the National Review.

Filed under: News • Politics
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