March 1st, 2013
10:09 PM ET

Obama: I can't 'Jedi mind meld' Congress

President Obama incurred the wrath of Star Wars enthusiasts everywhere today by committing a serious sci-fi faux paux.

Erin Burnett takes a humorous look at other political figures who've made pop culture pitfalls.

Filed under: E-Block • News • Politics
March 1st, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Obama signs order enacting $85 billion in spending cuts

The sequester hatchet is about to fall. Or is it? For weeks, President Obama has been warning that we will face financial doom when these $85 billion dollars in cuts take effect in less than five hours from now.

"These cuts not smart, they are not fair, they will hurt our economy, they will add hundreds of thousands of Americans to the unemployment roles. This is not an abstraction." Obama added, "People will lose their jobs."

Obama signs order activating deep spending cuts

But as the clock ticked closer to dooms day the President started to change his tune.

"This is not a cliff but it is a tumble downward," Obama said.

Erin Burnett asks if we're not going to feel the pain, what was all the bickering about?

OutFront tonight:  Stephen Moore, a Sr. Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal Editorial Page and Daniel Altman, an economics professor at New YorkUniversity.

Filed under: Economy • News • Sequestration • Uncategorized
March 1st, 2013
09:24 PM ET

French Magazine Paints White Model Black: Artistic expression or racially insensitive?

This photo spread in a French fashion magazine has touched off a racially charged firestorm. That's because the model who is depicted as "African queen" is actually white.

Today the magazine apologized for using a white model.  The photographer also reportedly apologized.

But is that enough?

Outfront tonight: Buzz feed political reporter Andrew Kaczynski, CNN contributor Van Jones and Former prosecutor Wendy Murphy.


Filed under: International • News
March 1st, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Sinkhole swallows Florida man; monitoring equipment fails to detect signs of life

A sink hole swallows a Florida man while he was sleeping in bed. His screams for help were heard throughout the house.

John Zarrella is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: News
March 1st, 2013
09:06 PM ET

U.S. considers horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico

Where's the beef? It's a question many Americans may soon be asking if the U.S. department of agriculture approves a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico.

Concern over horse meat-tainted food been growing.  In the past two months, Taco Bell, Burger King, and Ikea chains in Europe have all had to pull meat from the market after discovering it contained horse DNA.

The USDA says: "the United States neither slaughters horses nor imports horse meat from other countries." But the question tonight is could horse meat make it into America's food supply?

Chef: Horse meat is a 'sweet meat'

OutFront tonight: Marc Murphy, Chef and Owner of Landmarc and Ditch Plains.

Filed under: Food • Health • News
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