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April 2nd, 2013
09:25 PM ET

Turbo Tax fights simple tax filing system

Turbo Tax tries to make your taxes tougher. Intuit, the company behind the tax preparation program has spent millions in lobbying dollars to make sure that filing your taxes remains as painful as possible.

They claim it's to keep the government in check. But does their fight against tax reform - add up?

Tom Foreman's OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Economy • News
April 2nd, 2013
09:16 PM ET

Nearly 4 months after Newtown NRA scores big over Obama

In the battle of President Obama versus the NRA - it looks like victory is going to the guns.

Not one piece of federal legislation has passed since the Newtown shooting rampage.

No assault weapons ban.

No limit on magazine capacity.

No background checks.

Today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney brought up the background checks during the White House briefing.

"I think most Americans believe it makes absolute sense to check the criminal record of someone before they're allowed to purchase a gun,"  Carney said.

Recent polls say 90% of Americans agree with him. But there has been no legislation touching background checks.

Why has the victory gone to the NRA?

Outfront tonight: Jennifer Rubin, "Right Turn" Blogger for the WashingtonPost.com and Mark Glaze, Director of Mayors Against Illegal Guns.


Filed under: Gun Control • News • Politics
April 2nd, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Samoa Air to charge more for heavier passengers

An airline CEO says he meant it when he suggested people who weigh more should pay more for their tickets. 

Samoa Air will charge ticket prices that range from about $1 to $4 for every two pounds - and that's total pounds, including your luggage.

Samoa Air is not quite as big as, say, American or Delta or even JetBlue. It's a smaller airline.

Their small fleet of small puddle jumpers hold between eight and 12 people.

And the airline serves just a small number of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

But could this so-called "fat-tax" be coming to a major airline near you?

OutFront Tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, Radio Host Stephanie Miller and Political comedian Dean Obeidallah.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • Business • News
April 2nd, 2013
08:56 PM ET

Who is responsible for Michael Jackson's death?

Is concert promoter AEG live responsible for the death of the King of Pop? 

According to Jackson's family the entertainment giant is liable because it hired and supervised Dr. Conrad Murray while he was treating Jackson with a fatal dose of Propofol as he was preparing for a for a comeback tour. But can they prove it in court?

Outfront tonight: Sunny Hostin a former prosecutor and CNN legal analyst. And Mark Geragos, a criminal defense attorney who represented Michael Jackson and is the author of a new book called"Mistrial: An inside look at how the criminal justice system works and sometimes doesn't."


Filed under: Justice • News
April 2nd, 2013
08:33 PM ET

Peter King: "We have the right to take preemptive action" against N. Korea

North Korea says it now plans to restart a nuclear reactor that it shut down more than five years ago. Secretary of State John Kerry responded this afternoon, saying the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

Experts: Reactor can be up in 6 months

OutFront tonight: Homeland Security Committee member Rep. Peter King (R-NY).

Top congressman sets bar for military strike on North Korea


Filed under: International • News • North Korea
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