June 17th, 2013
11:04 PM ET

Miss USA contestant flubs answer on equal pay for women

Miss Utah's answer to a question on the Miss USA pageant could, at best, be described as rambling.

Painful Miss USA pageant flub

But did she ultimately make a good point about equal pay for women?

OutFront: Radio show host Stephanie Miller, comedian Dean Obeidallah and syndicated talk radio host Michael Medved.

Filed under: News
June 17th, 2013
10:13 PM ET

NSA leaker denies being a spy

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden says he decided to expose America's secret surveillance of U.S. citizens because the Obama Administration "closed the door on investigating systemic violations of law."

According to the Guardian newspaper, Snowden answered questions in an online chat today and told reporters he had to get out of the U.S. and that the "government is not going to be able to cover this up by jailing or murdering me."

The 29-year-old is believed to be hiding in Hong Kong, where some suspect he may even be working for the Chinese government.

Gordon Chang is OutFront with his take.

Filed under: China • Cyber Security • National Security
June 17th, 2013
09:40 PM ET

Firefighters for hire: Homeowners hire private fire crews

Colorado's Black Forest fire is the most destructive forest fire in the state's history.

In a fire that has so far claimed more than 400 structures and two lives, some homeowners have an extra layer of protection: private firefighters called in to save certain houses, but not the entire community.

Martin Savidge reports for OutFront.

Filed under: News • Wildfires
June 17th, 2013
09:29 PM ET

CNN Poll: President Obama's approval ratings fall

It appears that the controversy over NSA wiretapping - along with a slew of other recent setbacks - is taking its toll on President Obama’s approval ratings.

CNN poll: Obama numbers plunge into generation gap

In a new CNN/ORC survey, not only does President Obama have the lowest approval rating in more than 18 months, he's also lagging behind President Bush in a similar poll from 2006, when he was battling his own NSA scandal.

OutFront: Bill Burton, Executive Vice President of the Global Strategy Group and CNN Political Contributor Ana Navarro

Filed under: Politics
June 17th, 2013
09:21 PM ET

Will Iran's new president actually change things?

Iran's president-elect, Hassan Rouhani, said he's willing talk to the United States, but only if the U.S. recognizes Iran's right to a nuclear program.

He is known as a moderate and a centrist, but he's also been a part of Iran's political and military establishment for decades.

Should the U.S. trust Rouhani?

OutFront Steve Inskeep, host of NPR's Morning Edition and the Carnegie Endowment's Karim Sadjadpour.

Filed under: International • Iran