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July 30th, 2013
09:45 PM ET

Should Obama choose a woman to be first Fed chair?

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke's term doesn't end until January of next year, but already, a debate is heating up over who will replace him.

A man like Larry Summers or the woman who appears to be his chief rival Janet Yellen

Up until now – all 14 chairmen have been men. But, the New York Times is endorsing Yellen, the vice chairwoman of the Fed's board of governors.

It appears Yellen's gender played a role in the paper's backing.

Obama Needs to Choose Janet Yellen

"Ms. Yellen is not that person, not only, or even mainly, because of policy differences but because she is not part of the fraternity. Indeed, she is reminiscent of other accomplished women with whom Mr. Summers, or his supporters, or both have tangled in the past."

Should Yellen's gender be a factor in the President's decision to pick Bernanke's replacement?

OutFront: Former practicing attorney Dean Obeidallah, Radio Show Host Stephanie Miller and CNN Contributor Reihan Salam.


Filed under: Economy • Politics
July 30th, 2013
09:15 PM ET

Manning not guilty of aiding the enemy, guilty of most remaining charges

A military judge ruled Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, the analyst accused of the largest leak of classified information in United States history, not guilty of aiding the enemy.

Manning was found guilty of 19 of the 21 charges against him.

Chris Lawrence was inside the military court room when the verdict was read. He's OutFront.


Filed under: Justice • Pfc. Bradley Manning • Wikileaks
July 30th, 2013
09:02 PM ET

GAO report reveals increase in TSA employee misconduct

A new government report says misconduct by Transportation Security Administration workers has increased 26% in the last three years.

Some of the most serious violations include:

  • Employees sleeping on the job
  • Letting family and friends go without being screened
  • Leaving work without permission
  • Drug use

Outfront: Rene Marsh is in Washington D.C. with the latest.


Filed under: Aviation Industry • TSA
July 30th, 2013
08:50 PM ET

Woman wants to be excused from testifying at wife's murder trial

A hearing in a landmark case about whether a lesbian will be forced to testify against her wife in an upcoming murder trial.

The stakes are incredibly high as the judge debates whether the women should be entitled to the same right given other married couples.

John Zarrella is OutFront with new developments in the story.


Filed under: Gay Marriage • Justice • News
July 30th, 2013
08:44 PM ET

Arkansas fugitive's jail break caught on tape

In Arkansas, a violent and dangerous prisoner is on the run after a bold escape from a county jail that was all caught on tape.

Arkansas authorities are looking for 33-year-old Derrick Estell after he escaped from the Garland County jail on Sunday with the help of an accomplice.

Estell crawled through a window while guards were distracted and he has been on the run ever since.

Outfront: David Mattingly has the latest.


Filed under: Crime • News
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