July 9th, 2012
08:19 PM ET

Controversial voter ID law goes to court

The Supreme Court began Monday hearing arguments in the controversial voter identification law. Texas state officials argue that having voters provide photo identification at the ballot will not deny Blacks and Latinos from voting.

CNN Contributor Roland Martin and Fmr. Spokeswoman for Rick Santorum Alice Stewart comes OutFront.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Law • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
July 2nd, 2012
07:25 PM ET

GOP plans to fight for Obamacare repeal in Congress

The U.S. Supreme Court has made their ruling on Obamacare, but in Congress, the fight to repeal and replace the controversial health care reform law is just beginning. OutFront tonight: Republican Rep. Nan Hayworth of New York.

Filed under: Congress • Health • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
July 2nd, 2012
07:19 PM ET

Repeal and replace.... and then what?

Outfront tonight: Republicans in a corner over health care.

The Supreme Court battle may be over, but has the political and policy war just begun?

The House of Representatives has already scheduled a vote to repeal health care reform next week, a vote that will go nowhere considering the Senate is still controlled by Democrats. But Senate Republicans have pledged to follow through on the repeal it if they take back the Senate this fall.

The conservative base is firmly aligned against the health care law. Mitt Romney is campaigning on a pledge to "repeal and replace." We all saw the sign on his podium last Thursday.

But over the weekend, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was dismissive when asked what happens after repeal. But we have to ask – what would his party do about the 30 million uninsured Americans? When pressed for specifics, even Mitt Romney's own campaign has struggled to stay on message.

We get it. We know what you are not going to do. We know what you are against. But what are you for? After you repeal, what do you replace it with?

Filed under: Congress • Health • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
June 29th, 2012
07:44 PM ET

Will Romney's "day one" promise on Obamacare come back to haunt him?

Mitt Romney has promised to take action on Obamacare on the first day of his administration if elected, and it's not the only "day one" promise that he's made.

But those promises are often easier to make than to keep. President Obama came close to fulfilling his "day one" promise to close Guantanamo Bay; he signed an executive order on day two to close it, but as we all know, the prison is still open three years later.

So does Mitt Romney's "day one" promise amount to more than campaign talk? Joining to discuss are McKay Coppins, a political reporter for BuzzFeed; Michelle Goldberg, senior contributing writer for Newsweek/The Daily Beast; and Alice Stewart, former spokeswoman for Rick Santorum, Mike Huckabee, and Michelle Bachmann.

Filed under: Congress • Health • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
June 28th, 2012
07:56 PM ET

Republicans find new message in wake of SCOTUS health care ruling

Unworkable, unpopular, and unaffordable – that's how Republican Senator John Barrosso (Wyoming) describes the president's health care law.

But now, the former doctor can no longer say that it's unconstitutional, as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to uphold almost the entirety of Obamacare.

The decision today flies in the face of what Senator Barrasso has been vowing to do since January 2011 – repeal and replace the health care law with select targeted reforms.

What exactly are those reforms he's talking about? Senator John Barrasso is OutFront tonight.

Filed under: Congress • Health • Law • Politics • U.S. Supreme Court
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