Following Senator Harry Reid’s allegations that Mitt Romney has not paid taxes in over a decade, Anderson Cooper spoke with Paul Begala and Mary Matalin on tonight’s AC360°. Begala defends Reid and says there's evidence of "tax avoidance." Mary Matalin says it's sad that the Democratic Senate Majority Leader is leading the charge.
In April, President Barack Obama signed a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed. But CNN’s Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh uncovered that the law that members of Congress thought they voted for earlier this year isn't exactly as advertised. A loophole could still allow family members of some lawmakers to profit from inside information.
Following Bash’s exclusive report a few weeks ago, the U.S. House of representatives changed the stock reporting requirements today for families of lawmakers.
Today in the 5 p.m. ET hour of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Early Start anchor John Berman looked at the “secret weapon” candidates lean on during campaign crunch time.
Berman said, “We are getting into crunch time for these campaigns...the candidates are rolling out all their big guns. VP picks, conventions, bus tours...but unless you look really closely you will miss the secret battle going, with secret methods.......”
Tonight Anderson Cooper will interview Senator John McCain about the situation in Syria, Kofi Annan's resignation and President Obama’s secret authorization to assist the rebels there.