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September 13th, 2012
09:33 PM ET

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula identified as the Anti-Islamic filmmaker

New details are emerging about the filmmaker who made the anti-Islamic movie that has sparked violent protests throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

Federal authorities have identified him as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. Early in the search for the producer behind the controversial film, CNN reported Nakoula was using the name Sam Bacile and portraying himself as an Israeli-American.

The Israel Foreign ministry says they have no record of a Sam Bacile and we now know he has a criminal past, and is believed to be a Coptic Christian and an Egyptian.

Anti-U.S. backlash in the Middle East

Miguel Marquez has been digging on this story all day and he is Outfront tonight.


Filed under: International • Libya
September 13th, 2012
09:31 PM ET

Sen. Nelson: Libya attacks has markings of al Qaeda

Florida Senator Bill Nelson who is on the intelligence committee believe these recent violent protest were not spontaneous and the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya bears the hallmarks of al Qaeda.

OutFront tonight: Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)


Filed under: al Qaeda • Congress • Libya
September 13th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

"The Time Keeper": Best-selling Author Mitch Albom is 'OutFront' with the true meaning of time

This week the violence in the middle east and the death of innocent people who had dedicated their lives to making a difference is making all of us reflect on how we live.

On whether we are spending our lives how we should. That is something bestselling author Mitch Albom thinks a lot about. His new book is titled "The Time Keeper."

Recommended: 'OutFront' Greenroom with best-selling author, Mitch Albom


Filed under: I.D.E.A. • Neat Guest
September 13th, 2012
08:52 PM ET

Rep. Frank doubles down on controversial 'Uncle Tom' comments

Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA) is in a feud with the Log Cabin Republicans, a grassroots organization that backs lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Frank, who is openly gay, recently criticized the group for its support of the GOP.

Rep. Barney Frank is 'OutFront tonight and stands by his controversial comments.


Filed under: Congress • LGBT • Log Cabin Republicans
September 13th, 2012
08:40 PM ET

Fed addicts get another hit: More stimulus and low rates through mid-2015

America's top banker Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke  gave the addicts Thursday what they desperately wanted – more cheap, easy money. We're talking about Quantitative Easing, or QE3, a tool used by central banks to stimulate the economy.

This is the 3rd time that the Fed has pulled the trigger on QE3. Today's hit is unprecedented because this time Ben's giving addicts what they want until the Fed is satisfied with our economic growth.

"What we're trying to convey here is that we're not going to be premature removing policy even after economy recovers." Bernanke said at his press conference, " Even after unemployment rate begins to move down more decisively we're not going to rush to begin to tighten policy."

Here is the Fed's Plan of Action:

  • Purchase $40 billion a month of mortgage-back securities
  • Keep short-term interest rates low through mid 2015

Could all of this stimulus eventually have a negative effective on the United States' economy?

As part of CNN's in-depth look at the issues that affect the 2012 election Jim Bianco, president of Bianco Research comes OutFront.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Economy • Federal Reserve • Issues 2012
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