Our fifth story OutFront: a royal rumor is true!
The palace confirmed today that the Duchess of Cambridge, better known as Kate Middleton, and her husband Prince William are expecting their first child.
The announcement came after the Duchess was admitted to a London hospital this afternoon with acute morning sickness. Prince William, who was at his wife's bedside, was seen leaving the King Edward VII Hospital later in the day. OutFront tonight is CNN's Royal Correspondent Max Foster, who's outside the hospital.
Our fourth story OutFront: it's a showdown.
House Speaker John Boehner gave President Obama a taste of his own medicine today by putting out his own proposal for avoiding the fiscal cliff.
We've told you the details, but the main takeaway is that there are no tax rate increases included, which is why the White House was quick to dismiss the plan as "not serious" and "nothing new."
So now we've got two plans and no agreement – what's next? Newsweek/The Daily Beast Senior Columnist John Avlon is here to help us read between the lines.
Our third story OutFront: Susan Rice's Rwanda problem.
A group of religious leaders have opened a new line of attack on the U.N. Ambassador, believed to be the leading candidate for Secretary of State, by questioning Rice's role in the Clinton Administration during the 1994 the Rwandan genocide.
Over the weekend Pastor Rick Warren tweeted "Susan Rice's appalling words when she put election politics ahead of stopping the genocide in Rwanda" along with a link to an article by Rabbi Shmuley Boteach. FULL POST
Our second story OutFront: a decent proposal?
After laughing off the president's proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff last week, House Speaker John Boehner today put out his own terms for a deal, which he says adds up to $2.2 trillion in savings.
Boehner's deal includes $800 billion in savings from tax reform, which involves closing "special interest loopholes and deductions" but not raising rates; $600 billion in so-called "health savings," which includes changes to Medicare; $300 billion other mandatory savings; and $300 billion in further discretionary savings. FULL POST
OutFront tonight: signs of chemical warfare in Syria.
New evidence is emerging that President Bashar al-Assad's regime has started mixing chemicals to make the deadly sarin gas, which could indicate that the military is gearing up to use its massive stockpile of chemical weapons.
This means that Assad is on the edge of President Obama's so-called "red line" against Syria, as the administration has repeatedly named the use of chemical weapons as an event that would prompt U.S. intervention in the country's civil war. Speaking just hours ago, the President warned Assad that the "world is watching" and he "will be held accountable" if the weapons are deployed.
CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr is OutFront with more details. FULL POST