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December 10th, 2012
09:34 PM ET

Navy SEAL killed on rescue mission in Afghanistan

A rescue to free an American doctor who was kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan cost the life of a Navy SEAL. Petty Officer 1st Class Nicolas Cheque was killed Saturday during a raid to free Dr. Dilip Joseph, who was kidnapped by Taliban insurgents last Wednesday.

Cheque was a member of SEAL Team Six, the same elite unit that took part in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

CNN's Pentagon Correspondent Barbara Starr has the story.

FULL POST


Filed under: Afghanistan • News • Politics
December 10th, 2012
09:14 PM ET

Obama, Boehner deficit reduction plans do not add up to America's $16T debt problem

With 22 days away from billions in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts, Congress and the President maybe nowhere near a deal. Both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner say they have plans for dealing with the deficit.

Obama says his plan reduces the deficit by $4 trillion over ten years and Boehner says his plan cuts $2.2 trillion over ten years. The problem is, we're $16 trillion in debt.

Gross: U.S. needs $16T deficit plan

Bill Gross, PIMCO founder - the world's biggest bond fund, says the U.S. needs to cut spending or raise taxes by 11% of GDP over the next five to ten years.

According to Gross, that's $1.6 trillion a year more than Obama proposes and $1.38 trillion more a year than Boehner has offered.

OutFront tonight: Bill Gross, founder and Co-CIO of investment firm PIMCO.

FULL POST


Filed under: Economy • Fiscal Cliff
December 10th, 2012
08:51 PM ET

Obama sells his Fiscal Cliff fix to the American people: Will it work?

With just 22 days until the Fiscal Cliff kicks in - we're hearing a lot of talk about talks between the President and the House Speaker behind closed doors, but publicly they seem to be talking over each other.

President Barack Obama in Detroit spoke Monday about his plan to raise taxes on families making over $250,000.

"That's a principle I won't compromise on because I'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us including folks like me get to keep all our tax breaks," Obama said.

Is the tough talk road show working for the President?

OutFront Tonight: Democratic strategist Ben Labolt, He's also the former press secretary for the Obama campaign and Republican strategist Terry Holt.


Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Politics
December 10th, 2012
08:46 PM ET

The Future of Afghanistan: Congressman McKeon says he's not sure they are ready

The death of an American Navy Seal and the continuing violence in Afghanistan has many questioning whether Afghan security forces are prepared to take over once the United States pulls out its troops in 2014.

OutFront Congressman Buck McKeon (R-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee.


Filed under: Afghanistan • al Qaeda • International
December 10th, 2012
08:32 PM ET

U.S. calls Syrian rebel group terrorists: "It will complicate rebel efforts," says Fareed Zakaria

The Obama administration is declaring a key Syrian rebel group - known as Jabhat al-Nusra, a terrorist organization with ties to al Qaeda in Iraq.

As the U.S. steps up its cooperation with Syrian rebels, how significant is the move to call one of their factions a terrorist organization?

OutFront tonight: Fareed Zakaria, Host of Fareed Zakaria, GPS. FULL POST


Filed under: International • Syria
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