December 19th, 2011
07:41 PM ET

Carville: payroll tax gridlock will only end in Washington "with an election"

Facing yet another high-stakes failure to reach a deal–this time on extending the payroll tax cut–James Carville told CNN's Erin Burnett the gridlock that has sent Americans' opinion of Congress to a record low will only end "with an election."

Filed under: Politics
December 19th, 2011
12:42 PM ET

Now dubbed 'The Great Successor,' who is Kim Jong Un?

As North Koreans face an uncertain future without Kim Jong Il, the world's attention now turns to his youngest son, Kim Jong Un, whom the ruling Workers' Party has dubbed the "great successor."

"Kim Jong Un's leadership provides a sure guarantee for creditably carrying to completion the revolutionary cause ... through generations," the party said.

But the younger Kim remains a mystery. Even his age is uncertain to most of the outside world; Kim Jong Un is believed to be in his late 20s.

Tonight on Erin Burnett OutFront at 7 p.m. ET, we examine the new leadership of North Korea.

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Filed under: National Security