September 13th, 2012
04:56 PM ET

Sen. Rand Paul calls for an end to U.S. aid to Libya, Egypt and Pakistan: "We are bankrupt"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced two amendments in the Senate Thursday that would terminate U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt and Libya. Sen. Paul's new amendments were announced in the wake of the recent attacks on U.S. compounds in Egypt and Libya.

The assault on Libya's consulate left 4 Americans dead, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens.

Remembering Ambassadors Stevens

Sen. Paul's amendments would end the $4 billion a year of U.S. aid to Pakistan, Libya, and Egypt.

"I think until we have the assassins who killed our Ambassador and until both countries Libya and Egypt can verify they can provide support and protection for our embassies -  I see no reason to keep sending our money." Sen. Paul told CNN's Erin Burnett, " We don't have any money to spend, we are bankrupt."

Should the United States end foreign aid to Libya and Egypt?

Watch Erin Burnett OutFront at 7p ET for the full interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Egypt • Libya • Politics
Romney foreign policy attack 'went too far', says John Avlon
September 13th, 2012
03:43 PM ET

Romney foreign policy attack 'went too far', says John Avlon

At the outset of  violent protests against U.S. compounds in the middle east, the Romney campaign criticized the Obama administration for appearing sympathetic to the perpetrators who started the violence. But, since the release of the Romney campaign's statement, the actual timeline of events suggest Romney was wrong in his accusation.

Obama vs. Romney: Foreign Policy Attacks Ramp Up

In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon says Romney went too far in trying to score 'petty political points with incomplete information.'

John Avlon is also a CNN contributor and member of the OutFront political strike team.


Filed under: 2012 Election • International • Libya • News • Opinion • Politics
September 13th, 2012
12:49 PM ET

Goldberg on anti-Islamic filmmaker: 'I don't know if that person exists'

So much is unknown about the filmmaker behind the anti-Islamic film blamed for the violent protests in Egypt and Libya. The filmmaker has been identified as Sam Bacile. We spoke with Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

He's been trying to find out more about Bacile.

OutFront tonight: Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic


Filed under: International • Libya • News
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