November 26th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

OutTake: "It's foolish to be afraid of Norquist" - John Avlon on Norquist Pledge

Today’s OutTake: John Avlon on his CNN.com column, Don’t Fear the Grover.

With 36 days until across-the-board cuts and major tax increases - both sides of the aisle in Congress are feeling the pressure to compromise on a deal to avert the fiscal cliff.

Democrats want tax increases and Republicans want entitlement reform. Recently, a few Republicans have decided to break away from a no-tax pledge spear-headed by prominent anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.

In his latest column for CNN.com, John Avlon argues Republicans should not fear retaliation for breaking with anti-tax activist Grover Norquist.

TRENDING: Graham says he'd break no-tax 'pledge'

"The only pledge members of Congress should take is the Pledge of Allegiance," says Avlon.

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


Filed under: OutTake • Politics
November 26th, 2012
09:05 PM ET

Bangladesh garment factory fire claims more than 100 lives: How do you stop it from happening again?

More than 100 people killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. CNN's Erin Burnett reports on what needs to be done so that this won't happen again.


Filed under: E-Block • International
November 26th, 2012
08:55 PM ET

GOP rethinking no-tax pledge: Key members open to compromise

At least four prominent Republicans say they are willing to break their pledge to never vote for higher taxes but will it cost them their job?

Republican Senators Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss, and Bob Corker say they are not willing to raise revenue to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, and anti-tax activist, Grover Norquist, is taking names - vowing to help unseat any Republican who breaks the pledge.

OutFront tonight: David Frum is a former senior adviser to George W. Bush and Democratic Strategist James Carville.

Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Politics
November 26th, 2012
08:49 PM ET

Can Israel survive without a two-state solution?

Can Israel survive, as a Jewish state without a two-state solution - one that partitions Jerusalem, which is holy to both Muslims and Jews?

The numbers don't lie - there are more Palestinians than there are Israeli Jews. So without apartheid, Israel cannot remain a Jewish state and a democracy unless something changes.

OutFront tonight: Jeremy Ben-Ami, Jstreet Executive Director and Morton Klein, President of Zionist Organization of America.


Filed under: International • Israel
November 26th, 2012
08:40 PM ET

GOP calling for Dems to put entitlement reform on the table in order to avoid fiscal cliff

Republicans have been debating whether it's time to abandon their pledge to never raise taxes. But that's only one side of the negotiations to reach a bi-partisan plan.

Democrats need to get specific about entitlement reforms - the untouchable third rail of politics.

Our John Avlon has been looking into what, if any, specifics have been put on the table by Democrats.


Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Politics
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