November 30th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

Syria internet blackout enters second day as U.S. contemplates arming opposition

Our second story OutFront: panic in Syria.

At this moment, there is a sense of fear that the Assad regime is getting desperate in the face of opposition gains as much of the country experienced a second day without cell phones or internet access.

And as the violence continues to rage on the ground, there's a debate here at home as to whether the U.S. should get involved and finally send arms to the opposition.

Is it the right time to take this step? OutFront tonight to discuss are author Alex Berenson and RAND political scientist Seth Jones.

Filed under: International • Syria
November 30th, 2012
08:06 PM ET

Politicians playing word games as fiscal cliff talks stall... where are the adults in Washington?

OutFront tonight - Washington, stop playing battleship.

You know, the kids game where you destroy your enemy's ships while protecting your own? Because this fiscal cliff isn't child's play, it's 33 days away, and after a presidential visit to a toy factory today, the everyone was sounding a little childish, with phrases "naughty and nice list" and "rope-a-dope" being tossed around on both sides.

To be fair, who doesn't want to be a kid again? But Washington, you've got real work to do. And what are we hearing? Well as Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions says, flim-flam. That's right, flim-flam. Again with the kiddy euphemisms!  FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Deconstruct • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
November 29th, 2012
08:33 PM ET

Ukraine duped by con man in billion-dollar gas deal

For years, Kiev and Moscow have been locked in a bitter dispute over the Russian pipeline that runs through Ukraine.

This week, Ukraine decided they had enough and would climb out from under Russia's thumb and sign a deal with a new gas partner:
Gas Natural Fenosa of Spain.

The deal worth over a billion dollars would see Fenosa build a new port terminal on the Black Sea for importing and exporting liquefied natural gas. The signing of the agreement was a major deal. It was even televised!

And attended by the Ukraine's Prime Minister and Jordi Sarda Bonvehi, the representative for Fenosa. It was a huge step towards energy independence for the Ukraine. There was just one problem. FULL POST

Filed under: Israel • OutFront Outtake
November 29th, 2012
08:26 PM ET

FBI searching for answers in Benghazi attack... on Facebook

Our fifth story OutFront: searching for answers.

It's been 80 days since the attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, so why is the FBI using Facebook now to ask for tips about the September 11th attack?

OutFront tonight is Tim Weiner, author of the book "Enemies: A History of the FBI."

Filed under: International • Libya • National Security
November 29th, 2012
08:25 PM ET

Republican infighting over potential tax compromise continues

Our fourth story OutFront – let's make a deal. Or at least part of a deal?

We may not be any closer to an agreement on the entire fiscal cliff, but there has been a big push in Washington to get at least one item signed, sealed, and delivered – an extension of Bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000. Democrats in particular have supported this, with the hopes that popular support can force Republicans to extend these cuts without extending cuts for higher earners.

And yesterday, one Republican Congressman broke ranks with his party and said he agrees with this plan. Will more follow? Republican Congressman Kevin Yoder of Kansas, who is on the Appropriations Committee, comes OutFront tonight.


Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
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