December 5th, 2012
09:16 PM ET

Obama, Boehner phone call on fiscal cliff: Erin Burnett says they need facetime

With 27 days until billions in tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts, Washington seems to be nowhere close to a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

McClintock: We cannot afford an impasse

OutFront tonight: Republican Congressman Tom McClintock discusses the fiscal cliff.


Filed under: Fiscal Cliff
December 5th, 2012
08:53 PM ET

U.S. preparing for Syria chemical attack

Sources tell CNN the United States is huddling with allies on what a chemical attack by Syria's Bashar al Assad would look like and there are reports that Assad maybe looking for asylum in Latin America.

CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

Filed under: Syria
December 5th, 2012
08:41 PM ET

If Diversity is "good for God, then it ought to be good for Republicans," says J.C. Watts

Republicans continue to examine their loss for the White House and control of the Senate - focusing particularly on the loss of minority and young voters.

Some members of the GOP are pushing for former Republican congressman J.C. Watts to run for party chairman. However, many in the party are not too keen on his nomination.

J.C. Watts as RNC Chairman? Republicans say no way

An influential RNC member tells CNN's Peter Hamby, "He'd have no prayer."

OutFront tonight: Fmr. Republican Congressman J.C. Watts.


Filed under: Politics
December 5th, 2012
08:21 PM ET

Poll: Voters want Hillary Clinton to run for president in 2016

A new ABC News Washington Post poll released Wednesday say 57% of all Americans support Hillary Clinton's run for president in 2016. Clinton has said she won't run for president.

Those poll numbers look good, but what are her weaknesses if she runs?

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributors David Frum and Donna Brazile. FULL POST

Filed under: Election • Politics
December 5th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

OutTake: What if the U.S. falls off the fiscal cliff?

Would it be the end of the world if Washington failed to reach a deal to stop the more than half a billion dollars in spending cuts and tax increases from going into effect?

Some lawmakers, pundits and politicians say no - there's time to get it down in January.

But, does that theory have holes?

CNN Money's Jeanne Sahadi is OutFront in tonight's OutTake.


Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • OutTake • Politics
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