December 26th, 2012
10:13 PM ET

Republicans and Democrats can't agree on Sandy Relief Bill

The fiscal cliff isn't Washington's only problem. It's been two months since Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast and lawmakers can't agree on a relief package to help victims of the storm.

The current bill is still stalled in the Senate. CNN Contributor John Avlon is OutFront with the story.

Filed under: "Superstorm" Sandy • Congress
December 26th, 2012
09:52 PM ET

Teetering on the fiscal cliff: Obama, Senate return to D.C.

The U.S. is only six days away from going over the fiscal cliff, and today at least, nothing happened. Nada. Christmas is over but Washington seems to be hungover from all of the drinking, eating and caroling.

But the clock is ticking.

The latest news out of Washington tonight -  Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner told Congress the country will hit the debt ceiling on December 31st - some two months earlier than expected.

But there's still no date yet on when the House of Representatives will be called back into session to vote on any deal. President Obama cut his Hawaiian vacation short and is due to land in Washington tomorrow.

The American people are certainly feeling the urgency. A new Gallup poll out today shows 50% of Americans think a deal is likely, down 9 points from a few weeks ago.

If we go over the fiscal cliff, it will affect all of us:

  • If you're a family that makes $50,000 a year, your taxes will go up by $2,000.
  • If you make $100,000, your taxes will go up by $4,600.

Ribble: We need to 'come together'

Outfront tonight: Democratic Congressman Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Wisconsin.

Filed under: Fiscal Cliff • Politics
December 26th, 2012
09:34 PM ET

More than just tax rates at stake if no deal on fiscal cliff

With the fiscal cliff just six days away, Americans are anxious about what their taxes are going to look like in the New Year.

But it's not just our taxes that are at stake.

If lawmakers can't find a way to work together, milk prices could double, unemployment benefits could expire, the Postal service could go bankrupt and Hurricane Sandy relief could be stalled.

So what needs to happen for Congress to wake up?

OutFront tonight: Reihan Salam, CNN contributor and writer for the "National Review," CNN contributor Roland Martin, and Republican Strategist Ana Navarro.

Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff
December 26th, 2012
09:26 PM ET

Arizona Attorney General supports arming principals

It's been more than two weeks since 20-year-old Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree in a Connecticut elementary school.

Could the tragedy have been prevented if the school's principal had been armed?

That's what Arizona's Attorney General Tom Horne is suggesting. He's backed a plan to arm principals with a gun that could be used in an emergency such as the horrific school shooting in Newtown.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, who also writes for the National Review and Political Analyst Roland Martin discuss whether more guns in our schools is really the answer.

Filed under: Gun Control
December 26th, 2012
09:13 PM ET

Top 5 political fumbles of 2012

As we wind down this election year, we thought it appropriate to come up with the five most talked about political fumbles of 2012. There was no shortage of material to be sure, and some may of these gaffes may have directly impacted the outcome of the election.

To relive those moments, Outfront tonight: CNN Contributors Roland Martin and Ana Navarro, and Comedian Tom Shillue.

Filed under: Politics
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