December 27th, 2012
07:26 PM ET

No fiscal cliff deal in sight as deadline looms large

OutFront tonight – a stark warning from Capitol Hill.

Senate Majority leader Harry Reid took to the floor today and said the country is headed for financial disaster, pointing to an empty House Chamber as proof that Washington is not serious about forging a deal before the new year.

Meanwhile, President Obama cut his Christmas vacation in Hawaii short to return to Washington. But did he accomplish anything? OutFront tonight are reports from both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue – CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.

Filed under: Congress • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
December 27th, 2012
01:08 PM ET

New short fiction by Sebastian Junger inspired by own experiences with the horrors of war

In Afghanistan, violence is plaguing the transition to total Afghan control of the war-torn country.

There was a suicide bombing just yesterday at a U.S. base, a U.S. contractor was killed in Kabul on Monday, and when Erin was in Kandahar just two weeks ago, a car bomb killed a U.S. service member only hours after she and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta left the base.

Author Sebastian Junger, one of the filmmakers behind the documentary Restrepo, has seen the violence firsthand. He's out with a new e-book called "A World Made of Blood," inspired by his own experiences in countries devastated by war.

Recently, Erin sat down with Junger and asked him whether journalists – having seen their deadliest year in 2012 – are specifically being targeted in these kinds of places.

Filed under: Military • News
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