December 17th, 2013
11:46 PM ET

NSA plaintiff Larry Klayman gets confrontational on CNN: You're an ultra-leftist

"I've watched you for many years, you're an ultra-leftist," Conservative legal activist Larry Klayman said to CNN's Don Lemon Tuesday night on Erin Burnett OutFront.

Klayman came as a guest to discuss his victory, when a federal judge ruled that the National Security Agency's domestic phone surveillance program was likely unconstitutional.

Judge: NSA phone data-mining unconstitutional

The interview started with Klayman slamming Lemon and CNN's Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin.

"The NSA has data on all of us, meta-data, which deals with our personal lives - clearly a violation of the four amendment." Klayman added, "But rather than talking about that you got to try to take out somebody who challenged President Obama."

Klayman's interview was preceded by a piece on the tea party activist's history of litigating cases against the United States government.

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is offering to help Brazil investigate United States surveillance of Brazilian citizens.

"The idea that Larry Klayman is the representative -  is simply outrageous, because he's a professional litigant and lunatic," Toobin said.

Toobin argued that the important issues of the NSA phone surveillance case shouldn't be represented by 'Klayman's tin foil hat paranoia about the NSA being after him.'

The conversation continued to be confrontational - leading to Lemon calling for Klayman to removed from the discussion.

Watch the video clip in this post to discover how the interview ended.

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Filed under: News • NSA • NSA Leaker Edward Snowden • Politics
December 17th, 2013
11:37 PM ET

U.S. arrest, strip-search of Indian diplomat sparks outrage in India

The Indian government is calling the United States "barbaric" and removing security barriers outside the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi.

It's in response to the treatment of an Indian diplomat, who was arrested and strip searched in New York on Thursday.

Prosecutors say the Indian diplomat was charged with visa fraud after submitting false documents to obtain a work visa for her housekeeper.

CNN's Malika Kapur is in Mumbai.

Filed under: International • News
December 17th, 2013
11:25 PM ET

13-year-old is brain dead after tonsillectomy

"The worst thing about all of this is that Jahi told my sister, 'I don't want to get this surgery, something bad is going to happen. I'm not going to wake up,' " Jahi's uncle Omari Sealey told CNN Monday in a phone interview.

It was supposed to be a routine tonsillectomy. Now a 13 year-old girl is brain dead in a Oakland hospital.

Family wants to keep life support for girl brain dead after tonsil surgery

Jahi McMath had her tonsils removed on December 9th, less than 24-hours later, she experienced serious complications that led to cardiac arrest.

She is currently being kept alive by a ventilator and her family is fighting to keep her on life support.

CNN's Stephanie Elam has the story OutFront.

Filed under: Health • News
December 17th, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Bill Nye: Don't play the lottery, cause you will lose

"Don't play the lottery cause you will lose," says Bill Nye "The Science Guy."

Christmas may come early for a lucky winner - with more than half-a-billion dollars in prize money up for grabs in Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing.

The jackpot now stands at 636 million, but some say it may soar to a billion dollars if no winners surface.


One problem: it's getting even harder to win.

You have a much better chance of becoming President of the United States, having identical quadruplets, or death by vending machine.

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is OutFront with the odds.

Filed under: News
December 17th, 2013
10:53 PM ET

Beatles, Beyonce use iTunes for innovative releases

A treasure trove of 59 Beatles recordings were releases on iTunes Tuesday, many of which had been bootlegged over the years, but had never seen an official release.

That's just a few days after a surprise iTunes release of a 'visual album' from Beyonce, which sold over 800,000 copies in just three days - an iTunes record.

OutFront: Christopher John Farley is the Speakeasy editor with the Wall Street Journal, and author of the upcoming novel "Game World".

Filed under: Money & Power • Music • News
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