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November 8th, 2012
08:15 PM ET

Lopsided electoral college victory leaves some questioning the system

A country awash in red elects a blue president. How?

Take a look at the county-level election data from Tuesday. Most counties in the country voted Republican. The relatively few urban counties where most of the people live, meanwhile, tended to vote Democrat - which means President Obama didn't need the geographic majority of the country to win.

Depending on how you look at it, the electoral college system gets the credit, or the blame, for that result. Is it time for a change?

OutFront tonight is Adam Liptak with the New York Times, who wrote a piece about this very issue called "The Vanishing Battleground" earlier this week.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Politics
November 8th, 2012
08:13 PM ET

With two states on board, what does the future hold for legal pot?

After Tuesday, marijuana seems to be everywhere. The image, that is.

It's even in the sports pages! There was an article in USA Today about how professional sports teams are reiterating their bans on marijuana. Of course, all this talk follows the twin victories of two ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington that legalized the drug for recreational use among adults.

This raises some very interesting questions about the federal government's reaction and how this industry will develop. OutFront tonight is Trish Regan of Bloomberg TV and author of  "Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry."


Filed under: 2012 Election • Crime • Marijuana
November 8th, 2012
08:12 PM ET

After tense election, Israel and Washington ready to move on and deal with Iran

A story is developing tonight as CNN learns Iranian fighter jets fired on an unarmed U.S. drone in international airspace last week.

The incident puts new pressure on President Obama to deal with Iran's hostility just a few days after winning a second term. The news also comes as Obama and the Prime Minister of Israel try to repair their relationship after a tense few months.

OutFront tonight is Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the United States.


Filed under: 2012 Election • International • Iran • Israel • National Security
November 8th, 2012
08:10 PM ET

Can Washington (and America) come together to avoid the fiscal cliff?

OutFront tonight to discuss how Washington can avoid sending America over the year-end "fiscal cliff" are Steve Rattner of the Steering Committee for the Fix the Debt Campaign and former "car czar" for President Obama, and Stephen Moore, an economist and writer for the Wall Street Journal. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Deficit • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
November 8th, 2012
08:09 PM ET

As winners celebrate and losers figure out what went wrong, the fiscal cliff looms large

OutFront tonight - nothing has changed.

After six-billion dollars spent on the election, hundreds of thousands of miles traveled by the candidates and all who come with them, and millions of pizzas consumed by hardworking campaign volunteers - we are right back where we started: on the edge of a fiscal cliff. FULL POST


Filed under: 2012 Election • Deconstruct • Deficit • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
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