December 4th, 2012
07:45 PM ET

Boehner's offer draws criticism from right and left as fiscal cliff stalemate enters second day

OutFront tonight: let there be light.

Finally, some bulbs turned on in Washington this evening; unfortunately, they were all on the Congressional Christmas tree outside the U.S. capitol.

And while some of our lawmakers took some time to come celebrate together, they still aren't showing any spark when it comes to negotiating a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Deconstruct • Deficit • Economy • Fiscal Cliff • Politics
November 30th, 2012
08:06 PM ET

Politicians playing word games as fiscal cliff talks stall... where are the adults in Washington?

OutFront tonight - Washington, stop playing battleship.

You know, the kids game where you destroy your enemy's ships while protecting your own? Because this fiscal cliff isn't child's play, it's 33 days away, and after a presidential visit to a toy factory today, the everyone was sounding a little childish, with phrases "naughty and nice list" and "rope-a-dope" being tossed around on both sides.

To be fair, who doesn't want to be a kid again? But Washington, you've got real work to do. And what are we hearing? Well as Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions says, flim-flam. That's right, flim-flam. Again with the kiddy euphemisms!  FULL POST

Filed under: Congress • Deconstruct • 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
September 19th, 2012
07:36 PM ET

Romney's "R" word: GOP hits Obama over '1998 redistribution' tape; does it add up?

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles "redistribution," the latest 14-letter word attack against President Barack Obama by Republicans and the Romney campaign. In a 1998 audio tape, the then-Illinois State Senator said he "believed in some redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody's got a shot."

Mitt Romney seized on the opportunity to drive home that Obama wants to take wealth from the rich and redistribute it to the poor.

"The president's view is one of larger government," Romney said to Fox News on Tuesday. "There's a tape that came out today where the president's saying he likes redistribution. I disagree. I think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a larger and larger role, redistributes money, that's the wrong course for America, that will not build a stronger America, or help people out of poverty."

Do the 'redistribution' attacks add up? Burnett takes a look at both Obama and Romney tax plans to see if they're both guilty of redistribution.

GOP's relationship with redistribution

OutFront tonight: Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal and John McCormack of The Weekly Standard.


Filed under: 2012 Election • Deconstruct • News • Politics
August 24th, 2012
07:21 PM ET

Flood of Republican money after convention could change dynamic of race

OutFront tonight, a new storm warning.

Forget the hurricane, forget the vice president cruising through Tampa looking for a fight, forget everything you know about this election so far, because in Florida tonight, Mitt Romney's team is preparing to unleash a flood of money that could dramatically change the political landscape of this race. FULL POST

Filed under: Deconstruct • Election 2012 • News • Politics
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