POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, November 21, 2011
November 21st, 2011
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, November 21, 2011

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.


CNN: Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal
Members of the "super committee" charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.

CNN: Congressman calls abuse claim 'false and shameful'
A Michigan congressman said Sunday that relatives are trying to blackmail him with decades-old allegations that he sexually abused a young cousin, an accusation he called "false and shameful."

CNN: Ron Paul reissues claims on American policy and 9/11
Presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul reiterated his controversial stance Sunday that some policies of the United States contributed to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

CNN: The gospel according to Herman Cain
In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Herman Cain is not seen as a candidate who wears his faith on his sleeve. But those who know Cain describe him as a devout Christian who leans on his faith in times of hardship.


CNN: 'Lone wolf' terror suspect arrested in New York
Authorities have arrested a man they claim was plotting to detonate pipe bombs in and around New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday night.

CNN: Occupy Roundup: Campus fallout, a silent protest and a new encampment
What started as the Occupy Wall Street movement in New York in September has spread across major cities worldwide as a call to action against unequal distribution of wealth.

CNN: Jerry Sandusky's 'make-believe world'
The college football world knew him as the "Dean of Linebacker U," the defensive coach who helped Penn State win two national championships. But Jerry Sandusky saw himself as a "Great Pretender."

CNN: Sources: U.S. to slap new sanctions on Iran's petrochemical industry
The Obama administration plans to impose fresh sanctions against Iran on Monday, diplomatic sources familiar with the plan told CNN.


CNN: 10 dead as Egyptian protesters, security forces clash
Ten people were killed Sunday in confrontations between protesters and security forces in Egypt, a health ministry spokesman said.

CNN: Conservative Rajoy set to lead Spain after defeating ruling party
Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy is poised to become the next prime minister of economically embattled Spain, with his ascension assured after the ruling Socialist Party's candidate conceded Sunday's national election.

CNN: Iraq, Turkey butt heads, block flights over debt dispute
Iraq has banned all Turkish flights from landing in the country in response to a dispute over millions of dollars owed by an Iraqi government oil company to Turkey.

CNN: Al-Assad: 'Syria will not bow down'
Officials sparred Sunday over a proposed plan to send observers into Syria as the nation's president warned against military intervention.

For the latest business news:

CNN Money: Stocks: It's all about Italy, Spain and jobs
Investors have a litany of questions for politicians in Europe and on Capitol Hill. And it's unlikely that they'll get many answers ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.

CNN Money: Delaying retirement: 80 is the new 65
A quarter of middle-class Americans are now so pessimistic about their savings that they are planning to delay retirement until they are at least 80 years old - two years longer than the average person is even expected to live.

CNN Money: Is Spain the next Italy?
The short answer is no. But the two countries are begging for comparison, since they're among the largest economies in the eurozone. And they share the less-than-stellar distinction of seeing their bond yields soaring to sickening heights.

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  1. T'sah From Virginia

    ►CNN: Aides: 'Super Committee' likely to announce failure to reach debt deal
    And do you truly believe that the “attempt” was authentic and real?
    Both sides LIE when they claim that the other side won’t compromise
    Both sides did not compromise and will blame the other side for the demise

    ►CNN: Congressman calls abuse claim 'false and shameful'
    LMAO – sound like a bunch of hillbillies with a mouthful
    Of tobacco chasing frogs in the nearby lake for a meal
    A 50-year old claim – Dang, what’s the big deal?

    ►CNN: Ron Paul reissues claims on American policy and 9/11
    Yea, and let someone from the LEFT say this and they’ll be on the run!!
    The way I feel about it – the “Lone Wolf” is what we need to worry about
    And American “policies” will also drive that so we better LQQK-out!!

    ►CNN: The gospel according to Herman Cain
    Also according to Rick PerryWinkle, the insane
    And don’t forget Santorum – the religious guru
    Bachmann is another one – she got the calling too!!

    The far-RIGHT Evangelicals think they are Holier than Thou
    They believe in Pro-Life but yet at the “death penalty” they will bow
    down to and cheerfully “murder” someone for taking another one’s life
    Where’s the “gospel” according to “them” when God should make this right?

    Oh well – off all week (vacation – yee haw!!) – HAVE A NICE DAY!! 🙂

    November 21, 2011 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  2. diridi

    Having see the Drama from GOP, this nation, now i stress on it. Need "The Term-Limits" on Congress and Senate. Folks, fight for this to pass if you care for America. We also need Anti-Lobby reform.....god bless...

    November 21, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |