POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
November 22nd, 2011
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POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Tuesday, November 22, 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: What’s next after the ‘Super committee’ failure?
Uncertainty lingered Tuesday about what the continued fallout would be from the failure of the congressional "super committee" to forge a deficit reduction deal.

CNN: Much to gain and lose for Gingrich, rivals in CNN national security debate
The Republican presidential candidates face off Tuesday night just a few blocks from the place they all hope to call home: the White House.

CNN: 2012 contenders point to President Obama for ‘super’ fail
As federal government braces for the impact of a super committee failure, GOP contenders for the 2012 presidential nomination lashed out at the president for setting the wheels in motion.

CNN: Newt Gingrich's reversal of political fortune
As he seeks his party's presidential nomination, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is a man who knows he's lucky to be alive - politically, that is.


CNN: Suspect in White House shooting makes brief court appearance, remains jailed
An Idaho man charged with trying to assassinate the president in a shooting incident outside the White House made his first court appearance in the nation's capital Monday for a brief hearing in which he was appointed federal public defenders but was not asked to enter a plea.

CNN: On the college gridiron, grandad lives a dream, offers a lesson
On Thanksgiving weekend 2009, Moore made 28 of 30 extra points during a training session at the local high school and decided he was ready. He paid a visit to Jones County Community College and told Coach Eddie Pierce, "Don't give away jersey No. 34" - the number he wore in 1968 - "because I'm going to come down here and kick for you next year."

CNN: Chancellor of University apologizes for pepper-spraying
The chancellor of the University of California Davis expressed her regrets Monday before a crowd of thousands over the use of pepper spray against Occupy Davis protesters by police last week.

CNN: California teen admits killing gay student, to serve 25 years
Months after a jury couldn't decide his fate, a Southern California teen has agreed to plead guilty for gunning down a gay classmate three years ago in their junior high classroom.


CNN: U.S., Britain and Canada slap new sanctions on Iran
The United States announced tougher sanctions against Iran on Monday, joining Britain and Canada in a coordinated effort to tighten the screws around the country's suspected nuclear weapons program.

CNN: Fresh violence erupts in Cairo, hours after Cabinet submits resignation
Fresh violence broke out in and around Cairo's Tahrir Square early Tuesday, hours after Egypt's Cabinet submitted its resignation to the nation's military-led government.

CNN: 3 top Khmer Rouge leaders go on trial in Cambodia
Hundreds of Cambodians packed a courtroom in Phnom Penh on Monday as three top Khmer Rouge leaders went on trial for their role during the bloody four-year regime in the mid-1970s.

CNN: Bahrain admits 'excessive force' used on opposition protesters
The Bahrain government admitted Monday to the use of "excessive force" against opposition protesters this year days before an independent commission set up by King Hamad al-Khalifa is due to present its findings on police actions.


CNN Money: Super committee: What's next?
Well, the experiment is over. Stumbling over taxes and entitlements, the so-called super committee failed to agree on a debt reduction package of at least $1.2 trillion.

CNN Money: Stocks end brutal day down 2%
Stocks capped off a brutal day on Wall Street down 2%, as investors remained on edge about the lack of progress leaders have made solving U.S. and European debt problems.

CNN Money: Next congressional battle: Payroll taxes
With the super committee's failure, lawmakers are now facing a year-end legislative challenge that could have an outsized impact on the economy. At issue: Whether to extend the payroll tax holiday, or let it expire.

In Case You Missed It…
This time lapse shows what it took to get historic Constitution Hall in Washington ready for CNN's GOP presidential debate. The GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    CNN: 2012 contenders point to President Obama for ‘super’ fail
    As I recall, the House Republicans set up their supercommittee during the debt ceiling debacle because of what they had then described as "complete failure" on the part of Pres. Obama following the breakdown in negotiations between himself and Spkr. Boehner. Negotiations that Boehner walked out on after presenting is caucus with the deal he had brokered.

    The whole point of the supercommittee was to exclude Obama (because he was a failure in leadership, according the House Republicans) and allow Congress to do its' work without him. Criticizing the President for not getting more deeply involved is grossly disengenious. Scheduling the deadline when he was scheduled to be overseas was even more so.

    November 22, 2011 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  2. K DOG

    There goes my 401k, and my social security is lowered at the very least, most likely to end up being an insult, after 30 years contributing, and lord help if your ill, or injured, and the repubs are worried about the super rich paying a little more, nice setup you got there. im expecting a revolt of somesort sooner or later, this is unsustainable!

    November 22, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  3. K DOG

    Where is the good general? DR BAD

    November 22, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |