Tuesday, November 27, 2012

News of the Day - 11/27/2012

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8:30 PM EST

The fiscal cliff: Who is pushing us off and why?
In the first segment we look at the so-called "fiscal cliff" and worries that European problems will become our problems. But what if it's all smoke and mirrors?

How shall we protest?
Dairy farmers in Europe are spraying Parliament with milk they produce at a loss. Four students in Tibet have burned themselves alive in protests. With political leaders in the US believing they are firmly back in control post-election, what is next for "we, the people"? Is Occupy a spent force? Should we all pool our money and buy our own politicians?

It's the power stupid
We'll look at Uruguan President Jose Mujica, said to be the world's poorest head of state. Why do so many world leaders come from the wealthy class, or wind up very rich after serving their nation? Are we underestimating the value of the graft?

Telling Grover to take a hike
Senator Lindsay Graham of South Carolina has said he's willing to agree to a tax rise for spending cuts in "entitlements", effectively telling Grover Norquist to take a long walk on a short pier. Graham joins Rep. King of New York and Senator Chambliss of Georgia. Is this principal, or real-politik by Graham and friends?

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