CNN Radio News Day:  November 26, 2012
U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
November 26th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 26, 2012

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  • We hear so much about the approaching "fiscal cliff" and whether Congress will work out a deal to avoid it or allow the economy to hurdle over it.  But, what does it all come down to and is it, at its core, about a war of words?  There are essentially only two ways to avoid higher taxes for everyone and drastic cuts in government spending.  Democrats want to raise taxes, while Republicans want to close loopholes.  However, one man's loophole is another man's tax increase.   CNN's Libby Lewis went looking for some answers.  She talked with Howard Gleckman, with the Tax Policy Center who says:

"Government spending programs are programs that benefit other people and not us and tax loopholes are exactly the same thing. That's the tax break some other guy gets, but not what I get." FULL POST

Rick Steves stumps for pot
Rick Steves enjoys a cruise in France.
November 26th, 2012
11:06 AM ET

Rick Steves stumps for pot

By Emma Lacey-Bordeaux, CNN

Travel writer Rick Steves can pinpoint the moment he decided on his career path.  He was traveling in Europe as a teenager with his parents when it hit him.

[:30]"I remember being in the Copenhagen train station seeing kids a couple years older than me with rucksacks and Eurail passes, no parents and Europe was their playground and I thought I don't need you mom and dad."


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