Daily Brief Preview: Syria's pain; Republican crunch time; 2012 predictions

We have lots of special programming in store for you during the Christmas Break but Daily Brief will be taking a break, back first thing in the new year. So tonight’s broadcast is our last one for 2011. We hope you’ll join us. Our lineup at this point includes:

  • Hassan Hachimi is a member of the Syrian National Council, the nascent political opposition to the brutal regime in Syria. He was in Ottawa today with other members of the SNC to meet with Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. We’ll talk to him about the bombings in Damascus and his country’s future.
  • Vancouver-native and Politico reporter Tim Mak will join us for look at crunch time in the Republic primary. Plus: Is Republican Speaker John Boehner’s leadership under review after that payroll tax cut deal?
  • Time to light up the crystal ball and have a look at 2012 with American psychic Blair Robertson.
  • And Kris Sims and John Robson debate the following: Should Margaret Thatcher become the fifth UK prime minister to be honoured with a state funeral?

Hope you’ll tune in at 1800 EDT on Sun News Network. (Where to find us on your dial)

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