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The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Welfare claims, red line with Iran, UNGA, Libya investigation, avalanche survivor, RidicuList fraternity party trick
September 27th, 2012
07:32 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Welfare claims, red line with Iran, UNGA, Libya investigation, avalanche survivor, RidicuList fraternity party trick

What everyone’s talking about:

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to double down on his claim that President Obama has dropped the welfare work requirement and insists that his TV ads are “spot on.” However, FactCheck.org’s Managing Editor Lori Robertson argues his claims are “not true.” We’re Keeping Them Honest.

While President Obama had a strong message for Iran and the Muslim world in his U.N. address on Tuesday, he did not hold any official bilateral meetings during his visit to New York. This makes him the first president in recent memory who did not meet with world leaders during the U.N. General Assembly. Republicans are critical, but the administration explained why they think it’s a non-issue. Anderson spoke with CNN’s David Gergen and Fareed Zakaria on the importance of a president’s personal relationships with foreign heads of state.

Extreme skier Glen Plake tells Anderson his traumatic experience surviving an avalanche that killed at least eight people on Mt. Manaslu, the world’s eight heighest peak. Plake also talked about his missing comrades and their passion for life.

The largest fund-raising company in the world is now facing a U.S. Senate investigation. CNN’s Drew Griffin has the latest on Quadriga Art and the accusations against them and a charity for veterans that hired them.

Today’s Scoop:

According to sources who spoke with CNN’s Fran Townsend, the FBI is still not at the crime scene in Benghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed, including Amb. Chris Stevens. Tune in tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for the latest developments on the story.

During his speech at the U.N. General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked foreign leaders to draw a “clear red line” to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. Later in the day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold a meeting with Netanyahu. Anderson will speak with Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren about Netanyahu’s appeal and the meeting with Clinton.

A look ahead:

All week we’ve been counting down the results of our poll that asked voters about the social issue they deem most important: same-sex marriage, abortion, gun control, and education. Tune in tomorrow at 8 and 10 p.m. ET to find out number one!

Just for laughs:

Some college students have discovered a new dangerous party trick…landing them on our RidicuList!

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