It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... Hillary Clinton? A new line of comic books hopes to spotlight powerful women in politics with four new biographical titles devoted to Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, Michelle Obama, and Caroline Kennedy. The books are meant to be educational, but also fun and interesting for everyone from 12 year old boys to 50 year old women.
The Clinton and Palin comics go on sale Wednesday and demand has been so high Bluewater Productions, the Vancouver, WA based company that produces the comics, has already ordered a second printing. The Michelle Obama comic doesn't go on sale until April, but there are already orders for 25,000 copies and the book has already popped up on ebay. Kapow, Batman! We take a look at the newest comic book heroes.
CNN's John Zarrella reports
An exclusive look at what it takes to get a space shuttle ready for flight.
Before Space Shuttle Discovery heads into space, everything down to the thermal tiles will be inspected. We have a behind the scenes look at Kennedy Space Center as Discovery is processed, post-landing, being prepared for its next flight.
What a rally! From a 12-year low to the best surge of the year for stocks Tuesday. But what happens next? We looked at the charts and found five rallies this year before Tuesday of 200 points or more. Each time, the Dow fell the next day. Two of those times, falling by triple digits. What that tells us, is this market has had a hard time holding onto those gains.
But some chart-watchers say the selling has been so relentless over the past three weeks, the market is ready for a true “bear-market rally.” But make no mistake: any true recovery in stocks doesn’t happen until the banking system gets fixed, confidence returns and lending frees up. We are not there yet.
Police have identified the gunman who they say went on a killing spree in southern Alabama yesterday. They say Michael McLendon murdered 10 people including his own mother, his grandparents, an aunt and uncle, along with a sheriff deputy's wife and child.
There are crime scenes spread out across two small Alabama towns this morning. Their mayors, Wynnton Melton of Geneva and Clay King of Samson joined us live.
The images shocked the world. November's brazen, commando-style attack on hotels and cafes in Mumbai, India. When the smoke cleared nearly 180 people were dead, and the job of fighting terrorism had changed forever. But, could it happen here? New York City Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, is testifying before the House Subcommittee on Homeland Security later today looking at lessons learned from Mumbai.
The hearing will explore the groups involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the threats they pose to the U.S., ways to protect domestic, critical infrastructure from attacks, and the support and involvement of the Department of Homeland Security to improve private sector security. Commissioner Kelly joined us to talk about the lessons learned.
I spent part of yesterday on Capitol Hill talking to two Democrats about how some in the party are getting nervous about the Obama Administration’s plans for the economy. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter from New Hampshire passed along the message she gave directly to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner: “Hurry. Please hurry. Because people are waiting and they are hurting and they need the help now." She says she was simply relaying the message she’s getting from constituents at town meetings back in her home district.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Democrats to stay on message. Her message: confidence. But she also acknowledged what top economists have told her, another stimulus package may be necessary. Some budget hawks in her own party don’t like the sound of that. North Dakota’s Earl Pomeroy told me, “I think if we were to have a vote on a stimulus package, it would probably fail.”