Editor's Note: Tuesday’s American Morning segment of the “Broken Government” series garnered attention on two topics: independent voters shut out of primary elections and solutions for an economic recovery. Voters affiliated with the two-party system were furious with independents who believed they had the “right’ to vote in those primaries, noting that they “choose NOT” to be members of a specific party. Independent-identified voters challenged the argument, calling the shut-out “unconstitutional.”
Many continued to offer solutions to the economic crisis, including giving funds directly to small business owners instead of using banks as the vehicle to distribute loans.
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The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has publicly apologized to the Afghan people after a NATO air strike killed more than two dozen civilians.
It is something the U.S. has gone to great lengths to try and avoid as part of its new strategy. Our Barbara Starr has the report from the Pentagon.
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Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi has pleaded guilty to three charges in New York. He admits he conspired with al Qaeda to make bombs and that their target was the city's subway system. The case is fueling the debate over the best place for terror trials – in civilian courts or military tribunals. Our Jeanne Meserve has the report.
Today in our "Building Up America" series, a success story born out of the recession. A woman who saw an opportunity to help people be thrifty and get back on her feet at the same time. Our Tom Foreman has the story for us.
The FBI confirms it is now investigating a Pennsylvania student's stunning claim that he was spied on in his own home by school administrators using a remotely-activated webcam.
15-year-old Blake Robbins was one of 2,300 students at Harriton High who took home a school-issued laptop. Now the boy's family claims the school used that laptop to spy on Blake and accuse him of doing drugs.
The school maintains any webcams activated were only done so on laptops that were reported lost, missing or stolen. The Robbins family has filed a civil suit.
To break it all down for us we were joined on Tuesday's American Morning by Paul Callan, a criminal defense attorney and a professor of media law at Seton Hall University.
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High blood pressure is simple to diagnose and easy to treat, yet it is the second leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
Now, a new report from the Institute of Medicine says hypertension is responsible for one out of every six adult deaths. Our Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the report.