(CNN) - Amateur star-gazer Robert Harrison has grabbed the attention of the professionals at NASA with his high-altitude balloon project called Icarus.
With a few basic pieces and a few hundred dollars he took some breath-taking images 22 miles above the earth's surface. He joined us on Monday's American Morning to explain how he did it.
(CNN) - Love her or hate her, it's hard to ignore Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate is a political lightning rod. She struck again over the weekend when she introduced Sen. John McCain at a campaign event.
To weigh in on the day's political hot topics, we were joined on Monday's American Morning by CNN political contributor Mary Matalin, along with Lanny Davis, a Democratic strategist and former White House counsel.
(CNN) - A self-proclaimed Christian militia group that says it's preparing for war with the Anti-Christ is believed to be the target of a series of FBI raids over the weekend.
Federal authorities arrested at least seven people in three states. A member of another militia group says the feds even moved in during a wake for one of the group's members. Our Susan Candiotti has the report.
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Editor's Note: From the home front to the front lines, we're following one recruit's journey in our American Morning original series "A Soldier's Story." Today, in part six, Jason Carroll shows us what happens to a private when his or her basic training is complete. Tomorrow, we're with Will as he graduates, but his battle buddy is nowhere to be found. Find out why, tomorrow on American Morning.
(CNN) - Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter made huge headlines when he switched parties for the second time last spring. The former Republican-turned-Democrat is campaigning for re-election this fall, but he's facing fierce competition from both sides.
Democratic Rep. Joe Sestak is trying to beat Specter in a May Democratic Party primary. The latest poll from Franklin and Marshall College shows his Republican challenger, Pat Toomey, out in front by four points with a huge number of voters still undecided. Our Jessica Yellin got a chance to talk with the five-term senator and his two competitors.