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November 4th, 2010
09:56 AM ET

Lewis Black on politics, Christmas, CNN graphics

Finally, we're all getting a break from the midterm election madness. As John Roberts said this morning, you can tell just how crazy this campaign season has been by the number of veins bulging out of Lewis Black's head.

Comedian Lewis Black joined John and Kiran on American Morning today to talk about his new book "I'm Dreaming of a Black Christmas."

Make sure you watch through to the end for his special commentary on CNN's on-air look.


Filed under: American Morning • Politics
November 4th, 2010
09:21 AM ET

GTL (Golf. Tan. Lobbyists.) shaping Boehner's image?

"Golf. Tan. Lobbyists."

That's been deemed John Boehner's version of "GTL," the term coined by MTV’s “Jersey Shore” characters for their daily gym, tan and laundry routine.

Does this image shape the public's feelings about him?

Michael Grunwald, senior national correspondent at TIME Magazine, wrote the cover story on John Boehner out today. On American Morning, he tells Kiran Chetry about Boehner GTL and more serious details on how Boehner could shape the House.

What do you think of Boehner?


Filed under: American Morning • GOP • Politics
November 4th, 2010
08:53 AM ET

Neurologists get official on sports-related concussions

Sports-related concussions have been front lining the news headlines all football season.

Now, the American Academy of Neurology is weighing in with official guidelines.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon himself, shares the latest information today on American Morning. Don’t miss Sanjay’s in-depth series on concussions. Airing on CNN starting November 22!


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November 4th, 2010
08:22 AM ET

Moving on from midterms: Will Congress get nasty?

Midterm results are in. And, looking ahead, lawmaking could get rough for Congress next season.

Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter at POLITICO, joins John Roberts on American Morning to break down what America can expect when its newly elected lawmakers arrive in Washington.

Will Tea Party energy shake up D.C.?

Could moderate GOP-elects help get business done?

And, how's Pelosi taking it all?

Martin gives his take.

How do you think the candidate your state elected will fit in?


Filed under: American Morning • Midterm elections • Politics
November 4th, 2010
07:26 AM ET

Mom to blame for kid's peanut allergy?

The classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich not so popular in the lunchroom anymore.

More kids than ever are being diagnosed with peanut allergies. In fact, the number of kids with nut allergies has more than tripled in the last decade.

A researcher shares new evidence on American Morning today that could explain why pregnant mothers who crave peanut butter may play a role.

Dr. Scott Sicherer of  the Jaffe Food Allergy Institute explains this morning with Kiran Chetry on American Morning.


Filed under: American Morning • Health • Parenting
November 4th, 2010
06:55 AM ET

Alaska busy counting the many ways to spell 'Murkowski'

Major election drama still unfolding in Alaska where incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R, could make a historic comeback as a write-in candidate.

News this morning: write-in votes, presumably for Murkowski, currently lead the race, and the date to determine a winner is now Nov. 10, not Nov. 18 as planned.

Anchorage TV anchor Matthew Felling joins John Roberts to talk about the legal battle the state may face in counting and decoding the write-in ballots.


Filed under: American Morning • GOP • Midterm elections • Politics