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May 19th, 2011
03:21 PM ET

CNN-TIME series – TIME editor explains 5 ways to lower unemployment in the U.S.

Continuing our series with TIME Magazine on "America's Jobs Hunt," American Morning talks with Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor with TIME, on the five ways that unemployment could be brought down in the United States.

View the video below, or read the article "A Flight Plan for the American Economy" here.


Filed under: Jobs
May 19th, 2011
11:18 AM ET

Attorney in former IMF chief case speaks out

Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as the head of the International Monetary Fund late last night right before his bail hearing today. Strauss-Kahn is accused of sexually assaulting a hotel maid in New York City. He said he needed to "devote all of his energy to proving his innocence." Strauss-Kahn has been unde protective suicide watch for two days and his defense attorneys are proposing a bail deal. In it, they are offering a one million dollar bail, Strauss-Kahn would be confined to home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under electric monitoring and daily phone check-ins with the court. He has already turned over his passport and would also hand in a United Nations travel ID. The alleged victim's lawyer says the 32 year mother is "very alarmed" about the possibility of Strauss-Kahn receiving bail. CNN's American morning speaks with the victim's lawyer, Jeffrey Shapiro about the details of the case.


Filed under: Crime
May 19th, 2011
10:59 AM ET

Men behaving badly, is it an issue of power?

'Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?' This is the question, TIME magazine poses in its cover story. Amid the media maelstrom of Arnold Schwarzenegger fathering a child outside of his marriage and rape allegations against IMF chief, Dominique Strauss Kahn, many wonder is this a behavior that comes with status? Executive editor of TIME magazine, Nancy Gibbs examines why the men with the most to lose stoop so low.


Filed under: Controversy
May 19th, 2011
10:14 AM ET

President Obama to give speech on Middle East

(CNN) President Barack Obama will deliver a high-profile speech to set the tone for U.S. policy toward the Middle East and North Africa and reflect upon the recent wave of grassroots uprisings in the region referred to as the "Arab Spring." Insiders expect the president to expand on his plans for aid to Egypt and Tunisia, ramp up rhetoric on Syria, and reinforce U.S. support for the general democratic fervor gripping the Arab and Islamic world. Former Ambassador to Israel and Egypt, Daniel Kurtzer talks about the upcoming speech.


Filed under: Politics
May 19th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

New Al Qaeda leader?

Egyptian Saif al-Adel now acting leader of al Qaeda, an ex-militant says. CNN National Security Analyst, Peter Bergen writes, an Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings.

Al Qaeda's interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a prominent role in the group, according to Noman Benotman. Benotman has known the al Qaeda leadership for more than two decades. He was once a leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant organization that used to be aligned with al Qaeda, but in recent years renounced al Qaeda's ideology. Read More Watch what Peter Bergen says about the new leader.


Filed under: Al Qaeda
May 19th, 2011
05:33 AM ET

Question of the Day: What do you waste your money on and why?

CNNMoney.com is telling you the top ten ways you waste your money. Ranking among the top ten are gourmet coffee, lotto tickets and cigarettes. Number one biggest money waster according to CNN Money: ATM fees.

American Morning wants to know: What do you waste your money on and why?


Filed under: AM Asks