Congress heads back to Capitol Hill today, with a debate over Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan and a vote in the House on the debt ceiling expected to occur this week.
This morning, Representative Steve Israel (D-NY), Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, joins the AM anchors to discuss the hard choices both political parties have to make to fix the national deficit problem.
This week, CNN's In Depth series is focusing on medication nation – and the state of prescription drugs in the United States.
Some unbelievable numbers to look at this morning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 74% of doctor visits result in a prescription. Also, 48% of Americans regularly use at least one prescription drug and a whopping 75% of Americans – that's three out of four people - misuse their prescriptions or don't take them as directed.
What can be done about this over reliance on medication? This morning, Christine Romans talks with John Abramson, author of "Overdosed America" and a lecturer at Harvard Medical School. She asks him whether things have gotten out of control.
Sarah Palin is once again drawing crowds and creating buzz. But is this all a sign that she hopes to run for President in 2012?
Palin roared back into the political spotlight on the back of a Harley on Sunday, taking part in the Rolling Thunder rally in Washington, D.C. With a large bus, iconic American back-drops and hundreds of passionate supporters at every stop - her tour has all the trappings of a Presidential campaign. But Palin insists that's not what this is.
"This isn't a campaign bus," she says. "This is a bus to be able to express to America how much we appreciate our foundation and to invite more people to be interested in all that is good about America."
On American Morning this morning, Jim Geraghty, a conservative writer and contributor for the National Review Online, talks with Kiran Chetry about what this could all mean for Palin's political aspirations.
Energy drinks are popular among kids but they could pose health risks and provide no therapeutic benefit, a report by American doctors published in the journal Pediatrics says. The large amount of caffeine in such drinks, as well as other stimulant substances, could have negative effects on growing children.
American Morning is asking what you think this morning in our Question of the Day: Should energy drinks be regulated?
Let us know what you think here. Your response could be read on American Morning.