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June 2nd, 2011
03:37 PM ET

Political hot topics: Romney, Weiner, Palin and 2012

While Rep. Anthony Weiner continues to fight off questions about his Twitter page, Mitt Romney announced today that he will be running for President in 2012. And at the same time, Sarah Palin's tour bus continues to roll through the country.

CNN's Candy Crowley and National Review's Jim Geraghty appear on American Morning this morning to discuss the latest political news and what it means for 2012.


Filed under: Politics
June 2nd, 2011
03:28 PM ET

Are investors fearing a new slowdown? Two experts crunch the numbers

This week we've had bad housing numbers, the DOW dropped 280 points yesterday and we expect low job creation numbers on Friday. Has our economic recovery hit a wall?

On American Morning this morning, Ryan Mack, president of Optimum Capital Management and Lakshman Achuthan, the co-founder and COO of Economic Cycle Research Institute, explain why the latest numbers may have business owners and investors skittish.


Filed under: Economy
June 2nd, 2011
02:35 PM ET

Is the economy losing steam? Ali Velshi breaks down the latest indicators

With stocks starting the month on a sour note and the Dow posting its steepest losses in nearly a year. The next key barometer of how this economy is doing coming out tomorrow – the government's jobs report.

Are these economic indicators painting a picture an economy headed for a slowdown? CNN's Ali Velshi breaks it down.


Filed under: Economy
June 2nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Why "Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth"

Within the past year, stories about bullying have dominated headlines, reminding Americans about the persistence of stereotyping and exclusion in schools.

Alexandra Robbins’s new book, “The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth,” examines the treatment of teenage outsiders, concluding that much of what many people think about “popularity” in schools is false. Robbins joins the AM anchors this morning to discuss her Quirk Theory, which suggests that many of the differences that cause a student to be excluded in school are the same traits or skills that others will value, respect, or find compelling about that person in adulthood.


Filed under: Bullying
June 2nd, 2011
11:15 AM ET

What does Rep. Anthony Weiner’s body language say?

Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY) came under fire this weekend for a lewd photo that briefly appeared on his Twitter account that he claims he did not send. On Wednesday he told CNN's Wolf Blitzer that he had hired a law firm to look into the matter but declined to directly answer whether he actually appeared in the photo.

Attorney Joe Tacopina and former FBI body language expert Joe Navarro join the AM team this morning to discuss Weiner’s behavior and the legal concerns surrounding this controversy.


Filed under: Politics • Social Media
June 2nd, 2011
05:31 AM ET

Florida’s gov. wants to drug test welfare recipients– good idea or not?

(CNN) - Saying it is "unfair for Florida taxpayers to subsidize drug addiction," Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday signed legislation requiring adults applying for welfare assistance to undergo drug screening.

"It's the right thing for taxpayers," Scott said after signing the measure. "It's the right thing for citizens of this state that need public assistance. We don't want to waste tax dollars. And also, we want to give people an incentive to not use drugs."

Question of the Day: Florida’s governor wants to drug test welfare recipients– good idea or not?

Let us know what you think. We could read your answer on American Morning.


Filed under: AM Asks