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June 9th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

Is the U.S. conducting a covert war in Yemen?

This morning, we're hearing more about the United States' ramp up of air strikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen. According to The New York Times, the Obama administration is waging a covert war on militant targets, using fighter jets and armed drones. The goal? To stop al Qaeda from rising to power.

On AM this morning, CNN's Barbara Starr and Peter Bergen discuss why these operations are vital to defeating the AQAP – Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.


Filed under: Al Qaeda • AQAP • Terrorism
June 9th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Kyle Petty joins AM to show off Nascar's Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle

Anyone who has been to a Nascar race knows it's not just an all day event, but sometimes an all-weekend party!

Now, race fans will get a chance to experience the tailgate of a lifetime.

This morning on American Morning, TNT NASCAR analyst and NASCAR legend Kyle Petty joins Christine Romans and Kiran Chetry to show off Nascar's brand new UTV – short for ultimate tailgating vehicle. See the video above for a walk through of the trailer!

To enter to win the Ultimate Tailgating Vehicle (UTV), go to www.nascar.com.


Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment • NASCAR
June 9th, 2011
11:11 AM ET

La Seduction: Weinergate, DSK and impulse control

Ex-IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a man who could have been France's next President, is sitting on house arrest today in New York City awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

Elaine Sciolino, author of "La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life," joins Christine Romans on American Morning to talk about the role that seduction has in French society and why men in power keep getting into sex scandals.

June 9th, 2011
11:09 AM ET

What's eating your child? The link between food and childhood ailments

Parents are consistently faced with an array of issues when dealing with the health of their children, yet most fail to consider how their child's diet plays a role in virtually every childhood problem.

Kelly Dorfman, nutritionist and author of "What's Eating Your Child," talks with Kiran Chetry this morning about the connections between food and childhood ailments like ear infections, learning disabilities, anxiety, insomnia and more.

June 9th, 2011
11:07 AM ET

In Depth: Sen. Sessions on why he doesn't expect progress from Biden's budget meeting

Big decisions need to be made on Capitol Hill this week, as Vice President Biden resumes budget talks with top lawmakers today. Just a couple of weeks ago, the Federal Government maxed-out its credit, and the White House wants to bump up its spending limits, but the Republicans have so far been rejecting that request.

Conservative Republicans, including the powerful Club for Growth, are demanding more than spending cuts – they want other reforms including a balanced-budget amendment. One of the items Democrats want off of the table in any deal is Ryan's "Medicare" proposal.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), member of the budget committee, joins Christine Romans this morning, to discuss balancing the budget and why he is not optimistic about the upcoming Biden talks.

June 9th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

In Depth: Sen. Sherrod Brown on budget negotiations and why Medicare should not be cut

Vice President Joe Biden resumes budget talks with top lawmakers on Thursday at the White House. The impasse rests on GOP refusal to raise the debt ceiling without significant spending cuts – and that may not even be enough for some.

Conservative Republicans, including the powerful Club for Growth, are demanding more than spending cuts – they want other reforms including a balanced-budget amendment. One of the items Democrats want off of the table in any deal is Ryan's "Medicare" proposal.

Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, joins Kiran Chetry this morning to talk about balancing the budget and why Medicare should not be on the cutting board.


Filed under: Democrats • Politics
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