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July 25th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Does school discipline go overboard?

According to a new study released by the Council of State Governments, almost 60 percent of Texas public school students received punishments ranging from expulsion to in-school suspensions of a single period at least once between seventh and 12th grades.

The study also found that black and Latino students are suspended at much higher rates than white students.

Steve Perry, CNN education contributor, joins Ali Velshi on American Morning today to discuss these alarming disciplinary statistics and to weigh in on when suspensions are an effective disciplinary tool versus when they go too far.


Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles
July 25th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

How are the markets reacting to the stalled debt-ceiling negotiations? Jay Powell weighs in

Asian stocks opened lower Monday, the first reaction in major markets after congressional leaders and the Obama administration failed to reach an agreement on a deal to raise the U.S. debt limit over the weekend.

Pressure to reach a deal continues to escalate, with all three major credit rating agencies warning in the past week that they are considering a downgrade of the U.S. credit rating as a result of the continuing impasse.

Today on American Morning, Jay Powell, former Treasury Under Secretary under President George H.W. Bush, joins Christine Romans to discuss how the markets are reacting to the continued stalemate and to weigh in on whether he thinks a bill will be passed before the August 2nd deadline.


Filed under: Budget • Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit
July 25th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Hotel maid who accused DSK of sexual assault goes public with story

It has been more than two months since hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund, of sexually assaulting her when she entered his room at the Sofitel hotel in New York City.

Over the weekend, Diallo broke her silence and spoke with members of the media about the alleged experience.

Christopher Dickey, Paris Bureau Chief for Newsweek who sat down with Diallo for an interview about the alleged attack, joins American Morning today to discuss what Diallo had to say and to address the questions that have been circulating about her credibility.


Filed under: DSK
July 25th, 2011
10:17 AM ET

'Life in a Day:' Documentary turns YouTube videos into art

On July 24, 2010, thousands of people around the world uploaded videos of their lives to YouTube to take part in "Life in a Day", a historic cinematic experiment to create a documentary film about a single day on earth.

Since then, Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald and a team of editors have whittled down over 80,000 clips and about 4,500 hours worth of material into an extraordinary 90-minute film set to open in theaters this weekend.

Macdonald joins American Morning today to describe how he created the documentary and to discuss what inspired him to make the film.


Filed under: Film • Media • YouTube
July 25th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Can lawmakers reach a long term deal in the debt-ceiling debate?

With weekend talks to resolve the nation's debt-ceiling crisis hitting a new stalemate on Sunday, President Barack Obama has canceled two fundraising appearances today as anxiety over the impasse continues to escalate.

Failed weekend negotiations and a series of setbacks have left lawmakers on each side of the political spectrum pursuing separate plans and showing little common ground.

Today on American Morning, Margaret Hoover, author of "American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party," joins Kiki McLean, Democratic strategist, to discuss  how the GOP and the Democrats are reacting to the continued impasse in the debt-ceiling negotiations.


Filed under: Budget • Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit
July 25th, 2011
03:39 AM ET

Question of the Day: Who's to blame for the debt gridlock?

(CNN)- President Barack Obama has canceled two fundraising appearances Monday, a campaign official said, as weekend talks to resolve the nation's debt-ceiling crisis hit a new stalemate.

The move was the latest in a series of setbacks following failed weekend talks that left the sides pursuing separate plans.

American Morning wants to know: Who's to blame for the debt gridlock?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.


Filed under: AM Asks