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November 21st, 2011
10:12 AM ET

Christy Turlington sheds light on at-risk pregnancy

She's a supermodel, wife, mother, philanthropist, and she runs her own charity devoted to maternal health. But now, Christy Turlington Burns is focusing on getting support for less fortunate pregnant woman in developing nations.

Fifteen hundred women die from pregnancy or child-birth complications every day, according to the World Health Organization. Turlington explores the issue in her new documentary "No Woman, No Cry."

Alina Cho speaks to Turlington about how she became interested in maternal health and why she decided to make this film on American Morning today.


Filed under: Health • Movies
November 21st, 2011
10:08 AM ET

Super committee set to announce failure to reach debt deal

A weekend of talks among members of the congressional committee charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts appeared to produce no last-minute compromise ahead of Monday's practical deadline. Democratic and Republican aides say that discussions have turned to how to announce the failure to reach a deal. Members of the twelve member bipartisan debt committee said a wide chasm remains between the two parties.

Today on American Morning, Alina Cho talks with Massachusetts Senator John Kerry about what went wrong – and where Congress should go from here.


Filed under: Politics
November 21st, 2011
10:06 AM ET

Debt super committee on the brink of failure

The so-called super committee remains prepared to admit defeat this morning.  Despite three months of talking, the bridge between the Democrats and the Republicans on the committee has proven to be too wide to reach a deal.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello speaks to Arizona Republican Senator Jon Kyl about why the committee failed to negotiate a deal.


Filed under: Politics
November 21st, 2011
10:02 AM ET

Grover Norquist weighs in on the super committee deadlock

The so-called super committee appears ready to throw in the towel. Its members, charged with cutting $1.2 trillion dollars from the budget, have begun to privately admit defeat. Many Democrats are blaming the failure on one man, lobbyist Grover Norquist, who got all the Republican committee members to sign the "Taxpayer Protection Pledge" saying they will never raise taxes.

Today on American Morning, Norquist weighs in on the super committee negotiations and explains why "taxes are off the table."


Filed under: Economy • Politics
November 21st, 2011
09:59 AM ET

In Depth: New poll shows Gingrich leading GOP field

It's a scenario that seemed unimaginable just a few short months ago – Newt Gingrich has emerged as a front runner for the Republican presidential nomination.  According to a CNN/ORC International Poll released Monday, 24% of Republicans and Independents who lean towards the GOP say Mitt Romney is their likely choice for their party's presidential nominee with Gingrich at 22%. Romney's two-point advantage is well within the survey's sampling error.  The former Speaker of the House has risen fourteen points in the polls since October.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello goes In Depth with Martin Frost, former Democratic congressman from Texas, and Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich spokesman, to discuss why GOP voters are now warming up to the former speaker.


Filed under: Politics
November 21st, 2011
09:32 AM ET

Feds investigating Illinois water pump failure as possible cyber attack

A federal investigation is now underway into an alleged cyber attack that may have caused the public water system in Springfield, Illinois to break down. Although no definite conclusions have been reached, there are reports that the computer that hacked the utility may have been traced to Russia.

Carol Costello speaks to Dave Aitel, president and CEO of software security firm Immunity, to discuss just how vulnerable our our nation's utilities are to cyber attacks.


Filed under: National security