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August 8th, 2011
05:36 AM ET

Talkback: Do the poor share responsibility for our economic woes?

According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 44 million Americans – one in seven – live below the poverty level.

While some argue that it is time for lawmakers to put reducing poverty back on the national agenda, others, like the conservative Heritage Foundation, claim that poverty statistics can be misleading.

Talkback: Do the poor share responsibility for our economic woes?

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August 4th, 2011
05:17 AM ET

Talkback: When is it okay for political leaders to take a break from Washington?

After passing the debt ceiling legislation on Tuesday, Senators left Capitol Hill for summer recess without reaching an agreement on extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.

Without the extension, the FAA is limited in its ability to complete maintenance and construction projects and nearly 4,000 inspectors and other employees are on furlough.

Talkback: When is it okay for political leaders to take a break from Washington?

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August 3rd, 2011
05:58 AM ET

Talkback: Who do you trust to create jobs?

In another blow to America's unemployed, labor market experts have said that the deal to raise the debt ceiling, enacted yesterday by President Obama, is unlikely to jumpstart growth in job hiring.

Some economists fear that the $2.1 trillion in spending cuts called for in the agreement will slow the economy, although many Republicans who campaigned for the cuts argue its too soon to tell.

Talkback: Who do you trust to create jobs?

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August 2nd, 2011
05:47 AM ET

Question of the Day: Is compromise a sign of weakness?

After months of grueling negotiations that pitted the small-government, anti-tax ideology of conservative Republicans against President Obama's call for balancing spending cuts and entitlement reforms with increased tax revenue, lawmakers came to a deal on Sunday to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

As politicians debated unrelentingly over the bill, polls have shown a growing sense of exasperation among the public, revealing that the majority of Americans have been pushing for a bipartisan compromise. However, leaders on both sides of the aisle were reluctant to concede to the opposition's demands, signaling that in many lawmakers' minds, compromise has become a dirty word.

American Morning wants to know: Is compromise a sign of weakness?

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August 1st, 2011
05:36 AM ET

Question of the Day: Who won last night in the debt deal? Wall street, Main street, or someone else?

The Senate and House are expected to vote today on a legislative package to extend the federal debt ceiling while cutting spending and guaranteeing further deficit-reduction steps as part of an agreement reached Sunday between President Obama and congressional leaders.

If members of Congress vote to approve the agreement before Tuesday, lawmakers will have avoided an unprecedented default on the nation's debt.

Nonetheless, the plan faces heavy criticism in the editorials this morning, with The New York Times, The Washington Post and numerous liberal groups saying that the White House capitulated on shared sacrifice, revenues, and promises that Medicare would not be affected.

American Morning wants to know: Who won last night in the debt deal? Wall street, Main street, or someone else?

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July 29th, 2011
05:39 AM ET

Question of the Day: What is your craziest food combination?

Next month, brave Americans will get the opportunity to indulge in the latest bizarre meal, the 'Big Kahuna Donut Burger,' at the New York State Fair.

The 'Big Kahuna' consists of a quarter-pound burger topped with cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and onion in between slices of grilled, glazed doughnut.

The meal costs between $5 and $6 dollars and boasts 1,500 calories, more than a Big Mac and a Whopper put together.

American Morning wants to know: What is your craziest food combination?

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