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May 9th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

The evidence against Bin Laden

Washington (CNN) - President Obama says that evidence taken out of Osama Bin Laden’s compound “can give us leads to other terrorists". Articles such as computer documents and computer drives were seized from the compound, along with video tapes of the terrorist watching himself on television. Video of Bin Laden practicing speeches were also obtained.

Leads to other terrorists and high value targets is what President Obama is hoping this new found intelligence will lead him to. He believes this information can also be used to disrupt or even finish off Al Qaeda.

U.S. officials, who Saturday released five videos, emphasized the recordings and other materials seized at bin Laden's Pakistan compound show the terrorist still had a firm hand at the tiller, managing strategic and tactical control of his organization, even as he stayed out of sight in Abbottabad.Read More

CNN's Kiran Chetry speaks to former CIA officer and senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, Reuel Marc Gerecht about the evidence that was found in Osama Bin Laden’s compound last week.

March 18th, 2011
02:24 PM ET

Rhee: U.S. needs to recognize, reward best teachers

Currently, American students come in 15th in reading, 19th in science and 27th in math compared to other countries such as Finland, Korea and Singapore where high-performing college graduates are hired for teaching positions and provided with support from mentors to increase their skill in the classroom.

Michelle Rhee Founder of the grass roots movement Students First and former Washington, DC Schools Chancellor discusses her organizations efforts in Florida to reform the education bill and what steps we should be taking to save our teachers.

March 18th, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Entergy 'puts safety first,' rep says

As the nuclear crisis in Japan continues, many companies are looking into their own emergency preparations in the event of a natural disaster.

Timothy Mitchell, senior Vice President of Engineering and Tech Services of Entergy Nuclear, which owns and operates many nuclear plants in the U.S.

Mitchell talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about the precautions his company has taken and the procedures they have put in place if any of his plants were struck by a natural disaster. He also discusses evacuation plans for the entire population of the New York metro area if the Indian Point Energy Center were to be compromised.

March 18th, 2011
01:19 PM ET

How is the U.S. handling nuclear safety after the Japanese nuclear crisis?

In wake of the Japanese nuclear crisis, President Barack Obama has called for a comprehensive safety review at 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S. This review comes on the heels of the crippled Japanese Nuclear complex that U.S. officials have reported to be under control and in no fear of leaking radiation to the western United States or its Pacific Territories.

Daniel Poneman, Deputy Secretary of Energy, talks with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the state of the crippled Japanese Nuclear complex, and how the U.S. could be preparing for a similar situation.

March 18th, 2011
01:14 PM ET

Are airstrikes in Libya imminent?

Members of the U.N Security Council voted on Thursday in favor of imposing a no-fly zone in Libya. The vote allows measures to be taken against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in hopes of halting his rapid advances against rebel positions in his country.

James Rubin, former US. Assistant Secretary of State and Executive Editor at The Bloomberg View, discusses the U.N. Security Council’s vote with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.

March 18th, 2011
01:09 PM ET

What a no-fly zone vote means for Libya

The U.N Security Council voted to impose a no-fly zone in Libya Thursday. The vote allows measures to be taken against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in hopes of halting his rapid advances against rebel positions in his country.

Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics, discusses the U.N. Security Council’s vote with American Morning's Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.

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