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July 13th, 2009
05:49 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Monday July 13, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Just hours from now, history unfolds as the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor begin.  Democrats have the votes to confirm her, but Republicans plan to use her own words against her.  We're live in Washington with what Sotomayor can expect.
  • Democrats want an investigation and Republicans say they're just playing politics with the fierce backlash over former Vice President Dick Cheney's secret CIA program.  There's growing pressure on the White House to act.  Did the former VP break the law?
  • She’s leaving office at the end of the month, but Alaska Governor Sarah Palin says she is not quitting politics.  Along with an upcoming book, Palin says her future could include supporting democrats
  • Booze and your brain.  We've all heard that a little wine every day can good for the heart, but a new study shows that some alcohol can be good for your brain, too.  A couple of drinks a day may even reduce the risk of dementia.  So what’s good and what’s one too many?  Our Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen has some guidelines.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Dave Anderson

    Sotomayor should not be confirmed, it is a Supreme Court Justice's job to look at the law within the confines of the Constitution and interprete it accordingly and not only as to case law or precedents. As Sotomayor has had a history of doing.

    July 13, 2009 at 9:11 am |
  2. Dave

    Drink more booze children. You'll be happier, live longer. Shhhh, go to sleep, don't think. Shhhhhhhh. Wine good, thinking bad. What the heck
    gets into CNN? Ask emergency room nurses about what's happening
    right now in the REAL WORLD. Unemployement has made the masses lose their Medical BENEFITS. So, they are taking their UE checks and spending it on booze and cigs to self-medicate. The result? Emergency rooms are packed with victims of bad choices. What does CNN suggest in this environment? More wine for the masses, wine and"hey why not curse more!" Shall I wear a wife-beaterT shirt too? Shheeez....

    July 13, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  3. Stephen Ciarlo

    The job is to interpret the law not apply it differently to certain groups/backgrounds etc. This is a land of opportunity; abide by the law, work hard and just as Sotomayor proved you can be successful. despite your background. Listen to the New Have firefighters today, this will tell you who Sotomayor is and represents. We can't arbitraily change or bend the rules for those that complain and want the easy way out. If we are truly all equal than we all have to equally contribute something to this country and ourselves and the rewards will be tremendous. Its about time we stop encouraging and promoting divisiveness and laziness , as Americans we should all be responsible for our own futures and that of our country.
    This administration is heading in the wrong direction; even Europe has voted more conservative; note the trends Democrats!

    July 13, 2009 at 8:04 am |
  4. Mike Rampey

    Sotomayor should not be confirmed!! She is bigoted, and has demonstrated indications of bias.

    July 13, 2009 at 7:54 am |
  5. splashy

    Yes, I support Sotomayor. It's about time we had something other than white males, especially males, on the Supreme Court. In fact, I would like to see more women there. The Republicans blew it by not appointing at least one woman.

    July 13, 2009 at 6:07 am |