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July 14th, 2009
06:07 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Tuesday July 14, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Supreme Court nominee, Judge Sonia Sotomayor is heading back to Capitol Hill in a few hours for day two of confirmation hearings.  She's almost certain to be confirmed to the high court, but not before a tough round of questions from Republicans.  We'll talk to two of the senators who will question Judge Sotomayor today, Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Orrin Hatch of Utah.
  • Hole in a plane.  With 131 people on-board, at 30-thousand feet, a hole the size of a football rips through the fuselage of a Southwest jet.  The plane made an emergency landing in West Virginia.  But this morning, the terrifying accident is leaving officials with more questions than answers.
  • A Florida couple, shot to death in their home while nine of their adopted children were also in the house.  This morning police say they expect to make more arrests and admit they don't think robbery was the only motive in this crime.  We're live from Pensacola with the latest.
  • New developments in a story you saw here on American Morning. You may remember the Pennsylvania swim club that barred a group of mostly black day-campers because, as the pool president said, their presence would "change the complexion" of the place.  Some children said they overheard white members of the club saying things like: "what are all these black kids doing here?"  Well now, after the story made national headlines, the swim club is pulling an about face and inviting the kids to come back.  But parents say that's not enough.  They want the resignation of all board members of the swim club – and plan to file a federal lawsuit against it.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. ed johhnson

    this swim club incident has been a planned operation obviously, firstly the $1900.00 annual cost for club swimming is not something that would be worth the money in the eyes of a kids athletic org. ,, next the sequence of events and the retoric that followed was well orchestrated and made public , and the boy was too prolific in his recounting of what white people allegedly have said,, and the kicker is the law suit itself, = $money$ , but since mlk's time as negro standards have been elevated BY LAW, that hasnt ben good enough for african/americans, penetrating the inner bowels of white exclusive groups ha become prime targets for negro's that have a desire fo REPAIRATIONS, even incrimentally as in this operation,,

    July 15, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  2. Bernice

    I think ...if an official is applying for a position and is filling it by lying to the American People, they should be forced to resign if they get into office and do not do as they told the people that they would! That just means that this administration would be the first to go ...then she will go right behind him. I have no doubt of this! They have ALL lied to take office! And, I find it ...shady( to say the least) that Acorn counted the votes! I do not want Acorn touching much of anything! They are so anti-American!

    July 14, 2009 at 7:53 am |
  3. chuck b / coastal n.carolina

    I believe that CHENEY & BUSH should be brought too trail and do time for things like : war crimes,not up holding the law of our land ( constitution), lying to congress and americans,ect....

    July 14, 2009 at 7:35 am |