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October 13th, 2009
05:48 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Tuesday October 13, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • The Senate Finance Committee will vote on its $829 billion dollar version of health care reform in just a few hours.  Supporters say it matches key parts of the president's wish list without busting the budget, but the insurance industry is launching a last-minute attack.
  • Pressure is building on the battleground. The call for more troops in Afghanistan is kicking up a lot of debate.  Right now it's all about the numbers.  The general says he needs 40,000 more to win this war.  But is that even enough?  Our military experts weigh in.
  • Concern about Iran’s nuclear ambitions has secretary of state Hillary Clinton meeting with Russian leaders in Moscow.  She also summed up her political aspirations in one word.  We'll tell you what she's saying.

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  1. M.

    I would like to see the video of the gentleman that was just on American Morning who was an ex-PR person for the insurance companies and now works for the other side. I thought he had some really interesting points. I would like to post that to my page but I'm having a hard time finding it on your website. Please advise.

    October 13, 2009 at 8:32 am |
  2. Christine Kruysman

    Thank you Kiran, for stating the obvious ,in your interview with Sen .Grassley this am.The republicans don't consider Health Insurance a "moral issue", I was cheering at home that you called it for what it is, they are flat out not interested in the needs of the average American, they prefer to continue to get lobby money from Insurance co, and big Pharma. THANK YOU for calling him out!!!!.

    October 13, 2009 at 8:15 am |