Editor's Note: Jim Acosta’s special series on the Tea Party movement continued to generate heated discussion from Thursday’s American Morning audience. Movement members suggested the values of the Tea Party were not appropriately portrayed by the media, specifically their desire for “fiscal conservatism” and “anti-socialism.” Those opposed to Tea Party values demanded full disclosure of financial backing of the group, accusing them of being “bankrolled” by “corporate America.”
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As part of our special coverage, "Welcome to the Tea Party," the best political team on television will be tracking the convention in Nashville all this weekend.
What does the Tea Party want to accomplish? Who are its members? And what do they mean for the future of American politics?
Our independent analyst John Avlon joined us on Thursday's American Morning along with our Jim Acosta, who's been covering the Tea Party movement extensively.
There's a growing call from a group of political pros for the president and Congress to air their differences in regular, televised question-and-answer sessions.
The group is using President Obama's exchange with Republican leaders last week as a model. Two people behind the movement joined us on Thursday's American Morning.
Investigators sketched out a terrifying scene at a hearing on last year's deadly plane crash near Buffalo, New York.
A combination of inattention, confusion and incompetence caused a plane with 49 people on board to literally fall from the sky. And now we're learning the airline that operated that flight may not be doing everything it can to make sure pilots are on top of their games.
Our Allan Chernoff has been following this story for over a year and has the latest.
Millions of Americans who drive Toyotas are asking the same question this morning – is it safe to get behind the wheel?
Toyota service centers are jammed. Customers with recalled cars are trying to get sticky accelerator pedals repaired. But some safety experts say an electrical malfunction – and not those pedals – is the real problem.
Our Deborah Feyerick has the story of a Michigan family that's looking for some answers after losing a loved one in a non-recalled Toyota crash.
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