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February 4th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Sticky situation for Toyota

Many more Toyota drivers don't know whether it's safe to drive to work today.

Now the company is acknowledging the very popular Prius had brake problems but never told customers about it. And Congress is demanding more answers from Toyota about what's really causing runaway cars.

More and more safety experts are saying "sticky" gas pedals are not the problem. So are these fixes the final fixes?

On Thursday's American Morning, our Christine Romans talked about the trouble at Toyota with David Rosenberg, owner and president of Prime Motor Group, which runs two Toyota dealerships in Massachusetts and Maine; and Joan Claybrook, former administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Full Coverage: Toyota Recall

Filed under: Business • Transportation
February 4th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Welcome to the Tea Party: Florida showdown

Editor's Note: CNN's Jim Acosta takes you inside the Tea Party movement and sits down with those who started it to talk about the factions within the movement and the first ever 'Tea Party Convention.' Tomorrow on American Morning, we'll tell you about a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean where Tea Party protesters sound off on the president.

By Jim Acosta, CNN

For Republican Florida Governor Charlie Crist it's the hug that just won't let go.

His embrace of the president and of the stimulus program at a town hall meeting last year could cost this once rising GOP star a shot at a U.S. Senate seat.

Meet Marco Rubio. He's a darling of the Tea Party movement and is challenging Crist for the GOP nomination for that Senate seat.

"What I find at these events are folks who've never been involved in politics before," says Rubio.

Rubio takes his message of smaller government and lower taxes to Tea Party rallies. And his YouTube page features Tea Party activists venting their anger at Washington.

Polls show Rubio has closed a 30 point gap and just might win the party primary.

Would he be the first Tea Party senator if elected?


Filed under: Politics • Welcome to the Tea Party
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