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April 15th, 2010
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[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Mary Lou Russett and Val Touba applaud ceremonies at a Tea Party rally on Boston Common on April 14, 2010."]

Tax Day tea parties

(CNN) – It is the Tea Party's big day: Tax day.

Today, there are more than 600 protests against big government spending scheduled across the country.

Yesterday protest in Boston was headlined by the first lady of the movement, Sarah Palin.

The party appears to be getting more organized, with their sights set on November.

Our Jim Acosta will join us live from Washington with the latest. FULL STORY

Russia: U.S adoptions off

Russia is suspending all adoptions to American families. A foreign ministry spokesman says the "freeze" will remain in effect until the countries can reach agreement on adoption procedures.

The announcement comes after an American woman sent her 7-year-old adopted son back to Moscow on a plane by himself. She claims the Russian orphanage misled her about the boy's severe psychological problems.

New book alleges Oprah 'shackled by secrets'

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most influential women in the world. She has reigned as the the queen of daytime TV for more than 20 years. Her magazine "O" turns 10 this year. She even has her own cable network.

What do we really know about the media superstar?

A new unauthorized biography alleges Ms. Winfrey is "shackled by secrets." It's called, "Oprah: A Biography," and its author, Kitty Kelley, will join us this morning.

Sound off: We want to hear from you this morning. Add your comments to the LIVE blog below and we'll read some of them on the show.

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  1. American Morning

    Thanks for all the comments, we read a bunch on the show! See you back here tomorrow: FRIDAY!

    April 15, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  2. Bill Bartlett


    There WAS a budget surplus at the end of the Clinton administration, not sure what NAFTA has to do with the Federal budget. That said, I agree that NAFTA has been a disaster. On paper, it works (like so many things). It's just that the terms have never been enforced. Its just turned into method for patriotic American capitalists to ship labor overseas where people will work for $2/day. That was further exacerbated with the 2003 change in tax policy that allowed US Corporations to keep profits (and tax liability) offshore. I must point out that NAFTA was a Bush 1 policy, that was signed into law by Clinton, which I protested.
    Repeal of Glass-Steagall was also another Clinton policy that was a mistake. I always thought of Clinton more of as a moderate Republican. Which is a Republican that doesn't want to get in your bedroom.

    I disagree with your earlier comment about un-employment. NEW jobless claims are way down over last year at this time. The fall has to stop before the curve goes up.

    Look at my earlier post and see how you do with those questions.


    April 15, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  3. John NC

    Adoption story.... Simple, You adopt a child and you are their legal guardian and parent. As parent you jettison your child solo on a plane around the world. That's child endangerment and abondonment... punishable by law. I say arrest this fair weather mom.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  4. Dan Lafayette,IN

    Blaming a 15 year old girl for her suicide when she had been bullied for 3 months, raped probably only because she thought that the bullying would stop and no where to turn to for help. But you disregard all that she had gone through and say it is her own fault. This is not the truth let alone any sympathy for a young girl growing up in a cruel world which you yourself seem proud of being a part of!

    April 15, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  5. Peter Adams

    Who else thinks that Melon's response, to me and others, isn't snide? Perhaps he should re-read his own remarks, look in the dictionary under snide and then think about it.
    But someone that refers to another by any other name than posted (Petey???) probably doesn't know the meaning.
    Anyway, he is entitled to his opinion and are others, with respect. Look that one up also.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  6. Pauly

    Melon wouldn't know the truth if it kicked her in the butt!!! She is just like the teabaggers, seeking attention. Nothing but GOP talking points, criticism of this administration & posters on this blog. Much like Palin, many words, no substance!!!

    April 15, 2010 at 8:48 am |
  7. Autumn Meadows

    You know what I find sad..that inmates in prison all the rapist, murderers and child molestors get free housing, food and bedding. The homeless however sit in the streets and treated like leapers for nothing more than being homeless. So many of them have mental illness that are undiagnosed or they lack the identification to get proper medical care to help them focus straight. We treat our homeless worse than criminals..and meanwhile while foreclosures are highest in 4 months so even more homeless are being created, while little children in U.S. go hungry, while the mentally ill dont get the care they need. People are complaining about taxes when taxes have been the lowest they have ever been!! I cant believe how selfish people are..taxes take care of the community and people are crying like babies like we have the highest tax rates in the world. Europe pays 35-40 percent and so does Canada and neither of them whine over something so frivilous as our tax system now. Our tax rates are low compared to other countries..but constant whining and crying like its the end of the world. Sad.. our country has no idea how to take care of its community..only how to be self serving.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:46 am |
  8. george

    It seems the more we think change the more things stay the same. its bad enough that soon we will have to take a taxi to the space station with drivers that dont speak english to well. Now China will not have to steel our secrets they can hire our unemployed space workers.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  9. Tom from Vermillion, Ohio

    @Melon Your sense of truth seems biased towards that which is untrue, unrealistic and unapproachable. Do you think thats the best way to heal a broken country? No room for compromise. No room to find solutions. Sad.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:45 am |
  10. Dave Saint Pete

    Over 50,000+ people die annually from our largest accidental cause, traffic deaths. Many on their way to/from work and not in a mine. Put coal mining in perspective with other tragic accidental causes of death. Accidents can't truly be prevented. That's why they're called accidents. Approx 800 people die/yr from fire-arm accidents. Living involves risk of dying. Some perspective ought to balance emotion to with reality. Eternal life on earth at unlimited tax-payer expense is not one of those realities.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  11. Edie

    Some of things that are said by the radical wing of the Republican party worry me.They seem to be inciting to riot although the say otherwise. The Party now seems to be split into radicals and conservatives no longer united.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  12. Pat in GA

    The folks in the "teed-off" party complain about how the government is spending their money. What about the millions of taxpayer dollars the governor of Florida (Bush), the president (Bush), congress (republican controlled) and the courts spent to keep that poor woman in Florida from dying with dignity just a few years ago? Shame on them for wasting my tax dollars!

    April 15, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  13. Melon

    Sorry Petey ... speaking the truth isn't making snide remarks and there isn't a thing I typed that isn't the truth.

    April 15, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  14. Dan Lafayette,IN

    You are correct Peter Adams!

    April 15, 2010 at 8:34 am |
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