(CNN) – The White House says there's now evidence that the Pakistani Taliban, a group said to have close ties with al Qaeda, was behind the botched bomb plot in Times Square. Attorney General Eric Holder says the Justice Department hopes to find a money trail leading straight to the suspect, Faisal Shahzad.
To talk more about the arrest, we were joined on Monday's American Morning by three men from U.S. Customs and Border Protection who were called into action the night Shahzad was arrested.
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Kagan to be Supreme Court nominee, source says
(CNN) – President Obama is on Monday expected to name Solicitor General Elena Kagan as his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court, two sources close to the process said.
The announcement at the White House is expected around mid-morning
Kagan, 50, a New York native, was widely reported to be the front-runner for the nomination. She was a finalist for the high court vacancy last year when Justice Sonia Sotomayor was selected to replace the retiring David Souter.
If confirmed, Kagan would be the third woman on the nine-justice bench and the fourth in the history of the court.
Kagan received her law degree from Harvard University, where she later served as dean of the law school. She previously served in the Clinton administration as associate White House counsel. Read more
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