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September 19th, 2010
11:33 PM ET - Economists: Extend Bush tax cuts for everyone

Editor's note: Tune in Monday to American Morning at 6:00AM Eastern for a live interview with Paul LaMonica, editor-at-large for for a discussion on this article.

NEW YORK ( - With income tax rates set to go up on Dec. 31, Congress is hotly debating what to do next. But most economists agree: Keep them where they are.

One option, to let the tax cuts passed during the Bush administration expire for only the richest 3% of taxpayers while renewing them for everyone else, is popular among Democrats and the choice of the Obama administration.

But a panel of leading economists surveyed by disagreed.


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September 19th, 2010
08:20 PM ET

The Teaser for Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

All morning we'll have the latest on Hurricane Igor with damage assessments from emergency personnel in Bermuda.

6:40AM Leslie Sanchez, Republican Strategist and Author of "You've Come A Long Way, Maybe," Kiki McLean, Democratic Strategist and Patricia Murphy, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for , on the record number of women candidates running for office in 2010.

7:30AM Adm. Thad Allen, U.S. National Incident Commander and Former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant , on the announcement that BP's Macondo oil well, which leaked an estimated 4.9 million barrels (206 million gallons) of crude into the Gulf of Mexico since April, is officially dead, and what's next for the Gulf cleanup efforts.

7:40AM Rep. Mike Pence, (R) Indiana and Republican Conference Committee Chairman , on Pence's surprise win of the Values Voters Summit straw poll, and what this says about his place in the eyes of Values Voters and Tea Party members leading up to the November midterms.

8:40AM Nihad Awad, Executive Director and Co-founder, Council on American-Islamic Relations , on the meeting of U.S. Muslim organizations in New York City, and their expected stand on the proposed Park 51 religious center near the World Trade Center.

***10:30p update: We've also added Paul LaMonica, editor-at-large with on their economist survey on extending the Bush tax cuts that are set to expire this year. You'll see him at 6:20a and 8:20a live.

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