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October 29th, 2010
07:09 PM ET

American Morning celebrates Halloween in style

Check out the American Morning staff all dressed up for Halloween weekend!

Filed under: American Morning
October 29th, 2010
07:08 AM ET

Meek: “Governor Crist talked to me about getting out of the race”

Senate democratic candidate Kendrick Meek responds this morning to reports that Former President Clinton tried to broker a deal for the democratic senator to drop out of the race and throw his support behind his rival Independent candidate Charlie Crist.

Meek set the record straight on this morning's American Morning:

“A, President Clinton never asked me to get out. B, Charlie Crist needs to run his own campaign,” Meek said.

Watch the full interview with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi.

Filed under: American Morning • Midterm elections • Politics
October 29th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

(Tea) Partying for Halloween?

By Erica Fink, American Morning Producer

It's time to party like it’s 1773.

This Halloween, sales are up across the board; but sales of Colonial costumes are beating the spread.

Retailers think it’s the influence of the Tea Party and election-year patriotism, but they’re not asking too many questions as they bring in more revenue from Revolutionary officer uniforms and breeches.

"It’s all about the scallywag hats. People are interested in anything they can get for that look," says Andrew Perry, a Halloween Express franchise owner in Charlottesville, VA. Perry has resorted to looting pieces from his pirate costumes to meet the demand for Colonial-style costumes. The category is doing twice as well for him as it did last year, and the vast majority of his Colonial inventory has already sold.

Perry’s store is not alone. National online retailers and have both seen an increase in sales of about 50 percent for their “Colonial” items in the past two months. In both cases, that represents a bigger rise than they’ve seen in overall sales.


Filed under: American Morning • Business
October 29th, 2010
01:11 AM ET

The Teaser for Friday, October 29, 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.

6:10AM Rep Kendrick Meek, (D) Florida, Running for U.S. Senate in Florida, on his conversations with President Bill Clinton. Was he asked to drop out of the Florida Senate Race? What really happened?

6:40AM Donna Perdue and Tony Comegys, attending the “Rally to Restore Sanity”, on why they are attending the rally put together by Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in Washington this weekend. Is this about politics or entertainment for them?

7:24AM Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Analyst and Managing Dir., Economic Cycle Research Institute and Christine Romans, CNN Business Correspondent, on the state of the economy and whether the U.S. is headed for a double dip recession.

7:40AM Chris Smith, Contributing Editor, New York Magazine, on Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity". Is this a serious political event or just a stunt?

8:10AM Donna Brazile, CNN Political Contributor and Democratic Strategist and Toby Harnden, US Editor, The Daily Telegraph of London, on President Bill Clinton’s influence on the midterm elections. Plus, reaction to the conversations between Clinton and Rep. Kendrick Meek regarding the Florida Senate race.

8:40AM Corby Kummer, Food Writer, The Atlantic  and Self-proclaimed “Candyoholic”, on that sweet, sugary stuff we call candy. Is it really so bad for us or just misunderstood?

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Politics