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November 8th, 2010
10:03 AM ET

Ever wonder if Hillary were in the White House?

Ever wonder what it would be like if Hillary Clinton had won the Presidency? Would the country be any better off?

Dana Milbank, political columnist for The Washington Post, raises these questions in his latest column.

This morning, he tells AM’s John Roberts how Hillary Clinton might have fared as President, especially surrounding the health care debate. And, he weighs in on all the chatter about Hillary on the 2012 ticket for Vice President.

Read the full column here:

Filed under: American Morning • Democrats • Hillary Clinton • Politics
November 8th, 2010
09:09 AM ET

Never-before-seen JFK photos unveiled

Fifty years ago today, John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected President of the United States. And in celebration, LIFE is unveiling a rare collection of campaign photos.

Ben Cosgrove, deputy editor,, who wrote many of the photos captions debuts the collection on the American Morning set. He explains the story behind the lost photos.

You can see the full reel here.

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November 8th, 2010
08:40 AM ET

Kristof: 'We have so much inequality that it suppresses economic growth'

Obama and Congressional Democrats were talking a lot over the weekend about whether to extend the Bush tax cuts for America’s highest earners. Much of the discussion is over the budget and deficit, but New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says they’re missing something.

Kristof joined Kiran Chetry this morning to talk about what he says the leaders aren’t talking about—the gap between the rich and the poor.

He explains why it’s a crucial part of the discussion.

For more, check out his column from this Sunday's Times.

Filed under: American Morning • Politics • Tax cuts
November 8th, 2010
07:48 AM ET

Is your flight safe? : Passenger jets grounded over engine concerns

Multiple plane accidents made headlines last week. And, word today that Qantas, which had to emergency land a superjumbo jet last week after an engine blew, is grounding all A-380 jets.

Today, aviation analyst Peter Goelz, the former managing director of the NTSB, explains on American Morning what went wrong in each incident and what is concerning about the Qantas accident.

Goelz calls the engine blow on the Qantas jet "very disturbing." "Engines are designed to contain a failure such as this," he told AM's John Roberts.

Watch the full interview here.

Filed under: Airline safety • Airlines
November 8th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

U.S. Coast Guard rescues family lost at sea

A family of four lost at sea in a 13-foot sailboat for nearly a week are rescued this weekend.

Today, one of the officers who led the rescue mission of the two adults and two children 2,300 miles off the Hawaiian coast joins John Roberts and Kiran Chetry.

Captain James McCauley, commanding officer, USCG Cutter Rush based in Honolulu, describes the helicopter rescue with New Zealand's Air Force and the condition of the family from Kiribati.

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