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November 18th, 2010
09:24 AM ET

Is marriage obsolete? New poll gives answers

Marriage is not what it used to be, according to new data from TIME Magazine. The magazine conducted a poll with the Pew Research Center on the evolution of marriage, and reveals the results today on American Morning.

Among the findings:
– 40 percent of Americans believe marriage is obsolete, up from 28 percent in 1979.

– The median household income of married adults is 41 percent higher than unmarried adults, up 29 percent from 50 years ago.

While it’s no surprise marriage is declining, there’s also evidence marriage is not headed toward extinction. Belinda Luscombe, editor at large at TIME, explains on American Morning how the findings fit with the fact that many actually say they do want marriage some day. Read the full article at:,8599,2031962,00.html

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November 18th, 2010
08:49 AM ET

Caffeinated booze drink maker will comply with FDA

Those caffeinated alcoholic beverages, popular among college students and now notorious for their whopping alcohol and caffeine content, are not safe, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA intervened Wednesday, telling the makers of the alcoholic beverages that the drinks are a "public health concern" and can't stay on the market in their current form.

One of the CEOs reacts today on American Morning.

Michael Michail, CEO of United Brands, the maker of Joose and Max, tells AM’s Kiran Chetry the brand’s plan for making the drinks safe enough to sell and why his brand “would like to comply” with the FDA. "As a responsible marketer, with an alcoholic beverage, we have to be very careful and obey the law of the land," he tells AM.


(CORRECTION: Post inaccurately said the USDA was involved in regulating the beverages. It has been corrected to reflect the accurate administration, the FDA.)

Filed under: American Morning • Controversy • Health
November 18th, 2010
08:28 AM ET

Tea Party favorite tapped to lead freshman class

Freshman Rep.-elect Kristi Noem, R, SD, hasn’t even been sworn into the 112th Congress, but she is already set to lead her fellow freshman representatives.

Noem and Rep.-elect Tim Scott, R, SC, were tapped Wednesday as Freshman Leadership Representatives, a position created this year. They will essentially serve as liaisons between the newly elected members and the House leaders.

This morning, Noem talks to AM’s John Roberts about her plans for the position and how she’ll work with Democrats. And, she addresses her association with the Tea Party, who supported her candidacy.

Filed under: American Morning • GOP • Politics
November 18th, 2010
07:51 AM ET

Murkowski takes her victory lap in final Senate race

(CNN) – Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska Wednesday declared victory over fellow Republican Joe Miller in the nation's last Senate race, saying the result of her write-in candidacy was a "miracle." "Against all odds, we as Alaskans together made history," Murkowski told cheering supporters in Anchorage. If she prevails in a potential challenge, Murkowski would become the second person to ever win a write-in bid for the U.S. Senate. Murkowski's statement was the climax in the state's bitter and prolonged Senate battle.

This morning, Murkowski speaks to American Morning. She explains why she's claiming victory and gives her opinion on Sarah Palin.

Filed under: American Morning • Elections • GOP • Midterm elections • Politics