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December 10th, 2010
02:25 PM ET

Rep. Ackerman explains why Democrats got 'screwed'

Rep. Gary Ackerman, D-New York, explains to American Morning's John Roberts why he and other fellow Democrats opposed the tax plan presented by President Obama and Republicans.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • Tax cuts
December 10th, 2010
09:17 AM ET

Wellness overhaul kicks off in three California cities

Last month, author Dan Buettner appeared on "American Morning" to announce the three cities he was dedicated his energy to overhauling their lifestyles.

This morning, Buettner, author of “Blue Zones” and “Thrive” and the director of Healthways Blue Zones Vitality City Project, talks to American Morning’s Kiran Chetry after his official launch of the project to makeover Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach and Redondo Beach, California.

Filed under: Health
December 10th, 2010
08:40 AM ET

Rep. Bachmann: Tax deal increases deficit, spending too much

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. and founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives, joins American Morning's John Roberts and Kiran Chetry to explain her opposition to the Tax Deal Compromise.

Filed under: Economy • Politics • Tax cuts
December 10th, 2010
08:21 AM ET

Empowering Our Kids: Stopping bullies before they start

Parents and educators are always on the lookout for new ways to address the problem of bullying. What if there were a way to keep kids from becoming bullies in the first place?

For more than 10 years, a program in Canada has been doing just that. And the simple way they’re doing it might surprise you.

In part two of our series "Empowering Our Kids," American Morning's Kiran Chetry went to Toronto, Ontario, to look at the program, called "Roots of Empathy," and see how it’s working.

Filed under: Bullying
December 10th, 2010
08:10 AM ET

Obama and Republicans' tax package explained

Yesterday, Democrats in the House of Representatives rejected a 900 billion dollar tax plan that President Obama negotiated with Republicans.

Wondering what exactly is in the tax plan?

Chrystia Freeland, global editor-at-large with Reuters, joins American Morning's John Roberts and Kiran Chetry to break down the plan.

Filed under: Economy • Tax cuts
December 10th, 2010
07:15 AM ET

Rolaids recalls 13 million packages

( - Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division announced a recall Thursday of more than 13 million packages of various Rolaids medicines following consumer complaints of foreign materials, including metal and wood particles.

McNeil Consumer Healthcare, which makes over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol, Rolaids, and Benadryl, said it was recalling all lots of Rolaids Extra Strength Softchews, Rolaids Extra Strength plus Gas Softchews, and Rolaids Multi-Symptom plus Anti-Gas Softchews distributed in the United States.

McNeil spokesman Marc Boston said the Rolaids recalls involve products that were made for McNeil by a third-party manufacturer. McNeil said that while the risk of serious adverse health consequences is remote, it is advising consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use.

Consumers who purchased the recalled products should contact McNeil Consumer Healthcare, either at or by calling 1-888-222-6036 about receiving a refund.

The company said consumers who have medical concerns or questions should contact their health care provider

Filed under: Health