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December 29th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

The blizzard: taking a toll on residents and elected officials

Snow is not only taking a toll on the residents of cities hit by the blizzard, but also on the reputations of government officials. Mayors of cities up and down the eastern seaboard are used to being judged on how well they respond to snow storms, and this blizzard is no exception.

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has been criticized for not doing enough to clear up the Big Apple’s streets but across the river, Newark mayor Cory Booker is being praised for his hands-on approach. John Avlon speaks to Kiran Chetry and Joe Johns about the blizzard and how your elected officials are responding.

Filed under: American Morning • Weather
December 29th, 2010
10:27 AM ET

Is it illegal to read your spouse's email?

The old adage in marriage is "What's yours is mine and what's mine is yours" but apparently that isn't the case when it comes to email. A man in Michigan is facing felony charges from reading his wife's gmail account. The prosecutor in the case is using a criminal statute that typically pertains to internet hackers but the man counters that his wife left her passwords for him to see. But who is in right? We talk to a legal expert, Paul Callan, about the precedent and a psychologist, Jeff Gardere, about what is morally responsible.

Filed under: American Morning
December 29th, 2010
09:45 AM ET

NY State Senator: NYC will face new problems in snow removal

New York State Senator Carl Kruger tells Kiran Chetry and Joe Johns that New York City will face new challenges in removing snow from unplowed streets from because what remain "isn't snow anymore" but "calcified rock."

Yesterday he released a press release saying that cleanup efforts have been a "colossal failure" and calling for "immediate action" from Council Sanitation Chair Letitia James. James spoke with American Morning yesterday saying she would respond to Senator Kruger and hold emergency hearings.

Filed under: American Morning • Transportation • Weather