President Barack Obama is expected to focus on job creation and economic growth in his State of the Union address tonight. White House adviser Valerie Jarrett says that while the president hopes to embrace the renewed spirit of civility in Washington DC he strikes a cautious tone, "Sitting together is one thing. Working together and moving our country forward on behalf of the citizens of our country is what the president's first priority is."
Jarrett gives a brief preview of the speech tonight and weighs in on whether the President would welcome Rahm Emanuel back to the White House.
We've heard them say it year after year: 'It's an honor just to be nominated'.
So, who's saying those words this year? Oscar nominations were announced Tuesday morning and many movie-goers are already hedging their bets on who will take home the gold. Kiran Chetry and T.J. Holmes sit down with Belinda Luscombe, Editor-at-Large for TIME Magazine, to get her immediate reaction to the nominees following the announcement out of Hollywood. Hear which favorites were left out and which underdogs made their way in.
Senator Rand Paul, R, Kentucky, is barely a freshman in congress but he is making his mark in Washington by releasing his own proposal for tackling spending and the federal budget. Paul says that too much of our federal budget goes to to entitlements such as Social Security and Medicare and that "our companies can't compete with foreign companies because our tax burden is too high."
Later this week Senator Paul will unveil his budget proposal that he tells Kiran Chetry will save nearly $500 billion dollars in one year alone. Paul explains just how he will do it on American Morning.
Astronaut Scott Kelly was 200 miles above the earth when he heard the news of the shooting in Tucson, Arizona on the morning of January 8.
The news hit particularly close to home because Scott's twin brother, Mark, is the husband of Representative Gabrielle Gifford who was shot in the head during the attack. Kelly has been aboard the International Space Station since October but he is able to speak to his brother, Mark Kelly, 5 or 6 times a day since that day.
Scott Kelly joins American Morning from the International Space Station and gives the latest update on Giffords' condition.