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January 27th, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords still progressing at 'lightning speed'

Doctors of Representative Gabrielle Giffords said that she is still progressing at "lightning speed" at a press conference yesterday afternoon. Giffords left intensive care for the first time yesterday. A major milestone in her road to recovery. Giffords will continue her long-term recovery at TIRR Memorial Hermann in Houston, Texas where Dr. Gerard Francisco is Chief Medical Officer. He talks with Kiran Chetry about Giffords' speech and physical rehabilitation.

Filed under: Arizona • Health
January 27th, 2011
11:14 AM ET

Barkley: 'Twitter is for idiots', Palin 'good looking'

NBA legend and TNT NBA Analyst Charles Barkley is in New York for Thursday night's New York Knicks/Miami Heat game at Madison Square Garden. But, true to form, Barkley's talking about more than just the sport that made him famous.

Barkley sounds off about Twitter, politics and other hot topics with T.J. Holmes.

Filed under: Sports
January 27th, 2011
11:02 AM ET

Physicist Michio Kaku on supervolcano: 'all you can do is run'

There's trouble brewing underground and it's no joke; Physicist Michio Kaku says a supervolcano beneath Yellowstone National Park is due to erupt.

There's no way to determine precisely when the explosion will occur but scientists say the ground around the volcano has started to swell, indicating subterranean activity. It was a similar volcano that helped bring an end to the dinosaurs and this one will 'wipe out the United States as we know it', Dr. Kaku says. But Dr. Kaku is also telling people not to panic because the volcano could blow at any moment...within the next one hundred thousand years.

Hear more from Kiran Chetry's interview with Dr. Michio Kaku:

Filed under: Science
January 27th, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Senator Mike Lee: Tea party isn't there 'to replace the Republican Party'

The Democratic and Republican caucuses are longstanding institutions on Capitol Hill but today the Senate is welcoming another organization as the Senate tea party caucus holds its first meeting. The caucus may have gotten off to a slow start with only three members, Founder Mike Lee of Utah, Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Rand Paul of Kentucky, but Lee joined American Morning and says the goal isn't to be a big organization. Lee argues, "even if it stays at three, it will fulfill its purpose of allowing people who sympathize with the Tea Party movement to communicate their ideas to the United States Senate." Lee states the goal isn't even to "to replace the Republican Party" but rather provide an alternative viewpoint to longstanding ideals. Watch Senator Mike Lee's full interview with American Morning's T.J. Holmes:

Filed under: GOP • Politics • Tea Party