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March 31st, 2011
09:44 AM ET

Rep. Rogers on Libya: 'We wouldn't know who we're arming'

The White House briefed U.S. lawmakers Wednesday on the nation's operations in Libya. The briefing came amidst news of CIA presence in the North African nation and reports that the U.S. is arming Libyan rebels, a tactic some lawmakers disagree with.

Representative Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, says he would be cautious about arming rebels right now. Rep. Rogers talks to Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans about the briefings and the latest out of Libya.

Filed under: Libya • U.S.
March 31st, 2011
09:38 AM ET

Scheuer: Libya was none of our business

A U.S. intelligence source has confirmed the presence of CIA operations in Libya. What does an operation like this look like and what does it mean for the U.S.?

Michael Scheuer, former CIA Counterterrorism Analyst who headed CIA's Bin Laden Unit, says the U.S. should not have gone into Libya. Scheuer discusses the situation with Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans.

Filed under: Libya • U.S.
March 31st, 2011
09:32 AM ET

'Miral', new film by Julian Schnabel, documents Palestinian story

'Miral', a new film from director Julian Schnabel, documents the story of Palestinian women during the years of the Middle East conflict. The film, based on screenwriter Rula Jebreal's life, opens Friday.

Schnabel and Jebreal talk to American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Entertainment • Middle East
March 31st, 2011
08:59 AM ET

Could natural gas be the answer to America's call for clean, safe energy?

Amid safety and health concerns brought to light by the Fukushima Daiichi disaster, the push for a nuclear energy renaissance in the United States has waned.

As a result, Americans are looking for other sources of clean, cheap energy, and some people are pointing to shale gas as the solution. A clean and cheap fuel, many are touting shale as the transitional fuel to renewable energy; however, critics say the process of drilling for shale gas is dangerous.

Bryan Walsh talks to Christine Romans about his latest article, "The Gas Dilemma", and the debate over natural gas.

Filed under: Energy • U.S.
March 30th, 2011
05:30 PM ET

Ohio collective-bargaining battle gets personal

Columbus, Ohio (CNN) - In their bruising fight over collective-bargaining rights with Ohio's governor, police and firefighter unions have put their battle cry on a bumper sticker, "Help the Middle Class, Ticket Kasich."
The one-liner is a reference to a 3-year-old routine traffic stop that Gov. John Kasich would rather forget.
In 2008, Kasich was pulled over by Columbus police Officer Robert Barrett for failing to change lanes while passing an emergency vehicle with its lights flashing.
Flash forward to 2011. Days after being sworn in as governor, the longtime Republican politician ridiculed the citation he received, telling a group of state employees that Barrett was an example of poor public service.

Read the rest of the article here, or see Jim Acosta's video piece on the story below.

Filed under: Ohio
March 30th, 2011
11:22 AM ET

Baby bald eagles to hatch on live web feed

Three baby bald eagles are about to on the web.

The Raptor Resource Project, an Iowa-based non-profit, set up two cameras perched 80 feet high in a cottonwood tree where the mother eagle has her nest. The group will provide live streaming of the nest through all three eggs hatching.

The group says at such high resolution, viewers should be able to see cracks forming in the eggs before they hatch.

You can check it out now on Watch the mother eagle waking up on "American Morning" this morning.

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