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June 21st, 2011
10:11 AM ET

FL Tea Party chair explains why he thinks Ryan budget plan is a "public policy nightmare"

The Republican budget plan put forward by Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan takes a sharp knife to Medicare to help trip the deficit. Most Republicans and Tea Party members have embraced it, and those tho have criticized Ryan's Medicare plan - like Newt Gingrich - have been blasted by the right.

But the Chairman of South Florida's Tea Party is ready for that. He calls the Ryan plan a "public policy nightmare" that could lead to huge democratic wins in 2012.

This morning on American Morning, South Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson spoke with Carol Costello and explained why he thinks Ryan's plan is not right for the country.

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Filed under: Budget • Tea Party
June 21st, 2011
09:50 AM ET

Casey Anthony trial to resume today after judge threatens attorneys

This morning, the defense team in the Casey Anthony trial will resume its case after a day of tense back and forth with the attorneys and Judge Belvin Perry.

On Monday, not a single witness was called to the stand and the jurors were never seated. Instead, the judge called a recess and proceeded to blast the attorneys on both sides, ordering them to stop their gamesmanship.

This morning, former federal prosecutor and "In Session" legal contributor Sunny Hostin joined Kiran Chetry and Carol Costello to explain why this experienced judge has been so forceful in this trial.

Filed under: Casey Anthony trial
June 21st, 2011
05:33 AM ET

Question of the Day: Are we hurting our kids by coddling them too much?

Many parents these days appear obsessed with their kids' happiness,  feeling a need to prevent them from experiencing disappointment. Writer Lori Gottlieb explores this phenomenon and the consequences this protective behavior has on young adults in her new article in The Atlantic, "How to Land Your Kids in Therapy."

Gottlieb claims that by preventing kids from experiencing doubt and defeat when they're young, parents are preventing them from being able to find their own way as adults.

American Morning wants to know: Are we hurting our kids by coddling them too much?

Post your answer here. Your response might be included in this morning’s broadcast.

Filed under: AM Asks
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