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August 3rd, 2011
11:12 AM ET

Former Egyptian President Mubarak facing trial today – how are Egyptians reacting?

Just months after he was ousted during the Egyptian revolution, former President Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, and several others are facing a public trial in Cairo today.

Mubarak, who appeared at the court this morning in a hospital bed behind a cage, is being charged with three counts including complicity in the murder of more than 800 protestors, corruption in real-estate deals in the Sinai Peninsula, and corruption and abuse of office in a deal to sell Egyptian natural gas to Israel.

If convicted, Mubarak could be sentenced to death.

Mona Eltahawy, a columnist on Arab and Muslim issues, joins Carol Costello today on American Morning to discuss Mubarak's illness and to explain how Egyptians are reacting to the trial.

Filed under: Egypt
August 3rd, 2011
10:45 AM ET

Tea Party 'terrorists': A look at the use of fiery political rhetoric

Tea Party politicians are up in arms over allegations that Vice President Biden called Tea Party lawmakers "terrorists" during the debt ceiling debate.

Although Biden denies making this comment, the word has been used by several members of Congress and various columnists when describing the debt negotiations.

Today on American Morning, John Avlon, CNN contributor and author of "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America," joins Carol Costello to discuss the use of this fiery rhetoric in modern politics.

Filed under: GOP • Tea Party
August 3rd, 2011
05:58 AM ET

Talkback: Who do you trust to create jobs?

In another blow to America's unemployed, labor market experts have said that the deal to raise the debt ceiling, enacted yesterday by President Obama, is unlikely to jumpstart growth in job hiring.

Some economists fear that the $2.1 trillion in spending cuts called for in the agreement will slow the economy, although many Republicans who campaigned for the cuts argue its too soon to tell.

Talkback: Who do you trust to create jobs?

Let us know what you think. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.

Filed under: AM Asks
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