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September 30th, 2011
05:28 PM ET

The geography of pain: the best state to be in during a recession

Ron Brownstein has a new article out today in The National Journal called "The Geography of Pain".

It's a 50-state economic report card on President Obama using newly released Census data. Brownstein says we are facing a "continent-sized storm". He says "the states hit by the economic crisis are also the ones that President Obama may need the most to win re-election."  Many saying that if the President asked the country if they were better off now than yfour years ago, he would get a resounding "no" from some pretty key battleground states.

Also, Florida will be moving up the date of their Republican primary, trying to get out after South Carolina. With Florida being the state to watch, who does this effect the most?

Ron Brownstein talks to American Morning about where President Obama stands going into this election season.

Filed under: 2012 • Politics • President Barack Obama
September 30th, 2011
05:11 PM ET

Legal Update: Was Conrad Murray attempting a cover up?

Day three of testimony in the manslaughter trial of former Michael Jackson doctor Conrad Murray.

Most of the testimony in the Conrad Murray trial on Thursday was by security guard Alberto Alvarez, an eyewitness to Murray's frantic attempts to revive the singer in his bedroom. Alvarez recounts Murray tell him to wrap up the drug vials around Jackson's death bed before a call we even made to 9-1-1. 

Legal analyst Paul Callan gives American Morning wraps up the week in the court room.

Filed under: Justice • Michael Jackson
September 30th, 2011
05:08 PM ET

Incredible rescue of a 6-year-old child pinned by a car

There were some scary moments just after 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, when a 6-year-old child getting out of his grandfather's car at the Verde Elementary School tripped and fell in front of an approaching vehicle. The child was pinned under the vehicle until Boca Raton police officers arrived and with the assistance of a couple of bystanders, were able to lift the car while another person pulled the child out.

Motor Officer Mike Daly, Officer Bruce Sonnenblick and Community Service Officer Ernie Bucinskas were the first to arrive and quickly worked together to lift the car just enough to rescue the trapped child. They join American Morning live to talk about the amazing rescue and update us on the childs condition.

Filed under: Good samaritans
September 30th, 2011
04:56 PM ET

Is killing of Al-Awlaki a major blow to Al Qaeda?

Sajjan Gohel with the Asia Pacific Foundation on what the killing of Anwar Al-Awlaki means for the future of Al Qaeda.

Filed under: Al Qaeda • Terrorism
September 30th, 2011
04:50 PM ET

Rep. Peter King: Al-Awlaki was as dangerous as OBL

Rep. Peter King talks about the airstrike that killed American-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.

Filed under: Al Qaeda • Terrorism
September 30th, 2011
04:44 PM ET

Jeffrey Toobin: The government 'doesn't look broken to me'

As part of our In Depth: Broken Government series, Jeffrey Toobin writes that what looks like a fractured political system is really just America struggling to always agree while disagreeing, which is often neither possible nor desirable in a democracy. He says that there are just no right answers in government anymore.

Toobin says groups like No Labels don't get it. Labels matter and the middle of the road isn't always where you should be. Democrats and Republicans have principled differences. It's not broken, it's struggling.

Jeffrey Toobin talks to American Morning about why he insists there are no "right answers" in government.

Filed under: Broken Government • Politics
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