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October 19th, 2011
12:03 PM ET

'Diplomacy and Diamonds:' Joanne King Herring chronicles her exciting life in new book

Joanne King Herring has lived the equivalent of ten lives.  The Houston socialite has partied with princes, premiers, and presidents; worked with unlikely allies, including Charlie Wilson, Pierre Cardin, and Ronald Reagan and blazed trails for women in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and America.

Ali Velshi sits down with Herring on American Morning today to discuss politics, her charity and her new book, "Diplomacy and Diamonds," which chronicles the exciting adventures of her life.

Filed under: Books
October 19th, 2011
11:53 AM ET

Chair of the Nevada Republican Party weighs in on the GOP debate

In thirteen months, last night's debate could be seen as a turning point in the race for the GOP nomination.  Was Rick Perry wise to go on the attack against Mitt Romney?  Did the former Massachusetts governor cement his front runner status by showing some emotion, and was Herman Cain able to remain competitive by dodging verbal bullets at this debate?

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello sits down with Amy Tarkanian, chair of the Nevada Republican Party, to get her take on which candidates stood out at last night's debate.

Filed under: GOP • Politics
October 19th, 2011
11:49 AM ET

Dr. Gupta discusses Herman Cain's health, cancer survival

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain is known for his friendly personality and his catchy 9-9-9 tax overhaul plan.  However, there's something you may not know about Cain: he nearly died.

The former business executive survived stage 4 colon cancer that had spread to his liver.  Cain says that this was part of the reason he decided to run for president.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins American Morning today to give us a closer look at Cain's health and his remarkable medical history.

Filed under: GOP • Health
October 19th, 2011
11:46 AM ET

Politifact editor fact checks last night's GOP debate

After previous debates that seemed tame by comparison, the Las Vegas showdown among the seven GOP contenders for president turned downright nasty, as personal attacks and accusations were aimed against numerous candidates.

Bill Adair, editor of "Politifact," joins American Morning today to fact check some of the statements and claims made at last night's debate.

Filed under: Debate • GOP
October 19th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

Romney campaign adviser discusses the candidate's heated exchange with Perry

Last night, Republican presidential candidates participated in what may well have been the nastiest GOP debate yet this year.  Mitt Romney and Rick Perry got into a heated verbal exchange, with both candidates slinging personal attacks.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello talks with Eric Fehrnstrom, the senior adviser for Romney's campaign, to discuss Romney's campaign strategy and his performance in last night's debate.

Filed under: Debate • GOP
October 19th, 2011
11:29 AM ET

Dissecting the debate: John Avlon and Ron Brownstein weigh in on GOP hopefuls

Things got heated at last night's Western Republican Presidential Debate.  The attacks were frequent – and often personal.  Rick Perry, seeking to regain some momentum, came out swinging at Mitt Romney – accusing him of hiring illegal immigrants.

However, Romney was quick and eager to fire back, accusing  Perry of failing to secure the Texas border and  raising questions about his support for a law that grants in-state college tuition to the children of illegal immigrants.  Meanwhile, frontrunner Herman Cain managed to avoid most of the big blows, finishing the debate relatively unscathed.

Carol Costello sits down with CNN contributors John Avlon and Ron Brownstein on American Morning today to get their thoughts on how the debate influenced the GOP presidential race.

Filed under: Debate • GOP
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