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October 18th, 2010
10:16 AM ET
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11:37 PM ET

The Teaser for Monday, October 18, 2010

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

6:10AM Erik Larsen, Polar explorer and the first Person to make it to North & South Poles and Mt. Everest in one year, on his incredible expedition and what kinds of climate change impacts he saw at Mt. Everest and Poles.

6:50AM Col. Dallas Hack, Director, Army's Combat Casualty Care Research Program, on the latest from Military medical researchers.  They have developed a blood test that can detect if someone has suffered a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury. How long until it receives FDA approval?

7:10AM Peter Baker, White House Correspondent, New York Times and Contributing Writer, on “Obama 2.0”, the Obama administration’s priorities for the last 2 years of this presidential term.

7:40AM Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York and Co-Chair, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, on the latest report that says nearly half of the guns that crossed state lines and were used in crimes in 2009 were sold in just ten states.

8:10AM Tiffany Hartley, Husband Allegedly Killed on Falcon Lake, on her eight-hour meeting with Mexican authorities and the latest in the investigation and search for her husband’s body.

8:40AM Amy Kremer, Chair of the Tea Party Express, the Tea Party Express is kicking off its national bus tour Monday in Reno, Nevada with the help of Sarah Palin.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Health • Politics • President Barack Obama • Tea Party
June 29th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Supreme Court expands rights of gun owners

(CNN) – It's a major victory for gun owners and the NRA, and another serious setback for gun control advocates. The Supreme Court ended its term with a landmark ruling, expanding an individual's right to bear arms. The decision came in a case involving Chicago's strict ban on handguns. Our Kate Bolduan has reaction from the man who challenged the city's decades-old law, and won.

Read more: Gun ruling may alter laws in 50 states


Filed under: Gun rights • Supreme Court
May 14th, 2010
06:04 AM ET

Gut Check: Is the NRA bulletproof?

By Ronni Berke and Carol Costello, CNN

(CNN) – The National Rifle Association is expecting a record crowd of 70,000 at its annual meeting in Charlotte, North Carolina, this weekend. There, it will outline its goals for the future: up its membership to five million, launch a get out and vote campaign, and continue promoting Second Amendment Rights.

As the NRA celebrates a very good year, there are some who say the gun rights lobby has never been stronger. According to rocker and NRA board member Ted Nugent, the NRA has anti-gunners on the run – with President Obama leading the pack.

“He’s scared,” Nugent says. “We know that President Obama is against the NRA, but he's not going to speak about that, because it would be political suicide, like for those who have stood up in the past.”

Some gun control advocates feel betrayed that Mr. Obama isn’t fighting harder for gun control. He’s even signed bills that allow guns in national parks and on Amtrak trains – bills the NRA loves. Some agree with Nugent that politicians may be ducking the issue.

FULL POST


Filed under: Gun rights • Gut Check
April 20th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Bloomberg calls for end to 'gun show loophole'

(CNN) – Eleven years ago today the Columbine High School massacre was set in motion when four high-powered weapons were bought at a gun show without a background check. A group of the nation's mayors now wants to close the so-called "gun show loophole" that side-steps background checks and record keeping.

The group "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" is launching a full-scale media offensive trying to convince Congress to rewrite gun show laws. One of the group's leaders is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and he joined us exclusively on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss their efforts.


Filed under: Gun rights
March 1st, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Chicago's gun ban battle

(CNN) – Chicago is the front line for a historic gun battle that's now being waged before the Supreme Court.

On one side, those who say their Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms have been violated. On the other, parents and teachers who swear their city's handgun ban is saving lives on some very rough streets. Our Kate Bolduan has the report from Chicago's south side.


Filed under: Gun rights • Justice
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