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November 8th, 2009
08:39 PM ET

Pres. Obama Prepares for Trip to Asia

President Obama is just days away from departing on his first trip to Asia since taking office.

Fredricka Whitfield talks to CNN's Senior White House Correspondent Ed Henry about what the president hopes to accomplish.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
November 8th, 2009
11:00 AM ET

Lone Republican Votes Yes

Representative Joseph Cao of Louisiana was the only member of the GOP to vote for the House health care bill. The measure squeaked by on a vote of 220 to 215. He told CNN's Betty Nguyen this morning why he broke ranks with his party.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes weekend mornings in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.


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November 8th, 2009
04:52 AM ET

House Passes Health Reform Bill: Your thoughts

The House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation last night, making it the biggest expansion of health care coverage since Medicare was created more than 40 years ago.

Republicans say the House bill will add to the country's mounting debt. Democrats have said it will cut the deficit by $104 billion over 10 years.

What do you think of the House passing health reform? Leave your comments here. We may use some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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November 8th, 2009
04:21 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

The House passes a landmark health care bill late Saturday by a vote of 220-215. Representative Joe Cao of Louisiana was the lone Republican who voted in favor of the bill. He joins our Betty Nguyen this morning in the CNN Newsroom. We'll also have reaction from the White House and the Republican National Committee.

We'll have a live report from Fort Hood where an investigation is continuing into Thursday's mass shooting that killed 13 people and wounded 42.

A suicide car bomber kills 12 in Pakistan, including a local mayor.

Join TJ Holmes and Betty Nguyen this morning in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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November 8th, 2009
04:21 AM ET
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