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After the Morning Meeting

[caption id="attachment_2299" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Birgit Smith, widow of Sgt. 1st Class Paul R. Smith, and a native of Bayreuth, Germany, right, hugs Paul's mother Janice Pvirre, after taking the Oath of Allegiance to become a United States citizen Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Tampa, Fla. Paul Smith is the only soldier from Operation Iraqi Freedom thus far to earn the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest medal for valor in combat. Sgt. Smith was killed in April 2003 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)"][/caption]

Is America doing enough to reward its own heros? Over eight years, during which America has seen the death of around 4,000 members of the U.S.military in Iraq and Afghanistan, only 6 have yet received the Medal of Honor. Members of the House are sponsoring legislation that asks the Defense Secretary to look deeper into the current trends of the medal.

Michigan residents may be getting some new neighbors- fresh from the sunny shores of Cuba! A recently closed state prison could be the new home of some castaway Gitmo detainees.

Will Cash for Clunkers ever get out of the body shop? And if so, how much will it endup costing you? We'll have all the latest information on how the program is being tweaked, and just how long its $2 billion might last- before it starts revving up to get into your own wallet.