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September 23rd, 2008
09:22 PM ET

ON THE RADAR: Wednesday

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

The future of financial services…and some other stories on our radar:

ON THE TRAIL: Sen. Obama has an afternoon rally in Dunedin, FL.  Sen. McCain is in New York City where he’ll make an appearance on "The Late Show" with David Letterman and will meet with U2 lead singer Bono.  Gov. Palin will join McCain when he meets with Bono and is planning on meeting with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari as well.  Sen. Biden is giving a speech on foreign policy in Cincinnati and then has a rally in Jeffersonville, IN.

RAW POLITICS: The first presidential debate is just days away and both candidates will be bringing two very different styles to the stage.  Sen. Barack Obama can be eloquent but sometimes too circular in making his points.  Sen. John McCain can get straight to the point but can come across as too blunt or sharp at times.  Which one will be more effective on Friday night?  Candy Crowley has that report.   

U.S. ECONOMIC OUTLOOK HEARING: The Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the U.S. economic outlook. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is scheduled to testify. 

FUTURE OF FINANCIAL SERVICES HEARING: The House Financial Services Committee holds a hearing entitled “The Future of Financial Services: Exploring Solutions for the Market Crisis.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke are scheduled to testify.


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Amy Rao

    Just saw the segment on Joe Biden – Keeping them Honest. I am an independent and am shocked at your reporting regarding the earmark for a bridge in Delaware. What is so wrong in wanting to rebuild a bridge that needs work – remember St. Paul??? The bridge also saves time and gas for people who otherwise have to drive an extra 35 miles if the bridge weren't in place. It seems to me you guys are just looking for stories – pathetic. Dig up some real dirt. On either candidate!!!

    September 23, 2008 at 11:03 pm |
  2. Margaret in MD

    I'm really relieved that the FBI is investigating the mortgage issue. Doesn't a $700 billion bailout = high inflation + high taxs for the general public. What happens to the elderly and the working class?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm |
  3. Suzanne

    My mortgage company went out of business. The loan processor (Litton) has not returned one call. Myhome is in foreclosure. given the state of the economy, why don't they postpose all foreclosues until the economy gets a bit more stable...it would keep me in my home if I could work with the lender and they wouldn't get my home back – it could be good for everyone.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:22 pm |
  4. Jason - Saint Louis

    Will Gov. Palin be answering any questions during her meetings with Bono,Iraqi President Jalal Talabani and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari or giving the same stump speech she has been regurgitating since the convention? Please don't tell me this will be accessed as more "foreign policy experience" Governor. We are a little smarter than that.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  5. Ronald Penney

    I think Obama got the best plan to become presdent

    September 23, 2008 at 10:19 pm |
  6. Freddie L. Hill

    If you access S. Palin and the non reporters being able to interview
    her, why is she running for v.president? The debates will offer some
    answers. Make sure you listen carefully.

    Freddie H.

    September 23, 2008 at 10:16 pm |
  7. Ken

    I understand the the FBI's investigation over these major companies is important by why is nobody talking about the NYT's finding that a McCain advisor received money from Freddie Mac, something they denied just yesterday. Also, why is the PM from Iraq now saying that Pres Bush wants to keep the war going to divert attention from our economic crisis and the government not denying this?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:10 pm |
  8. Keith

    Wonder who'll be bringing the following:
    The rules of the debate. I recall HRC wasn't all that pleased being asked the question first, which gave obama a distinct advantage.
    Who will be in the audience and will they be allowed to react to responses openly. Who will ask the questions. Is the debate being held in a neutral environment; the 'forum' was at obama's alma mater.
    Will they know the questions in advance and/or have any say in what can or cannot be asked?

    September 23, 2008 at 10:06 pm |
  9. moe p.

    I think some people are afraid of Gov. Palin.

    The women of the "womens' movement" , that is, women who call themselves feminists are being faced with an actual woman who can hold her own with any man. Yet this woman doesn't need to hide her femininity or talk in rough way to get the job done. She doesn't bash men, she loves men. She isn't rude crude or odd. She's a perfect lady like Margaret Thatcher. Yet don't let the beautiful exterior and high heels fool you. She's as tough as nails.

    September 23, 2008 at 9:45 pm |