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October 1st, 2008
09:08 PM ET

ON THE RADAR: Thursday

Lisa Ort
360° Producer

Biden and Palin debate…and other stories on our radar:

ON THE TRAIL: Sen. McCain will be in Denver where he’ll attend a town hall meeting.  Sen. Obama spends the day in Michigan with rallies in Grand Rapids and East Lansing. 

VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: The first vice-presidential debate will be held at Washington University in St. Louis.  It will be moderated by Gwen Ifill of PBS.

1966 MURDER CASE: A hearing is scheduled for Edward McGee on charges of killing 9-year-old Deborah Ray 42 years ago. Ray and her cousin Phyllis Seibers were killed together in 1966. McGee was convicted of Seiber's murder in 1967 but never tried for Ray's. He was charged with Ray's murder in August 2008, the day he was to be released from prison.

DNC ARRESTS: A mass arraignment is scheduled for the 154 people who were arrested at the Democratic National Convention in August.

O.J. SIMPSON TRIAL: Witness testimony is finished.  Jury instructions and closing arguments are expected.  The jury could begin deliberating in the afternoon.


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  1. Steve from Alabama

    I feel that all foreclosures need to stop A.SAP for all homeowners with these adjustable rate mortgages. Help is needed now for the struggling homeowners!!!

    October 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm |
  2. Linda

    I'm furious that the day before the VP debate – and now today – McCain and his "any excuse" Republicans and ignorant and incompetent VP running mate are protesting Gwen Ilfil as moderator because she wrote a book about black politicians and they're claimng she's biased. The title of the book is "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama". It's taking the story of Barack Obama and extending it to cover a whole new generation of black politicians who are doing similar things in different ways.

    It's long been publicly known that this book was coming out and McCain and his campaign are now trying to spin that Palin will be unfairly treated. Not only is Gwen known as one of the fairest political journalists around – and McCain has admitted so as recently as yesterday – but this is more spin and smear tactics. Republicans didn't jump up and down when Tom Brokaw questioned McCain and he's a Republican! Not to mention other debate moderators!
    Give it up McShame. Voters have had enough. If your running mate cannot get it together to cram Foreign Policy 101 and Basic Economics and Republican spin by tonight so she can come up with coherent responses that's not Gwen's problem – that's yours!

    October 2, 2008 at 11:56 am |
  3. CaroleK FL

    Palin vs Biden? There's an enormous difference between a "gaffe" and being totally uninformed, clueless and not having an answer. Palin is a " waffler." When she hasn't got an answer-doesn't understand the question-she babbles. Frankly, I'm tired of the media taking flak for being "unfair" to her. No one told the "guys" to "take it easy" on Hillary Clinton because "she's a girl." All Biden has to do is stick to the issues. Give the informed answers he's got. Keep that "killer smile" on his face. Palin may have "personality" but most of us want someone whose got answers. This isn't a beauty pagent-this is our country.

    October 1, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  4. Richard Plumb

    I've heard very little about the unprecented powers given to the Secretary of the Treasury in this bill. Would like to hear your
    comments.

    October 1, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  5. Denalda, Wallace,WV

    I don't understand why in small businesses if you mess up you have to pay the penalties and sometimes file bankruptcy. But on Wall Street we have to do a bailout! Why aren't their CEO's being held accountable for what they have done to create this problem? Why aren't they made to take the millions they have swindled out of their own companies be forced to pay into their own bailout.

    October 1, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  6. Orville Lewis

    Tv and radio commentators have been saying that Sen. Biden needs to go easy (my words) on Gov. Sarah Palin. That sounds like a double standard as well as sexism. What do you think?

    October 1, 2008 at 9:41 pm |