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April 11th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Japan's Threat Level Rising?: Join the Live Chat

Japanese authorities are considering whether to raise the nuclear threat level to a 7. Chernobyl was rated as a 7, the highest level. There will be a news conference at 10 p.m. ET. We'll bring you any breaking developments. Plus, here at home, House lawmakers working into the night on the compromise budget deal.

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  1. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Sharon H. – i agree with you stongly about the "policy riders". They have No Place on a Budget bill.

    I hope there really is a "gang of 6" that will have a mature approach and some power to affect the rest of Congress.

    Ed Henry's comments on Congress & the president were excellent! He's right, Everyone needs to pull Together and get something "real" for the American people, Not for corporations or special interest groups.

    Ed Henry is also right about this being a possible "opportunity" for the President & others to rise above polictics and get this country headed in a healthy fiscal direction with "cuts" & a raise in taxes (especially those who have much more than others).

    April 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  2. Mike in TX

    I also saw one of the Republicans on one of the Sunday news shows say all of today's debt was President Obama's. Be nice to see them interviewed with the facts including all the Rep.s that voted for the money/debt bills needed to get the economy back. Keeping them honest.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Starr, formerly known as vincent
    Does anyone know if there is an organization similar to ASPCA that is helping the pets of people who were abandoned or who are lost or spearated from their owners (if they are still alive)?
    Starr,
    Yes, We do!!!!! They have no shelter place for dog, Remember this: Dogs escaped from shelters when eartquake struck, they will find a place for shelters to rescue dogs.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
  4. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    I think it is time for the American people to unite and come together on middle ground. There is no middle anything, not even a middle class. Let's get rid of all the self serving politicians and join together as Americans to get honest people in Washington.
    Are you listening America?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  5. Anton Infonsal

    Hi AC,

    Can you verify the rumor that EPA has already or is planning to raise the Protective Action Guides on radiation, due to radiation from Fukushima?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  6. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Looking at the cuts, it looks as though they have been wasting money for years!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  7. Joanne Pennington

    My heart goes out to the people of Japan. The man interviewed in Miss Kyuhn piece so hard for him, trust & faith broken.
    And please if you can someone please get those animals sage somewhere. My prayers are with the people of Japan.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  8. Karen, MN

    I agree. We need a little bit of both. Both side should meet half way. Thats better than no way.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  9. Joan Gossett

    Within this context of utter helplessness and seeming hopelessness, I would ask that the reporters please unchain that desperate, starving dog shown in the video tonight so she or he can scavenge for food; it would be one small but significant act of caring. Thank you.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  10. Mike in TX

    Imagine that – with all the food safety issues we've had in the last year let's cut funding for inspections. And wasn't it just a few years ago that we spent millions to build the grey wolf population up to keep them from becoming extinct.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  11. Nina

    What is the difference between 'Political gifts' and 'ear marks'?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  12. Karin los angeles

    Social Security runs a surplus every year and they buy treasury bonds with the money. The USA calls that debt. People won't get SS if they don't raise ceiling and USA will default on all its loans. The Republicans will bring down this country once and for all. Old people will die and China will try and cash in on all it's treasury bonds. We will be third world county.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I agree with Democrats says, I also disagree with Republicans have cut off all things from budget!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  14. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    A lot of the ranchers don't like the wolf, but a lot of people have "fun" killing these creatures. I think killing for fun is sick.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  15. Nina

    EPA being cut, so food and air safety are the areas we are cutting? Why Not our Military? Wolves will now be target practice again. Shame on these people

    April 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  16. Lori

    I really do not like these "political gifts."

    April 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  17. Chi

    Honestly, I guess if they can work out the issue of debt ceiling, it will do much good for the alive, not the death 🙂

    April 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Sharon Hastings

    I shudder to think of the future of Congressional conflicts. If last week is any indication of what we're in for, it's truly frightening. The people of this country do NOT want more of what we saw last week. This includes undoubtedly more of the "policy riders".

    April 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  19. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Carney is right! Playing "chicken" with the economy is Not "appropriate".

    I am so sick & tired of Congress at this point – Both parties!!

    We need to pull together as a Nation and institute "shared sacrifice" in a fair and meaningful way, or we may find our country rapidly headed for disaster!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  20. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Both parties are just a big bucket of crazy. We need to clean house in Washington and get officals who want to serve the American people and not themselves. Pathetic

    April 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Janis

    I thought they usually raised the debt ceiling every year. This has been going on for a long time.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  22. Lori

    Can the ceiling be raised for a period of time? Does it have to be permanent?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  23. Chi

    Oh! "Not to play politics, not to play game" So, politics is a game? 😦 No fun at all

    April 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  24. Mike in TX

    Things change a lot in 5 years don't they

    April 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  25. Brooke

    Is anyone going to help the animals? we keep talking about the evacuations, whats being done to help the helpless animals that dont understand? They dont deserve to be treated like they dont matter! They are living creatures! Wake up please help them...

    April 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  26. Lori

    Is anyone else scared by this discussion of raising the debt ceiling and default on loans?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  27. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @BettyAnn, TX Re: Japan

    Really appreciated your post 10:06 PM.

    Well said!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  28. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Yes, everyone expresses one concerns sooner or later!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  29. Karen, MN

    Hi Anderson,
    I hope Japan can recover without too many concerns from the nuclear threat.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  30. Karin los angeles

    I beg you. Please get someone to unchain that dying dog. It has no access to food or water and will just die a horrible death. Other dogs are roaming free in that area. Please, Please Please

    April 11, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  31. Felipe

    Terrible disaster. I feel sorry for the japanese and wish them all the very best.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  32. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Does anyone know if there is an organization similar to ASPCA that is helping the pets of people who were abandoned or who are lost or spearated from their owners (if they are still alive)?

    April 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  33. Lori

    Those are dire circumstances for Japanese in the area of impact of the nuclear reactors.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Starr Good evening to you as well! xo

    April 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  35. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Bloggers,
    That is very serious situation right now, can be more dangerous and they might die from radioactive plant since earthquake/tsunami struck!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  36. Chi

    I still can't believe that such disasters happened in Japan and were able to cause such damage.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  37. Jeffrey Bendell

    Why don't they just put an end to their problems and fill it with concrete, they aren't gonna control the beast. Mother nature will do as she pleases.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  38. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Nina, Heather, Sharon H., BettyAnn,TX, everyone.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  39. Sharon Hastings

    I wonder how many people were exposed to alot of radiation initially before they got any accurate measurements. It seems like they should have erred on the side of caution and had a wider evacuation zone.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  40. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I feel terrible for the people of Japan.

    All of these earthquakes (after shocks) must be terrifying as well as the nuclear danger.

    I have a candle burning for the Nation of Japan with prayers daily for their recovery emotionally & physically.
    And now for Protection from the earthquakes & the nuclear problems.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  41. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Poor Japan. Radiation is forever. How can we build these nuclear power plants around the world with good concience? Sometimes I think Governments are trying to reduce human population. I think mass "extinct" it what they will eventually accomplish.
    We are all so screwed.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
  42. Janis

    Hello everyone. Japan is having a terrible time. Not good new today.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Good evening Anderson & Team 360.

    Hello, Nancy, Nichole, Megan, Emily, JoAnn, Mike, Casey, Nina, Heather, Sharon H., BettyAnn,TX, everyone.

    I think we All knew that the Utility Co. we Never telling us to "whole truth" about the nuclear problem in Japan!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh my gosh!!!! That is so shocking news I have heard goes up level 7!!!!!!!! Yikes!!!!!! I was feeling something wrong..... I knew it, I am right, too late for people in Japan! 😦

    April 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Lori

    Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Good evening.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. It seems like the plant in Japan is on a slow and agonizing downhill slope. And they keep having aftershocks and now a fire.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  47. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360 🙂

    April 11, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on–I hope you had a good weekend.
    It seems the earthquakes–and the threats to people–in Japan won't cease. It's a terrible situation.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Hope you have great weekend! 🙂
    Happy Monday night!!!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!

    April 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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