A deal is reached in the Senate to avoid a partial government shutdown. We'll have the breaking news. Plus, the Defense Department is considering giving Bahrain $53 million dollars in military equipment. Yes, Bahrain, a government accused of killing its own people in political uprisings. We're Keeping Them Honest. Plus, tonight's other headlines.
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That was the best Ridiculist ever!!
Good night everyone. Lots of food for thought as usual with AC 360. Oh boy, David Gergen is a huge partier?? Rock on David!! Wow, George Clooney?? Is there video??
Life is such a mixture of stories. Always fascinated with some of the things people choose to share.
Good Night Everyone! "Not Daivd, say it not so, Anderson!"
Good night all. Can't wait for Ridiculist – I hope the respected Mr. Gurgin had a good time with Mr. Clooney.
Have a safe and happy evening.
congrats on the emmys – the haiti coverage was riveting, compelling and amazing.
I am complete shock about the news on David Gergen!
Good night Anderson and Everyone! Sweet dreams!
Congratulation to the Emmys! They are really well earned!
Wow, great film of the earthquake in the WA Monument.
Thank you & good night Anderson & Team 360. Anderson, i bet you are "amazed" the Gov. Christie removed Snookie's tax break (smile).
Good night fellow writers, i wish you a safe & peaceful day tomorrow.
I can't believe the David Gergen is on the Ridiculist! This should be good, and i'm sure that Anderson's commentary willl be hilarious, as usual.
Congratulations on your Emmys team AC360!! Best news show on TV for me!!!!
Congratulations to AC 360!
Sounds like a great Ridiculist.
The Gurginator. That's funny.
Dr. Murray did wrong but there is a sympathy factor in his taking on Jackson as a patient and getting caught up in a completely bizarre and unmanageable situation. He shouldn't have done it and now he will pay with some sort of punishment, just don't know how severe though.
Yes, it appears he will take the punishment not only for himself but for all those before him.
I think michael's mind was constantly in "go" mode and he literally would keep himself awake merely by being awake (so much going on in his head at one time all the time). Always felt bad he couldn't seem to find a natural way to sleep.
I always thought if you had insomnia, drugs were not the answer. Still so sad Michael Jackson's gone.
There really appears to be a 'time' discrepancy between when MJ's heart stopped and CPR was administered.
Either way, Diprovan is Not recommended for use outside the clinical setting (hospital OR). And, it was reported that Dr. Murray gave him several other drugs (Xanex, Valium, etc.) all through the night. The combination would seriously enhance the chances of dying.
MJ's star can't be replaced.
Mic was looking good. I would have went to the concert!
Anderson great story on the sale of riot equipment to that butcher government in Bahrain. I was there a few years ago. I was shocked there was not turmoil earlier. There is real contempt for the government there. However, in your story you mentioned that the the shia are minorities. This is not correct, the shia are the majority. That's why the Bahrainis claim the government has been providing expedited citizenship to Saudi citizens and others to reduce the numerical advantage of the shia. The Bahraini people view the Sunni Kingdom as illegitimate foreign Saudi oppressors and invaders. The Saudi troops sent there a few months ago did nothing to change this view.
OMG....AC just flashed the public with his sneakers.
Jellyfish are a tough thing to overcome. She did her best. I wish I had half her determination
The Yosemite bears are so cute. I hope they film Isha and Anderson's run together. The AC360 team!
The shot: really cute, but don't go near. There will be a mother near by who will defend those cubs to the death.
Oh those bears are all so adorable! Just gotta watch out for mamma bear.
"Insults in the place of evidence." That is a fairly strong statement – wonder how valid that is.
I can not imagine what defense Michael Jackson's doctor would have at this point. He is not an anesthesiologist and was administering a drug that is only administered, as such, under continuous supervision in surgery. I think the only question right now is, what sentence will he receive?
I have heard reports of 4 yrs. if convicted.
the situation in bahrain does seem hypocritical – those political ties seem to run pretty deep tho
Thanks Anderson telling us what is going on
“Bahrain $53 million dollars in military equipment” may be foreign media will talk about this not local
I haven't seen much reporting about Bahrain. However, i can't believe my ears! The USA are planning to Sell arms to the Gov. of Bahrain?!
Oh i am Sure that "conditions" put on arms sales are always adhered to, NOT!
Our world and foreign policy looks upsidedown!
Unfortunately, the U.S. has had a long history of giving arms or weapons to foreign governments and then it just comes back to haunt the U.S. much later.
Yes, we wind up having those arms pointed at us.
Vincent & Sharon, i agree with both of you. We have had countless episodes of this happening.
Point of fact, we armed the Afgans to fight against the Russians. Look how well that turned out for us!
I've thought the US has strange foreign policies for quite awhile. The US defense industry is a big business.
I like our GDP grow so just sell , don’t criticizes one, pat other one for same crime
Good evening every one
Democrats or President not trying to trap republicans
2009 when republicans gave rebirth to tea party they got trap
I've been trying to figure the Tea Party out. It seems to me they lean more towards some sort of libertarians cloaked as members of the GOP. Can you be so ultra conservative that you drift out of being a member of conservative GOP.
Almost seems like some secret society gave birth to them and told them to go forth into the GOP and multiply. At least Ron Paul is stand-up about his party affiliation. LOL
I think basically they decided we could not afford the never-ending spending. On that note, they are actually correct.
Why aren't things working so well in Washington?
Perhaps it's partly due to the confrontational style of our President.
He has made very little real effort to compromise and work with Republicans.
In fact, he has said that "Republicans can come along for the ride, but they have to sit in the back".
That doesn't sound like someone who wants to compromise.
We saw President and republicans negotiating for health care reform in live telecast that was big step president took to work with republicans and live telecast he took question from republicans
Republicans said it was trap they walk out
I agree it does remind me of schoolyard behaviors. You expect that from kids but not from your elected Congress of the United States. Also, the Republicans are even more surly because they still have no really great candidate.
It is down right disgusting.....
The government has become good at being dramatic. Interesting discussion tonight, Anderson.
Looking from outside this whole thing seems downright crazy to me.
It looks that way from the inside too Karin.
Karin, i can only imagine what the rest of the world sees happening in America.
That was good from Mr. Carvill – "Maybe they need adult supervision or something" in reference to Congress. I liked that – spot on!
OK, but where will we find adults? Clearly they are few and far between in our group of representatives. It has been business since 2009 as usual while the people are losing everything!
Oh I think the democrats are changing tactics, plain and simple. Wonder of they will get different results.
The thing is that Rep's HAVE said "no" since the last election.
The Rep's have made it very clear that they want re-gain the WH. As a result, that party plan appears to be give NO ground or success to the President.
The problem is, success should be for the People! We are the ones who are being hurt by the "gridlock" and the word "NO".
At some point, the Congress Must wake up and start working for the people of America, all of the people of America!
Dems had full control of Washington for 2 years (and full control of Congress since 2006). If they wanted to get something done with the economy and jobs, they had plenty of time. Instead they wasted 18 months forcing the mess of ObamaCare on all of us.
To blame Republicans now, after only controlling the House (not the Senate) since January is a bit of a stretch.
Democrats still control the Senate, and Harry Reid has shown very little leadership in passing anything or even bringing things up for votes.
Jane, with all due respect, a huge portion of our poor economy is due to our horrible high cost of health care and the fact that so many in our country don't have it and the rest have to pay for them by higher and higher costs. You are making the mistake of separating health care and the economy like they are two different issues. They are not. When the president was working to reform health care in this country, he was attempting to make a huge difference in our economy.
Mr. Obama did nothing to bring down the cost of "health care". All he dealt with is health insurance. These are 2 different issues. Health insurance premiums are high due to all those crazy federal mandates as well as the high prices that the health care providers charge. Nothing Pres. Obama did will cause my doctor to charge me less for an office visit. Plus, we'll now have to pay the health insurance premiums for those making up to $84,000. Those subsidies will come at a cost to the part of the citizenry who make over $84,000.
We aren't going to agree Jane but that's the beauty of our country. We can express our opinions and then take those to the ballot box. "Obamacare" as it's been called is NOT what the president or supporters of health care reform originally had in mind. That plan was blocked every which way and now what resulted is just the watered down version of a compromise which I agree is not worth a whole lot. Again, the people suffer for it. I would have liked to see the President go to the mat for all that but he didn't.
I agree pass Obama care took long, Democratic senate didn’t have back bone they paid the price in 2010 that is over
Now republicans can’t pass their own bill in congress that is big issue ( example bulb bill ) and before finish the work they go vacation
I think many forget that the housing situation is the most challenging problem for the economy. We would not be in this situation if the Democrat Congress several years ago had not voted to ensure everyone regardless of income, credit, etc., was able to purchase a home. There is blame that goes to the Democrats as well as the Republicans.
I certainly agree in principle but unfortunately I don't see it happening with this Congress. They are dug in for the duration and it looks like the only way to change that is to vote them out. Let's fire them.
The budget showdown is not over – it's just a week. Congress obviously doesn't think it's important to fund the US Government. Vacation again?
They did not have a showdown anyway. They are playing games. They are like a "silly rabbit!
Good evening everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend. Well, possibly no shutdown which is good, but it's only a short term solution. What are they going to do, have this as an issue every few weeks??
How long can we go on like this?
Exactly Sharon! Every time the Rep's "punish" the President, it is we the People who are getting hurt.
I've wirtten and called so much that they know my name by now and are probably ignoring me. I can't think of anything further to do!
How do we get their attention? The polls Clearly demonstrate that they often choose ignore the American people and proceed with their particular agenda.
Democrats are also playing politics with these votes.
I love how liberals and their friends in the media keep portraying this as simply a Republican problem. Democrats control the Senate and the White House. Republicans only control the House.
Democrats did nothing to help re-elect President Bush. Their agenda was to do whatever it took to defeat him. It is laughable now for people to be outraged at the idea that Republicans want Obama to be a one term President. That is the goal of every party who is out of the White House at the time. Democrats were obstructionists when George Bush was President.
I agree Jane that it is the goal of each party to defeat the other and gain the WH. It's how they go about doing that that is in question. Obstructionism cannot take the form of shutting down a country and causing thousands of people to suffer for it. Just can't be.
Evening Anderson & Team 360.
Hello blogger friends!
This roller coaster ride with the Congress has become frustrating and Annoying!
Why is the House on vacation?
I think it has something to do with a Jewish holiday.
Hi! It's great to see you on. I hope you had a good weekend.
Glad the breaking news on the government shutdown is positive.
Hi Anderson. Hi Everyone. Good evening.
Good Evening Everyone! Greetings!
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