May 27th, 2008
09:04 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/27/08

A political gaffe from Barack Obama. Yesterday he said this: "I had an uncle who was one of the - who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps." Today, we know this is not exactly true. What did he mean to say? How big of a deal is this? We'll find out from the best political team on television.

Former White House spokesman Scott McClellan has a new book coming out and it has some serious charges like allegations that President Bush relied on "propaganda" to sell the war and Karl Rove and Lewis "Scooter" Libby, "had at best misled" Scott McClellan about their roles in identifying CIA operative Valerie Plame.

Out on the campaign trail this weekend both McCain and Obama spent quite a bit of time talking about Iraq. How do their views compare to those on the ground? We'll have a reality check for you.

We want to hear your thoughts so we'll start posting comments at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

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And be sure to check out our live web camera from the 360° studio. The shot features Anderson and Erica behind the scenes on the set. We'll turn the camera on at 945p ET and turn it off at 11p ET.

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  1. Tina

    Clearly, the only way McClellan's book would get any media attention was to bash Bush. Otherwise, the book would have been completely ignored. Shame on Scott, he will be shunned for this, as he should be. Anderson is spot on regarding the fact that if you disagree with the policy you should resign, not stay on and sell your soul afterwards.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Jacqui Chan

    good night every1 see ya tomorrow night

    May 27, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    Great show Anderson and Erica

    Good discussions on the board.

    Have a good hump day all

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Jen in Mex.

    Thanks everyone for a lively blog! Thanks Anderson, Erica (gorgeous hair tonight btw), Candy, Michael and the best journalistic team in cyberspace.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Krista in VA

    Great show tonight! It was fun blogging-thanks Sharon!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  6. bruce benson

    There is no left wing conspiracy against Hillary Clinton, people thought her divisive at the beginning of the campaign, and clearly some people still feel that way.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Kathy

    Great show tonight. Night all!
    Happy Wednesday – half way to the weekend!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Carla

    Wow.....Anderson and Erica you are the best whistlers!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Megan Dresslar

    Lol! Anderson and Erica...
    Good whistle!!!!!!!!
    good night all!!!! sleep tight!
    See you on Thursday!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Minou, New York City

    Good night Erica and Anderson and bloggers!
    Snooze well...

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Sharon in Toronto

    Nira, the Democratic party doesn't need saving. It needs a leader. A leader as fine as Obama comes along once in a lifetime.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  12. amina

    the whistling was cute

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  13. Ariston,FL


    I agree with you. It's so nice to see Candy on the show. I have been a big fan for a while.

    Is it me or she looking better and better everyday? What ever you are doing is showing through in your reports.

    Thanks for the great reports Candy!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  14. Jennifer - Michigan

    Good night Anderson and Erica. Good show tonight.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Anderson, Jana, and all! Interesting mix tonight. See you tomorrow.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Carla Ontario Canada

    I think that they are very afraid of Hillary because she will clean up the mess from Bush and without the war, some people wont be making money from it. Contractors, etc

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Jolene

    I could never do that Andy Griffith whistle song but it's a classic isn't it?

    Great discussion as usual. Nite all!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  18. Kim

    Good night all, looking forward to tomorrow's show with you!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Zenta, New York, New York, NY

    Good show tonight, and have a good night, Anderson, Erica, and all 😉 !

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  20. EJ (USA)

    Anderson, Erica (re: the Andy Griffen show whistle) – Don't quit your day job!

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  21. Megan O. Toronto, ON, Canada

    wow it is the whistling dixie crew.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Anderson and Candy have it right. If you disagree with the policy, you should resign, or by sticking around you are agreeing with the policy.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Steve from California

    Scott McClellan has burned a bridge to sell a book.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
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