May 27th, 2008
07:11 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Morning folks....

There is a primary today..but no one seems to care, poor Idaho...Actually, the Democrats don't care because it is a Republican primary AND we already know who is the Republican nominee ...(The Democrats held their caucus in February, by the way...)

And speaking of the Republican nominee.....John McCain used Memorial Day as a platform to invite Obama, yes INVITE Barack Obama on a trip to Iraq...McCain say "Obama needs a lesson in what is really going on over there...." Do you think Obama will take him up on it? Doubt it...Has Obama EVER been to Iraq? I need to look that one up...

In other political news, President Bush and John McCain will appear together at a fund-raiser in Phoenix Tuesday, the first time in nearly three months that the Republican presidential candidate will be seen beside the man he hopes to succeed. The power of the Presidency is usually a big money draw, but since his endorsement in March, we have NOT seen the two together....Will this help or hurt McCain's campaign?

BOTH McCain and Obama begin a Western campaign swing...Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada...Candy Crowley will be in Las Vegas with Obama today...

AND YES Hillary is out on the trail today...she is campaigning in Montana today, Montana holds its primary next Tuesday....her mission? MAKE EVERY VOTE COUNT....

In other news...the Supreme Court of Texas is expected to rule today in the FLDS custody case... at issue? Whether state had enough evidence to seize 400+ children from FLDS ranch.
David Mattingly is in Texas for us...

AND the Supreme Court of the United States is expected to rule on the case of Patrick Kennedy...On March 2, 1998 an 8-year-old girl was raped in a Harvey, LA, a New Orleans suburb. Patrick Kennedy, her step father was the rapist. A family abuse specialist testified it was the worst sexual attack he’d ever seen. On August 14, 2003 a Jefferson Parish jury found Kennedy guilty, in spite of no physical or DNA evidence linking him to the crime. He was sentenced to the DEATH PENALTY, the first time in decades a person was sentenced to death for a rape. In April the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the case. Should a man be sentenced to death for rape? Sean Callebs has the story for us tonight...

That is where we are as the morning begins..BUT who knows where the news will take us today...

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Michelle

    Voters care more about the economy than Iraq.
    At some point the candidates need to get with
    the program.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:58 am |
  2. Debbie, NJ

    The war in Iraq is the only platform that McCain can run on. Protecting our nation, national security is important, 1st or 2nd priority, but we still have to function and live in this country. McCain shouldn't be running for President. He can't and doesn't stand for all of America.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:50 am |
  3. Teresa, OH

    I think it would be a great idea for B. Obama to go visit Iraq, even if it is a return visit. Though I want us out of there, our potential president needs to see the reality of the whole picture there.

    On the Supreme Court vs. FLDS, they better have evidence... And whatever happened to the "insider" they said they had?

    Concerning the Patrick Kennedy case: I am all for killing, YES KILLING, any rapist of a child ( yes, we need to define ages for child here though). If it can be proven without a doubt that someone rapes a child, we need to get tough and kill them. I never believed in the death penalty too much. But, I felt that if a victims FAMILY needed to see the perp DIE, I was all for that. The game changed: rape and you die. We dont want you in society. You dont want to be one of "us". Rape and molest: give your life. Enough is enough. Crimes are getting worse because society is NOT enforcing laws.

    May 27, 2008 at 10:25 am |
  4. Michael, NC

    I have never understood why states continue to hold primaries even when a nominee has been chosen...is it just to assure citizens that every vote counts? Who knows...
    No need to look up whether Obama has been to Iraq, I can answer that one. It's a no brainer. Hopefully he will get some overseas experience soon if he is to be our next president...I trust he will.
    I think any public appearance with Bush is a bad idea at this point, but I do not think it will sway any of his supporters. Hopefully 🙂
    David Mattingly is the man. He always does the best job at getting answers on touchy subjects. I have a lot of respect for him and the job he does.
    Hell yes, Patrick Kennedy should get the death penalty. Raping a woman (or man) is the most degrading and inhumane crime, in my eyes at least. I hope he gets EXACTLY what's coming for him. He deserves no mercy. What he did is disgusting and disturbing, he would serve no positive purpose in society. Give him death.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:51 am |
  5. Heather

    I was thinking about the FLDS custody case and the court ruling and appeal. DNA testing can only determine who is who's parent and child. They can't determine the age of anybody with DNA. Are they going to have all the children have their teeth xrayd. Age of dead people is often determined through dental xrays. A forensic dentist can determine age by looking at the teeth. Why not use the same method for this case. The FLDS have gone out of their way to hide the truth. They dont even want their people to know their own age. It would be great for the state of Texas and CPS to say ok we have determined the age of all the children if you want them back you have to see a dentist to have xrays taken. Then they would have scientific proof. I have to say I was a little impressed with their use of the media. Though they havent a clue that we the American people have nothing to do with their problems. They are. I hope the Federal investigation into the money turns up much.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:45 am |
  6. Dolores, Austin Texas

    Morning Anderson: I watched your show last night, Randy Kaye's story touched my heart regarding how the Army handled the situation with the young man that committed suicide, my prayers go out to his family. My son-in law volunteered to join the army at the age of 18, he did not graduate from high school but the army falsified a high school diploma so that he could join the military, his recruiter falsified papers stating he had taken home schooling courses in order to get him in the Army. My son-law and his family were and have always been very unstable; they all have a long history of drug abuse and mental issues. The Army had him evaluated because he was involved in several altercations with other solders. At that time my son-laws father passed away a month later his brother accidenty overdosed, and the Army Chaplin evaluated him and recommended that he be discharged because he was mentally unstable. My son-law was deployed to Iraq on October 28, 2006; two months later he made up some wild story that he had to come home for a family emergency. He came home in January and for some reason still unknown to us, he came to my home and blew a hole through my door with a shot gun trying to kill my daughter, grandsons, myself and my mother-in-law, he then drove to his best friends home and did the same to him and his wife. At that time my daughter was living in Military housing, she was told by the Army that she would have to move out by the end of the month, they cut off all benefits immediately, went to the jail and discharged him. My son in law is now serving two years at Correctional facility here in Texas. No my son-in-law did not lose his life, he lost his freedom, yes some of you who may read this may say that he did it to himself, yes that is true, I just want you all to know that the Army will do anything to get the recruits that they need.

    May 27, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  7. Lynn, Lexington, KY

    Good Morning, Yes, Senator Obama spent a few days visiting troops in Iraq in January of 2006. I don't believe he's been back since! Have a great day!

    May 27, 2008 at 8:47 am |
  8. Rahni, Connecticut

    I lost all respect I had left for Hillary Clinton regarding that remark about Robert F. Kennedy. She needs to step off the stage right about NOW!!! And yes! If a man or woman is guilty of rape, he/she should be sentence to death.

    Rahni, Connecticut

    May 27, 2008 at 8:36 am |
  9. Cindy

    Why are the Reps still having a primary today in Idaho? John McCain has already won it so why didn't they just cancel the thing. That is dumb to me! I bet hardly anyone shows up to vote.

    Obama should take McCain up on his offer to go to Iraq with him. How can he possibly know what to do there if he hasn't been to see what the reality of things is over there. Of course he won't go....we all know that. What is he afraid of!? Does he think that he is too good?

    It'll be interesting to see what the Texas Supreme court says about the FLDS case today and if they will uphold the lower courts decision. I think that they will. Like the appeals court said you can't paint a whole community with the same brush. You have to have evidence of abuse from each family not just one and say that they are all guilty

    Should rapists get the death penalty? I say it's according to how sinister the rape was and if it is on a child I say yes!.

    May 27, 2008 at 8:18 am |
  10. B Rich

    Maxim Bernier, Canada's foreign minister resigned amid political gaffes. (Leaving a sensitive government document at his former biker girlfriend's apartment) This girlfriend went on Quebec radio last evening and talked about a meeting in New York with President Bush. I am curious when this meeting took place and if Mr. Bush had anything to do with the news out of Maxim Bernier's office regarding a message that Barak Obama's was against free trade.

    May 27, 2008 at 7:40 am |