May 30th, 2008
09:30 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 5/30/08

Tonight, you'll hear former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan in his own words. He'll answer his critics and explain how his book "What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and Washington's Culture of Deception" came to be.

What's going to happen to the delegates in Michigan and Florida? The democratic party's Rules and Bylaws Committee is meeting to figure that out. You'll remember that both Florida and Michigan defied party rules and held primaries earlier than allowed. As punishment, both state parties were told they would not be represented at all when the party officially nominates its presidential candidate in Denver in August, and they are challenging those sanctions. Will there be a compromise?

David Mattingly has the latest on the FLDS. What's next for the state and the kids? Take a look at David's blog about possible payback.

And be sure to check out our live web camera from the 360° studio. It shows 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.

We'll start posting comments to this blog at 10p ET and stop at 11p ET.

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  1. Sharon in Toronto

    Clinton tactics have become increasingly more adversarial over the past few months. I can't see Barack taking her as his running mate.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  2. Jolene

    Great interview tonight Anderson. Thanks for digging in deeper to give us viewers a different take on what McClellan is saying in his book.

    Hope everyone has a good weekend. Nite all.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  3. Melissa G., Iowa

    Anderson and Erica – congrats on a superb show tonight! I hope you both have a great weekend 🙂

    May 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar

    I am forwaring to see democrats primary, who will win tomorrow afternoon....... I can't wait see the election center with all CNN team this weekend.......
    Good night Anderson, Erica, and Bloggers
    Have a great weekend!!!! Sleep tight!!!! 🙂

    May 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  5. Cynthia

    I'm glad they are televising it and that way supporters on both sides will have seen the process carried out and hopefully won't feel slighted about the outcome.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  6. Carmen, Marina, CA

    I find it fascinating that this marginal, isolated and insulated FLDS group is suddenly so politically saavy as to know that voting will render them some level of power in the community. They are getting some very interesting advice from some quarter.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  7. Kim

    Pretty soon all the elected officials in this little town will belong to the FLDS… no more investigations, raids or people escaping – and they are exercising the very democratic rights they deny their wifes and daughters

    May 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  8. Stephanie in WV

    FLDS seem to support our laws when they are a benefit to them and protest against the same laws when they are against them. I really think those children are in a horrible home environment that should be monitered closely but let them keep their kids. Their culture is so different from ours that it must be traumatic. I wonder if those women who keep saying "the land of the free and the home of the brave" really know what is means?

    May 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  9. Karen--Leesburg, VA

    Interesting that the rules commitee meeting is going to be televised–It's kind of like having cameras in the court room. Will it reign people in or will they just play to the audience?

    May 30, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  10. Bren from Atlanta

    I have a question...are convicted felons still allowed to vote? If not, if the FDLS members are found to be guilty of welfare fraud which I believe to be a felony, would they then not be allowed to vote out the sheriff? Just wondering....

    May 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  11. Jolene

    Oh, now the FLDS members want to vote? This will be interesting to follow.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Mike, Syracuse NY

    The FLDS will take over the local government and law enforcement, and then do whatever they want.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  13. Lesli

    Wow, look what democracy can do. Could be scary.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  14. Kathleen, NC

    I hope that he (and she) lets this go soon. I am getting really tired of him shaking his finger at the public. It brings back far too many memories. Besides the fact that much of his rhetoric is simple not true.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:50 pm |
  15. mary.

    This country must move forward. We have had two consecutive campaign mode presidencies in Clinton and Bush. I hope the Superdelegates find the courage to do the right thing. We need change.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm |
  16. Cynthia

    I think the Clintons thought that they had a slam dunk and under estimated Senator Obama and were placed back on their heels and never quite recovered.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  17. Kim

    Charlotte, I am totally with you on that. I think it speaks volumes that the Clintons are encouraging their supporters to demonstrate and shake up the meeting, while the Obama campaign has been asking their supporters to let the meeting take its course without interruption.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:48 pm |
  18. Jolene

    I'm still hoping the democratic primary ends soon. I'm looking forward to watching what happens this weekend.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:47 pm |
  19. Sharon in Toronto

    Lesli, pressuring super delegates during primaries is an established practice. Making mention of it is serves only to denegrate the opponent.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  20. Genevieve M, TX

    That court order that is sending the FLDS children back to the parents is suspect to me. I wonder if anyone got some "under-the-table $$" to get this court order issued.

    How can anyone think that "everything is ok" and that the kids should be returned- especially if you consider that there is a picture of Warren Jeffs kissing that underage girl??

    May 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  21. Kim

    On the FLDS topic, I am relieved that the judges in Texas don’t send the children back unconditionally. I hope the investigations will continue and that there will be follow-up monitoring.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:46 pm |
  22. Carrie Pa

    On losing this election, Hillary has no one to blame but herself.

    May 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm |
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