June 26th, 2008
08:39 PM ET

AC360° Radar for June 27th

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Here’s a look at some of the stories on our radar for tomorrow:

RAW POLITICS:  Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. Hillary Clinton will hold a “Unite for Change Rally” in Unity, NH.  Sen. John McCain will take a tour of a GM plant in Warren, Ohio and then will hold a town hall with employees

CA WILDFIRES: Firefighters face another tough day on the fire lines as they struggle against two wildfires burning in Monterey County. Fire officials say a lightning-sparked wildfire is moving closer to the community of Big Sur, where it threatens 500 homes.

NORTH KOREA: North Korea is set to implode a cooling tower on its Yongbyon
nuclear reactor.

KWAME KILPATRICK HEARING: Scheduled date of court hearing for embattled Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, embroiled in a sex scandal. The hearing is part of a lawsuit attempting to block the removal from office of Kilpatrick by the city council.

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  1. CaseyJPS - California

    It's been extremely hazy and almost overcast here, for two days–an unusual occurence in the California desert where we enjoy (on average) over 360 days of sunshine a year, most with clear blue skies and clear, starlit nights. Local news reported the haze was from the northern California wildfires, so I can only imagine how intense the smoke is throughout other parts of the state. What a hellish job it is to fight a fire–a sincere "thank you" to the firefighters for putting their lives on the line for all of us (once again).

    June 27, 2008 at 12:37 pm |
  2. Charlotte Jacques

    Hey Jes; I thought about moving to Canada because of Bush Srs antics. Glad I didn't but I'm waiting for the next shoe to drop. (cj)

    June 27, 2008 at 11:34 am |
  3. Victor in Saanich, B.C. Canada

    It is amazing that your administration can suddenly flip/ flop over North Korea!! There must be a trade deal involved!! I guess Walmart wants a lower paid slave workforce to make their crap!! To trust another one party dictatorship speaks to a US foreign policy that can best be described as lunacy!! Maybe the McBush types can get Neilsons Corp. to ensure fairness!! The downward trajectory intensifies!!

    June 27, 2008 at 2:52 am |
  4. Linda in Denver

    To LISETTE - Don't be such a conspiracy theorist. It's a fine distinction - Candidates can not legally continue to raise money unless they 'suspend' the campaign.

    June 27, 2008 at 2:26 am |
  5. Vince

    Dear AC You are cool

    Maybe President Clinton knows something we don't know. He knows Senator Clinton wasn't given a fair shake by the media by some. And not counting votes in Florida and Michigan may come back and bite them. Senator Clinton never backed down from anyone in the media as Obama did and now he does not want to hold any town hall discussions with McCain. He can play his cards safe but in the long run it will have affect when the election is held. His only hope is to put Hillary on his ticket because she was the strongest canidate at the end. We are tired of promises, we need action and fast. Hillary understands this as does Former President Clinton. Winning a caucus is not like winning a Primary and these polls are just like a caucus. President Clinton is a master politician who followed up on a lot of promises and made our economy stronger. I think he is concerned and worried about this country. Yes he made a mistake but God forgives us all.

    Keep up all of the good stories you do around the world because this planet is in trouble!

    Thanks Vince from Grand Prarie, TX.

    June 27, 2008 at 1:38 am |
  6. JC- Los Angeles

    Here in California, we are reeling from one disaster after another; the fires have started early this year which does not bode well for the dry season this fall; the fires coupled with the mortgage meltdown, the entertainment strike, the stock market crash and horrendous leadership has California on the brink; Arnold is nowhere to be seen and LA mayor Villaraigosa is flying around the country trying to advance his poltical career with the Democratic party; thanks to the tireless firefighters, sheriffs and volunteers, the state is not a total loss.

    June 27, 2008 at 12:30 am |
  7. Vito San Diego

    North Korea's actions at the Yongbyon facility may (or may not) be just for show. Yongbyon may not be the only place North Korea has that can process nuclear material to make WMDs. They do have the choice to show the world one thing, but do something else in secret altogether. The Yongbyon facility is just too obvious, too easy to verify. I'm not suggesting they are doing that, but as far as I've seen they haven't confirmed that if they close Yongbyon, they can't produce WMDs. Maybe we should look if they confirm (or at least even suggest) that when they release their declaration to China.

    June 27, 2008 at 12:04 am |
  8. John Lambert

    Anderson, you really should comment on what a cooling tower is, an that 99.9% of americans probably don't understand. on top of that one might think that someone in the world has come up with other methods of cooling off what over needs cooling off and perhaps taking down this cooling tower is just another distraction for the D- guys over at the CIA.

    June 27, 2008 at 12:00 am |
  9. John Lambert

    I would think that given the Clinton's after tax income that Hilary should just pay off her debt, move ahead and be thankful that she is able too.

    As for the wildfires out here in California it smells like Vermont in the Fall, but it is only June out here!

    June 26, 2008 at 11:45 pm |
  10. Stacy

    @Lilbeth–No, you're not the only one.

    June 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  11. Lilibeth

    Why wasn't the Zimbabwe story covered at all, as promised in the Evening Buzz? This is an important story and has been in the news for several days now, yet you wouldn't give it even a minute of airtime. Am I the only one who's outraged about this?

    June 26, 2008 at 11:12 pm |
  12. Rob

    Where is Bush Sr?

    Everyone wants to know when Bill Clinton is going to jump on the Demo bandwagon. Is no one wondering if/when Bush Sr is going to endorse McCain? Familial feelings aside, he's the closest thing the Republicans have to a hero these days. Trot him out!

    June 26, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  13. jes from Canada

    I have followed the coverage from day 1 because unfortunately the outcome of this election will affect Canada in so many ways. On 911 many Canadians lost their lives in the not because WHO they were but WERE they were. I am trying to so hard to believe & trust Obama but I can't. Maybe it is because Obama reminds me so much of our own George Bush pal PM Stevie Harper.

    June 26, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  14. Clayton C. Ross

    Yeah, Uhm, Can you change $2.300.00

    Obama the foolish Racist, and Hilary the Victim.

    Isn't this guy amazing!

    June 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  15. Lisette Chicago, IL

    Please explain to me why Hillary has only suspended her campaign
    I don't trust her at all-she must have a reason

    June 26, 2008 at 9:58 pm |
  16. jes

    I have had so much respect for the Clintons it sure hurts & angers me when I hear Hillary speak on behalf of Obama. I hope Bill sits this one out & maintains some self respect.

    June 26, 2008 at 9:36 pm |
  17. joanie gentry

    Everyone: Please read Obama's two books before you decide to make him President of our Country. They are an eyeopener into his basic needs and abilities. Hillary don't give up yet!!!

    June 26, 2008 at 9:25 pm |
  18. eusis

    Could your program address that Scarlat's twin works on Obama's campaign. The piece on CaMpbell's show was pretty poor.

    June 26, 2008 at 9:21 pm |
  19. Marcia

    Ah yes the continuing story of Kwame Kilpatrick v Detroit City Council. Its a nice change of pace from Obama v McCain, but a lot more confusing. Lawsuits are being filed every day to stop this or forge ahead with that and meanwhile things really aren't getting done in the city. However, if honesty had been originally in the forefront none of this would have happened. I like a good legal fight as much as the next trial junkie, but this one gives me a headache.

    June 26, 2008 at 9:01 pm |
  20. Annie Kate

    It seems like the wildfire season started sooner this year I hope the firefighters can contain this one before it destroys homes.
    I realize the lightning strikes started this one but I wondered if there was a drought where it started – seems like we are getting more wildfires because of lightning in places that haven't had adequate rainfall.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    June 26, 2008 at 8:59 pm |