July 9th, 2008
09:56 PM ET

AC360° Radar for July 10th

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

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

RAW POLITICS: Sen. Obama starts his day in New York City with a fundraiser in the morning.  In the afternoon he’ll be at a town hall meeting in Fairfax, VA.  Sen. McCain will have his own town hall in Belleville, MI at noon and will finish his day in Minnesota. 

SPACE WALK: The crew members of the International Space Station are scheduled to perform the first of two scheduled spacewalks.

ATLANTA COURTHOUSE SHOOTINGS TRIAL: Brian Nichols’ trial is scheduled to resume in Atlanta.  He is charged with murdering a judge, court reporter, police officer and federal agent after he escaped from detention in 2005.

RENT-A-PATIENT SCAM: Scheduled date of arraignment for attorney Roy Dickson, accused of being part of a scheme in which healthy people had surgeries for cash.

GREEN PARTY NATIONAL CONVENTION: It’s being held in Chicago and continues until July 13th. 

OPEC WORLD OIL OUTLOOK PRESS CONFERENCE: OPEC holds a new conference to launch its “World Oil Outlook 2008” report.

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  1. Tom

    Have I been MIA or has the Jackson comment been swept under the rug? If a white had voiced that he/she would thrown under a bus.

    July 10, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  2. Kent Fitzsimmons,Kewanee, IL

    Al Sharpton understands the importance of Obama being elected.........so does Jackson, but he got caught speaking when he thought no one was listening. I saw Sharpton on AC360 last night and he made alot of sense. He understands that Obama isn't a civil rights leader. Obama is sending a message for all the people of the USA. He is different than Jackson or Sharpton.................

    July 10, 2008 at 9:55 am |
  3. Kent Fitzsimmons,Kewanee, IL

    McCain cannot gain ground in MN. MN is full of Democrats and Pawlenty cannot deliver that state for McCain. They also are very Independent...............Ventura anyone? They're pretty smart in MN, and are not swayed by the GOP fear machine........................

    July 10, 2008 at 9:48 am |
  4. Jane Burdette

    I saw the interview with Sen Obama and his family and I thought it was endearing. The public keeps saying that we don't know him. This gave us an opportunity to get to know him a little better. Some insight on his family. I don't think it's necessary to do it again, but I'm glad we had the opportunity to see the girls and watch them interact with their parents. They are a delightful family.
    Stop finding fault in everything Obama does...he could very well be our next President and needs our support. This country has been divided and angry for the last 7 1/2 years....let's come together and support real change and positive direction for this country. The world will respect us again.
    As for Iran....Sen Obama will have the good judgment to handle that situation. I don't agree with McCain's "war" philosophy. As the mother and mother in law of a soldier, I want diplomacy to have a strong chance.

    July 10, 2008 at 7:23 am |
  5. Tom

    Aren't we tired of the black dynamic duo? When are we going to stop listening to these fools. According to each other, aren't they both perfect? Ask them they'll tell you they are. I sure hope the black community sees that these 2 are washed up and useless.

    July 10, 2008 at 2:35 am |
  6. Charles B. Calvin

    As an African-American I agree with what Rev. Jackson said but not how he said it. Believe it or not I'm actually crying while typing this blog thinking about how I was brutalized and falsely convicted by a biased justice system towards towards us it seems like as long as he doesnt mention these thruths and upset white america theres no problem. He failed to mention that jail, lack of equal employment opportunities, and poor education in urban communities (which we have little or no control of) play a major part in the abscence and incapabilities of those fathers. Maybe if he was born and raised in Chicago's slums like me he would have a different view.

    July 10, 2008 at 2:34 am |
  7. Donald Drake

    We're luck Hillary didn't win the primary. Would she run the country like she ran her campaign finances, spend and spend and worry about it later; sounds like the republicans. Maybe Obama should pay for all the debts of the original candidates? I think not!

    July 10, 2008 at 2:29 am |
  8. Donald Drake

    I am fond of Barack Obama but refuse to donate (although I would like to) to the campaign as long as there are hints that any portion of the funds will go towards Hillary's debt. It won't happen and I'm only one of many who share the same sentiment.

    Hillary's debt is due to sinful pride, refusal to submit and not being able to get off the stage. I used to be a fan but she killed it with the last month or so of the primary.

    She needs to stop giving speaches and get off the stage. We are tired of her. (We still like Bill)

    July 10, 2008 at 2:26 am |
  9. Faye Buffalo

    I believe we would stop talking and guessing and thinking and supposing the entire election process would be better. If there is legimate news report it and DO NOT BRING ON THE EXPERTS.
    Give us a change to tthink on our own without the commentary.
    Are the experts paid? Maybe CNN can contribute those funds to feed hungry people, buy gas for those who can not.

    July 10, 2008 at 2:18 am |
  10. Marcia Husband

    The story on Jesse Jackson's disparaging remarks about Barak Obama while a "hot mike" was on would have been been blown out of proportion - history has shown - had the remarks been made by a White person! But, since it is Jesse Jackson, the incident is "swept under the rug" by a simple "apology" by Jesse Jackson (blaming the "hot mike" more than his own big mouth and faux pas!). Good thing Don Imas didn't say it! Or Howard Cosell or Jimmy The Greek (posthumously, of course!). Does Jesse Jackson have a job we can fire him from?

    July 10, 2008 at 2:18 am |
  11. Jeanette Pace

    One more thing. Yes, McCain's comment, if taken out of context as the Rev. Wright and Mrs. Obama's were, would sound pretty damaging, wouldn't it? Surprise me...and post my comments...link included. I wonder sometimes, if you're really any better than the game show over at the Fox channel that pretends to be real news.

    July 10, 2008 at 12:46 am |
  12. Darin Stockton MD

    I am wondering if anyone has taken the total amount of money that we spent in Iraq and has extrapolated what projects could have been done here for the same amount of money. For instance, would one day of expenses there cover the cost building 500 miles of new roads or fixing 75 new bridges. I think most people would like to know exactly how much money has been spent over there, and what huge amounts of services that could have been provided here instead. If you could report of exactly what this money could have been used for, I would find if incredibly helpful to know exactly how much of our money was wasted doing projects which could has helped our own infrastructure. Thanks, /Darin.

    July 10, 2008 at 12:28 am |
  13. Joe

    Has anyone considered using the oil shale deposits in Colorado. The US has the largest reserves of oil shale in the world by far. In a Rand Corp report in 2005 it stated that oil shale production would be economically viable when oil reached $75 dollar per barrel. Well we meet that prerequisite.

    July 10, 2008 at 12:18 am |
  14. Rosyrosyland

    AC360. Got amazed by things that you have been doing and things that you are, just drop a line to express my admiration and wish you all the best. Cheers.

    July 10, 2008 at 12:15 am |
  15. Kaci Lynn H

    I'm still waiting to see coverage of Chuck Baldwin and/or Bob Barr. And as far as seeing politics from all sides, you are all a miserable failure IMO. As I have stated privately in polite e-mails to this network and show as well as ones on MSNBC and Fox News, Most all I see so far is Obama or McCain. There are a lot of people in this country who you know refuse to support or vote for the "republicrats." Ron Paul's "Campaign for Liberty" isn't setting up in Minneapolis in September for nothing. There are lots of voters who are simply fed up with "business as usual" out of Washington and out of the media as well. "Fair and Balanced", "Exploring all sides", means equal coverage for ALL the candidates. I just don't see why voters like myself are "left out in the cold". Maybe you in the media can tells us the truth. We DO want it.

    July 9, 2008 at 11:51 pm |
  16. Horace

    Rev. Jackson needs to sit down and let the next generation attempt to right a wrong, fueled by defending the thugs and hoodlums in the Black community. Too long have Black parents defended their ill-responsible children, after they have disrupted their friends and classmates, that go to school to learn. If Senator Obama continues to speak out against one of the Black community's worse faults, I will continue to support him and contribute to this change in our country with more financial contributions. My children, friends and clients have known my position on this issue since before Senator Obama was out of diapers, the bull should have been addressed by White leaders, but they were afraid of being labeled racist. Maybe now we can make some progress in holding everyone responsible for their destiny. But we know there are people against progress

    July 9, 2008 at 11:37 pm |
  17. Jeannie in Sacramento, CA

    Please take note!

    My family and I are not supporting Barack Obama. We're going to watch the black folks do it all by themselves without the Clinton bloc of 18 million voters. Should he lose the election to McCain, we will watch the black folks cry. My family and I will hardly be affected. We are upper middle class, we have private medical insurance and private retirement plans from stable careers, Iraq doesn't touch us, we couldn't care a snit whether the Supreme Court becomes conservative, we have no use for Roe v. Wade, and we can afford to buy gas. We will sit back in November and relax. Then, we'll regroup in 2012 to unseat McCain with another Democrat, whose name will not be Obama.

    Matriarch to 9 Registered Democratic Voters

    July 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  18. Josiah O.

    What can we call this; people opening thier mouth wide and later on calling for appology.
    Hello! can somebody think before you open your mouth?

    July 9, 2008 at 11:25 pm |
  19. Harold

    Al Sharpton wasn't very verbal about Jackson.. But sure lite a fire under Don Imus.. Ie there a double standard there..?

    July 9, 2008 at 10:17 pm |
  20. Keith McMullin

    We can only assume that Don Imus will invite Reverand Jackson on his radio program tomorrow to explain his statements which have apparently been interpreted incorrectly.

    July 9, 2008 at 10:14 pm |