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August 19th, 2008
09:54 PM ET

Tomorrow Buzz: debating the Middle East

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

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

RAW POLITICS:Sen. Obama will be in Virginia with an invitation-only town hall meeting in Martinsville and a town hall meeting in Lynchburg that is open to the public.  Sen. McCain hosts a town hall meeting in Las Cruces, NM.

MIDDLE EAST DEBATE: The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to hold an open debate on the current situation in the Middle East. 

TED STEVENS FALSE STATEMENTS CASE: A court hearing to discuss Sen. Ted Stevens’ request to move his trial to Alaska is scheduled.  Stevens is accused of making false statements on his Senate financial disclosure forms. 

ALVAREZ SENTENCING: Formal sentencing is scheduled for Juan Manuel Alvarez who was convicted of murder for causing the train crash in 2005 which killed 11 people. He faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. 

ATLANTIC CITY AIR SHOW: “Thunder Over the Boardwalk” includes performances from military and civilian planes.

WORLD AIR GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIPS: Contestants from around the world compete for the championship title  in Oulu, Finland.


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  1. Dennis W. Hicks

    Why don't you have a poll asking which presidential candidate would take us into another war unneccessarily? Dennis W. Hicks – Camano Island, Wa. 98282

    August 20, 2008 at 3:51 am |
  2. Scott W., Westlake, LA

    Can we please get something about any of the othe candidates in the race. I’ll get my grandmother to run if you’ll cover her.
    I have had enough of the vice presidential speculation.
    Show me and the rest of the 50% of voters out here who haven't made up their mind some other options, please. I am sick of chosing for the best of the worst. I would like to at least send these 2 parties a message this year that THEY DO NOT HAVE MY VOTE. They need to do something with this country besides vacation accross it when it is going down the toilet!

    Sorry for the typo.
    it was the discust 🙂

    August 20, 2008 at 2:11 am |
  3. liz-nyc

    Motorists could save more than 1 billion gallons of fuel a year, right now. But expanded offshore drilling would eventually produce even more. Yes in the nex million years from now.

    Who cares about the middle east when the USA cannot take care of its own! hypocrits!

    August 20, 2008 at 12:20 am |
  4. Randall

    I am a college student in Jacksonville Fl,,,but i am deeply upset with the way that CNN has been broadcasting this campaign.

    Why is it that CNN does not televise the return attacks from Barack Obama to John McCain as much as they do when John McCain Attacks Barack Obama???,,, and when i say that i mean that when the Obama campain holds events CNN wont really play back the his responses to John McCain. Also Manny points that John McCain is wrong wrong on CNN never addresses??? And Senator McCain has flip flopped on several positions but CNN never addresses it such as McCain's flip flop on off shore drilling, but CNN was quick to criticize Sen. Obama. I'm not taking sides because i am a republican but there are two sides to every story,, but as far as this political year is concerned i have mainly heard the full story on one side when watching your network. ive seen the return attacks that Obama gives to McCain but not on CNN and it does not help voters decide on who to vote for when your network shows everything in one persons campaign but not everything in another persons campaign. I like watching CNN but i would like to see fairness with both campaigns so that all Americans truthfully know where the candidates stand and make the right decision in November.

    August 20, 2008 at 12:02 am |
  5. John Nesheimn

    Are those the tubes senator Stevens told me about?

    August 19, 2008 at 11:44 pm |
  6. jonny

    does mccain look like dr. evil in austin powers??

    August 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm |
  7. Spencer in Cali

    You forgot one of the stories thats ALWAYS on 360's radar.....

    The daily John McCain character assassination of Obama. Its a 360 staple, and frankly a CNN staple. Its why the race is so close. CNNs negative bias against McCain.

    Congratulations CNN, you have become what you most dislike. The new Fox News!

    August 19, 2008 at 11:15 pm |
  8. Mark

    I know a sure way for John McCain to win, pick the Arizona/Tent City Sheriff to run with him. This is a sure thing.

    August 19, 2008 at 11:13 pm |
  9. john

    I am curious why McCain's decisions to not pay his home taxes for 5 years is not talked about as an example of his ability to lead.

    August 19, 2008 at 11:08 pm |
  10. Rudy

    McCain has made outrageous claims and made all kinds of pandering to the right and has said all types of contradicting statements and your station has not called him on it. But you will never let Obama get away with this. Ms Brown never has a positive thing to say about Obama she should be on Fox

    August 19, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  11. Rudy

    August 19th, 2008 10:20 pm ET
    It is working because you are giving Mccain a pass you are not calling him on his misleading adds . Your attention on his lies is changing the race by your focus on them and not the issues

    August 19, 2008 at 10:25 pm |
  12. lauren bryan

    Stagecraft. It is always interesting to watch John McCain need to have his notes always in hand for review so that he knows what he needs to talk about. Today’s stage craft on the off shore Oil drilling rigs was no different. John needed to review his notes to attempt to discredit Borack on the off shore drilling momentum. Shouldn't John McCain know where he stands, and his opponent stands by now without notes? Is John going to review his notes when he speak to foreign delegates to know where he stands and the delegates stand on issues? I am surprised he doesn't need his notes to recall his POW days, which more than likely are similarly inflated/embellished, to Hillary Clintons recall of landing under sniper fire.

    August 19, 2008 at 10:21 pm |
  13. Rudy

    It is working because you are giving Mccain a pass you are not call on his misleading you media is changing the race by your focus on Mccain lies not the issues

    August 19, 2008 at 10:20 pm |
  14. Andrew

    John McCain purchased the web site "www.WilliamClinton.com" and has the web site forwarded to his campaign web site.

    How sneaky and interesting!!

    August 19, 2008 at 10:11 pm |