October 21st, 2008
10:02 PM ET

ON THE RADAR: Wednesday

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Verdict watch…and other stories on our radar:

ON THE TRAIL: Sen. John McCain starts the day in Manchester, NH where he’ll hold a rally and be interviewed by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.  He’ll meet up with Gov. Palin for rallies in Green and Cincinnati, OH.  Sen. Barack Obama begins his day in Richmond, VA with a press conference and a rally and then moved on to a rally in Leesburg, VA.  Sen. Biden has events in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO.

CULPRITS OF THE COLLAPSE: Who’s next on the top ten most wanted list?  Here’s a hint: These mortgage giants were able to borrow money at below market rates and make risky investments because of their government backing.

SEN. TED STEVENS: There could be a verdict in the case against Sen. Ted Stevens. Stevens, 84, has been fighting a seven-count indictment accusing him of filing false statements on mandatory financial disclosure forms. The jury is scheduled to begin deliberating Wednesday.

PRESIDENT BUSH MEETS WITH LIBERIAN PRESIDENT: President George W. Bush is scheduled to meet with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf at the White House.

CREDIT RATING AGENCIES HEARING: The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The Breakdown of Credit Rating Agencies," focusing on the role of the credit rating agencies in the financial excesses on Wall St.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Lilypat

    The media have talked about qualifications for these 4 candidates like health, experience etc. How about their educational background. in office. I saw an e-mail that showed Palin dropped out of school several times. Tell us their educational backgroud.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  2. Debbie

    I'm looking at an article from the new york times: 9/11/2003 by Stephen Labation and it says the Bush Administration recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. It's a very interesting article. It also says the biggest opposers of the recommendation are : Barney Franks, Melvin Watts. Sounds like Bush isn't the one who got it wrong.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  3. Robert Moffitt

    I believe that Barak Obama said all that needs be said when he said;
    " Children are off limits "

    October 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  4. Connie

    Both Palin and McCain have made character issues a center piece of alleged concerns about Obama. Why isn't Palin's abuse of power in the firing of a member of her cabinet, and the use of taxpayer money for family travel an issue that speaks to her character and ethical judgment?

    October 21, 2008 at 10:14 pm |
  5. nick

    dear mr cooper , why is it that the incident with palin about her kids flying free with there mother is bigger than the episode about obama being associated with terrerist , please bring this up on youre show .

    October 21, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  6. Judy, Boston, MA

    Anderson, why hasn't anyone asked Palin why her children are always on the campaign trail with her, instead of attending school?

    October 21, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  7. Mary Cheung

    I heard the Sarah Palin travel costs issue.... Why aren't her kids in school? If she is home schooling them, it's an experience. Most of use don't have the flexibility to pull our kids out of school.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:13 pm |
  8. Mrs. Campbell

    As Mrs. Campbell the teacher, im sure not able to bring my children on conferences which the board of Ed would pay for. Working mothers are working mothers we MUST find childcare, why is Palin different???????????????????????????? Wow she is better off than most she has a husband.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:12 pm |
  9. sherry

    Has anyone addressed the accusation that Sarah Palin's 12.5 million home was built, for free, by the builder that she gave earmarked money to to build the huge events center in her town?

    October 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  10. Loria

    Palin having to bring her family along with her as she conducts business show her inability to operate as the VP. She will not be able to take her children all over the world with her as she conduct national business. I dont think that our take dollar should pay for her children travel.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  11. JC

    To Babe: Sarah Palin's trip with her children to watch her husband take part in a snowmobile race – paid for by the state – is NOT a government event!! Please get your facts straight once in awhile.

    October 21, 2008 at 10:11 pm |