Tonight on AC360°, building his team. President-elect Obama has made it official. Fellow Chicagoan Rahm Emmanuel has accepted the job of White House chief of stafff. What other power players may be headed for the White House? We've got the raw politics. And, the first daughters-to-be. What life may be like for Obama's two daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, when they move to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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You both were wrong, you should always approach a dog with your hand open palm facing up with your fingers closed.
the holo/topogram was neat! who says it wasn't?
great show tonight as always.
Didn't anyone ever tell those White House press that you never stick your fingers out to a dog? That's the guy's fault on that one.
Wolf...remember...about the predator alien hologram..."if it bleeds you can kill it." Oh, nevermind...holograms (topograms?) don't bleed....good luck Wolf!
Anderson is right, you have to let dogs smell you first. As long as he didn't lose a finger its okay to laugh at it.
Off to bed.
I feel Sarah Palin has been hurt in this election and I don't feel good about it.
I love the behind the scenes drama on the 360 set.
Bad dog Barney
Very nice newscast Anderson, Erica.
Good night everyone
TOPOGRAM!! Yes. Tx Erica!
i cant imagine growing up as a young teenager in the white house
See you manana! Bye Anderson and Erica. 🙂
Actually getting to bed before midnight:) Thanks Cooper, Gergen, and bloggers!
You've got to know when and how to pet the pooch!! Thank you Andy and Erica!! You folks are too funny!! Good night!!
Sounds like Barney might be in the "doghouse" tonight! Ha!
Great discussion and show. Nite all!
Shot of the day..Wolf is knocked into the twillight zone by a Hologram..Night all
I agree with you Al. I wish I could give you a reason why you and your partner should not be allowed to marry. However, for the life of me, I can't give you a single reason. Congrats to you and your partner.
Alan: I don't think we covet the sanctity of marriage so much as the religiousosity of it.
Night night Anderson
If Obama was a republican, then we would have another republican President waiting to take the office. Most of the people who voted made this a race issue. They could care less about rep-vs-dem.
another good point! divorce rates are extremely high which is in itself destroying the sanctity of marriage.
Barney is one smart little guy. He got a photo op free of charge.
I totally agree with Barney. Would you like a stranger to touch you? Plus from Barney's body you could see he didn't like the reporter.
@Mike, Syracuse NY
For once I agree with you
I hope the Obamas' choose the same approach to raising their daughters in the White House as the Clintons did. Hopefully they will be able to have the same privacy Chelsea was given.
I think that the Obama girls will be just fine. They are growing up in a loving family where both parents are grounded and obviously love each other.
As young girls, they'll probably have a harder time with the inevitable lack of privacy as they blossom into young women. I can't imagine my every move being watched by the Secret Service.
Barack and Michelle Obama will keep those young ladies grounded!!
the first children will be fine there mom don't play.
Little kids are kinda like puppies, they're happy no matter where they are...but the older girl will go through her teens in the white house...wow!
I would hate to go through my teenage years in the white house. That is so much pressure for a young child– though the Obama's seem to be very down to earth.
I really hope CNN and all the media leaves these young children alone to be kids.
Words cannot describe the elation and pride I feel...this country of ours has proven, at last, that it has grown up; and that we all, as Americans, do have a voice. We cannot be swayed by the intolerant and fearmongers wishing to yet separate and divide us as a nation.
The little girls of the First Family are adorable, and I'm confident will flourish in their new home. I wish them all well in the transition (and in choosing their new puppy!)
The girls should be shielded from the press, and I hope they will never be interviewed. kids should never be paraded in front of cameras.
I think it will be good for the soon to be first daughters to be a part of the first African American family to live in the White House. I hope the girls are able to be protected and stay the grounded girls that they appear to be.
What has race got to do with Prop 8? When are Americans going to stop dividing everything up into race? Each voter is a citizen and how they vote is their private matter. I am in favour of gay marriage by the way!!