November 7th, 2008
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/7/08

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/10/30/art.liveblog.jpg]Tonight on AC360°, Barack Obama's #1 priority as President. Today, he held his first news conference since the election. Hear what what he says is going to be his top concern when he moves into the White House. Also, Governor Sarah Palin speaking only to us about those nasty allegations that she's a diva and geographically challenged. Tonight, you'll hear her side of the story.

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soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Brandi-bottom of the boot

    goodnite all. have a great weekend.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:59 pm |
  2. Emma

    Tim, the difference is Palin didn't make those comments anonymously.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Kathy, Fort Myers,Florida

    Maybe it will be Jake 360 now? lol

    November 7, 2008 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Tim Urban

    great Dog you have.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    Hope everyone has a great weekend! Thanks for bringing the dogs in, that was great!

    I'm all for "Take your dog to work day". We want to see your dog next Anderson!!!

    November 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Maureen T

    Great pictures of the Obamas! Thank you Andy! Good night and have a great weekend!! Andy, get some rest, okay??

    November 7, 2008 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Emma

    I'm sure you guys probably received a lot of interesting captions for that photo.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Michael - Springfield, PA


    Jake is a cutie. My last baby was a rescue shepherd mix. She was a great companion

    November 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  9. Lorna

    If marriage is strictly a religious institution, should we require that only religious people be able to marry? Should we get our licenses from the churches instead of the state?

    November 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  10. Brandi-bottom of the boot

    you should bring him every nite. 🙂

    @ Bill,
    by your argument, 'marriage' should not even be in the constitution at all.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:56 pm |
  11. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Good Friday evening..It's been quite a whirlwind of a week for America. I hope we go forward and work hard to come together once and for all. Night All..

    November 7, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  12. Terry - Ontario, Canada

    For the Family dog, of President Obama, consider a Schnauzer.

    Standard or Miniature Schnauzer.

    Salt & Pepper in color, but some instances of all Black.
    We have had both.

    Fiercely loyal, love kids, protective and intelligent.
    Don't shed.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Lori from IL

    Good show tonight. Why isn't Anderson's dog on the set?

    November 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  14. Maureen T

    How come we didn't see Andy's dog, Molly?

    November 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  15. Lorna

    GO! Brian Glover – I totally forgot about that! Yes, it's in the US constitution too – so hurray!!!

    November 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Alex (Aliso Viejo, Ca)

    Hmmm...I wanted to go inside the webcam and see the dogs. I think both dogs are adorable. Very friendlya nd great temperament. Not like the "first" dog who bit the guy. Think he got startled...poor dog and poor reporter.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:54 pm |
  17. Maureen T

    Don't like that snow in the Dakotas! Eeww!! 🙁

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  18. ericacnn

    sorry i haven't blogged tonight...i've been a little busy, as you just saw. i think jake likes it here!

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  19. William

    About the gay rights.Some straight people just don't understand, that people are born gay. Also god makes you who you are and is not against gay people or any minorioty. Let the bill past.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  20. Cherisa

    Heartbreaking story in Haiti, still recovering from hurricane damage.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  21. Julie

    I'm a straight, 40-something female appalled to see that the majority of my fellow Californians voted to pass Prop 8. What business is it of anyone's, church or state, if two consenting adults love each other and want to get married? Have we come so far as to elect Barack Obama as our President, only to fall back decades, perhaps centuries, and continue to curtail the rights of our fellow American citizens?

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  22. Tim Urban

    It is amazing that Sarah Palin says people are jerks for saying things about her. Does she forget about all the things she said about Barack Obama.

    It is funny when it happens to her it is fude and mean but when she does it to someone else it is okay.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  23. Lisa A. Cervantes, Esq.

    I think your anchor Lisa was incredibly articulate and brilliant to point out that putting Prop 8 on the ballot was again improper. She also won that onscreen debate hands down!!! I hope and pray she is right in her prediction that it's overturned. That's the right result. I know the legislature is too smart to approve by 2/3 vote such a silly and archaic definition of marriage!

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  24. lynn

    You pundits and commentaries slay me...always giving Obama advice...even to what type of dog his lovely, little girls willhave...so i will give my two cents...i think they should EACH get a dog!!!

    November 7, 2008 at 10:53 pm |
  25. Jen

    If allowing gays is "changing the definition for everybody" then so was allowing inter-racial couples to marry, and that didn't destroy the institution of marriage.

    Back when inter-racial marriage was allowed popular opinion was against it, and it would have failed in these sorts of votes. Civil rights for minorities shouldn't be left to popular vote.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  26. David, Indiana

    Hi Nola and Jake, woof!

    Like to see the split screen with two pooches.

    Erica, I agree with Lisa Bloom about that law about farm animal accomodations. I wonder if other states will enact similar laws.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  27. Kathy, Fort Myers,Florida

    Erica, you had me giggling when your dog did the high five. I have two cats, both of them I have taught high five too. lol

    November 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Nola and Jake ? Were they real or a hologram? Both were very good looking dogs. Maybe if a dog doesn't work out for the Obamas they could get a cat..We can't forget the wonders of owning a kitty.

    November 7, 2008 at 10:52 pm |
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