January 13th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 1/13/09

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  1. Brandi - bottom of the boot

    as americans, most of us feel like our own criminals receive too good of care in our jails, imagine if they move the GITMO detainees here, how many people would be riled up over the new rights they would suddenly get?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  2. MARK

    Can someone please tell me why the heck we need to expand the BB court at the white house at this time in the economy? We pay for that renovation / addition. We own that basketball court. At the very least Mr. President-Elect dont tell me about all the ridiculous spending you are about to do.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  3. Lori from IL

    Love to hear James Carville - he's always good for a laugh - and I think we can all use one!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  4. Clarence Albuquerque

    How can the media stay out of the limelight when Sarah brings it to the fore... or when she brings her disagreement to the media.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  5. Rikki, Fargo, ND

    I agree too! Lets leave Sarah Palin alone and let her and her family get back to life.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  6. vincent

    i truly pray that Getmo is closed...it has been a disaster to the character of our country...so many countries want us to return to justice.

    can't believe Bennett and Carville agreed on something!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Minou, New York City

    Seems to me like the media is leaving Palin alone. She's not leaving the media alone.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  8. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    I agree the media should leave Palin alone. I for one am tired, oh so tired, of hearing about her and hers.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  9. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    If the media stops doing stories on Governor Palin, she'd probably stop having to respond.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  10. Bea

    Bennett says the media should "leave Palin alone?" Why? When does she get special treatment. She's asking to be in the media? Isn't that a bit patronizing?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  11. Sherrol in Canada

    Sarah Palin needs to take accountability for her own actions. Can you imagine what your administration would be like if she were VP?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  12. Jane

    Obama should close Guatanamo today, and move all the inmates to DC, we will all be happy.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  13. Fay - CA

    For once, I agree with Bill Bennett–the media should just STOP reporting on Sarah Palin's daily rants–who cares?!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  14. Vanessa- Silver Spring MD

    The media leave Palin alone! How about she leave us alone and go away.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  15. Melinda

    Poor Sarah! Got to take it if you can dish it out. Yes. please no more interviews.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  16. Maureen T

    your are right, next week's inauguration will be historic and I wish I could be there! You are so lucky!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  17. Ken in NC

    What is Sarah Palin's problem? This woman will not go away. This woman makes GWB look really smart. The media is to blame for everything she does not want to accept responsibility for.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  18. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I think the requests for the Clinton's foundation is fair either way they go. If they accept donations from foreign donors then its fair that they disclose who gave to them. I think its a fair request for her not to accept the donations too while she is in the cabinet. Either way they go, its fair.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  19. Patrice Palmer

    Glen Up North – the rich have kept themselves so separate from the rest of us, that they don't care if they inconvenience thousands of travelers so 1 or 2 of them can take one jet, wasting all kinds of resources.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  20. ryan

    for goodness sake, leave that poor woman alone.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  21. Dulcie - Denver

    I think the closing of Gitmo is a very important gesture. Sure, it'll take time, but it's an important statement to make.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  22. Ben Eiford

    Thank you Anderson! The Inaugural takes precedence over Gaza.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  23. Hannah Marner

    I had the misfortune to see some other network's "analysis" of the Clinton hearing – completely ridiculous. Thank you for actually presenting fact!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  24. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    As much as I like Hillary, I do not believe her and Bill's decision regarding foreign contributions was a wise one. Of course, we know Hillary will do exactly as Hillary pleases. Sometimes one's greatest strength can be one's greatest weakness as well.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  25. Gary

    Where are you going to move the terrorists too? The mainland? Wait till they see what our penal system is like. They will be petitioning to go back to Gitmo.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  26. Nik

    You go Carville!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  27. Mike, Syracuse NY

    Where are they sending the GITMO prisoners?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  28. Lorie Ann, Buellton, California

    Who takes the Gitmo prisoners? I've heard many countries don't want them.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  29. Ashley - Hamlin, NY

    Clinton = Blagoveich?? Seriously? I don't know how to comment – it's too surreal.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  30. Craig Ellsworth

    How is anything about Sarah Palin news worthy? Please, no more coverage.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  31. Bea

    Bennet is ridiculous! He wants to keep stereotyping the Clintons. He can't even be intelletual in analyzing the situation.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  32. Betty Ann, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Kathy~ Bush kept us safe for 7 years? Safe from what? economic disaster, no. War? no. International chaos? no. Hmmm I have never seen this country in the shape it's in. Someone needed to keep us safe from Bush. Yikes!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  33. Ben Eiford

    Geithner's situation is only another compelling argument for a fair or flat tax. When the Treasury Secretary can't figure out the code, he is either confused or a crook.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  34. David, Indiana

    I agree w/ David Gergen, too, I don't think democrats want to see the economy collapse. They are feeling the heat from the constituents as you suggest Anderson.

    I liked Tom Foreman's report on Senator Clinton' confirmation hearing. I was struck by how much love was coming her way at the beginning of the hearing, thoughtful appreciation and affection, but also by how hard the questions she was asked are. Every question was complex required precise judgement, extensive knowledge, and sensitivity.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  35. M.McDonald

    Hello Anderson, Can someone please explain to me how Congress can get away with telling us they dont know where our taxpayer dollars went? Why are we accepting this?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  36. Joseph-Palm Coast FL

    It's nice to see the Hillary Clinton senate confirmation hearings. How refreshing to see someone so in tune with the real world. This woman is amazing with her intellect and knowledge of the world.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  37. ryan

    charities are good!
    why be against charities?
    im confused by this nonsense!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  38. ericacnn

    Glen up north, it would be nice to see some carpooling...or jet-pooling, as the case may be.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  39. laporsha frazier

    thats completely understandable anderson, see you there!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  40. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It just goes to show you the level of arrogance these government officials have.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  41. Sherrol in Canada

    Hillary is right a bout not doing any more about donations to Bill's charity. Good for you Hillary, stick to your guns.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  42. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am really can't wait see Hillary Clinton to confirmation and she will be great job as state of secretary!!!!!

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  43. Frank

    Hello Erica, Sorry to hear that the webcams are down tonight. I was looking forward to see you my friend. All the best, Frank.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  44. Deena

    Principles and Pragmaticism .... She'll be a shoe in. The Clinton Foundation won't be a conflict. Bill Clinton is open to audits and will be reporting on an ongoing basis. Besides she doesn't have any back taxes to pay.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  45. Jacqueline, NY

    Aye! Aye! Janine from PA

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  46. Glen Up North

    Cathy, my guess is a natural knee-jerk reaction, i.e. "You want more money? What happened to the money we just _gave_ you?"

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  47. ryan

    for goodness sake, whats this nonsense about Bill Clintons charities!!!!
    i find it admirable what Bill does. his charities do good!!!
    Its like the Catholic church, do they know where all their money comes from?

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  48. Gary

    Would anyone be surprised if Hillary were not confirmed? This is a joke.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  49. Paula, Colorado

    I missed the confirmation hearings–I'm glad to see your replay and discussion. Hillary Clinton will probably be confirmed, but it's still fascinating to watch.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
  50. EJ (USA)

    Maureen – as much as i want to go to Gaza, if it happened next week i would have to stay and cover the inaugural. it’s a historic and remarkable event and i wouldnt want to miss it.

    I think that would be an excellent choice Anderson.

    January 13, 2009 at 10:20 pm |
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