June 23rd, 2009
10:46 AM ET

Morning Buzz: A Rose Garden News Conference

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Penny Manis
AC360° Senior Producer

Emergency workers are navigating through wreckage to remove bodies of victims following the crash of 2 Metro subway trains yesterday during rush hour. This accident occurred just before 5pm on an above-ground track in DC near the border with Takoma Park, Maryland.

Dozens of people were treated for injuries at the scene. Officials said both trains were on the same track, headed in the same direction, but the cause of the collision is still unclear. Joe Johns will bring you the latest.

Iranian officials say they have found 'no major fraud' in the disputed presidential election and therefore the results will stand. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will be sworn-in sometime between July 26th and August 19th. How will the opposition react?

The video of a young Iranian woman named Neda who apparently died after being shot has become an iconic image of the violence on the streets. What will be the impact of her death on this reform movement?

President Obama holds a news conference this afternoon in the Rose Garden. We’re told his opening statement will deal with health care, Iran and energy legislation, but you can expect him to answer questions on other issues such as North Korea, jobs and healthcare. We’re going to replay the main highlights for you.

Ed McMahon fans must be sad this morning- the longtime Johnny Carson sidekick died at the age of 86. His publicist says he passed away peacefully overnight.

See you tonight at 10pet.

Filed under: Penny Manis • The Buzz
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Mike in NYC, I particularly liked the way Obama said, "Only I am the president of the United States." It sounded suspiciously like Bush when he declared, "I am the decider."

    Funny how none of the Obama propaganda news organizations are criticizing or making fun of him for this remark. Media bias indeed!

    June 23, 2009 at 4:54 pm |
  2. Mike in NYC

    The Great One gets up and lies in front of the nation.

    We're expected to believe that the US had/has no hand in what's happening in Iran, even though, as former Reagan administration official Paul Craig Roberts points out on Counterpunch and VDare, plans to foment an uprising were being put in place two years ago.

    Props to CNN for stepping up to the plate as a bona fide US government propaganda organ.

    June 23, 2009 at 2:24 pm |
  3. Mari

    @ Mary McQuerry........ Agree with you 100%!


    Let's give TAX BREAKS to manufacturers & corporations that bring their jobs home!

    Come on, President Obama! We know you can do it!

    June 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  4. Lori

    See you tonight AC360! :0)

    June 23, 2009 at 11:15 am |
  5. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Mary I echo your staement .I am losing my job and the comapny that i am at is sending everything to mexico .i just clean the offices there and it's so maddening .

    June 23, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  6. sule

    Mary Mc Querry You are my hero. I have been on twitter and e mails sending messages to people and the deep pockets of this country to STOP EXPORTING OUR JOBS. I was thinking I was alone and now today you are my hero. Yes you deep Pockets Stop Exporting Jobs

    June 23, 2009 at 10:31 am |
  7. Rita

    Amen Mary now when will the Goverment relize that and bring our jobs back

    June 23, 2009 at 10:07 am |
  8. earle,florida

    I'm so glad your post this morning mentioned Mr. Ed McMahon,Penny. He was a trooper,a real man's man,a farm boy,a WW11 Marine Fighter Pilot Instructor,and just great guy. He even made the great Johnny Carson laugh,if you can believe that. Mr. McMahon was a man that believed life should be lived to it's fullest! He actually never grew-up,so to say,but stayed young-at-heart,until he was lying on his death bed ,but by then death was just an afterthought to him,to be laughed at,as a farm-kid from Maine calling Bingo, or joking on the radio in Lowell ,Mass.! "May God now hold you in the palm of his hand,and comfort you through the next life of eternity",....

    June 23, 2009 at 10:06 am |
  9. Mary McQuerry



    June 23, 2009 at 10:03 am |
  10. Isabel, Brazil

    Good morning Penny!

    Iran, which seemed very closed and homogeneous, has changed much socially in these years. Women are the forces of social change. They have studied and passed the men in educational indicators.
    Iran is a country of young people: 70% of Iranians are under 30 years. Therefore, the accession of new technologies so strong that, today, are this kind of info-weapons in the fight against tyranny.
    The framework for renewal and increase of educational level of women now confronts against the authoritarianism of the political-religious.

    Neda is a picture of it. The image of her death, so touching, sad and cruel, will be used to it!

    Do they know the cause of the crash yet? Was it operational error, or something else? It's very sad this accident.

    Yesterday I did miss of Anderson and Erica?
    Today they are in the show? 🙂

    I wish a great day for you! Thanks!

    June 23, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  11. Michelle D . Fonthill. Ont

    Good Morning Penny

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the famlies of the train crash victims. It's a shocking and horrble image that can ever be fogotton in the daeth of Neda it's a sign of the bloodshed that is englufing the Iranaian people the reality of the unrest . I pray for them to stop the fighting . Presedent Obama has to get tough and tkae action before it gets any worse than it already is Rest in peace Ed McMahon he is s true legend sidekick to Johnny Carson .

    Thanks for the buzz

    Michelle D.

    June 23, 2009 at 9:30 am |