September 17th, 2009
09:47 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk: 9/17/09

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets emotional on Capitol Hill. We'll have the raw politics. Plus, we take you inside the Garrido home where police say Jaycee Dugard had to live for 18 years. Meanwhile, investigators say cadaver dogs may have found remains on the Garrido property.

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  1. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Well said Depak Chopra!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think like you... this is disrespect with the President!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  3. michael reigh

    Good Evening to all

    September 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Marie Jones

    You say bad talk is preventing progress but feuding sides also hinder progress.
    And I don't commend the fact that after giving Pelosis comment you 'summed it up' by giving an overview of the opposing sides. I would like to know exactly what part of the health care reform she was referring to when that statement was made.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm |
  5. Gregory Smith

    My heart goes out to Nancy Pelosi. She seemed genuinely afraid. Has anyone thought about the fact that just like the threats on President Obama's life have increased by over 400% as compared to other presidents, that some of these folks may also be threating her life. I agree with her that everyone needs to cool the rhetoric. I also believe that there must be a leader of the Republican party to speak up about this. There has got to be a more civil way to debate this issue. I also believe that if the media would just report report on the issues (factual) and stop concentrating on the drama we could cool some of this down.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  6. Patty

    I find the current political climate scary.

    Last weekend after a news broadcast, my 8th grader said she is afraid that the President could be hurt.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  7. helen marie

    I'm tired of the Repubicans saying that the racist charge if being thrown out because they oppose Obama plan. I expect them to oppose everything. I object to the way they are opposing–the evil things they are saying. I felt exactly like Pelosi. I am afraid that people like Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh are riling up some who are capable of violence. I believe it the cable network should give them so much attention and airtime. Spend the time about talking about healt care

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  8. Miriam Cooper, NY

    I hope everything goes well !!!!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  9. Marian

    Why do just average people carry the signs seen in the media seen at these rallies, average my foot! There is nothing average about these low intellects.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  10. Tasha

    Anderson, it doesn't have to say NO Blacks for us to know it's rascism.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:15 pm |
  11. Penny Collins

    I wish all of this would stop, but I do have one question. Doesn't Nancy Pelosi bear some of the fault for this rhetoric? Calling the American people "un-American"? "Mobs"? And Harry Reid calling the American people "evil." Everyone should stop now, including Reid and Pelosi.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  12. Isabel

    They are taking guns to events where Obama is speaking! Good grief!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  13. johnny boy

    I beleve that racism is a big part of what is going on every time you see a republican on tv he or she says obama and don't have the respect to say president obama

    September 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  14. Jon

    Just this moment, well a few moments ago, it was mentioned how polarized our politicians have become. I am someone who has grown up not believing politicians can get along, compromise or succeed in any way together. (Forgetting our very limited two party system) What can our politicians, our leaders, and our supposed representatives do to fix this? I think this is really important to our future as a country.


    September 17, 2009 at 10:14 pm |
  15. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Under President Bush dissent was patriotic. Under president Obama it's racist and dangerous. Anyone have a problem with this?

    September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    Good evening Anderson, Erica, Isabel, everyone. Good to be here, suprised that Friday is just around the corner.

    That's a good breakdown of how we appear to have become so polarized politically. Though my impression before the congressional recess was that we were getting ready for a, yes, political discussion of health care reform but also an in depth debate.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  17. kim-chicago

    Don't kid your self this partisan politics at its worst!! This is a bitter battle at the expense of the American people.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  18. Frank

    What's really scary is Nancy Pelosi.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  19. Michelle

    It is good to have debate in this country, but what is going on regarding healthcare is not debate. I think some of the underlying issues regarding opposition to Obama is related to the color of his skin, if you look at those protesting there is not a clear representation of all the races that live in this country. It looks like all the rallies that were held for the Republican Party during the campaign. Remember looking at the crowd the night Obama got elected it was diverse, the people protesting look all the same.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  20. Fred

    Mike Rogers is very reasonable. I saw him on Morning Joe, I think.
    He is a good guy!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  21. Yari

    I just want to say that I don't think that being against something the President proposes is being racist its the lack of respect that the President is experiencing that I have called good old fashion racism.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    If this is not about racism, then show the President more respect when he want to speak to our children in their schools and no more signs of the President in worldly light. If this is not about racism, prove it!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  23. Renee

    @ starr, formerly known as vincent: great post from you tonight! Too much noise.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  24. Kelly Swanson- Harrisburg, PA

    Excellent point, that we will gravitate towards media and opinions that follow our own leanings, where we can only hear one side of the story and think we are making educated choices... at the same time, a lot of media is just going for shock value to get ratings and not so interested in reporting the facts.. one reason I like this show so much and can barely stand watching others...

    But it is good to remember to listen to opposing views to understand their merits, if only to give you a stronger position on your own views.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:12 pm |
  25. Jeff everyday america Wiscsonsin

    Frank reads the writing on the wall watch these dems start to set themself apart from the obama admin

    September 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm |
  26. dorothy

    Hey there Anderson – always good to have you here in L.A. with us.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  27. David

    Congressman Barney Frank is one of the few politicians out there, that I actually respect.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:10 pm |
  28. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    A lot there from Barney Frank. From his discussion regarding the way we collect information to his criticism of the government's compliance in unrestrained capitalism, he pretty much summed up the reasons for the climate we see today in the American political and economic system.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:09 pm |
  29. Larry

    The Lab Tech at Yale has already been tried and convicted in the court of public opinion.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  30. John

    Barney Frank is correct, people do feel helpless and with these mobs running around spewing rhetoric and the "end times" it scares people and some might react to that fear. This is what Ms Pelosi was speaking about.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  31. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Although i can see why Speaker Pelosi is concerned about the language that is being used daily, i am more concerned about the distraction that this story provides.

    As long as the media and Americans are talking about the tea party group, or racism, or anything else, the focus on very important issues is being ignored or drowned out.

    As a country, we need to pull together and focus directly on the issues that are so important to so many of our lives (ie health ins. reform, economy, climate change, foreign affairs, etc.)

    September 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm |
  32. Larry

    Hello Anderson & fellow bloggers:)

    Why did one official say that they could be Native American remains on the Garrido property? Was there once a Native American burial ground there? Has any Native American group been asked about this question?

    September 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  33. Cessy, Chicago

    Good evening everyone! Hi Anderson- looks like another busy night!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:07 pm |
  34. Pam - San Diego, CA

    Good evening everyone!!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  35. Anthonia-Bay Area,California

    Good Evening Everyone!

    Why are people always concluding that every criticism towards Obama has to do with race? what evidence do people have that proves that those comments thrown at Obama are racist? People are always going to speak their minds about an issue, no matter what the topics are...

    September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  36. Cindy - Dyer, In

    good evening AC and 360 team

    September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  37. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Paula, Colorado,
    Yes, Paula...... He is now Los Angeles. 🙂

    September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm |
  38. Jane - Vt

    Good evening Anderson and Erica

    September 17, 2009 at 10:05 pm |
  39. Jacqueline, NY

    Greetings all from arctic NY!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am listening what speaker Nancy Pelosi to say, really emotional for her.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:04 pm |
  41. Kelly Swanson- Harrisburg, PA

    Has President Carter spoken to President Obama about his comments? Or has President Obama reached out to President Carter?

    September 17, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  42. Paula, Colorado

    Hi! It's great to see you in Los Angeles.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Kathy Chicago

    Hi AC and crew!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  44. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Good evening, everyone. Hope you've all had a good Thursday so far.

    I appreciate the Speaker's comments. I believe they're timely and accurate.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  45. John

    I agree with the Speaker of the House. These "mobs" are not about health care, it is about stopping all the Civil Rights advancements for minorities, gays, women, and etc.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Evening Anderson!
    It's cool to see you in LA!

    Hi friends, David (Indiana) and 360 team!

    Thank God tomorrow is Friday! 🙂

    September 17, 2009 at 10:02 pm |
  47. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Good evening Anderson, Erica & Team 360.

    Good evening fellow bloggers. It's almost Friday!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Jennifer - Michigan

    Good evening. Glad to be with you.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    Happpy Thursday night! 🙂
    We are going to look for bones to found remains in California.

    September 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Hello Everyone!

    September 17, 2009 at 10:00 pm |
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