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September 22nd, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 09/22/09

A battle is underway over a tent Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has put up in New York. He's not getting the welcome mat. Plus, a security alert for sports stadiums and luxury hotels. And, we take you inside the case against the accused Craigslist killer.

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  1. Tammy, Houma, LA

    I think Elizabeth Edwards, her children, and this baby girl are the losers in this latest political scandal. This is such a painful and private matter. It's far worse when the public gets involved. I'm really not sure the mud needs to be thrown right now.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  2. Dale

    Is there a more reprehensible, disgusting figure in recent American political history than John Edwards?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Anderson

    What relevance does the presence of Kadafi at theUnited Nations General Assembly?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  4. Danielle - Long Beach, CA

    Poor Donald Trump, first all the hullabaloo with Miss California now this. Who would have known a tent would have caused so much trouble.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  5. Nana - Atlanta, GA

    I'm glad Mr. Trump gave him somewhere to pitch his tent! Its a tent, he is not building a house and he will be gone in a few days. I think the story has just been blown out of proportion.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  6. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Edwards has caused more pain and sufering for his wife i feel for her and how could he have done this .

    September 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  7. Dina Bevers

    The war lost support here at home according to whom ? Quit punishing our soldiers for doing their jobs : it's war -not a tea party .

    September 22, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  8. starr, formerly known as vncent

    The entire Edwards story is truly sad and starting to look more like a tabloid story.

    I genuinely hope that for the children he has with Elizabeth and Elizabeth can be spared his "adoption" of this other child.

    Very, very sad. And, although there might be legal ramifications, i also hope that he is Not sent to jail where he is unable to bea father to his children with Elizabeth.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  9. Huda

    Bring back troops... dont send any more.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
  10. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    I feel so bad for the people in Georgia and i saw a fire bruring in the homes why are they burning ? Did they have a wildfire or why didn't the water douse it ?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  11. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Any psychologist will tell you that all celebrities are narcissists. Those celebs that deny it are being disingenuous.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  12. Jane - Vt

    Rielle Hunter makes me sick. Parading the baby around at the Grand Jury hearing. She should be ashamed causing more pain to Elizabeth Edwards.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:32 pm |
  13. CAROLYN J

    Hello, ANDERSON & ERICA.
    What makes a man like EWARDS lose it all ... sexual seduction.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  14. Judy

    When my then husband had an affair I thought the only pain worse would be the death of one of my children. I was wrong it would also be much more painful to be dying and find out my husband not only had an affair but has a child from it and now wants to acknowledge the child and have her and the mother in his life. The least he could do is give his dying wife some peace.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  15. Martina Ilstad Germany

    Hey Anderson
    So,I am really tired,will be a buzzy day (today)tomorrow in your time.
    I have to sleep.Have a nice show,and a good night!
    Very good show,like ever.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  16. Lori

    I can not imagine the emotions that Elizabeth must be feeling. What a shame.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:31 pm |
  17. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    @Anderson Why would Trump allow this terrosist leader on his property ? Hotels have Air condidtioning too .Maybe Kadafi wanted to have his accomidations feel like home like being in the desert or something very strange .

    September 22, 2009 at 10:30 pm |
  18. Chantelle, Atlanta

    I'm so glad it's stopped raining... They were saying it was going to keep going for a few more days, but we haven't had any more since yesterday, thank goodness.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  19. Chris Sosa - Boston, MA

    Anderson – I don't find it surprising Trump would allow it. I'm sure there was something in it for him, and I for one am not convinced Trump is as PR-savvy as many seem to believe. One thing I don't believe: Trump was duped.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  20. starr, formerly known as vncent

    Thank you for blogging with us Anderson.

    In answer to your question about Trump, i can't imagine What he was thinking....i can't beleive that $$ had anything to do with it....Trump has plently.
    I do think that Mr. Trump is very likely to change his mind based on what NYC and Westchester decide to do.
    The entire situation is over the top!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  21. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    @ Anderson

    I agree with you... surprising Trump would permit this on his property.

    How long is expected that Kadafi stays in the U.S.? He can move freely? Certainly there is some security scheme, no?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:29 pm |
  22. Ruth

    Ghadhafi should have stayed the heck away from the U.S.!!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  23. Vickie_AR

    Elizabeth Edwards won't have to worry about John admitting to being the baby's father. Because if he is, the media will be all too glad to tell the world. Despite her wishes. 😦

    September 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  24. Victoria Alameda

    I am feel sorry for Dr Gupta and family. Movies into new home only to have it flood

    September 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  25. Cessy, Chicago IL

    I heard that Gaddafi usually stays in a tent when traveling. Is this true?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  26. Tammy, Houma, LA

    Thoughts and prayers are with the people in Georgia right now. I felt so bad for those who had also survived Katrina. Jeez.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:28 pm |
  27. ericacnn

    @Khalid – Rabbi Boteach was not here in a religious capacity, as you saw in the discussion. He was here because he was a driving force behind the efforts to stop Gadhafi from coming to Englewood, NJ. The Libyan property there neighbors his home.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  28. Emily

    This should be interesting! Info on the "Craig's List" Killer!

    @ David, Thanks, I'm sure that many people are thinking about the people from Georgia & that area.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm |
  29. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    We need to stand up and let these terroists that we will not let them destroy our nation and send him home .

    September 22, 2009 at 10:26 pm |
  30. Octavia

    *sigh* we're in a mess now...

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  31. Jacquie

    Shame on u Donald trump u fired!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  32. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Climate Change or Economy change which is more important.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  33. Lisa L

    Good evening Anderson,

    I hope there is a positive outcome from the UN climate change summit.

    I found some helpful tips on the Australian ‘Department of Climate Change’ website.

    Sincerely,

    Lisa L
    Sydney, Australia

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  34. Pete

    I was in Jubuti when Libian terrorists bombed a cafe trying to kill french military and only killed many muslim civilians. I belive Gadhafi's security has told him he is better to carrie out mettings without being bugged if it is done in a hastly erected tent.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  35. Barbara

    Get rid of Gadhafi!!! this is disgusting!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  36. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    My heart goes out to the Georgia families and the lost of family members.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:25 pm |
  37. Heather - Spokane, WA

    My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected in Georgia's flood.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  38. Kathy Chicago

    This water in Atlanta is crazy, after last year's drought.. We're all expecting hurricanes instead.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  39. andersoncnn

    evening everyone... thanks for joining us online and on the air... this tent story is bizarre... surprising Trump would permit this on his property, no?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  40. Anthonia- Bay Area!

    Why are houses burning during the flood? how is that caused?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  41. Lori

    If you do not live in a flood zone why would you carry flood insurance?

    September 22, 2009 at 10:24 pm |
  42. Abbas

    I think we should stop hosting the UN in America. It should be held on an Island where no one will be offended!!

    September 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  43. Rachel - Cambridge, MA

    Gadhafi is the leader of another country, therefore he must be allowed into ours to foster good international relations. If we were to deny him entry, where would this stop? Who would decide what country, though we may not like them very much, still gets to attend UN conferences here? It is the UN, so we must allow all to participate. That does not mean that we need to let him create a public spectacle for no reason, embarrassing our troops and shaming many citizens.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  44. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    This is bad buisness decsion for Trump .All together now bloggers Donald you're fired !

    September 22, 2009 at 10:23 pm |
  45. Victoria Alameda

    Flooding is a painful éxperence.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  46. Ben

    You know, for a country that has supported dictators all over the world, supported and support armed conflicts everywhere, we sure are judgmental of others who have done the same. I personally do not condone terrorism, but how can we judge????? Get real people and face the music.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:22 pm |
  47. Angela Moore

    khadafi is a Libyan Dictator that is visiting the US. We as moral God fearing humans are not supposed to stoop to his level. God is love not hatred.He has a right to stay somewhere in the United States while here at the United Nations. I don't condone his behavior but Jeez at least act civilized and not so hateful and stop protesting everywhere he tries to stay.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  48. Kate

    America stand up and object. Gadhafi needs to go home. We don't need to compromise when it comes to our security and our loyalty to citizens who lost their lives to a terrorist attack.

    September 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  49. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Kadafi could have stayed in Trump's hotel Donald didn't put him there ? This is scary please get this mad man out of the country asap !

    September 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
  50. Emily

    A State of Emergency has yet to be called?????
    What is Obama waiting for????

    September 22, 2009 at 10:21 pm |
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