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September 30th, 2009
05:34 PM ET

Beat 360° 9/30/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

U.S. President Barack Obama looks through a microscope at brain cells as he tours the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Tom Foreman

"So that’s all that’s left of hope for the Government Option, huh?"

Viewer:

Jennifer, New York City

"Obama’s new health plan: he will do all your lab work himself, for free."

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (165 Responses)
  1. Andy, San Ramon, CA

    "So this is what your brain really looks like on drugs?"

    September 30, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  2. Pamela Aljoe, Northern Ontario Canada

    Do think I could have a few of these...

    September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Brain cells.... I’m afraid I’m not entirely clear

    September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  4. Andy, San Ramon, CA

    "I can see Russia."

    September 30, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  5. Susan Buchalter New Jersey

    "Do you think we can inject some of these into Joe Biden's brain?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  6. Annie Incollingo

    Is this thing alive?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  7. NICOLE, TACOMA, WA

    So this is the space between G. Bush Jr head. He did have a few brain cells left

    September 30, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  8. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    It's so cute, cute!!!! You need to see it for yourself.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  9. Barb - Carnation, WA

    Are these George's? They seem a little thin . . .

    September 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  10. Andy, San Ramon, CA

    After giving the banks the opportunity to reform their own practices toward consumers, Obama examines the fine print on the "new and improved" credit card agreement.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  11. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Any thoughts on what we should do next?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  12. Greg Myers,Houston TX

    Why is Rush Limbaugh's head empty?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  13. Mary Louise Helwig-Rodriguez

    Wow! I've got to remember to call Sarah Palin and tell her I can see Russia with this thing all the way from Bethesda.
    Mary Louise, Little Falls, NJ

    September 30, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  14. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Im shure Joes brain is larger then this.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  15. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    I must admit, I thought I night be disappointed.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  16. NICOLE, TACOMA, WA

    This is how congress views my health cafre package

    September 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  17. Louie Alvarez - Tucson, Az

    Hey, there's no activity. Is this a sample from W's brain?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  18. Steve, Bend OR

    Have you found any Republican brain cells yet doctor?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  19. david d

    The President identifying the root cause that kills installation of public option mechanism, just named by scientists as the Conrad Dakota cell.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  20. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Is this a virus?
    No, I got ketchup all over my shirt while I was eating a juicy hamburger.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  21. Gayle McCauley Malden,Mass.

    'So this is a brain on drugs? I thought it would look like a frying egg."

    September 30, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  22. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Sincerely, I’m not sure I can get my mind around a place like this.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  23. Jacqueline, NY

    Correction:

    Eh! So, this is what it looks like, huh? ….’Your brain on Literati’

    September 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  24. Kevin Haggith Toronto Canada

    Clearly the brain cells belong to Prince as they appear on screen resembling purple rain.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  25. Jennifer, New York City

    Obama's new health plan: he will do all your labwork himself, for free.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  26. Jacqueline, NY

    Mr President, this your brain on the issues of health care. Therefore, you must slow down.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:08 pm |
  27. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Obama's thought:
    I'm surprised with those things, since it had strange shapes and some of them I wasn’t getting the picture.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  28. Patty A Banks, Palmdale, Ca

    Okay thats great!......you shrank a chair...but i'm talking about an entire uranium plant!

    September 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  29. david d

    Pre Obama studying the origin of bacteria cells linked to the cause of party infighting that destroys progress and reform.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm |
  30. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Let me see!
    No one wants to get the bottom of it more than the president of the United States.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:04 pm |
  31. Mary (Farmington Hills, MI)

    "Doctor. Wrap up about 12 Trillion of these and send them to Congress!"

    September 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  32. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    But it's so tiny! How can be bad for us?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  33. Robert Machado

    No, Mr. President, that is not a microscopic vast right-wing conspiracy!

    September 30, 2009 at 6:02 pm |
  34. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Health Care Reform ... then that's what we're talking about?

    September 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  35. david d

    Pres Obama searching for signs of intelligent life inside the Senate Finance Commitee mark-up for health reform.

    September 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  36. Wyatt Knight - New York

    "THIS WAS NO BOATING ACCIDENT!”

    -Wyatt Knight

    September 30, 2009 at 5:59 pm |
  37. Jacqueline, NY

    Eh! So, this what it looks like, huh? ....'Your brain on Literati'

    September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  38. Rick K. Dover NH

    "So you say Joe Biden is a frequent donor of brain cells to NIH. Hmm."

    September 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm |
  39. Patty A Banks, Palmdale, Ca

    Thanks for lettng me check my receipt......i had no idea Starbucks charged so much for a naked mango!

    September 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  40. JUAN QUEVEDO

    So this will make them approve the health reform????

    September 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  41. Patty A Banks, Palmdale, Ca

    Oh i see now!.......Starbucks didn't charge me for the shared earth!

    September 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  42. AJ Joshi, Atlanta, GA

    Mr President, once you are done evaluating the micro economic situation, we will turn our focus next to the macro economic state of affairs.

    September 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm |
  43. Jennifer, New York City

    "Sorry Mr. President, that left eyepiece doesn't work so well...you know, NSF funding and all that."

    September 30, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  44. Mary. Cambridge, MA

    Yes... these look good. You have enough for the House AND the Senate?

    September 30, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  45. Janine from PA.

    That's how much support you have for your public option plan.

    September 30, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  46. Wyatt Knight - New York

    Obama: "Hmm, so THATS whats in an implant."

    -Wyatt Knight

    September 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  47. Jennifer, New York City

    "See, doctor? That right there is the cell body with the dendrites, then that long spindly part is the axon, and it terminates there at the synapse...hmm, these cells seem to be from the brainstem reticular formation. Fascinating!"

    September 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  48. Mark Toronto Canada

    Yes President Obama, we still can't explain it but that is the conservative brain.

    September 30, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  49. Linda Greenville, SC

    The researcher is amused when the President asks whether Republican brains could be modified.

    September 30, 2009 at 5:45 pm |
  50. alex lyrics

    Obama needs to visit Somoa, and also the floor of the health care debate.

    September 30, 2009 at 5:41 pm |
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