October 26th, 2009
09:51 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 10/26/09

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Pres. Obama declares H1N1 a national emergency. Plus, tracking the banks bailout money. Are they using it to lobby Congress for new banking rules to their liking?

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soundoff (130 Responses)
  1. Emily

    Anderson would have loved that shot!

    October 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Jane - Vt

    Good night everyone. Great show John and Erica.

    October 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Lauren--NY (@TheGrottoTweets)

    Goodnight, all! Looking forward to spending the week with you, Mr. King.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  4. David, Indiana

    Glad that young woman was found.

    Odd to see those protruding cloud formations.

    Happy Monday Isabel!

    Good night Isabel, good night everyone

    October 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Good night people!
    Good night John!
    Good night David (Indiana)!

    Great show today! Thanks!
    See you tomorrow!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Dodie ~ California

    @ John King

    I am looking forward to your program at 11pm.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Selvin, 53% of us pay ALL the federal taxes. 47% get a free ride. A health tax would just burden those already paying more than their fair share.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Dodie ~ California

    Good night everyone! John and Erica.....and CNN
    Excellent news presentation and thanks for keeping us informed

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Heather - Spokane, WA

    John and Erica, Im 100% in agreement with you that i do not care about Levi Johnston either!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  10. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & good night John King (always a pleasure) Erica & whole Team 360.

    Good night fellow chatters, great discssion.

    The shot: Wow What is that? Could these be "sun dogs"?

    October 26, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Isabel Siaba, Brazil

    Amazing image!!! OMG!!!!!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Emily

    Oh No!
    Levi should keep his Levi's ON!!!!

    I agree with both Erica & John!
    NO Interest!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Dodie ~ California

    Erica... you and John King are just too funny

    October 26, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Stephen Wilkerson (Drew) Maryland

    Sounds like Home might have caused this, great place to send her. Great family.


    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  15. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Its clear this girl Casey has a serious condition and I hope she gets better.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I disagree with rape and other items being pre-existing conditions; but how do you deal with people who don't get insurance until they get sick? They would be abusing the system. It's like buying car insurance after you have an accident.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  17. Dodie ~ California

    @ starr, formerly known as vincent

    Yes, I completely agree and to be honest, it is frightening to me to watch our country going in this direction.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  18. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ John King, what a great discussion tonight on several really important issues.

    Fellow bloggers, we All rock! Some really interesting and educational opinions out there!

    Great reporting my Erica on this amnesia case.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  19. Emily

    that sounds awful to not know who you are, having amnesia!
    I can't even grasp that...to not remember anything?!

    I feel bad for her!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  20. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    Dont the amnesia girl look like Pink.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  21. Mike

    Today's progress is disgusting.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Dodie ~ California

    @ John King

    Looking forward to your interview at 11pm. I love your interviews... you keep everyone on target and never let them get away with absorbing time by talking about nonsense! You are excellent at what you do.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  23. Dodie ~ California

    @ Lauren–NY

    You are very sweet! There is no undermining here.... we just express our thoughts and feelings.... No need to apologize to me. You certainly have a right to saw what you want 🙂

    October 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  24. David, Indiana

    @Starr, well that's a good point. Customers have to balance to the penny, but the bank itself is wildly out of control with its own checkbook. Even so, there shld be a daily record of monies flowing in and out of the bank.

    In terms of sevice and access to healthcare, it's not fair for Christina Turner to be denied health insurance due being on antihiv drugs (I didn't know that antihiv drugs are given preventatively), but it term of business, this make sense. Not in Ms Turner case, but in another case, a business for instance that adversely affected someone's health might be shucking the responsibility for liability and just handing that to the insurance company.

    Thank you John King for this discussion because it does help me to see how the public option would work.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  25. Emily

    This is a great panel here! Lots of excellent info.

    It's just more infuriating to hear more of this!
    I can't believe this "pre-existing condition" excuse that the insurance companies are using; esp. when things occur that are not the fault of the person! Outrageous!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  26. michael armstrong sr. TX.

    This should be real good for Nancy Palosi a formal tea party by by Nancy dont hold your breath for a second term.

    October 26, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  27. vic nashville, tn

    Once you raped you can’t get health insurance !!!!!

    Are we living in USA ?

    October 26, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    You're so funny man I seen!!!! You're doing great job fill-in for Anderson tonight!

    October 26, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  29. starr, formerly known as vincent

    What has happened to our country and our businesses?

    The Banks & Wall St. want to rob us and leave us broke, some in Congress want us to not have health care, insurance co.'s do everything they can to "undermine" mostly women......oh, and i forgot "addiction".

    When did we as a country let all of these behaviors be okay?

    October 26, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Dodie ~ California

    @ Erica Hill

    I completely agree with you! Its an outrage

    October 26, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
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