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November 13th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/13/09

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Is civilian court the right venue to try the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks and four other suspected terrorists? You might be surprised to learn who we found even suggested the civilian trials. We're Keeping the Honest. Plus, the raw politics of Sarah Palin's new book. Hear what Sen. John McCain thinks of his former running mate's possible plans for 2012.

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soundoff (242 Responses)
  1. Paula G. Beckenstein

    I'm very torn about the venue for the terrorist's trial. I know that if they are tried in NY the outcome will be just and they will receive the ultimate penalty, that is, if an appropriate jury can even be found. But I fear that NY would once again become a terrorist target in response. A military trial could possibly circumvent that outcome.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  2. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Impressionte!! The look has not changed!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    John King,
    Congrats new job for you! Yay!!! love your show!!! I am proud of you! 🙂

    November 13, 2009 at 10:47 pm |
  4. Jennifer - Michigan

    Manson seems extremely mentally disturbed.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  5. sharon, sydney, ns

    Man, but Manson never fails to creep me out. I can't believe he still has followers. Oh, I shudder at the thought.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  6. Anthony (Chicago)

    WOW I never knew there were so many mentally unstable people in the world who need attention for anywhere how sad..

    November 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  7. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    This woman needs to be watched.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:46 pm |
  8. Emily

    "Grey Wolf"
    I wouldn't use my real name either if I were him.

    His views on the environment?
    He should be worm food soon!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  9. Jeffery Kyle

    Gray Wolf is just as crazy as Charles.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  10. Jennifer - Michigan

    Manson sounds completely mentally disturbed.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  11. David, Indiana

    Actually seems like John McCain is more supportive of Sarah Palin than previously.

    Good to hear Sarah Palin is reaching into issues, broadening her repetoire as Candy says. I've thought she has a good grasp of some issues but if you're not fully on it, that can get overwhelmed in the back and forth and the necessary criticism and scrutiny of a campaign.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  12. Emily

    @ Casey Jones,
    Will you also be picking up Palins book?

    November 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  13. Lori

    Manson is a strange guy. I really do not fully understand what he says. Is he mentally ill?

    November 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    It is bad enough that you are showing pictures of Manson, but do we have to hear him sing as well?

    November 13, 2009 at 10:44 pm |
  15. Jose Simo

    in the dilemma of the terrorists to be trail in New York why if is there so much concern with the republicans,why they didn't had the guts to trail them while they were in power? Another thing is that the media is making sara palin an star in politics by having whole segments about her book,when there is so many things more important than that to discuss about.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  16. carla

    charles is still crazy.....he is right where he belongs.................jail.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  17. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ Jordon abramsky – you are pretty sophisticated for an 11 year old.
    Glad to see you on the blog .

    November 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  18. Amy

    I agree Casey. And did you notice the disctinct similarity in the eyes of Manson, and the mastermind of 9/11 attacks. It is evil and inhuman.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  19. Pati Mc Camp Hill, PA

    Something just struck me....seems as if Sarah Palin and Balloon Boy's Dad Mr Heene have something in common. They are both willing to make total fools out of themselves for fame and notariety. Maybe they should team up?

    November 13, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  20. Lori

    I guess I am very conservative. I think that a woman with so many children should be at home taking care of her kids.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    @Casey,
    You're so right! I agree with you, LOL! 🙂 I like what you said!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  22. Steve

    No. Pres. Bush was wrong in 2006 to mention this as a desire and Atty Gen. Holder is wrong to follow through on Pres. Bush's proposal. The US military court system is more appropriate as these are prisoners of war and as such are not entitled to the American citizen's right to trial in NYC.

    This decision will pose an incredible risk to our citizens. The associated costs to taxpayers for protection of innocent lives in NYC, security for the enemies, and legal fees won't be worth it. They could receive justice in a military court at a fraction (one millionth?) of the cost. The evidence will speak for itself regardless of where it is heard! This seems to be grandstanding and a way to employ some expensive attorneys and additional security forces during the recession at the taxpayers expense.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  23. Emily

    @ Devna AC360°,

    Nice to see you here on the Blog...

    There is lots of news for a Friday night! – 2 of these stories will not be going away any time soon!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  24. Devna AC360°

    Just as John King mentioned today, in Sarah Palin's hometown she is either loved or hated. Nation wide polling shows that 70% of voters do not believe Palin is qualified to be president. We will have to see IF Palin decides to run for office again!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  25. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Awesome excerpt from the interview

    November 13, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  26. Christopher

    I don't she is "growing," but just riding the fading wave from last year's election.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  27. mark scott

    These five terrorists and all others who plot against the United States should be banned from entering or living or being housed for trial in any city in the United States. It is an especially painful, insensitive and repulsive act to bring them to New York City and provide them with the full legal rights of American citizens.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:38 pm |
  28. Deryck

    These terrorists are not American citizens. By putting them on trial it somewhat belittles the American and what it means to have certain Rights to a trial of your peers and such. And then Americans will have to pay for this unnecessary trial, when they don't deserve it. They should be treated as Prisoners of War for War Crimes and be disciplined per the Geneva Conv.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  29. Agnes

    Keep Candy Crowley contributing to the stories.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  30. Sammem

    Even though I'm not a Palin fan, I'm still tempted to read the book. I've never really seen her full of substance, hopefully the book shows who she is.
    However, I wouldn't buy the book, just borrow it from the library.. I don't care that much about her.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:37 pm |
  31. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    I hope Sarah Palin dioesn't run for Pres in 2012 she not qualified we have seen enough ,now please exit the stage !

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  32. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Come on Anderson! Everyone uses a ghost writer at one point or another.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  33. Garfield

    Hey! let me get something straight...

    Trying terrorists in a civilian court bcos they destroyed some civilian buildings or trying them in the military tribunal bcos they are terrorists, which is best?

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  34. Alex

    Way to go, Sarah! You are on every TV channel. Have them print enough copies.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  35. Brenda

    The president and Atty General Holder said the trials will take place in New York. Now you people need to get behind the president and stop all this republican bashing.

    And for anyone who think Sarah Palin can be president they have lost their mind. She will never be qualified. Too far-out!

    Too much talk about Palin. Gee, lets get health care passed with a public option. Too many people out here are sufering!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  36. Jeffery Kyle

    Sarah Palin is not even close to being ready to be president

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  37. ginger

    anderson u are the man watch your show every nigth God bless U

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  38. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Congratulations to John King on his new gig! I really respect him.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |
  39. Ronney Lee

    Sarah Palin is not a mavrick, she is a person that is trying to gain a spot light for the future. She will say anything that she thinks the people that like her want to hear. She will never make it a the GOP pick for the next president of the United States. She is a self serving person and does not care about the American people.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  40. Agnes

    Sara Palin is way out of her league. She presents like someone who is eventually going to have her own reality show. She does not have the temperament, intelligence, experience or presentation for higher office.

    She is NOT presidential material.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Thanks for being on live blog tonight Randi Kaye .

    November 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  42. Devna AC360°

    Good evening everyone and thanks for joining us! A busy news night for sure.... 9/11 suspects, Sarah Palin, exclusive Charles Manson photos – three stories that we will continute to follow for sure!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  43. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Emily, I have to admit I am eagerly awaiting the Oprah interview. After all, I can't criticize anything the ex beauty queen says unless I actually watch! It doesn't make much sense to shoot at Katie Couric for simply asking questions (that Palin couldn't answer)–that's just not bright.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:35 pm |
  44. Pati Mc Camp Hill, PA

    Thank you Candy! She just said exactly what I did earlier about Palin taking accountability and playing the victim. I feel so smart now. =]

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Agnes

    Sara Palin is way out of her league. She presents like someone who is eventually going to have her own reality show. She does not have the temperment, intelligence, experience or presentation for higher office. She stirs the waters but that is about it. If we elect someone like Gov Palin to the presidency, it really speaks volumes of how low the bar will have dropped.

    She is NOT presidential and is petty.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Carrie-Ann

    Re: Sarah's book. She says the McCain campaign kept her "bottled up". Oh, how I wish they could do that now...I think the reason she had so much trouble with so many McCain aides and staffers is because....

    She is used to being Number 1, being cared for, panted over, the star, the priority, the pet.....McCain people put their Presidential candidate ahead of her and she did not like it. Now she's shooting off her mouth...nothing"s new here.

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  47. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    @ John King

    Congratulations on the new CNN political program

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  48. Michelle D. Fonthill .Ont

    Charles Manson doesn't even look the same, so old and creepy .

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I do love funny both caption Beat 360!!! It is so great job what they like find good joke caption! Congrats both winners Ish and Patty!

    November 13, 2009 at 10:34 pm |
  50. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Palin is real cute and stuff like that, but no substance. I won't buy the book. It seems like she is just "cashing in" on her 15 minutes of fame.
    tired of hearing it! No offense~

    November 13, 2009 at 10:33 pm |
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