November 25th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 11/25/09

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Tonight on 360°, the security breach at the White House state dinner. We're also digging deeper on Pres. Obama's decision to boost U.S. forces in Afghanistan and meet a CNN Hero.

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  1. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Tom & Randi-Kaye for a diversified show tonight & Team 360 too. Happy Thanksgiving to ALL of you.(and good night too).

    Good night fellow bloggers and a Very Happy Thanksgiving to you!

    The Palin shot was pretty funny....LOL.

    Am looking forward to CNN "heros" tomorrow.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Imam Nurudeen Sulayman

    Truthfully, we are just wasting our time, money and innocent American soldiers in Afghanistan. How long are we going to finish this war? How many troops are we ready to sacrifice to get the needed result. We better quit Afghanistan now and leave them to solve their own problems. Enough is enough. The war that has brought unemployment, less security, loss of lives into our golden country needs to be stopped immediately. Sooner we get out of it better for our country. Let's focus on our nation security not security of Afghanistan.
    Imam Nurudeen Sulayman, MSW
    Bronx, New York

    November 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Isabel Siaba (Brazil)

    Good night David (Indiana) and friends!

    Great show today! Thanks!

    See you tomorrow!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Cynthia, NC

    Good night everyone. Have a blessed and very Happy Thanksgiving.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Oh the classic turkey slaughter a la Palin.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:56 pm |
  6. cherie

    is there any way any american can file a criminal or civil law suit against the security at that checkpoint and the 2 people that intruded on the presidents dinner putting everyone at risk in the place and jeporadizing american lives???

    November 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  7. Caroline, Los Angeles

    LOL, Pres. Obama is funny.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  8. Mike formerly from Syracuse

    Polanski is just vile. The liberal elite in Hollywood who support him are just as bad.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  9. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    Wonderful piece on Ted Kennedy's wife.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  10. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    On breast cancer:

    There are plenty of free programs for mamograms, but No free "Treatment ' programs that i am aware of.

    God bless Andrea for her attitude and for her work!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  11. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ Daivid, Indiana – re: elec hamsters, very funny comment. You are probably right, real ones are too muc h trouble.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  12. "starr, formerly known as vincent

    I agree with many other bloggers, that Someone (or more) needs to be held accountable for the breach in White House security by letting that couple in.

    I also agree with some, that the "couple" involved should face some kind of penalty too.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  13. Mike formerly from Syracuse

    Black Friday got that name because it's when many businesses finally get into the black (make a profit) for the year. I wonder if that's true this year with the recession.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  14. Caroline, Los Angeles

    They moved the show to L.A. to get some more movie stars to participate. Good plan!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm |
  15. David, Indiana

    @Isabel, I guess they work together well.

    Electric hamsters? I was following you Tom Foreman up to the electric hamsters. Real one must be too much trouble.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  16. tom

    cops don't rule the world and if he was penalized for flipping off one, then justice was done if he got $50,000.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  17. Hiwot, Ethiopia

    i never thought of walking in to the white house and having party with the president....this is a serious matter!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Anthonia-Bay Area!

    Good Evening 😉

    I wonder if black Friday would help the economy!! And I will most definitely attend the after thanksgiving sales on Friday!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  19. Ian

    I can't wait for the charges to come tumbling down to theFoax couple at the White House:):)..

    November 25, 2009 at 10:42 pm |
  20. Milton Altschuler

    If people think that war is something generals do then perhaps one should remember history. Eisenhower said beware the military-industrial complex. Generals get reputations with war.

    If "winning in Afghanistan is that important, have a draft, no exemptions, a war tax, a war footing and then see how popular the war is with Americans.

    Everything else is hypocritical and political. Kids die for the machinations of politicians and generals. We have fought wars in Korea and Vietnam without learning anything.

    Milton Altschuler

    November 25, 2009 at 10:41 pm |
  21. Stan Aronson

    That the security breach at the White House state dinner occured is both outrageous and indefensable. Those persons could easily have been terrorists or Presidential assassins. The mind boggles considering the probable effects of such a scenario. Coming on the heels of the murder of 13 persons by a Major in the U.S.Army on a military post, we all should wonder at the state of our national defense safeguards. Heads should roll and quickly.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  22. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Those little hamsters are so popular because they don't smell, they don't bite and they probably live longer than the real ones.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  23. Kay

    Wow! This is not good.Inside workers need to be checked out to see if they had a hand in this.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  24. Cynthia, NC

    I like a good deal when I'm shopping, but there's no deal that I would camp out 24+ hours for! I'm planning to hit the stores mid to late morning Friday.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:40 pm |
  25. Michael Benedetto, CA

    I think that the dinner party crashers actually performed a postive service to the Counrty. Good thing it was only them, now I'm sure security will be tightened up.

    November 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
  26. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Tom is also another master of the Magic Wall!

    November 25, 2009 at 10:39 pm |
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