December 9th, 2009
09:50 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 12/09/09

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Tonight on 360°, five American arrested and accused of terrorist ties in Pakistan. We'll have the latest.
Plus, new details on the health care fight on Capitol Hill.  Do  Senate Democrats have enough votes to get their new plan passed? We've got the raw politics.

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  1. Dan Tantalo

    You mentioned Polar Bear are having trouble finding food but you fail to mention their numbers have greatly increased thus the available food supply is naturally trimming their numbers. This is a natural cycle of supply and demand in the wild not man-made global warming

    December 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  2. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you & Good night Anderson, Erica & Team 360.

    Good night fellow bloggers, especially all of the Muslims who discussed issues with us all and helped to clarify their positions.

    That shot was very unusual....we still do not know everything about our world.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Casey Jones, for the last 10 years the trend has been flat overall, up in some areas, down in others, total about the same.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Heather - Spokane, WA

    People have way too much on their hands when it comes to technology sometimes.............have a good night all

    December 9, 2009 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Lori

    Have a wonderful evening. Sweet dreams. See you tomorrow.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Erica, Ed Henry, David Gergen, Martina Ilstad, Emily and my friends Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!!
    See you tomorrow night!
    Have a great night and sleep tight everyone!!!! 😀
    You are so funny man I have!!! LOL!
    Have a great night, good sleep at home after work!!!! See you tomorrow night!!! Have a plenty sleep! 😀

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  7. Emily

    Have a great night Anderson, Erica, Megan, Martina, & Bloggers.

    Hope to see you again Muzzammil, and good luck on your finals.

    There is that clip!
    More animals! ...who the hell is wolf! (kids) funny stuff! 🙂

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    WELL, who the hell IS Wolf?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  9. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone! Sleep well! "It's a night light, everybody!"

    December 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  10. Jami H

    I hope that we can come up with something about the Polar Bears. I don't know what we can do but maybe build a Polar Bear Zoo just for them that provides food and shelter. That would be ideal and costly, but the money can be paid back by the public by visiting the zoo in commission. Just an idea. =)

    December 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Shanny

    ice crystals in the air made it swirl?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  12. Emily

    @Casey Jones,

    I know in general that the polar bear are.
    I only saw that part of the show, did see the entire bit or hear it.

    It looked awful!

    December 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  13. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    @Mike...look at the past 10 years. Averaging out over 40 years avoids the more recent trend and statistics.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  14. steve- virginia beach, va

    @Jack agard, every citizen already has a right to healhcare. But I disagree if you say they have a right to make me pay for it. There are only 8 million of us who don't have access to healthcare insurance and are eligible for taxpayer-funded benefits. Do you think it's worth the cost to our economy?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  15. David, Indiana

    @Starr thank you, and it's hard for me to understand how young people fall into terrorist activities.

    Also, wanted to respond to your question about Medicare from lst night, I saw thate there are provisions for expanding medicare to include to people btwn 55 and 65. The prvision orginally for retirees, but now for everyone btwn 55 and 65, it seems.

    Seems like Health Care Reform legislation is taking shape. This is an intense deliberative process, the result could be very good. Seems also there many areas where there could be compromise.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:54 pm |
  16. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nice outside.... Look like light a train, I think might have too bright!!

    December 9, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  17. lisal .canada

    part of that shot looked a little like northern lights... very impressive, they are.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:53 pm |
  18. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    @Emily, the bears are suffering.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:52 pm |
  19. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Your aging fine.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  20. Emily

    Oh Anderson, you have aged well! 😛

    If only women aged like you! 🙂

    December 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Shanny

    They were tranquilized.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  22. Lori

    Anderson, you have not aged rapidly.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm |
  23. Emily

    That was awful!
    Those polar bears looked like they were really suffering!

    December 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    So what is the explanation for the increase in polar bear numbers over the last 40 years?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  25. starr, formerly known as vincent

    Can Anyone "get through" to Sarah Palin That she Does Not know Everything?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Casey Jones - Burlington, VT

    As long as we have an Obama administration, a push for a public option will never disappear. It may not "look" like what the vast majority of Americans think it should look like, but it WILL be around, somewhere in some form.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Emily


    I'm glad to see you here tonight, and that you will be back! 😛

    Always good to see different people, and views of what is on! 🙂

    December 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  28. Sumesh

    Adopting the 55 to 65 group (the comparatively sicker group) by Medicare will help to increase the profit of health insurance company and increase the cost of Medicare. We need a public option that is open to all.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:49 pm |
  29. Heather - Spokane, WA

    If these emails were hacked, then how do we know that they were not 'edited' by the hackers or even made up by them?

    The picture of the baby polar bear was so cute

    December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Sabrina in Los Angeles

    Global warming is real...it occurs in cycles, we are just pushing it faster.

    Why is doing what is good for future generations wrong?

    December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Jennifer - AZ

    Well, I certainly will be relying on Sarah Palin's scientific expertise as opposed to an actual scientist with three times the education. It's just the sensible thing to do.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  32. Lori

    The federal government has a very clear protocol that has been used for decades to identify sensitive and endangered species and ensure that there are no significant impacts on their habitat.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
  33. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    We are about to pass a cap and trade bill that will cost the economy trillions. It seems like we should have accurate data before doing that, not studies that picked data that fit their preconceived answer.

    December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm |
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