February 1st, 2010
09:42 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/01/10

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Tonight on 360°, saving Haiti's children or breaking the law? 10 American accused of child trafficking. We have the latest. Plus, slash and spend. Pres. Obama outlines his $3.8 trillion dollar budget for 2011. We've got the raw politics.

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soundoff (139 Responses)
  1. Emily

    The Chinese that what I said, they didn't invent it!!!

    February 1, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Cecil

    What would you have done if you went to Haiti to help and found a group of children, without any of the essentials needed to survive, and there was no government to deal with? Might you say to the heck with it, lets take them where we can take care of them until something permanetly can be worked out. We all have ideas of what happened but we don't really know.......why not give this group the benefit of a doubt. It could have happened this way!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  3. Emily

    Have a great night Wolf (good job), 360 Team, Megan, Martina, Dodie, & bloggers!
    I love that cat!

    Hope to see you all tomorrow! 🙂

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  4. Meg

    Oh P' Diddy–if you want to build a school just do it! Don't just talk about it–you certainly have the money. It seems some celebs& athletes do things for the attention. Most role models don't advertise they want to be role models –people know if a person is by their actions.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  5. Renee

    The Shot is just not the same without Anderson and Erica! Yes, I said it!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  6. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Wolf & AC360 Team and good night. Another great show.

    Good night fellow bloggers & Emily & Dodie, have a peaceful day tomorrow.

    The shot: What was that??

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  7. Rajiv

    I just saw the story about the mass burials of victims in Haiti and don't understand the point or message of this story. There is a crisis situation in Haiti, where all efforts should be focused on providing aid for the living. From where should the funds come for proper burials?

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  8. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Jessica Y, 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!!!! 😀
    Day of the shot with dancing bird!!!! it is groovy!!!!!! LOL! OUCH! 🙂

    Thanks for coming in to join us tonight! Bye guys!!!!! See you tomorrow! And thanks Wolf sitting/filling

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Good night Wolf, 360 Team, CNN, Starr, Emily and other fellow bloggers

    Have a wonderful week! You all ((Rock))

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Caroline, Los Angeles

    His neck is way too long to be an owl. And his beak is too big.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. LisaL -Canada

    the bird is hypnotized - it's staring at itself in the camera lens !!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  12. Dodie, Irvine CA

    laughing... that bird looks drunk!!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Emily

    Glad I was not on that plane!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Caroline, Los Angeles

    At last! A flying car!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Emily

    It is an amazing country. The people are wonderful... and sooooo many changes.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Will, Chicago, IL

    Steve Perry appears to have been "Star struck"! What softball stance with Diddy. Question Steve P: Why didn't you ask serious questions about his negative music like you ALWAYS do when giving your talking points on news shows playah?!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  17. Emily

    And what about the men?!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  18. Caroline, Los Angeles

    I thought the egg loss news was old news?

    February 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. David, Indiana

    I wonder what kind of back up there is of patients needing transport to the US.

    The text question gets at the pt that emergency response in a catastrophe depends heavily on disaster preparation and capability. The Haitian govt has takens steps toward disaster preparedness due to tropical storms and hurricanes in recent years, but this earthquake shows how much more needs to be done.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  20. robin

    I am proud of how everyone is handling Haiti's problems yes there will be snags and hold up with alot of things but all in all it could be the worst thing anyone has seen or lived.

    As for our government these problems stemmed for when i was a child everyone needs to just stop and think how tough could this be . Everyone pull up your sleeves and get ready for long and hard work that will come. when the job is done then lets all complain some more.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. starr formerly known as vincent

    @ Emily

    Not to take anything away from China But, We used to the the innovators of the world. We used to invent prolifically.

    The Chinese have stolen a lot of our technology and continue to do so. And they take our garbage, make things out of it, and send it back to us to buy.

    If this post comes across too strongly, please understand that i'm and older person and remember our unique standing in the world until Bush took us down with wars and financially too.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  22. Emily

    @Gabriela Vaughan,
    I agree with you. I think that most if not all of us are waiting for AC to return!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I second that motion! lol

    February 1, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Renee

    @ Diddy to Daddy: Please return to school and learn proper English first and stop making those nasty videos that exploit women!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Caroline, Los Angeles

    Hello bloggers and Wolf--Good interview between P.Diddy and the principal. Parents really have the responsibility to monitor the entertainment that kids consume but heaven knows, that is not easy.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Dodie, Irvine CA

    Awe Wolf, don't scare women any more about the "biological clock" routine! We have enough to deal with! :~)

    February 1, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Tracy

    Not interested in P. Diddy. Give me a break. People are starving and homeless and he is speaking about capitalizing on new talent. Not credible in my opinion.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  28. carrol S

    anderson congrats on a job well done in Haiti, your reward will be great. You deserve a break!! keep up the great job.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  29. Emily

    Interesting! I've never been to China, so you would have a perspective that I don't!
    I can imagine that they are just waiting....

    February 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  30. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    What the heck is P. Diddy talking about? The lyrics of his music is anything but inspiring.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  31. Gabriela Vaughan from Nicaragua

    Yes I hope ANderson is OK and just taking a break that is completely deserved! 360 is not the same without him, although Wolf is Ok!!!
    Good Night everyone!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  32. Renee

    @ James: I agree with your comment. The issue is about respect and understanding. Many of the Haitian people live off $1 per day and are not educated. They have no money and no education. Folks are powerless. They have children and they fear for the lives of these children and they desperately feel they want to give their children a better life. This does not me we Americans should exploit these folks and illegally take away their children!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes. 🙂

    February 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  34. Les

    Where do did these people get the idea they could just walk in and take children with out permission? Haiti has said NO no more children to go out to protect them so in the name of church they think they can do what ever some of these children do have parents and to bring them where they say they are making an orphanage.

    The area they were going to bring these kids are not ideal either. The place is full of drugs trafficking,prostitution , lots of crime

    February 1, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  35. Molly

    I'm wondering if Anderson was asked to leave Haiti due to exposing the burial procedures that are going on there.

    February 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  36. Dodie, Irvine CA

    @ Megan

    I feel the same way. So very sad. That is why I hope we erect a memorial of some kind

    February 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  37. Alexander (7 years old)

    helllloooo Wolf! Nice to see you for a change! Is Anderson still in I.T.?
    Pretty sad about the kids in Haiti who have been kidnapped. The last thing they need is a other problem.
    Must go to bed.
    (mom supervised what's written)

    February 1, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  38. Will, Chicago, IL

    P. Diddy as "Role Model", get real! Note to Diddy: Stop producing the "poison" that's responsible for an entire generation of our people having killed each other!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  39. Theresa

    One more thing-–were these missionaries allowed in Haiti without a passport? I don't think sooooo! So,how on earth did they expect to transport dozens of children across a border without documents!!! OY -YOY YOY!!!

    February 1, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
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