February 9th, 2010
07:46 PM ET

Evening Buzz: Digging Out.... Again

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Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

We're tracking a massive snowstorm that could could cause problems from Virginia to Massachusetts over the next two days.

Tens of millions of people may be impacted by the storm. Many of them are still digging out from last weekend's blizzard in the Washington-area, when a record 32.4 inches of snow fell on Washington's Dulles International Airport.

Another 10 to 20 inches of snow is forecasted for the Washington-area. Heading north, Philadelphia could also be slammed with about 20 inches tonight and tomorrow.

New York City and Boston, which escaped last weekend's storm, could both get hit with more than a foot of snow.

Along the storm's route many flights are already canceled and schools have announced they'll be closed tomorrow.

Tonight on the program, we'll check in with CNN meteorologist Chad Myers for the latest developments.

President Obama joked about all the snow in the nation's capital today in a surprise visit with reporters in the White House press briefing room.

"A little while ago, I had a meeting with the Democratic and Republican congressional leaders and it went very well. In fact, I understand that McConnell and Reid are out doing snow angels on the south lawn together," Pres. Obama said.

No snow angels, but the President did visit with Senators Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev. We'll cover the raw politics with Candy Crowley.

President Obama is pushing lawmakers to set aside their differences and take action.

"Part of what we'd like to see is the ability of Congress to move forward in a more bipartisan fashion on some of the key challenges that the country is facing right now," Pres. Obama said. "I think it's fair to say that the American people are frustrated with the lack of progress on some key issues," he added.

We'll also take you to Haiti where Anderson is looking into who's tracking Haiti's children. He visited a makeshift tent camp today in Port-au-Prince. Officials are trying to determine how many children have been abandoned or orphaned since the quake hit a month ago, and it's no easy task.

Anderson also gives you a tour around a tent city, the only refuge for Haiti's homeless. See what there life is now like, day and night. The dangers. The hope of rebirth.

Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Estinvil Marthe

    Thanks AC and Sanja for caring so much about Haiti. I left Haiti my home country to come to the USA since 1981. I went back visiting in 1996 then I was so devasted to see what the country had become. Now after the earquake I don't think there's any word that could best describe its unfortunate situation. Hopefully with the outsiders help to rebuild Haiti and some investors who are willing to give the haitian people a chance to have a stable economy, things will improve in the near future. The government is corrupted that's why they should never trust them with any money to do anything serious for the people.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  2. Ken Knopp

    Anderson, I hesitate to make this comment, but finally someome is focusing the world on a real world issue. Haiti should be our world's biggest concern, not the wars, banks auto manufactures, and all of them, we need to pay and support the effort to rebuild Haiti, not bail out fat cat bankers who have already ripped off the public, and made very bad decisions. Cut the money to the rich and privledgled, wars etc, and really make a difference in the world.


    February 10, 2010 at 1:47 am |
  3. sabine

    I just wanted to thank you Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta for helping out the people in Haiti. I hope that you both are rewarded with a grammy award. I pray that God will bless you both. You both are angles from above. We love you.

    February 10, 2010 at 12:04 am |
  4. J.V.Hodgson

    I hope for starters McConnel and Reid are listening to each other, and that similarly Pelosi and Boehmer are as well.
    The start over on Health care is a pure unadulterated political ploy.It would be a waste of months of negotialtion and successful votes and more important resolving some issues already like death panels immigration and abortion and some of the Lobbying and special interest garbage, but also including some good points from them and the Republican minority.
    So House and Senate Democrats, reconcile you bills and Messrs McConnel and Boehmer stop playing ideology and politics and improve the bills in the way you like with 2 basic rules not deficit increasing, and cover for at least 30m Uninsured Americans.
    You have gentlemen already said the current system is broken, so help fix it, but dont say tinkereing around the edges of the current system gets 30m Uninsured Americans Insured 50 – 60 years have proved it did not and never will. Oh 2008 also just saw the proportion of GDP for health care increased again.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  5. Claudie

    Anderson you are the voice of the people. You keep us connected with what is happening in Haiti. Haiti needs you greatly. Thank you for saving lives because of your great passion for humanity Haiti will be a beautiful place where many will visit.. Thanks Anderson for returning to Haiti.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  6. pilar Carreon

    Hi AC, It is a huge service you are doing for the haitian and the world.
    I knew you'll be back there. You and your team are doing a great job.Hope you keep it up to help these people, to let the world
    know these horrific event .
    You are 1 of my heroes. Be safe and my prayers are with you and your team, as well as the Haitians.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:34 pm |
  7. Lynn

    A. Cooper and S. Penn: An Olympic Gold to you both for your focus on Haiti.

    Anderson, we're so glad you are back there. Our daughter, an ER doc, spent a week there 10 days ago and we appreciate your return and coverage.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  8. DeloresT

    All of the networks are covering the parade in New Orleans and the good news regarding the Saints win. But only Anderson Cooper has continued to revisit the rebuilding of the devastation from Katrina in that great city. Anderson:Thank you! And thanks for the attention that you continue to bring to Haiti.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  9. DeloresT

    I am so appreciative of what Anderson & Dr. Gupta are doing in Haiti. They are the only ones still on the case.

    February 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm |
  10. Christina, Windber

    I know I'm in the minority here, but I love the snow. Having lost my mom last month to a stroke, seeing all that white out there is kind of uplifting. It takes some of the depression away, at least for a little bit.

    I miss Erica but I do like the segments with Candy Crowley, she's doing a great job.

    Stay healthy and be safe.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Margaret

    There's digging out ....and then there's digging out.

    We had about 29 inches of snow where I live and digging out was difficult – can't imagine what it will be like by tomorrow night.

    The images of the Haitians and rescue workers digging through the rubble in search of survivors are images that I won't soon forget. Trying to figure out how this nation and the wonderful Haitian people will get through the ongoing disaster is mind-numbing.

    Thanks, AC, for returning to Haiti – we really need someone like you there to keep us informed.

    February 9, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  12. Carl Wortham

    When the snow falls tonight it like watching the economy and we go deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper But they say its not ! WHERE ? show me !

    February 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  13. patricia sawyers

    Mr. Cooper and Mr. Gupta, thank you both for your response to the pain and tragedy that these people in Haiti are going through.
    You both have shown to have that wonderful human touch so long forgotten in our world.
    God bless the needy and God bless those who are trying to help those in need and in despair.
    Mr. Cooper, thank you so much for your return to Haiti. It is not easy I know. However, these people need more people like you there.
    Do not forget them! Your job is giving them a voice in the air so that we can hear and watch even when we are away far from Haiti.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm |
  14. Jed Brown

    Our democracy is led by the people. If enough of the people take a stand against partisan leadership, the leaders who practice partisan based politics will be voted out of office. It depends on the people.

    As far as the short term. If a child gets hurt and two people argue about the best way to approach the situation medically... the child is bleeding to death and the two just don't seem to understand that innaction is worse then an imperfect action.

    February 9, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  15. Annie Kate

    Its too bad Washington can't send some of that snow down my way – I haven't seen snow in a decade now and I miss it; I don't miss 3 feet of it though. Is Congress even meeting with all that snow to get to or do they get snow days like the school kids?? Looking forward to the show – sounds like a good one.

    February 9, 2010 at 8:53 pm |

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