February 23rd, 2010
09:46 PM ET

Live Blog from the Anchor Desk 02/23/10

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Tonight we're keeping Toyota honest. Will the recall actually fix the car troubles? Plus, Sen. Harry Reid is pledging to bypass GOP opposition and pass a health care bill. We've got the raw politics. We're also following the fate of the entire teaching staff at a Rhode Island high school where the superintendent wants to issue pink slips.

Want to know what else we're covering? Read EVENING BUZZ

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soundoff (221 Responses)
  1. Tim, Canada

    Yeah for the Vancouver Olympics!!!! Got to see the Men’s Giant Slalom today – live – and ski at our very beautiful resort Whistler-Blackcomb.

    February 23, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Wendy

    Rich has said it best.
    In my opinion, teachers are not paid enough. Stop focusing on what their salary is. That's NOT the issue. The issue should be is how Gallo and the teachers should come up with a curriculum that will help educate these students and get their families involved, if possible. In a community like CF, it's going to be very difficult. Firing the whole staff is not the answer.

    February 23, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Its really sad that rehab is so popular now, it seems to be the fix for everything except for the flu.

    Those asian karp are mean little brats and Rick Sanchez is a very gutsy man for volunteering for being shot with the tazers!

    Have a good night everyone

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Cessy-Chicago

    I liked seeing Jessica Yellin sit for Anderson... hope to see you again, Jessica! We missed you Anderson!!!

    goodnight, everyone! Be safe!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Are you sure those aren't flying Pirannha? OMG what's absolutely hysterical is Jessica and Briana laughing at Rick...brutal! 🙂

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. A. Smith, Oregon

    Goodnight Jessica, Devin, AC360, CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers! Excellent program and show, Thank-You!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Emily

    Have a great night Jessica, Kira, Devna, 360Team, Megan, Starr, Gabriela, Dodie, Mike, David & Isabel, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide & Bloggers!

    The women were great tonight! –Jessica, Briana, Dana!
    I loved the Tom Foreman story in Haiti!

    This is a cute bit here, on the CNN staff!
    That is crazy! What was Rick thinking?!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Barbara from So. CA

    @ Gary
    I agree with you - most of the USA does - so how come the Justices voted to let the big companies legally put even more money into our elections? I just don't understand -

    February 23, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. A. Smith, Oregon

    Women's downhill had some serious but without any injury, multiple face-plants, I laughed so hard, especially after they got up and walked away unhurt.

    Yikes, don't Tase me man, lol.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Poppy, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David G, Ed Henry, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night,
    Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Thanks for coming in tonight to join us! 😀
    Day of the shot with my favorite Olympics athletes fall and slip and Tom too!! LOL!!! Nice shot Jesscia!!!!!!

    Good job fill-in for Anderson, thanks so much!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. starr formerly known as vincent

    Thank you and good night Ms. Yellin and Team 360.

    Good night fellow bloggers and friends, hope your day tomorrow is a good one.

    The CNN Olympics is a riot! Thanks for the laughs tonight!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. LisaL -Canada

    oh i LOVE the clip of the asian carp – they are SO FREAKKKKYYYYY...

    jessica – you are always so full of energy – great job tonight!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Alex Valiao (New York)

    Good evening! Great show as always. A lot of stuff going on tonight. 80 teachers with pink slips for Central Falls is a lot despite good intentions of boosting performance. One can't help but wonder if there was a comprehensive analysis to the different variables that may cause poor performance of the school and the students without depriving livelihood from numerous teacher.

    As for Haiti, I believe we need to continue talking about it to remind people that they still need help. Most of the time, the public's attention is at its peak when the calamity strikes but gets shelved somewhere as time passes by.

    HCR should spell quality. The best thing to be done in writing America's history.

    Have a great night!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  14. L. O'Neal

    If a school can provide a good edcuation most parents that teach would prefer to have their children attend the school bcuz they will get good education and are close by... If those teachers are sending their kids to other schools (private or charter) that would implicate that the teachers don't really even believe in the education they are providing CFstudents...

    February 23, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Kelly

    48% graduation rate, 7% math proficieny.... enough said. If this was an airline company and only 48% of the passengers actually got to their destination would we be giving the pilots a raise??? I agree with the comments above administration should be held accountable as well.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Vivian - Mtl

    Good night everyone!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. David, Indiana

    I agree with Ali Velshi and Peter Beinart about the effect of the President being able to communicate Health Care Reform legislation better to the public.

    Harry Reid suddenly playing hardball is a surprise. Though maybe the President doesn't want to go all soft.

    If Republicans offered some 200 plus amendments to this legislation why isn' there more republican support.

    A happy ending yes. Some very kindhearted and courageous women looking after those children.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Ryan Blesse

    @J. Carmichael
    Right on! Other countries have made the health care system function... why can't we get on the bangwagon? Bipartisonship needs to make a comeback... if it was ever really there at all aside from national disasters. It is so sad that we can never get on the same page until something drastic happens.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Gina

    I applaud the Haiti government for trying to protect the kids but I think they are making a mistake for releasing these fake missionaries.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  20. Vivian - Mtl

    Gary .....great story! those kids are so cute!

    February 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. starr formerly known as vincent


    You are Right! Reid and Pelosi are a thorn in the side of Obama and many of the people too.

    February 23, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
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