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March 9th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

The Strange Capitol Hill Resignation: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, what led Erica Massa to step down from Congress? There's talk of cancer, ticklefights and even a shower visit from White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel. We've got the raw politics. Plus, a baby rescued from the rubble in Haiti thought to be an orphan, but now a couple says this child belongs to them.

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  1. Mike Pridmore

    Eric is my friend. The biggest reason I think his story seems to change is that he has been reacting to each new allegation. He did overreact on Sunday when he read an article that said he was the deciding vote on health care and an AP article where Steny Hoyer was misquoted as saying he had personally spoken to Eric about the allegations. He thought it was a setup based on those two things.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  2. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I can't imagine how painful it is to bury a child. You can't move on from that...at least not completely, ever.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  3. David, Indiana

    @Starr, oh, I didn't see the his intvw w Glen Beck

    Maybe it is a kind of happy ending as much of a happy ending as there can be in extortion. He owned up to what he did. That does take guts.

    Lindsay might have a case.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  4. Emily

    @Heather –
    "I would've had a heart attack!"

    I'm SO glad that it was not me driving that car! It might have happened to me too!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  5. Carla, Port Orange, FL

    Narcissism at it's finest as far as Lindsay goes...now the commercial will be funnier than it already is!!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  6. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The story of these two brothers is so sad.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  7. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    @Anderson, can you contrast in numbers when you say the killings are down?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  8. Vanessa TX

    That made my day, winning Beat 360! Thanks AC360 TEAM!
    btw, Can Anderson sign my shirt?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  9. Nancy in Oregon

    Cessy, I think the killing came afterward....or am I wrong? Up till then he was just weird! Which is what TV shows like!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  10. Emily

    @A. Smith, Oregon March 9th, 2010 10:09 pm ET

    "America must have and maintain high standards of ethical behavior in our lawmakers"

    I think that more ethical & decent people have to be interested in Politics...and then get elected!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  11. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hi Cessy!!!!
    Nice see you again!! Yup! Jeff Toobin is best lawyer in the house! 🙂

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  12. Claus

    @Caria,
    Yes. I would say "silly" is more appropriate for the lawyer who did it. But then I'm sure it wasn't on contingency.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  13. Nancy in Oregon

    I can't imagine second-guessing the driver! I'd have been in a panic-who knows what I'd have done?! Anyone here been in that position?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  14. Greg Karson

    The man profoundly appologized and showed remorse, that goes a long way.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  15. Paula, Colorado

    It's good the extortion case was resolved quickly, though the sentence does seem light.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I didn't know a Prius could reach 90 MPH.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  17. Michelle

    I have a question : did the lady pick the serial killer
    for a date/ That is really scary.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  18. Cessy-Chicago

    Yikes! Serial killer? dont they screen/do background checks on these people?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  19. Heather - Spokane, WA

    @Emily, I would've had a heart attack!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:29 pm |
  20. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Wild!"

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  21. carla

    did lindsay actually pay alawyer to file that silly complaint?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  22. Emily

    @Jo Ann,

    "Unfortunately, this is the type of story that causes a media frenzy."

    Geez, I hope that story doesn't go on for a long time!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  23. Claus

    I love E-Trade; glad Lohan is giving them some PR.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  24. David, Indiana

    Maybe at first blush it might seem odd that Mr. Sikes didn't just turn of the ignition, but he's right depending on what gear you're in the position of the ignition that can lock the steering wheel. He probably should've put it in neutral, but going down on a steep grade a twisting curving road is heartstopping at 90 plus mph, he had to keep both hands on the wheel. He did ok.

    Hi Stephanie Elam!

    Good Beat 360 caption!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  25. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @charlie, it's pretty simple; if Jihad Jane is a US citizen and acted in the US, it's a civil matter. If not, she's a foreign combatant and should be tried by the military as such.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  26. Nancy in Oregon

    'Defend his client' ?!!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:27 pm |
  27. Emily

    @Nicole, Netherlands

    "i heard he was scared the wheels or the stearing wheel would bloccade if he did that"

    I'm surprised that the man didn't have a heart attack!
    Thanks for the info.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  28. Nancy in Oregon

    Extortion is extortion...it is not to be swept under the carpet.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Toyota Prius is so scary one I have hear!!! Yikes!!! He is right thing call 911.... I hope that he learn own lesson, I agree with him says "I will never drive again"

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  30. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nancy, i agree with you!

    Hi Anderson, nice to see you on the blog!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  31. niwat kurusattra, chicago

    Hi Anderson Cooper.Great to have you with us tonight

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  32. Heather - Spokane, WA

    That man only got 6 months for an attempt to extort money? Thats a slap on the wrist!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  33. Cessy-Chicago

    Yeah!!!! TOOBIN in the house!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  34. Don Gray

    Massa can't keep his stories straight. He had a meltdown.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  35. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    This punishment seems inadequate.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  36. Kim- Ohio

    Hi Cessy-Chicago...better late than never 🙂

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  37. Emily

    David Letterman is a PERFECT example of how To handle a sex scandel case in the media. (Tiger Woods, take notes.)

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  38. Cessy-Chicago

    Hi Anderson 🙂 Thanks for joing us tonight

    March 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm |
  39. Amarie

    I oppose health care, and I am the deciding vote, so I quit!
    I tickle grown men but I’m offended when talking to another man in the shower…
    He’s my wife best friend, but we don’t know his number…
    Either he's crazy or he thinks we are...lol

    March 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  40. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @ David, Indiana

    Apprently the congressman was interviewed by Glen Beck and at the end of the interview stated he brought himself down.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:24 pm |
  41. Emily

    @Sharon Hastings,

    That must be an awful feeling, worrying about your grandchildrens' safety as well as your own!

    It seems that Toyota don't really know what the problem is...I hope that you all are safe!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  42. Nicole from the Netherlands

    Hi Anderson ! How nice to see you on the blog tonight! Saw your and the Dr's and Gary's reporting in Haiti. You all should be given an award for that!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  43. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Hello Anderson!!!
    Nice see you again!!!! Welcome back!

    Nice job Kirk and Vanessa!!!!! I do love beat 360!!! Awesome!

    March 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  44. Cessy-Chicago

    Hello! everyone... i'm a bit late...

    Hi! Anderson- you look extra "dashing" tonight. did you get a haircut? or is it the lighting?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:23 pm |
  45. A. Smith, Oregon

    Remember all the fake claims of fingers, rats, wires and roaches in soft drink bottles, pizza's or sealed food containers that turned out to be bogus? This man sounds like he's a con artist looking for some free money.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  46. charlie

    If Jihad Jane is supsected of terrorism, does she have normal "miranda /criminal Suspect rights"? Who makes that decisions on what criteria? Yes I am ridiculing the idea that the US should have two justice systems.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  47. Claus

    The name Lindsay was chosen for the commercial by the advertising agency who developed the ad. It is the name of one of the people on their team. It is a great ad. Now had they said "attention-seeking-aholic" instead of "milkaholic," Lohan perhaps would have had a case.

    March 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm |
  48. Danie T.

    That had to be terrifying – if I currently owned a Toyota that baby would be at the dealer's lot I would not be driving it. That's unfortunate Toyotas used to be so reliable, strong, affordable and had such great longevity...

    March 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  49. Sam

    Hey Anderson how was Hollywood???

    March 9, 2010 at 10:21 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Does it really surprise anyone that Lindsay Lohan is trying to get more attention?

    March 9, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
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