March 15th, 2010
08:55 PM ET

Health care reform down to the wire: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, President Obama pushing for last-minute support on health care reform, Rielle Hunter speaking out, and a Roman Catholic priest who still celebrates mass, even after his former archdiocese kicked him out of his former church.

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  1. Lori

    These molestation stories are so hard to listen to.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  2. Valerie NYC

    Nothing shocks me when it comes to church talk...

    March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  3. Nancy in Oregon

    I suspect John Edwards has agendas too, Jo Ann. Unfortunately, I don't think agendas are limited to one sex.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  4. Brian

    as is the government so is religion. they are institutions and protected at all costs.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  5. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Anderson, the fact that all this was going on when Edwards was running just shows how important it is to the country that the MSM do it's job vetting these candidates.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  6. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes Renee.....
    Candy is best anchor State of the Union each Sunday Morning! 🙂 I love her. She does use bulletin news. 🙂

    March 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  7. Nancy C.

    Anderson, could you please ask why the pre-existing condition exemption for adults would not begin for 3 or 4 yrs.? Also what are adults between ages 55-65 yrs. supposed to do for healthcare? I am 61 yrs. and recently lost my job. With a heart condition and my Cobra ins. ready to run out I can not get any health ins. I have to go 4 yrs., until medicare kicks in.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  8. Hugo, Houston, TX

    It goes far beyond disappointment to hear the Vatican kept this underwraps for so long. Makes me wonder what else they're hiding.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm |
  9. Kim- Ohio

    So what do you all think...do you think it would help stop these types of sexual abuse cases if priest were allowed to marry?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  10. David, Indiana

    Weren't things looking pretty good for the middle east process several months ago? Didn't Secretary of State Clinton have a good visit to the middle east?

    Good evening Candy Crowley.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  11. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh my gosh, the Church is about as trustworthy as John Edwards!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  12. A. Smith, Oregon

    Pope Ratz's brother Georg Ratzinger is smack in the middle of multiple child abuse cases during the time he headed the German parishes choir. Pope Ratz placed a Cardinal from Portland, OR. into his former job who was accused of a cover up in ongoing child abuse cases here in Oregon. Pope Ratz appears to be present in the cover up and movement of serial pedophiles within the Vatican and outlining parishes.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  13. Nancy

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    "Thanks Claus. It's an awesome burden always being right."

    You can handle it.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  14. Paul,Illinois

    Thanks for airing my story

    March 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  15. Danie T.

    @ starr,

    I agree – it's sad when there are children caught in the middle of inconsequent adults' mess.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  16. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Danie T., "She has her own agenda."

    Women like Hunter always have their own agendas, but men like Edwards are too blinded by sex to notice it.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  17. karen

    I don't understand how any of us can be proud to be American and not support health care reform. Health care should not be a for profit buisness to begin with, and how can we stand by and watch people lose everything because an insurance company refuses to take on any risk by refusing coverage to anyone who has any history of illnesss, pathetic.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  18. Brian

    then Larry was asking advice politcally from the one who wrote it. odd indeed.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  19. A. Smith, Oregon

    Anderson, insiders often spoke of how nasty Edwards' wife was on the road however Media was entirely silent about it!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  20. Nancy in Oregon

    That's the thing that scares me, Anderson....that kind of judgment.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  21. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Claus – re: Elizabeth Edwards, i agree with you and liked your comment on what else is there left to say!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  22. Kim from Texas

    Anderson.....thanks for the story about the whale meat. It is disgusting and all involved need to be exposed.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  23. LisaL -Canada

    cool – previously unimagined life in antarctica – should serve as a reminder that the world is full of things that were previously thought either not there, or not possible.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  24. andersoncnn

    candy crowley is the greatest!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  25. charlie

    Watching the US healthcare debate is like watching 20th century history.
    Universal coverage (still not achieved) would just about be the equivalent of voting rights for women.
    Reducing the medical industrial complex which exploits illness and burbens the US economy more than twice as much as any of it's economic competitors would be equivalent of civils rights (for blacks). if the US ever managed to get into the top 10 in the world ranking of heath outcomes , well that might be a termed a success and bring the US into the 21st century..

    March 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  26. Nancy in Oregon

    And men like John E., too, I hope, Jo Ann. Quite a group!!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  27. andersoncnn

    i encourage you all to read the gq interview. its just sort of bizarre the whole thing. its definitely taudry too, but i must admit im just fascinated that all of this was going on while the guy was running for president!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  28. Marilyn Gallo

    The Aide is talking, the Mistress is talking, the Wife is talking...where is that coward John Edwards? What I can't understand is why anyone would want HIM !! Pathetic.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  29. A. Smith, Oregon

    Sikes the runaway Prius driver was previously at the Toyota dealers garage for maintenance and was told to wait his turn. He is reportedly a disgruntled person that created this hoax to embarrass Toyota.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  30. Renee

    Yes, Candy, I think every Mother has found some of those critters in their kids backpacks!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Kim from Texas,
    Thanks! Welcome to live blog tonight!! 🙂

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  32. Nancy in Oregon

    I'm with you, Starr. I feel for the children, who as always are drawn into their parents' circus act.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm |
  33. Isabel, Brasil

    @ Anderson

    How will be the head of the children who are involved in this history with a series attitudes absurd?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:32 pm |
  34. Renee

    Welcome Candy! Good choice for the Bulletin CNN!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  35. David, Indiana

    Yes, I imagine Rielle Hunter wants her say after all the media coverage that is mainly increasing the damage and pain to all involved.

    What are the CBO numbers congress is waiting for?

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  36. Devin

    @Anderson she seems like a.................... ....... ...... ...... ..... ..... nice person? = / idk i never meet her

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  37. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Claus, "Rielle Hunter probably is misunderstood."

    Oh I understand women like Hunter perfectly!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  38. Nancy in Oregon

    What a circus, John Edwards' life. Horrifying to think he was even as close as he was to higher office.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  39. starr, formerly known as vincent

    2a. Smith, very interesting post on trust re: the Edwards story and the Catholic church story.....very likely true.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  40. Linda Myers Tate

    We, The People voted and want a healthcare bill passed! If this one has problems, we can fix it. But give us something, Now!


    March 15, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  41. LisaL -Canada

    i also cannot seem to quite figure out why ms. hunter would do this type of GQ interview and photo shoot.

    and one would think that she would either have been in control of what pictures were printed (or oh-my-gosh not have taken them in the first place) if there was a possibility of them appearing and "misrepresenting" her intent.

    personally, i don't really care what ms. hunter and her love-child are doing. i don't think it's any of my business.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  42. Danie T.

    I hope John Edwards is smart enough to realize she doesn't care that much about him either – she'll do anything for publicity... She has her own agenda

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  43. Gloria

    I think it's sad that the Dems haven't gotten health care done. You know what's even worse is that they would actually take political advice from the Republicans. If they (the Republicans) think this is such a disaster for the Democrats why on earth are they pushing so hard for them not to pass it. Wake up Dems do what you were sent there to do.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  44. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Are you sure it for the voice or the money? It certainly is not a scene at the coffee table.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:30 pm |
  45. Lori

    Hello Anderson! Hello Everyone! Happy Monday!

    March 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  46. Debby, MI

    I was afraid that the health care reform bill was going to be more "pork" than what America truly needs- universal health care for everyone! If America took the best parts of other countries we could have the best system in the world-without all the interference from the lobbyists and huge profit insurance and pharmaceutical companies! I could really care less about rich people and their affairs. I would rather focus on world issues like rebuilding Haiti, feeding the hungry, and creating jobs for Americans.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  47. Claus

    At this point, Elizabeth Edwards would serve herself best by saying nothing also. What's left to say.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  48. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    If Edwards is indicted for campaign fund abuse that is one thing, but this is just an interview with his mistress. It doesn't deserve this amount of time.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  49. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Thanks Claus. It's an awesome burden always being right.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  50. Claus

    Rielle Hunter probably is misunderstood. And Mrs. Edwards probably is misunderstood as well.

    March 15, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
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