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March 25th, 2010
09:53 PM ET

Final Health Care Vote: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, the done deal on health care. The House and Senate both approving "fixes" to the bill today. We've got the raw politics. Plus,  police in New Jersey say they've solved what is one of the state's oldest cold case. Hear what they say happened to five teenage boys who vanished 32 years ago.

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Scroll down to join the live chat during the program. It's your chance to share your thoughts on tonight's headlines. Keep in mind, you have a better chance of having your comment get past our moderators if you follow our rules.

Here are some of them:

1) Keep it short (we don't have time to read a "book")
2) Don't write in ALL CAPS (there's no need to yell)
3) Use your real name (first name only is fine)
4) No links
5) Watch your language (keep it G-rated; PG at worst - and that includes $#&*)


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soundoff (249 Responses)
  1. Jim Hislop

    I think all these politicians, both sides, ought to go home for about two weeks and take a Zantac each day, don't answer the phone, email or any other communication device and give us all a rest from their ranting and raving.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  2. starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Nancy -Oregon

    liked you post re: free speech and yelling "fire". insightful.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  3. Gail Human

    The threat of real terrorism is from within our own country, when adults act so foolishly that they promote hatred and racism. It makes me sick!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  4. Emily

    @Jo Ann,
    I agree! Both sides are acting very shoddy. The name calling, etc. Both are behaving very badly. 🙁

    March 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  5. mari

    re the attacks on dem and rep representatives, it comes to mind that this may be a radical left wing group trying to incite violence by playing the differences between the parties. it is the right moment to try to discredit our democracy.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  6. nikki

    It's really unfortunate that the Pandora's box was opened and now all the crazies are flying out of the box and using the healthcare issue to justify their behavior. STOP, just STOP.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  7. Nancy in Oregon

    Heyward, many human beings are very hypocritical...and not to be believed.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  8. Kenya

    Threats/violence is never the answer it won't ever solve anything. When will some people ever learn.
    Evening everyone!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  9. Chaney, La.

    Hi everyone, Glad the Dems. got it done, I was beginning to think they werent going to......The ugly rhetoric that has been the norm, is sickening.... I hope that the FBI will arrest those responsible for threats, and they will be prosecuted.......

    March 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  10. Mrs. Wilson

    I don't consider the voicemail to the republican is consider a hate voicemail. It appears he is just venting his concern that the polical party is racist, which i am beginning to think myself. Why wouldnt they support Obama, Cost? but they approve of this war expenditures?

    March 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  11. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I haven't heard any Democrats condemning threats by their followers either.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  12. Nancy in Oregon

    I'm sure you're right in the big picture, Jo Ann....but why pursue a behavior when one despises it in others?

    March 25, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Wow!! That was so nasty comments from Eric Cantor and Boners.

    Wow!!!!!! Bad move from caller........ Not good idea!!!!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  14. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    The threats are coming from all sides. Liberals are not strangers to threats and violence in order to get their points across.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:11 pm |
  15. Nancy in Oregon

    LisaL. Canada, it's very much like when 'free speech' becomes shouting 'fire!'

    March 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  16. Mrs. Wilson

    This is not democracy, when republicans take office will the democrats be unwilling to work with the republicans.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  17. Heyward

    The Congressman who called Congressman Stupak "baby killer" apologized then used his comment to raise fund for his campaign also. Let's keep em honest.

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

    It makes me sad that people are doing really stupid things just to make their point ( i.e., graffitti, throwing bricks, death threats,etc.) These kinds of behaviors from people who we elected to do the job is truly embarrassing.

    Can we all get things done the proper way?

    March 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  19. Nancy in Oregon

    I agree, A. Smith....so far, there has not been almost any public Republican who has strongly put down the behaviors.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  20. LisaL -Canada

    in all of these nasty words and threats and such, where IS 'the line', and WHAT is 'the line', and who exactly decides that? is it supposed to be some level of political correctness, or social maturity, or some arbitrary definition? and how far does free speech go before it's insulting verbal bullying? and where, past that, is it out of hand?

    March 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  21. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Who is Obama trying to kid? Most of the provisons in the health care bill have not kicked in yet. No one will know what the impact is for years.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  22. Sheila Toomey Woburn, Ma

    Evening, fellow bloggers and AC360 staff.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  23. A. Smith, Oregon

    I haven't seen a single Republican lawmaker openly apologize to the American Public nor to the Democratic lawmakers for the vandalism, racist comments and fanning the flames of hatred in rabid followers.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  24. Mrs. Wilson

    As a republican by marriage. I have to admit that this healthcare bill is something I can live with. The public option may have been to liberal. This is a good middle.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  25. starr, formerly known as vincent

    i genuinely hope "things" will calm down now.

    the repeated threats and the accusations as to who is stirring things up has to stop!!

    everyone needs to realize that any "problems" can be addressed as we go forward with health ins. reform.

    liked the speech by Pres. Obama today.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  26. Nancy in Oregon

    Oh Sharon Hastings, the threats are horrid. What ugly people....probably miserable people who are looking for an excuse to strike out at someone, anyone. I'd watch out if I were their spouse or kids right now.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  27. Tamesha

    Loves the Prez sense of humor.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  28. nikki

    Democrats: handle your platform.with the confidence you should have for doing the right thing. Don't be intimidated. Hey, I'm not even a Democrat!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  29. Heyward

    It's so refreshing having a President and Congress who actually works in the best interest of the American people. Thank you Mr.President and the Democratic Congress who made this long overdue Bill now Law of the land.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  30. Emily

    Good to hear watch Dana & David are saying!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  31. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yes, We can!!!! I only voted Democrats than Republicans, Because Republicans don't get it our healthcare.

    Yes David Gergen, Good point there, Agreed! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  32. JC, Capitol Hill

    Gergen is sugar coating for the GOP, this defeat was a waterloo for the republican party.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  33. Tamesha

    Yes! I pray that Americans will see through the craziness and understand that this is good for America. For decades we've said we should and finally we did!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  34. A. Smith, Oregon

    After ten's of millions of distorting anti-health care bill media advertisements by Big Medical corporations on behalf of the Republican talking points, it's no wonder as those distortions are 'corrected' the polls are rising. Meanwhile the Republican Party is sinking...

    March 25, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  35. Kim- Ohio

    @Megan ... same here....very happy.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  36. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening everyone. Good to be with all of you tonight. So glad the final health care bill was approved. What a process. Now we have the serious and hateful backlash. All these threats are terrible.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  37. Karen, MN

    Hi. Anderson and bloggers.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  38. Emily

    Good evening Anderson, Devna, Eliza, 360Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Gabriela, Megan, Starr, David & Isabel, Gloria, Casey, Adelaide A.Smith, Devin, Nicole & Bloggers.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  39. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi!
    I'm glad to see the health care bill is finished.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  40. starr, formerly known as vincent

    good evening Anderson & team 360.

    hello, david, isabele, gabriela, dodie, dulcie, emily, mike, casey, kim, nancy, a. smith, claus...everyone.

    Another interesting day!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  41. nikki

    Democrats can be proud of their hard work. They've been reviled, abused and threatened. Many may not be re-elected, BUT, finally, we got politicians who put "people" before themselves.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  42. A. Smith, Oregon

    Good Evening Anderson Cooper, David, AC360, CNN Staffers and fellow bloggers

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  43. Nancy in Oregon

    It will be momentous...and yes, troublesome and imperfect in some ways, but oh boy, the country needs this so much.

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  44. Monica M. Williams

    Happy Thursday night everyone.

    Anderson Cooper. Snazzy yet again. : )

    March 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    I am so happy for that!!!!! It works for me!!! Thanks so much Democrats!!!! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  46. Cessy - Chicago

    Hi Anderson! 🙂

    good evening to you loyal 360 fans!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  47. JC, Capitol Hill

    Hello all!

    Congrats to the House on HC Reform!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  48. Kim- Ohio

    Hi Anderson, 360 Team, fellow bloggers!!!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Stephanie, Megan, Jessica, Candy, David Gergen, Ed Henry, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Dodie, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Danie, Lori, Adelaide, BettyAnn, Heather, Starr, Sharon and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    Thanks for coming in for join us tonight! 😀
    Happy Thursday night!!!

    Yes! The healthcare number 2 Senators Democrats bill passed! Yay!!!! 🙂

    March 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone!

    March 25, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
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