April 29th, 2010
09:54 PM ET

Tracking the Oil Spill: Join the Live Chat

Tonight on 360°, new details on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as it approaches land. What everyone hoped to avoid. Plus, singer Shakira speaks out against Arizona's immigration law in our big 360° interview. Plus, what John Edwards' mistress told Oprah about their affair.

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  1. Emily

    Good night Sanjay, Mike, Jo Ann, Renee, Megan, David & Isabel, Starr, Gloria, Casey, Helen, Nicole & Bloggers!

    Great show & Blog tonight! (Loved the ASL bit.)
    Dr. Sanjay has been doing a great job filling in. 🙂

    April 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  2. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Tank you and good night to All!

    I wish you a safe and pleasant day tomorrow.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  3. nancyinoregon

    Good night, people. Happy last day of April tomorrow!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  4. Kenya

    Who knew old man got rhythm! 😀 Great shot.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  5. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good night Dr.Sanjay Gupta, AC360team and fellow blogger's.

    As usual,,Good show tonight.

    Love the dance,,lol

    April 29, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  6. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Ha, ha. She didn't break up the marriage? Doesn't having a baby with a married man usually have a negative consequence?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  7. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    God bless the patient who agreed to be the guinea pig.

    Let us all hope & pray that this treatment works, ALS is a horrible way to go (as are many other diseases). Cures to all would be miraculous.

    My regards to David & Nancy and thanks for your remarks.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  8. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Good for John. Hope, and a positive approach, can mean the difference between life and death. This testing reminds me of the fast-tracking of HIV drugs through drug trials for masses of people.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  9. nancyinoregon

    Ms. Hunter clearly has to find a way to live with herself and make it fit her philosophy.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  10. nancyinoregon

    Absolutely, Renee.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  11. Renee

    Oh, I should say thank you President Obama for making all of this stem cell clinical trials LEGAL in America!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  12. Sue R. Canton Mi.

    Good story on stem cell breakthrough.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  13. nancyinoregon

    ALS is such a cruel disease....among many others, of course. This is a brave man.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  14. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Wow! This story about John is amazing. It has been utterly ignorant for us to even try to stall stem cell research. Nothing but "full speed ahead" makes sense.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  15. Renee

    So excited about this stem cell test in the USA. They are doing many of these treatments with great success in India!

    I have my children's stem cells stored and I am very, very exciting about the possibilities stem cells offer.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  16. David, Indiana

    @Leslie A Boyce Transocean own and operates the rig, British Petroleum owns the well.

    @Starr yes that is the problem if oil keeps pouring out of the well and leaks. I wonder why they can't get the blowout preventative valve to work.

    A great panel discussion with Dana Bash, Gloria Borger, and Roland Martin. I guess I need to know the legislation proposed in the Senate seeks to do.

    Well that's a good pt Shakira makes, what if someone doesn't have their driver's license with them and is pulled over. But I do think that reasonable suspicion would have more to do with activity than someone's ethnicity. Even so this law does seem to direct local authorities to immigration enforcement and that in itself could be burdensome to the public. Let's say officers have not only reasonable suspicion that someone is entering the country illegally, what did they do before this law was enacted?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  17. nancyinoregon

    It absolutely is an outrage, starr. Border control should be a priority for many reasons. This poor man (and his dog) were on their own land, for heaven sakes.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  18. Renee

    @ Mike: I don't believe an of our police officers wander the street to bother anyone. I still believe in protect and serve!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  19. Kathryn - Plym Mtg PA

    Great reporting on an area so unrelated to us in the Northeastern USA

    April 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  20. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    This murder of the rancher is an outrage. The ranchers have been complaining about this problem for years without any solutions.

    We need Border Control

    April 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  21. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    "...and 30% are Hispanic themselves."

    Excellent (and overlooked) point.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  22. ken

    The grass is always greener on the other side right. The U.S. obviously has no problem welcoming different cultures and I'm grateful. We even try to meet quota's! Let's just follow the procedure.

    Who travels without an I.D.?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  23. Renee

    @ Emily: My aunt is 85 and lives in an assisted living facility and she has a FL ID card! Everyone in the building is required to have ID even though most don't drive. In the state of Florida, everyone over the age of 18 must have a DL or a FL ID card (especially if they don't drive due to disabilities). Go figure!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    It's good the CNN is showing how illegals are harming this country. We seem to only see the other side of the story.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  25. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I'm relieved that we're FINALLY dealing with this whole illegal immigration issue. My thanks to Arizona for taking on this task. Condolences to the Krentz family.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  26. Susan, NJ

    The effect is that illegals are already stating that they want to leave AZ – that's great news.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  27. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Does anyone really believe that police will be randomly wandering the streets to hassle hispanics? They have other things to do, and 30% are hispanic themselves.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  28. Renee

    AZ needs to prepare to hire some more judges in the district courts to hear all of these stories.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  29. nancyinoregon

    That's a lot of it, Martha-the horrible health and human services expenses that we must pay. I don't begrudge paying taxes, but the money should go toward our own country and its citizens....and I have to say I really do resent that illegal people get these services.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Emily

    Doesn't everyone adult have ID on them when they go out?
    A Driver's License, Work ID or University/student card, etc?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  31. Susan, NJ

    Why are the "rights" of illegals more important than the safety of the community, especially when border agents are being beaten, and murdered?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  32. Bryan

    What Shakira fails to mention is that it is illegal to enter the U. S. illegally....in any state of the union. If someone is here illegally...they are already a criminal....that's their first offense. Why should our government protect someone who breaks our laws?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  33. Jay

    Hospitals are bound to serve anyone who walks into them regardless of their legal status.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  34. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    They can use all of these programs if there legal and they can help pay for these benefits if there paying in to the government we cant afford the free ride any more .

    April 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  35. Dulcie - Denver

    Shakira brings up a very good point. 'Legal contact' between civilians and police isn't just stopping someone suspected of a crime. It affects victims of accidents and crime. Potential witnesses of crimes will not step forward and will actively hide from police.

    I believe there will be a lot of 'unintended consequences' of this law. Cooperation with police will plummet and false reporting of aliens will skyrocket. This simply isn't a workable law.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  36. nancyinoregon

    Yes, I hear you, Dulcie. The last thing the country or the world needs is to generate hate or bullying, which is too easy to have in such situations. Yet the border towns must be able to defend themselves too. I don't know what the answer is, sadly.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  37. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    When she says 'people' can't use services like hospitals and day care, she means illegal people who shouldn't be using those services in the first place.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  38. Jay

    Did Shakira just say on live television she is in another country with absolutely no identification at all? What?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  39. Martha

    Shakira is an amazing singer but please stay away from politics. As long as, Americans have to pay for health insurance, schooling, housing and many other things for illegal immigrants that believe they are entitled to then I think Shakira should donate money so this country can support and deal with the expense this creates. All those people who want the illegal aliens to stay they should pay extra taxes for their up keep. I researched on the internet and if I wanted to go to Colombia to work without the correct paper work. I would be kick out the country so fast.
    Shakira just keep on singing.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  40. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Shakira can't say that this bill will be abused. The fact that Shakira is violating the law by not having her ID proves the law is needed.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  41. nancyinoregon

    Renee, that's what I wonder too....in some of our workplaces (mine, for sure) we have to drill and plan for all sorts of emergencies....I can't imagine how this spill would not be met with immediate action, even too much action, if later proved to be 'simple' to extinguish.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  42. Renee

    Come on. Who travels without a driver's license these days? I don't buy this story.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  43. Dulcie - Denver

    I'm sorry but I just get behind Arizona's new law. I'm old enough to remember discrimination and harrassment of African Americans. Living in Colorado, we have crime from illegal aliens too but legalizing harassment of Latinos is not the answer.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:36 pm |
  44. Renee

    Why doesn't the EPA have a disaster plan for oil spills?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  45. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Marianne, The 1996 Supreme Court case Whren v. U.S. basically said race was an acceptable factor to consider in stops and searches, as long as it's not the ONLY factor.

    April 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Emily

    @Tom Foreman,
    at least there was No Body in that balloon when it made that terrible looking crash!

    April 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  47. Susan, NJ

    It's not racial profiling if they are stopped for other reasons which is what the bill requires. THEN they are asked to produce ID. I have to produce ID any time a police officer requests, why are these people immune to those simple requests?

    April 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
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