July 14th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

BP Prepares to Test New Cap: Join the Live Chat

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Anderson is back in the Gulf tonight and has breaking developments on the plan to test the new containment cap in the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, the raw politics of the NAACP's resolution blasting Tea Party 'racism' and more.

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  1. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    I had heard about these abandoned pets a long time ago.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  2. Cessy- Chicago

    AC360 – keeping it honest.

    Great reporting, Gary!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  3. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    I feel terrible to say, but its paper related – but something like a greenback paper...i mean corruption!

    I am sad to say that the country I am from (south-asia) and the politics there is so bad, that 75% of the funds for relief and aid go into middlemen, politicians and every official involved before it goes to the person impacted due to crisis.

    Unless the officials hands are wet with money at all levels, nothing moves


    July 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh boy!!! That is so horrible I have heard from Haiti......... I agree with you, Sharon......... Good point there. I agree with Gary said..... I am grateful Gary is being there reporting in Port-au-Prince! 🙂

    July 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  5. Mike - Las Vegas

    We will not donate one more cent until the corrupt government in Haiti is replaced or swept aside in order to speed relief to the people there. The Haitians need to rise up and overthrow their inept corrupt so-called leaders. The leaders there do not look like they've missed a meal or are suffering in any way while their people are dying around them.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  6. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Once again, Gary Tuchman is the man.

    I really appreciate him trying to get to the bottom of this crazy "tax" in Haiti.

    Mr. Valentin is the one who doesn't make any sense.

    Excellent report by Gary. Interesting about that email, huh? And, yes, it sounds like everyone needs to get together and get this straightened out ASAP after 6 mos.!!
    Thank you, once again, for keeping them honest Anderson &Gary!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  7. Cessy- Chicago

    Fees? are they for real?

    July 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  8. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "We shall see!"

    July 14, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  9. Yoly, Florida

    This explains why foreign aid money is not being sent to Haiti. It will end up in the wrong hands.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  10. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    I say again that the UN needs to come in and take over Haiti for a generation and fix it.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  11. Monica

    Wow! This is just not right and I'm shocked on how calm the victims in Haiti are, knowing their supplies is stuck in customs and that a family member died because of paperwork issue.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  12. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Good report Gary. Very sad to see equipment and vehicles close by and yet unused. Why can't these officials get it? We get it and would promptly get it to those in need. How infuriating!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  13. nanette in missouri

    What next? People giving away their kids? Since when did pets become throw-aways?

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  14. Tracy Brown - Canada

    Gary Tuckman conducted that interview with a great deal of sensitivity and tact. Good on him!!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  15. Cessy- Chicago

    HAITI..six months later and people are still waiting? as a long time supporter of UNICEF, I am saddened by the fact that people who are in need are still put on hold. what needs to be done to get things going? This is not just about business, we are dealing people's lives.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  16. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Why aren't the rules suspended while the emergency exists?

    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  17. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Those trucks are nice and clean without a speck on them!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  18. Debbie

    Just wanted to tell you i know someone from the inside, And there is so much BP is not telling us, Like all the dead Whales they have out there they dont know what to do with, About when the oil first comes up on shore in pensacla that its bubbleing and they dont show the beach till the next day so noone see the bubbleing from acid or something. Oh there is so much more but you said we have to make this short

    July 14, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  19. Sue R. Canton MI.

    to see all the earth moving equipment and supplies being held up at the port in Haiti still 6 months later is discusting.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  20. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    We need outside government to act on world aid to Haiti this should be handeld by the United Nations .

    July 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  21. Sharon Hastings

    Great reporting by Gary Tuchman in a super interview with the director of customs. Somebody is blocking something or they wouldn't have all this stuff sitting around.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  22. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I am having a hard time believing that the reason why supplies are sitting in customs and in storage is due to paperwork........

    July 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  23. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Kudos to all these volunteers – they have left their own families and every one else behind to be in Haiti!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  24. Yoly, Florida

    This is infuriating.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  25. mark

    Anderson, thanks again for being a great interviewer and commentator. Your view and perspective is valuable and refreshing. I always enjoy your show.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  26. Smith in Oregon

    Early on, there were reports in Haiti that dockworkers and government harbor officials were charging outrageous amounts for docking aid supply barges and ships as well as unloading them. Enormous graft and corruption.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  27. Yoly, Florida

    Finally, someone is confronting governmental officials. Although they are still allowed to get away with lying.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  28. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Congarts for Bristol and Levi..... So cute their son Tripp!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  29. Linda in Arizona

    Even if all the pressure readings check out, what is to prevent a blowout from happening in a week, or two weeks? Even if they can contain it for awhile, how can they be certain that over time, a new fissure or crack won't develop? So far, no one has mentioned that possibility.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  30. Renee

    @ Starr: I do agree with you. All you have to do is walk by with White House every day and these folks have these signs out about Obama anyway. Just like they had these signs out about Bush. I have a picture in front of the White House of 2 men dressed up like Bush and Cheney in jail bird outfits. I have to agree with Mark. Some of these sign carriers are "tag alongs" to get on TV

    July 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  31. Lori from CA

    Poor fur-babies.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  32. lisal -canada

    oh bristol and levi – wishing them all the best, actually – they are so young and living under quite the public microscope – they at least have been through their experiences together – who else could possibly understand what they have been through than each other

    July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  33. Martina

    Levi is a smart man. It is cheaper to keep her. Did he not go to court last week to find out how much he owed in back child support and what he is going to have to pay?

    July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  34. deb northeast ohio

    Even if you dont like Sarah Palin, you have to feel for her ........ her daughter goes and does a knuckleheaded thing ...!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  35. Lori from CA

    Bristol's and Levi's baby is very cute.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  36. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    Palin's cant stay out of news! 🙂

    July 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  37. deb northeast ohio

    The NAACP, like many old organizations, is in th business of trying to e relavent and justifying its existence to its members.
    Do I think that attacking the Tea Party Movement is a valid dquest for them – no

    July 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  38. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    I think the Tea Party should be "Tea Party" keep it down with mildness with the pinkies in the air with much sophistication!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  39. Monica

    Where are we and what year is it again? 1st spies and now racism in the tea party. I shutter to think, what is next.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  40. Chi

    Re BP: really running out of words

    July 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  41. Lori from CA

    NAACP V Tea Party???????

    July 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  42. Jason Mann

    I've heard it said several times that BP is concerned about the well casing being able to withstand the pressure from the well if its capped off with the current method they're attemping. It sounds like even if the B.O.P. would've functioned properly, the casing still could've failed from day 1.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  43. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I believe that most Tea Party people are demonstrating against gov. and for consitutional rights as they understand them.

    However, it has been clear on TV, at many Tea Party rallies there were quite a few signs and pictures that certainly can be considered racist.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  44. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Smith in Oregon, they can't force them to stop, it's called the First Amendment. They are condemned by the leadership.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good point Roland!!!!!!! I agree with Roland, He is right!

    July 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  46. Sree Nanduru, Richmond, VA

    I am pretty sure that there are a lot of political flavors from both the sides involved. I am sure there are some instigators who will make this situation amicable and make something out of them...

    July 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  47. Kenya

    I think some of these Tea-Partiers are just really bitter people who are angry at something..and directing their anger towards Obama's race. It's a few bad apples in the basket making all the rest look bad.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  48. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I have my degree in criminal justice and the first thing we are taught is to believe no one except evidence and proof for the truth. I see the evidence and proof and it speaks racism

    July 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  49. Renee

    Come on Roland get on the bus and go with Mark! See it for yourself.

    July 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
  50. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    The signs are a bit much this is not what America is about any more if we can not be united as people then we cannot unite .

    July 14, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
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