August 17th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

Dr. Laura Ending Her Radio Show: Join the Live Chat

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We're following breaking news. Dr. Laura Schlessinger is ending her radio show, in a cloud of a racially-charged controversy. Hear what she told Larry King just moment ago. Plus, two reports on the oil still lingering in the Gulf of Mexico raising some chilling possibilities and more.

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soundoff (185 Responses)
  1. Brad Ohio

    Thank you Robert for a great show and good night everyone. I have to get out my Justin Wilson Cajun Cookin cookbook now! 😉

    August 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Libby

    Good night to the "bestest bloggers" anywhere! 😀

    August 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  3. Emily

    Have a great night everyone! 🙂

    I hope Anderson is getting some R&R! (you're missed.)

    August 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm |
  4. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    here are my favorite people Obama and Murray were my hometown!!!!

    Good night John (Anderson), Megan, Joe, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, Casey, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    Day of the shot with bees out of control on the highway, OUCH! Awwww! scary shot, LOL So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!!!!! HUGS!

    Good job John!!! See you in the morning!!!!!!
    (Anderson, miss you, hope enjoy day off this week!)

    August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Nancy, Nicole, Sree, Starr, and Megan.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  6. Kay Eke

    So the question is, is the gulf waters clean enough to swim, vacation, and fish? is the fish from the gulf waters safe enough to be eaton? A lot of seemingly well meaning individuals have spoken vehemently against reports that the a great deal of the gulf oil spills has essentially decipated. On the other hand some communities with vested interests want America to believe that all is well along the gulf to do all the above activities. Either one believes in one or the other assertion. Again which camp has the fact right? You can eat your cake and have it, says that old adage?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Lori, CA

    Good night everyone! Sweet dreams!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Kenya


    I hope Blago doesn't wind up with his own reality show like Steven the sliding flight attendant did.. /

    If they can give those White House gate crashers a show..you can count on it. They dish out reality shows like coupons these days.
    Goodnight to you all, John Roberts, Team 360, Megan, moderators, Mr. C. Take it easy.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  9. molly

    Wow! What were the bees attracted to in that vehicle!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 Team and fellow bloggers.
    Good show tonight John Roberts. Hope Anderson is on a nice vacation.

    Stay safe everyone.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Libby

    I agree with you Michael. Good ridens to Dr. Laura and shame on her!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Thanks John for sitting in for Anderson.
    Hope everyone has a great evening!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  13. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    This is the first logical thing I've read about the mosque...

    "...that's why the Pope ordered a convent near a former concentration camp closed. Even though the nuns were there expressly to pray for the dead, the Pope felt it was insensitive to Jews and closed it down. Why can't the Imam move the mosque for the same reason?

    That said, poor taste and offensive behavior is not something written in to our Constitution and be thankful it's not.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  14. Jim

    If Illinois only had a recall provision in its state constitution Blago whould have been long gone. Many of the polititions from Illinois know that and that is why we do not have recall in Illinois – it would be just as good as term limits. and bamboozeled voters would have a recourse.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  15. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse, "The President could and should have said that there is a Constitutional right, but call for the Muslims to take the feelings of the families of victims into account."

    Obama is voting "present" again. He tells the Muslims what they wanted to hear and then backpeddles because of the criticism he received.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  16. Vickie

    Blago is golden! It's the hair...... 🙂

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  17. Emily

    @Lori, CA,
    "Blago is a true politician."

    I wonder if he will run & be re-elected!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Michael - Huntington Beach, CA.

    I hate to see any Americans lose their jobs, but considering what Dr. Laura said on her radio talk show about using the "N" word I think she should resign. I'm thankful that most younger people are more open-mind about race, religion and gay rights!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  19. Nancy in Oregon

    I doubt many of us people really 'get' our own true intentions, JoAnn, so by extension I doubt that many in religious organizations do either. It would not be a failing limited to Islam, in my view.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  20. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Casey Jones, If Presbyterians had flown those planes I bet there would be a flap if they built a church in that spot.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  21. charlie

    24 counts.
    Decisions about what to charge people with seem to be so arbitrary and more of a tactic rather than a clear understanding of which crimes the DA thinks have been committed?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  22. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    If they build the mosque on that sacred ground maybe they should place the parts of the WTC plane that landed there, right on top of it as a reminder in honor of the victims.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  23. Libby

    I hope Blago doesn't wind up with his own reality show like Steven the sliding flight attendant did.. :o/

    August 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Jeff Toobin is absolutely right! I am surprised only one count guilty for Blago!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Emily

    Does anyone know who is the head of the Muslim community re. their Mosques?
    I know that when the Catholics Nuns wanted to build a convent next to Auschwitz, the Vatican stepped in and stopped it....

    What about the Leaders in the Muslim Community?
    What are they saying?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  26. Lori, CA

    If Martha went to the Big House, then Blago should go also!

    August 17, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  27. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Oh Blago,,,,whats next for you?

    August 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  28. Don

    Would there be such an uproar about the mosque situation if it were a Baptist Church, or ?Catholic Church in that space? The actual map that I saw on tv shows that this site is a couple of blocks away form Ground Zero.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  29. Brad Ohio

    Just another crooked Chicago politician getting away with wrongdoing ultimately costing the taxpayers millions.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  30. Kayteee

    In reply to:
    "Fred, we have no idea what will be taught in this mosque."

    And I have no idea was is being taught in most places of worship. But I do know that there have been all kinds violence that was done in the name of Christianity. Should we find out what's going on in some of those churches? The man who just recently killed the doctor who performed abortions did so in the name of Christianity, should we find out what's going on in his church??

    August 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  31. Jim

    Blago will find himself in another courtroom. The government will not give up, especially with a likely 11:1 for conviction situation.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  32. Emily

    Wow, just heard about the verdict re. Rod Blagojevich...

    August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  33. carla

    that guy is so shady you got to like him even though you know he is guilty as sin...blag

    August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  34. rick_gee

    hey they say keep your friends close ... but your enemies closer.
    Thnk about...... time to play the game let them have the mosque... let us keep an ear and eye towards them.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  35. Lori, CA

    Blago is a true politician.

    August 17, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
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