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September 2nd, 2010
10:03 PM ET

Earl Brushing N.C. Coast: Join the Live Chat

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The first big hurricane in years to threaten the East Coast is getting ready to batter it. We'll have the latest developments on Hurricane Earl. Plus, the raw politics of a debate debacle in Arizona and more.

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soundoff (233 Responses)
  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    We all have our hopes and dreams to bring us through hard times.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  2. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Poor old Cape Cod. I love that place!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  3. Heather - Spokane, WA

    The little boy in Sanjay's story was cute! I am happy that the little girl has a positive outlook in such a negative situation. Bless those people

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  4. Di

    I might have cracked too with those names… maybe too close to Larry, Moe and Curly… the three stooges. My brain makes strange connections sometimes.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  5. Patricia

    the hope in amidst horror story with the children completing their homework in the makeshift tent was so very inspiring. who would not give an arm and a leg to go and teach these children. please more, more stories like this one – stories of hope and the positive side of lives that live in harsh conditions – most of us could only dream about in a nighmare.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  6. Sharon Hastings

    Sanjay is so good with the kids. So much suffering there! I can't imagine it.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  7. Graham

    By the way the Gov. was behaving, the grammatical errors of speech and reversal of some words makes me think she had a mini stroke. Perhaps this was the reason for her unwillingness to answer the reporters question about headless bodies.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  8. Kenya

    Having hope is so powerful..it brings healing and raises spirits. God bless them in Pakistan.
    Goodnight Mr. Cooper, Ms. Sesay, Dr. G,Team 360, moderators, bloggers.
    Have a great Labor Day weekend y'all! Stay clear of Earl!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  9. Emily

    This is a great piece here with Dr. Gupta in Pakistan.

    Children are amazing!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  10. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Those kids are beautiful.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  11. Lori, CA

    Dr. Gupta has some really charming friends.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Its nice to see the great job that Dr. Sanjay Gupta is doing in Pakistan,,trying to get the word out on the how these people are in dire need of help,

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  13. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Those children are precious! Thanks Dr. Gupta!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  14. Chi

    The kids are so cute 🙂

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Angie

    I love, love, love James Carville.

    He always makes me laugh...a lot!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  16. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    I love these stories from Dr. Gupta on the Pakistan flood refugees. He has such a great heart for showing us the reality these people are facing. How long is he staying in Pakistan to report on this?

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  17. Karen, MN

    Beautiful looking children. Inside and out!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  18. Wilson Knoner Campos, Brazil

    why not tell american soldiers to go to pakistan to help the refugees

    September 2, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  19. Emily

    @Rick, Coppell, TX
    "Hmmm...wonder what else Ms. Johnson "doesn't know" about? Vote these people out of office..."

    I wonder how many people voted her into office?
    A great example of why more people need to vote!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  20. Karoline, Los Angeles

    Hello everyone,

    That hurricane is humongous.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  21. Libby

    Thank you for reporting on the devastating flooding in Pakistan Dr. Gupta. How sad for all those children. 🙁

    September 2, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  22. Wilson Knoner Campos, Brazil

    maybe she was felt guilty because of her wrong decisions in the past

    September 2, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  23. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Not only that, but no one step up to assist the governor, and said, "The Governor will not be answer any more question at this time!"

    September 2, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Heather - Spokane, WA

    You would think people that are nervous in front of cameras would have their speeches written down in front of them as a just in case

    September 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  25. Libby

    @Jo Ann in Ohio, I don't think anything would have helped Brewer. We're talking deer in the headlights.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  26. Wilson Knoner Campos, Brazil

    @Anderson C – this hurricane wouldnt turn around and hit haiti...would it?

    September 2, 2010 at 10:46 pm |
  27. Kelly, Harrisburg, PA

    Whenever I have to do public speaking, I remember that everyone has tanked at one time or another, even Kathy Griffin!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  28. David, Indiana

    Yes thank goodness the workers on the platform managed to escape and were rescued.

    The platform in question would not be affected by a possible drilling moratorium as it's a production platform. I learned this today. But this incident does seem like an additional indicator of safety problems in gulf oil production.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  29. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    @Jolene~ jan Brewer is painful but the double rainbow guy? He is humorously sweet!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  30. Rick, Coppell, TX

    Hmmm...wonder what else Ms. Johnson "doesn't know" about? Vote these people out of office...

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  31. Libby

    The Arizona Governor could possibly be excused for losing her train of thought, but the headless body allegations that she couldn't respond to was beyond freaky.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  32. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    I think Anderson's right...all media, politicians and celebrities have had their "blank" moments on live television. It's great fodder for us wondering what's happening, but more of a chuckle than a serious concern about the person.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  33. Chi

    James Carville is my favourite 🙂

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  34. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Carville is so amusing! love it!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  35. Emily

    James is Correct!
    That was her opening statement & it seemed more than a brain-freeze.

    Her entire demeanor was...off.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  36. Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    I don't know what more painful, watching Governor Brewer or watching the Double Rainbow guy on YouTube!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  37. Catherine La Mirada,CA

    BP should have spent their 93 million give people free gas cards. That would have worked better than their TV ads.

    Gov. Jan Brewer was really having an off night. Her opponent must have been better.

    It's a good thing that Earl is getting downgraded.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  38. Jacqueline, NY

    That's happened several times as a performer on stage. The most frightening thing in the world LOL!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  39. Kelly, Harrisburg, PA

    Her statement was really scary.. Usually politicians are not at a loss for words...

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  40. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    Many people have the same problem even with the teleprompter in front of them.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  41. Jillonne - Chattanooga

    Did Jan Brewer ever attend grammar school? I think not and she's a Republican too which probably explains alot LOL! She orates as bad as President Bush and Vice President Quayle! OMG!!!!! ROFLMAO!!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  42. Wilson Knoner Campos, Brazil

    she is fast on deporting foreigner

    September 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  43. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Larry, Barry, and Terry. Maybe that would made anyone go blank and LOL~ Still what a Governor! Embarrassing is right.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  44. Tim

    I'm sorry, but Rep Johnson needs to be investigated further. I question where she got the $ 30,000 to repay the the scholarships. Did she really pay out of her pocket or did she steal from another source to repay?

    September 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  45. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    She is not ready for that office!

    September 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  46. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Whew.....Gov. Jan Brewer must have been very nervous.. Yes indeed it must have been an interesting night for her.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  47. Lori, CA

    Looks good AC

    September 2, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  48. Amy Bailey

    Jan Brewer is??? maybe Drunk?

    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  49. Jo Ann, North Royalton, Ohio

    A bad moment for Brewer, but then most government officials have their bad moments. I remember Bush having many of them and I watched Obama tell the American people that there are 57 states and that the Great Lakes were in Oregon, to name two.

    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  50. Janis Hewitt

    Seriously, maybe she was having a medical thing going on..

    September 2, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
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