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November 4th, 2010
09:48 PM ET

The $200 Million Myth: Join the Live Chat

Tonight, the 200-million dollar myth. The made-up claims that President Obama's trip to Asia is costing taxpayers 200-million dollars a day. More than the daily cost of the war in Afghanistan. Who's spreading such a false story? We're keeping them honest. Plus, Sarah Palin's latest twitter controversy.

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.

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soundoff (337 Responses)
  1. Demerrill

    I think this county has fail once again in putting people in office thats going to destroy our economy.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  2. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    I do always repect what President are busy trip without knowing trip, let his private life, Please leave president Obama alone.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  3. Darius

    I am sick of the politics and the sound bites. We are America! The republicans and democrats need to focus on the economy, and provide sound solutions to reduce the deficit.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  4. Simone (Canada)

    Anderson,
    It appears that whenever these liars and fearmongers make fools of themselves for not checking their facts, they are going to blame "the media". it's their easy way out. either don't talk to media or blame them... I guess they think everyone is stupid...they are the ones who look like total fools!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  5. Nancy in Oregon

    Gabriel, most people would not allow their own children to behave the way many of the politicians behave.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  6. BFitz

    Funny in the days after the 2008 Dem win there was not all this scrutiny about the campaign themes...

    November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  7. jerry

    The first day after the election is proof that our democracy is broken, as the old saying goes there is no I in Team.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  8. Craig E

    This myth is classic Republican propaganda. Why is anyone surprised that they would stoop this low. Why would anyone be surprised that ignorant people all over this country would believe such nonsense. This kind of stuff is the reason 20% of the voting public still believe Obama is muslim and not born in this country. And still these people keep voting for republicans. Disgraceful!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  9. robert ward

    bipartisanship now? where was it during the past two years when the patry of no was functioning. why would they think that the dems would work with them ? their only objective is obstructionism, whining and no .

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  10. Fubara David-West

    Ask Mr. Curd why he thinks that the Republican win in Congressional races gave them more of a national mandate that President Obama's win, during the national presidential elections. Remember that he won many Red States in addition to the Blue States. I think it is nonsensical, to say that the president must move towards the Republican position.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  11. Dina

    Great keeping them honest segment. I noticed when the story broke yesterday that you could only find the story on all the right wing blog / news sites.

    So, Obama better listen to the American people who have spoken and work with the Republican Congress, huh? I remember the American people speaking in 2008 and showing frustration in the Republican leadership, but I don't remember any Republicans listening to the American people and reaching across the aisle to "get things done."

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  12. Jeff, Greenwood SC

    Where was all this passion to cut government spending and job increase back in 2008?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  13. melissa collins

    It is sad to see that our so called gov. has their own agendas, remember Rep. elected officials, we can and will vote you out if you don't reach across the lines and work with the President to fix the mess you and Bush put us in.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  14. Shannon

    Anderson, tell Mr Card, that the the right has been flogging (his word) the story all day long. MSNBC showed all of the FOX hosts going on and on about how outrageous it is, to spend 200 million, Rush went on and on about it too. Yet when the right is challenged on their lies, the right as usual plays the victim card, and claims you are making to much of it. Also let Mr Card know, that the people also spoke when we elected Mr Obama, and the right chose to ignore that, so he just doesn't seem to have a clue what reality is.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  15. Shirish

    I am from India and i have Indian news channels here in US and last few days they are showing that 34 warships coming to India and 2000 people.CNN has channel in India CNN-IBN just go to their website and check.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm |
  16. Tracey

    Can "they" please stop saying the American People has spoken. If the Republicans would have taken over the House and the Senate by a wide majority, then they could say that the American People have spoken. Please stop with the rhetoric......focus on the economy and return our country to greatness. The country is being destroyed.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  17. Sue from Syracuse

    Please dont show Palin clips anymore. she has lost credibility.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  18. Linda in New York

    It has gotten to the point where you cannot believe anything anyone says or writes.

    Unfortunately this country is filled with ignorant, gullible, frightened people who are being manipulated by the radical right into believing every talking point they spew.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  19. Sandra Duncan

    I thought the main issue that people were running on was bring back jobs. I haven't heard anyone say how they are going to cut unemployment.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  20. Jim (Concord, MA)

    Mitch McConnell should be ashamed of himself for fanning the flames of divisiveness. In 50+ years, I have never seen such disrespect of a president.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  21. Shanna

    I proud of President Obama he came in office at one of the worst times in America and done a great job. I think the Republicans need to remember that this nation is "for the people, by the people and we the people." There is a lot of we the people that still don't trust a Republican. I am from Kentucky and ashamed that Rand Paul is going Washington. He doesn't speak for a large part of Kentucky.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  22. Jason Lewis

    Anderson, I think it's funny how you were attacked for "flogging" this issue. Glenn Beck talked about nothing other than this lie today. You have every right to correct it

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Anderson, just a few days ago President Obama was calling Republicans 'the enemy' on Univision. Now he wants to be bipartisan. Sorry, but i can't take his offer seriously.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  24. Jeffrey H

    Anderson,
    How dare they question you for simply trying to verify facts that spew from the mouths of Republicans...they are really about transparency.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  25. Steven

    I am tired of these republicans lying about everything

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  26. Nancy in Oregon

    Not sure, John Schuler, but is stooping to their level really the way?

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  27. Jason

    This statement about President Obama's spending $200 million dollars a day on the trip to India is one more example of how evil the Republican party can be. They will stop at nothing to destroy this administration's credibility with the American people. They have proven themsleves to be the great dividers. Go get them Anderson and make them tell the truth!!!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  28. Timothy

    And we're off! The Republican Propaganda Engine is at full speed...

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  29. Wendy, Toronto Canada

    Please God, Ask anyone in the Republican Party what John Boehner means when he says they will repeal and replace the health care reforms. We all know they want to repeal, but has anyone ever heard a health care platform from the Republican Party.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  30. Jonathan Norris

    I agree with Mr. Card, i think its alot of money but, i dont think its 200 million per day. That is stupid.Clinton went to more countries and obama is going to 4.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  31. Lisa in Louisville

    From today's NYT blog "The Caucus" – Senator Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, in an impassioned — and confrontational — speech, said Thursday that ousting President Obama was the “only way” to advance the Republican agenda.

    I don't consider November 4 "old news."

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  32. Mickey

    I voted republican. Did so because I believe in life for all, I believe in less spending, I believe in government listening to the people instead of lecturing the people, and I believe in less taxes, not more...so, let's start with putting our arms around all people including the unborn and stop spending!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  33. Jamison

    The Republicans say the election results means Obama has to reach out and work with them. Funny how the 2008 election results in no way made them reach out to work with the Democrats...

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  34. Gabriel

    This is sad on how these pundits and politicians will spew all this lies, and how most of them will not issue an apology what so ever.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  35. Janis

    I can also tell they are after AC too. They have their big plan for the next 2 years. I voted for some of them too hoping they would be flexible and want compromise for the sake of America – guess not.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  36. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    I felt that we don't need hear from Republicans were saying against Obama as well. I think we need stop rumor about this trip.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  37. Matt

    Are we suppose to listen to lies and misleading information? Unlike certain guests on the show seem to think, good reporting means exposing false facts and revieling the right information. Wether the information is in favor with our opinion or not, we must start getting back to a reliable media.

    Great job Anderson!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  38. lisal -canada

    i can't quite get past the fact that the gentleman just on actually said that michelle bachman's little "oh that just MIGHT not be true but i never really checked" statement was "no big deal"

    i am just sure what to say about that ... is that how some of this "new blood" is going to preach to their followers? gosh – what would Jesus preach to regain control of the white house ... just wonderin'

    November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  39. awilson

    Thank you Anderson for keeping people honest with FACTS not hearsay. Continue to keep people in Check!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  40. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    When I worked at Andrews AFB years ago, many politians, celebrities, press and other invited guests flew on Presidential and other VIP aircraft all the time. It was a campaign year, and many domestic and international trips were made that year. We never questioned this. We had the roster of invited guests and knew who was coming. Of course, no mention of costs is or was ever discussed.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  41. April

    I believe it was said by an opposing Republican to ruin the President and everything he stands for. It is a down right disgrace that we have to stoop this low because we don't like who's in Office.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  42. Jeannie

    The American people didn't vote the way they did so democrats and republicans can "get along;"they voted for a "change of direction."

    That is a 180 degree change in policies and spending – not meet in the middle.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:15 pm |
  43. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    They are not standing on principle; they are standing on fear!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  44. Sharon Hastings

    "Working with" does not mean doing whatever the Republicans want. Seems they will not be happy with anything less. They have to be willing to "work with" too.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  45. Megan Dresslar- Shoreline, WA

    Shame on Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann!! I don't like that to be lie us..... I hate rumor!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  46. John C Schuler

    Do the math and you will find that 200M Rupees =
    about $4.6M (less than $5M.
    Even if the reporter somehow figured out what the President is spending – doubtful, $5 Million per day would probably be in the ballpark.

    As for Sociopathic Republicans, Obama should just take them head on, not use Civility.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  47. Sue from Syracuse

    Repubs saying what people are saying.. that's interesting. They gave to the people the big corporation talking points.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  48. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Why should the President work with the Republicans? They did not try to work with him!

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  49. Janis

    I don't want them to use the term 'the American People' – they are not speaking for me.

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
  50. BettyAnn, Nacogdoches,TX

    Lordy, Anderson just caught Andy Parr in a lie about the old clip which was from " This Morning" he might want to define "old"

    November 4, 2010 at 10:13 pm |
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