November 5th, 2010
09:45 PM ET

Playing Politics with Health Care: Join the Live Chat

Tonight on 360, we’re Keeping Them Honest, pointing the double-talk mirror at politicians who said one thing on the campaign trail and are doing the opposite now. They slammed President Obama for putting health care reform first and jobs second. But now that they’ve won the election, health care reform suddenly is their number one focus. Tonight, playing politics with health care and jobs.

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  1. Emily

    These lawyers could be doing it 'Pro Bono'
    Sounds like they are against the Death Penalty.
    They didn't argue his guilty or innocence; sounds like they are interested in saving his life. This will also have their name(s) out there too.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Nancy

    Marsha, I bet you are right. It makes total sense that the $200 million trip is a $200 million rupee trip-you say that's around $4.5 million? That actually makes sense, since Anderson reported that it came from an Indian resource on the net. But Bachman also claimed that 2000 people are going with Obama. That is as far fetched as her discussion about keeping the Bush tax cuts!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  3. Lori

    It seems to me that the laws protect perpitrators due to burden of proof required to convict the guilty

    November 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  4. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    Great seeing you Randi filling in for Anderson. Hope everyone has a great evening!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm |
  5. Nancy in Oregon

    Exactly, Kaytee....Did he ever try to stop the nightmare this family faced?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  6. Emily

    "the perpetrator gets more consideration than the victim"
    That is the system!
    It all comes down to how good the attorneys are.
    (esp. when it comes to sentencing)

    November 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Nancy in Oregon

    I suspect the taxpayers are, Mike....Surely he hasn't got his own funds for 'excellent lawyers'....or else they are doing it free, for the notoriety.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  8. Jim P

    I don't think so, but the appeals will be at taxpayers expence

    November 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  9. Sharon Hastings

    No matter what our individual opinions are or were about the death penalty, this case is what it's for.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  10. Nancy in Oregon

    Wow...how sad, again, that the perpetrator gets more consideration than the victim. We really do live in a lopsided world.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  11. Lori

    Chilian ham.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  12. Robiping

    They probaly are doing it for free to get there name in the papers.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  13. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Lori, I have the same question. Hopefully the taxpayers aren't footing the bill for these lawyers.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  14. Emily

    Sounds like Hayes has a Lawyer like Clarence Darrow. (one of the greatest lawyer ever!)

    November 5, 2010 at 10:50 pm |
  15. Kaytee

    Well when you act like rabid dogs...

    November 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  16. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    I have mixed feeling re: death penalty.
    However, in this case, i see no other option given the unspeakable brutality of this case.

    Good lawyers not withstanding, this man does not deserve to go on living.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  17. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    They should all be given the death penalty.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  18. Nancy in Oregon

    Excellent lawyers instead of the heinous crime....yikes, so that's really all it amounts to? Geesh. So the victims, I guess, don't have the benefit of 'excellent lawyers'.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  19. Lori

    How did Hayes get great attorneys?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:49 pm |
  20. Emily

    A death sentence really seems to easy for Hayes.
    A chain gang would seem more apt.
    What if he was given the Death Penalty?
    How long would he be on Death Row? If he didn't wave his appeals?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  21. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    I would love to be a fly in the jury deliberation room and hear what they are saying. We've talked on this story before and I still think the death penalty is more than sufficient for this heinous crime, yet should be done swiftly not awaiting 20 years to finally be lethally injected.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  22. Nancy in Oregon

    Again, I find it amazing that anyone like this murderer thinks he should be spared when he did not spare his victims.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  23. Nicole The Netherlands

    The only thing good is that Port au Prince isn't hit that hard. What a mess.
    Cholera still there, no water but mud.
    Sean Penn is a hero!
    He looks so tired, hear his voice..
    Hope AC and the team will go back (again) and do some in depth reporting on how it is possible that the people of Haiti are still suffering this much, after all those months

    November 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  24. Lori

    What a horrible death. He deserves the worst punishment.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  25. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    My heart goes out to the Haitian people.
    It is rediculous that 10 mos. after the earthquake, home made tents (for the most part) are the only shelter for the people.

    The Cholera epidemic is inexcusable in that the medical supplies to treat the disease is sitting in wharehouses.

    God bless Sean Penn, others like him and the Haitian people.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  26. Lori

    I really do not understand why he thinks he deserves mercy.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |
  27. Nancy in Oregon

    Possibly, Marsha, but was it an 'innocent mistake' of currency conversion-or purposely floated?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  28. Emily

    His attorney must be so frustrated! He sounds like he is taking a Darrow approach to thinks. If only is client would keep his mouth shut!
    The thought that Hayes is "pleading for mercy" is stomach-turning to me! I can still see that lady in the bank; the look on her face....

    November 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  29. Lori

    The jury deliberates on Saturdays?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  30. Marsha, San Clemente

    Re the $200 million/day presidential trip – since an Indian Rupee is about twp cents, 200 million rupees = about $4.5 million. Could that be how all this started?

    November 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  31. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    I love Sean Penn's compassion and conviction to work with the Haitians for 11 months now since the earthquake. His organization J/P HRO is wonderful and has helped so many out there. Hurricane Tomas and the cholera outbreak seems to be producing a backlash on furthering progress in that nation. Thanks to the NGOs who have stayed on in Haiti to help.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    That is so horrible situation in Haiti

    November 5, 2010 at 10:41 pm |
  33. Nancy in Oregon

    I know, Emily, it boggles the mind! He pleads for mercy? (Yet his attorney promised he'd suffer more by living every day with the knowledge of what he'd done and by lifelong incarceration? Which is true...he wants mercy or to suffer the worst possible punishment for years to come?! Can his attorney even get the story straight?!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  34. Emily

    Haiti has really been a changing experience for Sean Penn. He's done some amazing work for the people of that country since January.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  35. Lori

    I can not believe that Sean Penn is still in Haiti

    November 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  36. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    @Nancy, there are a few health care provisions with wide support like allow children on policies longer, or no pre-existing condition rules. But forcing people to buy healthcare, and using taxpayer money to pay for individuals' health care must go.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  37. Nicole The Netherlands

    @Samantha, people flee from their villages on bikes, covered in ash with burns they arrive in the city. The area dedicaded to evacuation was to narrow and many people stayed because of theit animals (their income)

    November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  38. Emily

    Haiti has really had an awful 2010!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  39. Arine Ward

    Republicans should have first Thought to do no harm, when they started lying and speaking untruths...now that they control the house...did they make the citizens aware they wouldn't be able to get anything done...thanks to the handy dandy "Veto"

    November 5, 2010 at 10:37 pm |
  40. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Frankly 2 years of gridlock is better than 2 more years of the Obama agenda. As doctors say: " First do no harm. "

    November 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  41. Kaytee

    If you don't know how much it cost for Bush to travel, then why would you want to know what its costing this president??

    November 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  42. Emily

    Pleads for mercy?!!
    I hope that the jury shows him the same amount of "mercy" that he showed that lady and her daughters!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  43. Nancy

    Its sad to hear the Republican's talk of dismantling the new Healthcare bill before it had any chance to take affect. So many were finally relieved to be able to cover their kids to age 26 as they begin their adult lives. It was a relief at the thought of being able to buy insurance for a loved one who has been sick. Its a shock that the average person accept the idea that they should take their chances with their healthcare. It'll change them when someone important to them gets really sick, and its too late.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Tamal roy(DHAKA)

    i think obama should concentrate on current issues like unemployment ,jobs ...economy recovery & others current public interests

    November 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Samantha Rowley - Nashville, TN

    So sad about the Indonesian volcano. I wish some aircraft could go in and get these people out yet the ash must be so thick, considering the photos of those who are trying to get out, that aircraft probably cannot get in.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  46. Nicole The Netherlands

    The Indonesian vulcano story is pretty horrible seen footage of a village including animals covered in ashes, dead

    November 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  47. Emily

    Congrats to Bradley & Lauren! Very funny!

    November 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  48. Robiping

    I think the republicans are now focusing on healthcare because they don't have any good suggestions to actually move the economy forward. So they using fear to distract an un-informed tea party electorate.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  49. audrey

    If the Republican bullies cancel health care, then that must include the health care provided to all of congress. Tax payers are footing the bill for their health care – at least $13,000 per year for each congressional member. The serfs would like that kind of health care too.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:32 pm |
  50. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Security is a silly excuse. They could easily give a range of cost that doesn't disclose exact figure, or say something like 'less than $40 million'.

    November 5, 2010 at 10:31 pm |
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