February 15th, 2011
09:47 PM ET

Iran's Brutal Crackdown: Join the Live Chat

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Tonight a 360° exclusive. You'll hear from a protester in Iran who's risking her life to speak out. The Iranian government is cracking down on the demonstrations following Egypt's uprising. That's after they praised the people of Egypt. We're Keeping Them Honest. Plus, will Mississippi's governor denounce attempts to honor a KKK leader?

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  1. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Not even on a US Postal Stamp!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  2. Sue from Syracuse

    Gov.Haley Barbour still has some chance for GOP nomination... unless he insists on doing these stupid heroics of celebrating confederate extremists.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  3. Carie

    I just don’t get our Ignorant people especially the one that are running or in office belong to the other party, the birth certificate again? well after Pres. Obama 2nd term 2016 I'm living this country Going back to my home country where people are normal,I cannot take the redirect any more,

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  4. Karyn, Indiana


    I FINALLY heard back from the Senator:) Working on getting my husband out of Egypt... Now I am debating whether to fly back in 2 1/2 weeks in light of what happened to Lara. God bless her!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |

    I have been watching your interview on birth certificate for Presidential proof of birth. You stated that a short form birth certificate is all that is required to get a passport by the federal government. I just recently applied for a passport for my 14 year old daughter. When we went for our appointment and we were told that the "short" form birth certificate was NOT acceptable for proof of citizenship and that we had to apply for and provide a long form birth certificate to obtain a United States passport. We reside in Dallas Tx.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  6. Mike - Las Vegas

    The South is still trying to change history and claim victory. Sorry guys, you lost. Deal with it and grow up and join us in the modern world.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  7. Nina

    Good Night Anderson and Team 360. Have a wonderful evening

    February 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    I can understand the state wanting to commemorate their history, but this type of history should not be celebrated. If you were the govenor, would you really want something like this to represent your state to the rest of the country or even the rest of the world?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  9. Sue from Syracuse

    What is with Mississippi? Do they not have any heros that ALL PEOPLE would look up to?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  10. Meredith from NY

    Ok – this might sound unpopular, but let them have the license plate. We really shouldn't hide history or we're doomed to repeat it – AND – I think I'd like to know who the haters are.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  11. Sharon Hastings

    Wasn't this license plate stuff a project of the Sons of Confederate Veterans?? It's Mississippi. Enough said.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  12. Lori

    Since the KKK wore those outfits, how can you prove who was actually participating?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  13. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Congrats, Maya Angelou, George H.W. Bush, and others honor of Freedom!!!!!!! Yay!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:42 pm |
  14. Joe

    Why are "birthers" complaining about Obama, who was born in Hawaii when it was a state, but never complained about McClain, who was born in the CZ, outside of the US? McClain was born outside of the US, Obama was born in the US, yet they're questioning Obama?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:41 pm |
  15. Amir Hoshang

    Yes. Iran dictator is willing to use nukes to stay in power. I think One thing that can scare them is talking and willing to freeze their individual assets around the world.
    One thing that you can do to help us Iranian with our uprising is to show interest in events going on there.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  16. ron from pa

    @Anderson & Jeffrey Toobin,

    Outstanding reporting tonight! Anderson, you questions to the Montana birther were great.

    Jeffrey, your insights on the birther's claims and the constitution were fantastic. Thank you so much for your commentary.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  17. Kristie

    What the heck is wrong with Rep. Wagner?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  18. Lori

    I think there were many leaders in the KKK.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:40 pm |
  19. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Hi Starr! I guess you could say your cat used to sock-it-to-you.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  20. Sam

    @Bahar sassani: They American Government has to be tactful when dealing with the Iranian protests, because if they support the Green Movement very clearly, the Iranian regime will say the protesters are linked to America. That is what the regime always does. They always want to blame everything on foreign influence.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm |
  21. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    What is so amazing many planets out of earth and solar system!!!!!! I love explorer see planets!

    I love "The shot" Kleptomaniac feline 'cat' burglar all toys, shoes and everything!!! LOL!!! I don't believe my eyes!! LOL!!!! Thanks Anderson! 🙂

    February 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  22. Sheba

    Honestly, sometimes I wonder if we just misunderstand our rights as citizens of the country, how can the man say one must have both parents born here beofre they can be citizens, does he really know the history of this country, no one person is a true american, forefathers of this country are the rebels from europe until then one of these days an arab orign american will be president
    after what they claim african from kenya

    February 15, 2011 at 10:38 pm |
  23. Ranya

    Hello Everyone,
    Anderson, you keep helping us all understand the issues, and make it so clear, what is a fact, and what is "opinion", I truly appreciate your work. Thank YOU.
    As for Bob Wagner, OMG, I cannot believe he said "pure"!! Is he indicating that those whose parents are immigrants are not "pure Americans"? That is so racist!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  24. Sue from Syracuse

    @Ben Moore Johnson III
    Every state has its own constitution. That does not exempt them from the U.S.Constitution.. The very fact that Montana is part of the U.S.A make them subject to the U.S. Constitution.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  25. chris

    would u want to live under a regime (make up the rules as u go) or a democracy

    February 15, 2011 at 10:37 pm |
  26. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    @Casey & Sandra – i agree with both of you.
    Continued exposure by the media through whatever means will help keep the spot light on the Iranian gov. and their continued repression and absolutely brutal tactics.

    Loved the cat burgler story. That cat is really funny. I onece had a cat that stole my socks. It would sometime take me days to find them. In this case, it wasn't the washer or dryer that was losing my socks. LOL

    February 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  27. Eleanor Ruby Moon

    It is the stated objective of the Republican Party to ensure Obama is a one-term President. Reviving the "birther" issue is but one of the means they will employ to do this. There is nothing they won't stoop to, repeatedly, to achieve this goal. Clearly, these Republicans are the most embarrassingly stupid version of their party ever to sit in Congress and you can expect to see evermore gobsmackingly mindless efforts on their part to attempt to bring Obama down. What else explains Rush Limbaugh? Citizens United? Heck, even Clarence Thomas?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  28. Kristie

    So sad about what happened to Lara Logan. She will be in my prayers along with what's happening in the Middle East.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  29. Jennifer - Michigan

    Anderson, you'll have to study your astronomy. It's interesting and fun.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:36 pm |
  30. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    "Look what the cat brought in!!!"

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  31. Carolyn

    Anderson... the Michael Jackson story continues to get crazier... this is so sad for the Jackson family.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  32. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    I wish I could teach my (former) mother-in-law to do what that cat does. At least that would keep her busy.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  33. bahar sassani

    how come Mr obama made many comment about Egypt's protesting and asked their government to step down but when it comes to Iranian he is speechless or western governments hide when we want their help but for sure they don't have problem to take our oil.

    long live the freedom
    bc canada

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  34. Emily

    I love the cat-burglar! 😛 Great shot!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  35. Steph-KS

    People of Iran please continue to speak out, you have the worlds attetion. Why are we still debating the president's birthplace? He's half black,get it over it, and he's doing the best he can. We in the U.S. need to set an example of acceptance so countries like Iran can one day have the rights we do. God be with Lara.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  36. Nina

    Kitty with a personality Plus!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:35 pm |
  37. Janis

    I saw Dusty on another program. They said he was bringing gifts for his owner. How cute!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  38. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Dusty brings new meaning to 'cat burglar'

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  39. Meredith from NY

    WOW – by Warner's definition, I am not a natural born citizen either. I guess my father's 14 years of U.S. Army service doesn't help me because my mother is Korean born. Or maybe I'm not a natural born citizen because she became a citizen 5 years after I was born. Thank goodness I have no plans on running for President.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  40. Vickie

    Rep. Wagoner appeared to be dazed and confused. How could he not be qualified to tell you what HE believes?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  41. Chi

    @Anderson All the rights you mentioned are so precious.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  42. Carolyn

    Yay... Maya Angelou, congratulations on the Medal of Freedom!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  43. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Interesting news about the new planet.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  44. Sue from Syracuse

    It is COMPLETELY OFFENSIVE to put that proven KKK leader/member's name on license plate... staring in the face of drivers who follow... and all that. The very fact that it would be proposed says a lot about that State.
    Virginia in particular has been a very disappointing state from their utter lack of sensitivity to peaceful co-existence. Never forget that peaceful co-existence is an essential component of a successful democracy.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  45. Janis

    The more planets the merrier!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:34 pm |
  46. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Wow, as a former submariner maybe I should go into running drugs.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  47. Connie

    I find the idea of Montana establishing their own rules regarding citizenship rather amusing. Are they seceding from the nation? These Birthers are certainly an odd bunch.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  48. Janis

    President Bush, Sr sure is becoming the grand old diplomat. "Read my lips..." – my favorite Bushism.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm |

    i think all mjj doctors should be on trail, as he was addicted to cosmetic surgery for the drugs...

    February 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
  50. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Wow, first drug tunnels, now subarines..crazy

    February 15, 2011 at 10:33 pm |
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