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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soundoff (278 Responses)
  1. Karyn, Indiana

    @ AC: Bahahaha.... "Crack-tail party"?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  2. Meredith from NY

    "cracktail parties". LOVE IT!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  3. Emily

    Wow, look what money can buy! words of 'wisdom'?!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:55 pm |

    too funny..charlie sheen..must have been high.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  5. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Very funny AC & Isha!!!!! LOL!

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Isha, 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, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Jana, Chi, Karyn, others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!
    That's so silly I like ridiculist Charlie Sheen, LOL! So funny Anderson, Thanks Anderson!!!! 😀
    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  6. Karen, MN

    I know Charlie Sheen is making huge mistakes in his life, but I love watching 2 1/2 men. It’s an extremely funny show. I watch repeats every night before bed. He reminds me of my ex:) Charming but naughty!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Ranya

    The scary thing about Bob Wagner and others like him is that those are our elected officials! what does that say about our nation! We really need to educate ourselves and get more involved in politics so we can make informed decisions when we vote.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  8. Emily

    Do those winners get 6 months of interest to their winnings?

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  9. Niaz

    As an Iranian-Canadian citizen,I appreciate your program on Iran tonight.Sara is one of the brave women in Iran. There are lots of Iranian women imprisoned and tortured by regime.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  10. Janis

    Oh no, not poor OLD Charlie Sheen again!

    It would be nice if Charlie could do something with his money that would do some good in the world instead of stuffing it who knows where...

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  11. Sam

    @Starr: The best support that can be provided for the Iranian people is to cover the protests, because the regime is scared of the coverage and the image it presents of them to the world, and the consequences. That is why the block everything.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  12. Sue from Syracuse

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse
    Yes, he truly changed his heart.. and it is only after that he was honored in public settings. Getting elected is not the same as getting honored in the sense of being put on license plates and postal stamps.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  13. Emily

    I've found this Knox case fascinating!
    I bet that Berlusconi steps down before he faces trial!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  14. lisal -canada

    nite – the hour goes so fast

    February 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  15. Judith Rosen Lipner

    Just checked my "handy" copy of the US Constitution re. who can be Pres. Actually in Article II and in 14th Am. – who can be Pres. and who is a "citizen"of the US. What else can you say – Read!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  16. Sue from Syracuse

    Gov.Barbour says the proposed license plate is not going pass.. who proposed it?
    Well, if it was proposed by people and still in the legislature, he can give public statement saying he is not going to approve it even if the legislature passes it. That would put an end to all the speculation and clarify his position quite nicely.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  17. Glenn

    Charlie Sheen needs to grow up!!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  18. Betty

    I am getting a little tired of these "birther" people. It is time they educate theirselves, as they are showing just how stupid they really are. God Bless America--God Bless Our President!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  19. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Charlie worked hard to get on our ridiculist!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  20. Rob Vasquez

    @ CRAIG OATMAN: Craig, I just applied for and received my (first) passport in October 2010 and received it in November 2010 prior to my cruise to Cozumel, Mexico. I submitted the short form Birth Certificate. Obviously, it was all the Department of State required or else they would not have issued the Passport.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  21. Starr, formerly knoldwn as vincent

    @Karyn – I am so glad someone got back to you!! That's what we elect them to do!
    I never stopped my prayers and will continue them until he is Home.

    @Casey – love your wit – thanks LOL

    February 15, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  22. Janis

    There are enough private bumper sticker manufacturers out there, let them commemorate him if its that important to him and leave the governments of all people of all ethnicities out of it. Some legislators need to put the old thinking cap on.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  23. Marisa

    Charlie Sheen on the ridiculist again? Well now he's in the same league as Fountain Lady.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  24. Paula, Colorado

    I think it's ok to have a fascination with the Civil War, but the KKK–or such a leader–does not deserve to be honored.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  25. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Sue and Ken, Do you really think he changed in his heart, or for political expediency? My point is he was honored for his other acts, just as they wanted to honor the general for his other acts. Same standard for all.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  26. Lori

    Unfortunately, there are many things that we comemmorate unknowingly as references to KKK. You have to know your history.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm |
  27. Sharon Hastings

    @Amir: Thank you for your post mentioning how we can help with the Iranian uprising. Yes, I believe you are right. Keeping this in the news on a daily basis and providing what footage we have of the violence of the government, is very important.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:49 pm |
  28. ron from pa

    The birthers will continue to make these types of ridiculous claims. Frankly I think that the vast majority of these birthers know full well that President Obama is a US citizen.

    In my view, the reason they keep bringing this up is because they feel deep-rooted anger over having an African American as President, and since they can't say that without completely losing credibility, they vent their anger by repeating this absurd lie.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  29. Sue from Syracuse

    I dont agree with including the history of enslavement on license plates and stamps either.
    Let's put forth and celebrate our UNITY.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  30. Rachel

    Wagner does not speak for Montana. Don't worry- most of us know what's in the 14th Amendment.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  31. Rob

    When the KKK was first formed, during which Forest was most likely the leader, the group wasn't what it is known as today. It was an association in which fellow confederate soldiers could confide in each other about their war experiences.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm |
  32. Ken

    Mike of Syracuse, Sen. Byrd denounced his past beliefs and deeply apologized for it.

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

    Yes, it was great to see those awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom today.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  34. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    @ Lori "By their shoes!" Oh yes, they still wore the same shoes!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  35. Starr, formerly knoldwn as vincent

    @Sam, thanks for the info and explanation of VPN. It's very interesting. And, you are right about Iran, if they know of this site and still filter, maybe they are hoping their citizens don't know any other way, like VPN, to contact others by computer/phone.

    In my opinion, this license plate issue should probably be tabled as it seems so controversial and hurtful to many people.

    The panel discussionwas facinating. History does not seem to matter to some people.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm |
  36. yvonne

    The big push for the birther's movement is POLITICAL to make sure people can't vote in there states for Barack Obama this is for him to be a ONE term President...they have nothing else to fight him with ......................

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  37. Carolyn

    Oh, no... regarding the KKK, I'm shaking my head, again... Anderson, I love your presentation of the facts... Keep "Keeping Them Honest"... God Bless You!!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  38. Sue from Syracuse

    @Mike, formerly from Syracuse
    Yes, and Sen.Byrd has long since repented and done plenty to atone for that.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  39. Lori

    Many types of people were on the KKK's list of targets.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  40. Codi Farrar- Colorado

    About the license plates I just don't understand why they even need to put this guy on a license plate. Is it really necessary? It just seems like they are trying to stir up some trouble with the whole thing. I totally agree that its a step backwards why even bring all this stuff back up! The Civil War was years ago!

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  41. Karen, MN

    He is being very disrespectful. No wonder he wants to honor a man who was connected with the KKK.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  42. Janis

    it is a matter of sensitivity and not history at this point in time. Think before you commemorate.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm |
  43. Sue from Syracuse

    @Gloria, Brooklyn, NY
    I agree! Not even on a US Postal Stamp!! I dont want to celebrate any confederate leader who was anywhere associated with KKK.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  44. Kenya

    Hey, honor who you wish. I'd be more in outrage if they honestly expect black people to be driving around with that license plate or smiling at it in front of them. Yet again, this is Mississippi. Is anyone surprised? Really? And Mr. Stewart(?) is very rude.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  45. Lori

    I think that if there is any question whether this man was in the KKK, then he should not be commemorated.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:45 pm |
  46. Casey Jones - Palm Springs, CA

    Oh Lord...more crackpots. I never know whether I should be thankful for the "Greg Stewarts" of the world (for keeping us in perspective and providing conversational fodder) or disgusted by the offensive behavior.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  47. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Former West VA Sen. Byrd belonged to the KKK. He had lots of honors.

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

    Can we get past the Civil War? LOL

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  49. Janis

    I heard somewhere that any black union soldier captured during the war would be executed by the confederates without exception. There is alot of grisily history out there. I think the KKK started out as a sort of benign fraternal group like the skull and bones and morphed into the violence against blacks. I don't know, I'm not a historian.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
  50. Cheryl


    The Montana legislator purporting to speak for Montana was absolutely outrageous. I am sure that the majority of Montanans, as well as myself, are in complete and utter disagreement with everything he said.

    February 15, 2011 at 10:44 pm |
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