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April 14th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

"Gaddafi Must Go": Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, breaking developments in the battle for Libya. President Obama, French president Nicolas Sarkozy and David Cameron, the prime minister of Britain have written an op-ed laying out their vision for the country and it involves the end of the regime. Plus, is fuzzy math part of the budget compromise on Capitol Hill and Goldman Sachs comes under fire in a scathing Senate report on the financial meltdown.

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  1. Chi

    Well, well! The biggest contributor? Is there any word to say corporate and politics at the same time? I mean sth like "politicorp" or "corpolictics".

    April 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  2. Nina

    Goldman Sachs knew those mortgages were defaulting. I hope they prosecute this organization to the *max*

    April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  3. Janis

    @Nina – you got it girl. Lots of states bought those bad securities too and poor little Iceland, as well as pension funds.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:24 pm |
  4. George T.O

    Guess which three countries have the slowest rate of recovery? Those countries are England, U.S. and Canada. Guess which three countries are practicing Republican or Conservative ideology of tax cuts,cutting social services, deregulating the banks. Guess who will find themselves in the worst social places?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  5. Nina

    Merl, Ohio
    I think they forget, and the people forget, they are civil servants.

    The have delusions of being the elite 1% and forgot who supported them 🙁

    April 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  6. Kim, Canada

    Hi Everyone:
    We are going through partisan budgetary arguments here in Canada too, as our federal election quickly approaches, but even the most conservative representative here, would never suggest that cutting funding to education, our version of 'old age security', health care, would be the appropriate thing to do to resolve our deficit.

    Having a 'social contract' that allows for the minimum denominator of services for all citizens is not anathema to a either successful enterprise, nor a successful economy. When will America join the rest of the westernized world in coming to this realization?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:23 pm |
  7. Janis

    These bankers have too much money and too much lobbying clout. They'll get off because congress doesn't want to prosecute. Somebody should file a class action law suit.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  8. Brandy R. Bedford

    Yes, I think there is an issue with conflicting interests–especially with Goldman Sach's; however, it's not much different than former Vice President Dick Cheney's relationship with Halliburton.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  9. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Incredible info on Goldman Sachs!

    Yes, these guys & others need to be referred to the Justice Dept.!

    We all should be really upset with TARP (Bush's solution).

    Many banks, like Bank of America, didn't need TARP money but took it anyway. Then they bought two other banks (to include CountryWide).

    Their assets are now unbelievable, And they are now "too big to fail"!

    Many, Many of the companies on Wall Street did things that are criminal! They need to be held responsible for their actions!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:22 pm |
  10. Janis

    You don't mix finance and insurance. They knew it at the turn of the 20th century, why doesn't anyone think previous financiers knew anything? Modernization?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  11. Nina

    Thank You Eliot Spitzer. You nailed Goldman Sachs on their criminal behaviors in scamming the American people. Again, the rich get wealthier on the backs of the mass Americans...

    They bundled up a bunch of horrible mortgages that would default with a couple of AAA rated ones and then the entire bundle looked like all AAA mortgages and sold that mess to the Public Employees retirements across the states...

    April 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  12. Sharon Hastings

    Raise your hands if you're surprised that Wall Street was wheeling, dealing, and scamming to make money. Buncha crooks. Look what happened. Who suffered? We did. Throw the crooks in jail.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  13. Merl, Ohio

    @ Nina, killing wolves...budget...

    Must be big money ranchers lobbying again. I love all wildlife, and the wolf is a big part of our history . I love my dog.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  14. Janis

    Go back to the Financial Modernization Act in 1999. Who lobbied for the bill? It says right in the bill that the legislation would not harm the economy. Who decided that? It started there.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm |
  15. Chi

    Hhaha 😀 "Yes, I do" Guess that the "I do" that is least desireable by Goldman Sachs

    April 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  16. Janis

    That's nothing but bull pucky from Goldman Sachs. They'll get off, that's what so sickening about this crime.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:18 pm |
  17. Merl, Ohio

    @ Nina, I think they forget, and the people forget, they are civil servants.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  18. Janis

    The biggest scam of the century and everybody acts like they didn't notice...we all knew about their scam – lend money to people who can't afford it and buy insurance on their defaulting – what a money maker for them. If they said they didn't know – that is ludicrous.
    We are in the straits we are in now because of things like this.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  19. Morris Taylor

    Gaddafi and Charlie Sheen seem to be interchangeable these days...same look and "winning".

    April 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  20. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Sharon,

    The tea partiers in Washington are getting a lesson in reality politics.

    Good point!!!!!!! I agree. Republicans already learn own their lesson!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  21. Nina

    @Janis and Megan and Merl

    And how does killing wolves save money??? Does it not cost more to hire people in another unnecessary organization. And why is Congress involved in the endanger species?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm |
  22. Janis

    Oh no. I wondered when the bankers would be brought back. Bad, bad stuff.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
  23. Mike, formerly from Syracuse

    Every time Obama has a chance to act in a bipartisan manner, he attacks.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  24. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Yeah, I agree with Fareed says, he have a good point there!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  25. Nina

    Merl, Ohio
    They work so hard.

    And we elected these people?? They are 'supposed' to represent us? HA!!!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  26. Merl, Ohio

    @ Sharon Hastings Tea partiers...

    Amen!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm |
  27. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    The 2012 Budget issue is going to be very difficult (from the sound of it).

    Therefore, it is a time for ALL of us to stay in close touch with our Fed. Rep's & Senators giving them our opinion of how WE feel about the budget.

    We need to consistently (more than one email or letter) tell the members of Congress that represent us how we feel!

    Also, it wouldn't hurt to contact the Speaker of the House & the Leaders in the Senate and let them know what we think too.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  28. Nina

    Excellent Point Fareed... the GOP wants to shred needed programs, like education, and family planning which the latter actually saves money.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:12 pm |
  29. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Nina
    @Janis
    Budget deal will drive everyone of us crazy tonight.

    I agree, Janis. Especially since Bush raised the national Debt 4 trillion dollars... why was Congress NOT making changes then?

    Nina & Janis,
    Agreed both of you, we don't understand they had passed bill for our budget today. I agree.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  30. Sharon Hastings

    It's time for Obama to get tough. He has those new baby tea partiers in congress now who thought they could come in and run things.
    But...when it's all said and done it will be compromises and something will get passed. The tea partiers in Washington are getting a lesson in reality politics.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm |
  31. Karen

    I so completely agree with what Fahreed is saying.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  32. Merl, Ohio

    @ Nina, I cannot even believe congress is closed down for two weeks...

    The work so hard.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  33. Lori

    Hello Anderson. Hello Everyone. Good Evening.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm |
  34. Janis

    Why aren't they looking at the capital gains tax? Isn't there a huge problem there?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  35. Nina

    @Janis
    Budget deal will drive everyone of us crazy tonight.

    I agree, Janis. Especially since Bush raised the national Debt 4 trillion dollars... why was Congress NOT making changes then?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:09 pm |
  36. Chi

    My God! How much has been spent on budget cut?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:08 pm |
  37. Nina

    I cannot even believe Congress is closed down for 2 weeks... in light of this terrible debt. What are they? School children..Spring Break?

    April 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  38. Merl, Ohio

    Feels like we're (the little people)feeling the budget crunch and we can't afford it.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  39. Karen

    You know, how can they feel *insulted* by a partisan display with all of the *crap* they have been doing?????? Partisan???? Seriously???? Pot meet KETTLE.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:07 pm |
  40. Janis

    Hello Nina.:) Budget deal will drive everyone of us crazy tonight.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:05 pm |
  41. Merl, Ohio

    Good evening Anderson, team 360, Nina, Megan, Janis, Chi, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon Hastings and all other bloggers.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  42. Paula, Colorado

    Anderson,
    Hi! It's great to see you on. Sounds like a fascinating program tonight.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  43. Nina

    What about cuts in our 700+ bases in other countries of the world not including Iraq or Afghanistan? We are talking about hundreds of billions of dollars

    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  44. Sharon Hastings

    Good evening Anderson and everyone. Alot of news tonight. Fuzzy math?? The whole of Washington politics is fuzzy.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm |
  45. Janis

    Hello everyone. Full night of news tonight. All of it very interesting. Looking forward to it.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  46. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Oh my goodness!!!!!!! All are cuts by anything we don't have it!!!!!!!! YIKES!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm |
  47. Chi

    Evening AC and AC360

    April 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm |
  48. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Helloooo Anderson, Megan, Isha, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, Lori, Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha, Chi, Jana, Karyn, Lily, Merl, Marybeth, others and my friend Facebook/Twitter Bloggers!!!!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  49. Nina

    Good Evening Anderson, Team 360, Megan, Starr, Merl, Mike, Krasi, Janis, Betty and Nancy

    April 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  50. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Evening Everyone! Greetingd!

    April 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
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