October 8th, 2013
06:36 PM ET

Before AC360 Later Tonight

Tonight we are warming up for AC360 Later with your questions.

Anderson will be talking about the government shutdown, the looming debt ceiling deadline, the push for the Washington Redskins to change their name, and the NYC biker attack.

Begin submitting your questions at 8:45pm E.T.

Anderson is live at 9:15pm to video chat live.


soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. c h walker

    The Congress, the President, and the Party Leaderships are not the real problem. They are only the symptoms of
    a deeper problem in our society today. By failing to have a committed shared consensus for "justice for all" we have no
    commitment for everyone to bear some of that responsibility and to pay enough taxes to pay our way.
    Reducing spending doesn't reduce the debt, it only slows its growth. The reason the "entitlements" are now such
    a large portion of the Federal Budget is that we don't have the vision to build the kinds of government programs that can expand our future prosperity. Like John Nash's wife, Alicia, we as a people need to find another solution to our problems.

    October 9, 2013 at 1:25 am |
  2. Dennis

    All incumbents, Republican and Democratic, need to be swept out of office during their primaries. They can be replaced by similar minded representatives who, hopefully, will get the message that voters are fed up with the inability of this Congress to work together. To reelect this leaderless, dysfunctional group is to ratify their actions, and will invariably lead to history continuing to repeat itself. It is really up to the voters. Voters need to use the Broom!

    October 9, 2013 at 12:24 am |
  3. Brenda Luntey

    I think John McCain did a great job today on the Senate floor pointing out that the Republicans sent a bill to repeal the ACA 19 times, knowing it would fail, the Mitt Romney campaigned that the first thing he would do was to repeal the law, that President Obama campaigned FOR Obamacare and won. He also said the debt ceiling would be raised. He definitely is not a fan of the shutdown. I think this said loud and clear ( to me anyway) that the Tea Party is the one holding the whole country hostage!

    October 9, 2013 at 12:03 am |
  4. Arik Feschwr

    Just saying Amanpour is worth more than a down. She could have added a lot in terms of fitting things together but you didnt let her. Not so surprising as some might actually question the humor. I am as gay as you so thats no cover us happy people might even be heterosexual so that GOP gift is gone. The Church as it said likes a Pour one, we all must work and be granted our due. I want the female cardinal its. just simple I actually like faithful women. They demand more attention than those that fake it.

    October 8, 2013 at 11:18 pm |
  5. Don Johnson


    I just don't understand the debate about the motorcyclist "assault".
    The argument always starts with whether the suv driver was wrong
    "after" he hit the rider and the resulting events occurred. I'm a
    motorcycle rider and I know the rules of the road for operating a
    bike. The video clearly shows the motorcyclists riding all over the
    road, two by two and worse. They were changing lanes improperly,
    etc... This is NOT legal. It creates a chaotic environment on the road
    where any driver would feel endangered.

    I don't belong to a group so I may not know the rules for groups of bike
    riders. But those rules were never taught or distinguished (from individual
    riding rules). So it appears to this rider that the group was wrong from the
    start by not following the rules of the road for motorcyclists. These rules
    were supposedly defined to create a safe environment on the road for
    everyone. If these riders want to ride as a large group, are they not obliged
    to follow the motorcycle operation rules? Would this apply for a car or truck
    "club"? Please discuss this point when you have all your legal experts
    on board. Thanks.


    October 8, 2013 at 11:07 pm |
  6. brendan

    Anderson....Washington redskins is offensive....change the word Washington as it portrays a bunch of failures who can't reason with each other.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm |
  7. Mimi

    We have friends who are from a tribe in Pembroke, NC. They do not want to be called American Indians nor Native Americans. They want to be called Indians.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
  8. Randy Ortiz

    I think you should tunnel in on the whole day of mayhem in NYC with the bikers, they were putting residents in danger all day by driving recklessly on sidewalks, speeding and cutting off motorists and there were even ATV riders all over the place. How was this able to happen in the first place that day???? The video is posted on YouTube of this madness. This is what you should be now showing. Please focus in on this,as its the real core story!!
    If you need help in locating the video il be glad to point you in the right direction.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:47 pm |
  9. Lisa Manifold

    What would a furloughed employee be charged with if the employee returned to work? What would the arresting officer charge/cite the employee with?

    October 8, 2013 at 10:37 pm |
  10. Genene

    Americans can make their disgust with congress known by quietly changing their voter registration to Independent or No Party affilition. Perhaps the Senate and the House will take notice of a mass re-registration and decide to take care of "the people's business".

    October 8, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
  11. Terry Van Wyck

    Question: How did Bohener get so much power over procedural matters in the House?

    October 8, 2013 at 10:31 pm |
  12. Gregg (Chgo)

    What Congress is doing is no more than a deliberate act of "Sedition". I would love to see the Obama administration bring the Republican leaders up on those charges. As far as I'm concerned, this 'threat' of a Government shutdown is a form of 'financial terrorism!' With far worse ramifications than 9/11.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:25 pm |
  13. Susan Palmer

    My understanding of the legislative process is that once a bill becomes law, it can be changed through passage of subsequent bill/bills to amend the original law. Why is it that changes to the ACA is being done through attachment to the continuing resolution instead of bringing a bill to amend it??? Why is no one mentioning that once a clean CR is passed and the debt ceiling dealt with, the Republicans could put up an amending bill separate and apart from budget continuing resolution and debt ceiling?? Can some one please explain that??

    October 8, 2013 at 10:24 pm |
  14. Marti S.

    Does anyone else wonder if all this government chaos is similar to an earlier time in history when the colonists rebelled against government rule? ...I seem to remember something called a "Tea Party".

    October 8, 2013 at 10:20 pm |
  15. Allan

    With the legislatures holding the American public as hostages, the following might shed some light into what motivates many politicians.

    Not Today– Maybe Tomorrow–No Comment

    A politician is a very creative individual. Words flow from his mouth like

    honey from a bee. Promises are made, commitments declared. Is he not a

    saviour, a person to be trusted, a man of the People and for the People. How

    could anyone not elect such an individual? Once elected a curious

    transformation takes place. This once determined, unwavering, committed

    politician who’s vocabulary was impeccable has become a recluse, who

    responds to pre electoral promises with a no comment, or not today, maybe

    tomorrow. Could it be that the man we have chosen has changed? No, he is

    still as deeply committed and as dedicated to his task as he was before.


    October 8, 2013 at 10:19 pm |
  16. Sylvia Szucs

    Please let us all remember that fair is to the left of the center created by the extremist far right and the moderate left. We should not let our democracy go down the drain because of misconstrued "fairness" demands for negotiations. Many have lost their lives to preserve democracy. A few Republicans could afford to lose their jobs if they do not recognize this!

    October 8, 2013 at 10:17 pm |
  17. Marti S.

    Surprise! I just received a notice from my health insurance company informing me my monthly premium will be going up more than $200 a month. I'm self employed and cannot afford over $500 a month for insurance compliments of Obama care. Guess it's time to just give up and go on welfare.......

    October 8, 2013 at 10:14 pm |
  18. Sylvia

    Please let us not have a short term lifting of the debt ceiling, but a long term lifting of it. The House Republicans are cowards, and let the government shut down, because THEY are afraid they will lose THEIR jobs? This is not considering the public good.

    October 8, 2013 at 10:12 pm |
  19. Ken Wood

    Really ! You report that the US has made the decision to stop aid to Egypt before our government has notified the Egyptian Government of this decision. That's incredible !

    October 8, 2013 at 8:33 pm |
  20. Jerry Richard

    You should remind those deluded Congressmen who believe they lost the presidency because Romney wasn't stern enough against Obamacare that he promised to repeal the law on his first day in office. Also, when they brag that theywon the House, ask them how many seats they lost in 2012.

    October 8, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

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