March 11th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

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– Mallory and Manav

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  1. Joe R. Sims

    We need to keep in our collective memory the images of the Republicans in the House holding steadfast in refusing to hear 70% of us when we wanted a combination of cuts and new revenue on the wealthy. They haven't paid anything to pull Our country out of the debt we are now in. We paid for the bank bailout, now we have to pay to reduce the debt. Are they part of this country or not. The "{Job Creators" have created jobs overseas in China and imported goods back to the U.S. so they can increase their wealth. That's how the French Revolution got started, the wealthy flaunted, while the poor starved. We need to be fair to all, even if that means the wealthy have to pay. If Congress doesn't hear us now, let them hear us next November. They even brought out one of their guys who owes $170,00000 in child support saying we need to get our house in order, he needs to pay his child support. Wheere is his arrest warrant Illinois?

    August 20, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • CarlafromTexas

      Couldn't have said it better myself.

      August 24, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. ajgorm

    HOW THE CIA CONTROLS NATO AND BILDERBERG? How might the CIA control NATO and the NATO-run Bilderberg Group? Witness X2 noted

    August 22, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Melissa in HP, NC

    Hello,
    My husband, our dog and I felt the earthquake here in High Point, NC. We didn't know what it was. Our dog reacted as if it was a bad storm. Just wanted you to be aware that it was felt here.

    August 23, 2011 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sue

      Just felt the same up here in Augusta Maine! Unbelievable!

      August 23, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JohnK

    What about the Lake Anna nuclear plants nearby the epicenter of the earthquake? Any info on that? Does it trigger any response?

    August 23, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sparky

      A team from NRC went down there to investigate the effects of the earthquake. It was underdesigned for the size of the earthquake we had. They will retrofit no doubt or add more safety features to avoid anything again.

      September 27, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bob Z Locust Grove VA

    How are the reactors at Lake Anna ? How did the quake effect them?

    August 23, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sarah

    Thousands of parents just dropped their kids off at VCU in Richmond to start the fall semester. You've shown lots of coverage of DC & NYC, which are pretty far away. How are our kids in Richmond? Are the campus buildings evacuated? Do we need to go pick up our kids? Will the semester go forward as planned?

    August 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bev

    felt the earthquaker in Bluefield WV things rattling in the house for about 1 minute or more. Sadly all the money that has been spent on disaster preparedness there is no preparation for us.

    August 23, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jerry from Arizona

    I'm curious. So, who among the freed journalists covering
    the war in Libya were not foreign?

    August 24, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Matt

    What we need is a President who acts like the most powerful person in the world with the best country in the world behind him/her. Instead of them worrying about getting reelected, get things done. Do whats best for the country not whats best for whos in you pocket book.

    August 24, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Amen to that!

      September 20, 2011 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Bill

    I really hope the best through the storm. Looking through websites about the storms, I get ferious that parents with kids are staying and not leaving in manatory evacuation areas. They are risking their kids lives. I really would hope they would put a law in where anyone with children under a certain age have to leave when there is a manatory evacuation. There could be charges like endangerment of their child(ren)j's lives. If anything, God forbids it to happen, happens to a child(ren), they can be charged up to some rectless homacide if a child(ren) would die in such area. Parents, what are you thinking staying in a storm that risk your child(ren)'s lives, plus will scare them even dramatizing them for future storms. Someone needs to step up and start doing something about these parents!!! My prayers are for you all.

    August 27, 2011 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  11. tw111

    POTUS' illlegal Uncle Omar arrested for DWI, almost hits police cruiser....

    August 29, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  12. tony

    i am very upset...received a Mike Huckabee call today asking for backing, and money, to defeat the "ObamaCare" law...I told them....of all days, why 9/11, to continue the political negativity that is prevalent from Washington...this is supposed to be a day of brotherhood and unity...not divisiveness.

    September 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Flemming Pilemann

    How come Timothy Geithner is so focused on EU financial problems, when US can not fix their own budget and extreme spending – causing more panic to the general crisis and more Americans without job and educational work. Could the reason be to move attention away, though bad news today will also be bad news tomorrow.
    Would it be more fair to say that we are linked together ? I just wonder

    September 26, 2011 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  14. BARB ALBERT

    I THINK YOU BETTER CHECK YOUR FACTS ON THE DATE OF THE JAMES ARTHUR RAY SENTENCING. IT MADE ME WONDER ABOUT ALL THE OTHER 'FACTS' ON YOUR BLOG. IF THERE WAS A HUGE CHANGE IN THE SITUATION OVER THE WEEKEND, AND YOU'RE RIGHT, I APOLOGIZE, BUT EVERYTHING I READ IS CENTERED AROUND THE DEFENSE ATTORNEY'S HEART CONDITION.

    October 2, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Josie

    News just released in SF Bay Area that Steve Jobs has passed. Very sad for his family, friends, and company. An icon of the valley...seems as though I grew up w/ this industry and this company. HIs passing, I think, expected, but still a shock.

    October 5, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
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