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June 3rd, 2009
06:09 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday June 3, 2009

President Obama boards Air Force One June 2, 2009 as he starts a 4-day trip, which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France.
President Obama boards Air Force One June 2, 2009 as he starts a 4-day trip, which will take him to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Germany and France.

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • President Obama is heading to the Middle East.  He's expected to touch down in Saudi Arabia this morning, with the goal of “resetting” relations with the Muslim world.  We are live in Riyadh and previewing the president’s highly anticipated speech tomorrow from Cairo.
  • Signs of debris, but no survivors from the Air France plane that crashed in the Atlantic off the Brazilian coast.  The U.S. Navy is joining Brazil and France in the search for wreckage – and answers.  One expert saying it could be among the hardest recoveries since the search to find the titanic, which took decades!  Investigators say the so-called “black boxes” probably survived, but they are not hopeful they will find them.
  • A CNN Special Investigation.  Every day, desperate Americans are flying to places like Peru, Mexico and China, seeking a miracle in the form of stem cell therapy.  Many of them – parents with children who are sick, or dying.  They're spending tens of thousands of dollars – despite the fact there's no scientific evidence it works.  Drew Griffin talks to doctors, looks for answers and speaks to families that are literally putting everything on the line for an experiment.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Joyce

    Congratulations to Ed Rollins. He earns our respect by being respectful and having extraodinary insight. He saw Obama's speech for what it was–a great historic speech. John Roberts and his ditzy, obviously Republican(is she the one that dates Rush Limbaugh?), co-host–can't remember her name, along with the always negative Candy Crowley were disapointing to say the least. This speech will rank right up there with "I have a dream". You, the Republican owned media will never recognize it as such–but there are other media opportunities available, obviously, or Obama would never have been elected.

    Also, when George Bush was elected, did CNN have a boatload of Democrats–including the Clintons–on constantly? No. We are sick of the Cheneys. That is why we need a balance in the ownership of cable TV.

    June 4, 2009 at 8:53 am |
  2. Peggy

    I am so proud of President Obama. It is good to see that he understands that we are more alike than different.

    June 4, 2009 at 8:38 am |
  3. Christopher R. Ward

    When will the mastermind behind 911 be brought to justice? Or is it possible that Bin-Ladden will get away with mass murder?

    June 3, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  4. RJ

    Hey Dan how about the millions of Irish who migrated to this country, why were they treated like slave and were consider by most Americans as white trash, I have heard of no apologies to the Irish immigrant. Why is it ok to feel sorry for Israelies and not the Irish which I might add along with the Chinese and Blacks pretty much built this country! Theres no reason to feel sorry for the Jews, they are all well taken of! Have you ever met a poor down and out Jew, I bet not! And who were we to kick the Palastinians out of their land and give it to someone else? Who gave us that right? You wonder why the Arabs hate Israel well theres one good reason! Then after they stole their land they decided to control and run the lives of these people! The Israelies have treated the Palastinians like trash not for over 50 years and they have had enough!

    June 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm |
  5. RJ

    Hey Dan by the way millions of people have died in the hands of other evil people as well but I dont see boycotting China for all the millions they have killed or condemn Russia for Stalin making Hitler look like a saint! Or POL POT exterminating upwards of 20 million! Dont just feel sorry for the Jews, they are by far not the only ones we should feel sorry for!

    June 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm |
  6. RJ

    Hey Dan do you know that the Jews were migrant nomads before they left and in most cases were forced out due to their policies and spread all over the world which in turn they have dominated all financial markets ever since and was the main reason why WWII happened in the first place! They migrated to Germany were they controlled everything financially and the real German people were left to fend for themselves, this is why Nazi Germany came about, was it right what they did???? ask the Germans!

    June 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm |
  7. RJ

    We give Israel 1 million a day in aid dont tell me they are reliable! Theyt also getall their guns and miltary quipment to kill the muslim! If you think Israel is a democracy then your not on top of things! The rich and powerful run Israel just like this country, theres nothing democratic about it!

    June 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm |
  8. Daniel Nelson

    RJ it sounds like you do not have a sympathetic bone in your body. Do you know or believe that 6 million Jews were murdered and that they have been forced into exile at least two times in the past 4000 years?

    June 3, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  9. Barbara S Baer

    In response to rj,
    America supports Israel because it's a democracy, it is a dependable ally, it does NOT ask us or need for us to send troops.
    Are you suggesting that we not 'associate" with Israel?hmmmmmm, rj, what is your agenda?

    June 3, 2009 at 8:49 am |
  10. david

    Isn't it obvious that Pres. Obama is visiting Cairo simply to see the sights(pyrimads etc.) on our tax dollars. The speech is an excuse.

    david, louisiana

    June 3, 2009 at 8:47 am |
  11. Anonymous

    Tell the morning co-anchor that there are 2 Muslim members of Congress. He forgot Andre Carson of Indiana

    June 3, 2009 at 8:20 am |
  12. RJ

    our biggest mideast blunder to date has been our association with Israel! The Arabs dont hate Americans they hate Israel period! Why do we support and protect them like as if they were ancient china dolls!

    June 3, 2009 at 7:52 am |
  13. RJ

    can u say Chinese Motors aka GM???? I wander if all these loyal GM nutts will still buy a GM after China owns the company?? BUY A FORD, ITS THE ONLY AMERICAN THING TO DO!

    June 3, 2009 at 7:49 am |
  14. kathy

    re: saudi trip; Personally, i think that amfix just showed typical american rudeness. You went quiet for the starspangled banner, yet couldnt keep quiet the extra thirty seconds to show respect while they played the saudi one. Rude and insensitive.

    June 3, 2009 at 7:44 am |
  15. Daniel Nelson

    I hope that when he speaks in Cairo that he also demands respect from the Muslim world for our culture! It's a two way street! He also should let the Muslim world know that the freedoms that we hold dearly should be universal and all people have the right to speak their mind and believe in what ever they want if it does not infringe on the rights of others! If it is right or wrong let God be the judge!

    June 3, 2009 at 6:44 am |
  16. caryn

    obama he needs to be with isreal the only honest not decent people are extremist they read a bible done by satan in surah it says they hate all americans jews and christians. we need the holy bible in schools courtrooms everywhere also prayer and the ten commandments otherwise the devil will have control after the church gets taken out and i pray soon but god is so loving and patient merciful and full of grace he is waaiting till more people are saved and then when the church is out the antichrist the one worls leader will be kown and the only to buy or sell will be the mark of the beast then you will be eternaly seperated from the one and true god and jesus christ and when you die sent to to hell the soul and flesh will burn reminded of your sins people who have been saved eternity in heaven we miss the great tribulation come back with jesus. everlasting life no pain no suffering no bills no aging free food free water free housing no wrs no lies no deception and all the love you can ever imagine. god,jesus,and the holy spirit which if jesus didn't leave him with us the devil would have destryed us a long time ago.people need jesus now so we of the church can go home and rest.to be saved believe that god sent his only beloved son to die on the cross and suffered so we can have eternal life with him and god in heaven forever.

    June 3, 2009 at 6:43 am |
  17. caryn

    stem cell when mn creates a child to destroy it it is ungodly but use your own fine but sometimes these problems are aallowed so we ask god to heal us and when we are desperate and not we should come to god jesus christ healed the lame the blind chased out demons walked on water brought the dead back to life. these people need to go to a christ based church have faith enough to ask god for healing because jesus died on the cross to take our deseaes and our debts and our sins away when you believe on that jesus will do the healing but you need faith and hope and love without this won't work. the love of christ ask and you shall receive. i was diagnosed with cancer and i have been praying put on prayer lists with true believers my pastor at my church i have an aggressive cancer. surgeon took out the tumor i have 1 more surgery to get the last out. with all prayers it has not gone ahywhere in the body or my organs just cyst on my liver and my kidney. some radiation tretments and hercepton and hormones and more prayers and will be good have these people take their child to a christ based church and i also will put the child on a prayer list

    June 3, 2009 at 6:30 am |