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June 24th, 2009
06:14 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday June 24, 2009

President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room at the White House June 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Getty Images
President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the James S. Brady Briefing Room at the White House June 23, 2009 in Washington, DC. Getty Images

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Tough talk coming from the president aimed at Iran. President Obama says the U.S. and the world are “appalled and outraged” by Iran’s bloody crackdown. The situation on the ground is tense.  Residents are afraid to communicate by phone and internet coverage is spotty. But we could see more protests today.
  • The mystery of South Carolina’s missing governor is growing, this morning.  CNN tracked down a state SUV we believe governor Mark Sanford was using at the airport in Columbia, South Carolina. But we're also getting reports another state vehicle tied to Sanford is at the airport… in Atlanta.
  • Plus – are your kids going to need federal loans for college? Well, the mountain of paperwork to apply is about to get a lot smaller. Right now you need a degree, maybe a few, just to get through the paperwork.  The department of education is set to unveil a new and much shorter form, later today. The fixes include dropping obscure questions, or just making the mind-numbing language easier to understand.
  • Burned out.  People across the nation facing car payments they cannot make are deciding to torch, ditch and bury their vehicles – and claim they were stolen, to collect the insurance money.   Authorities have not been fooled and arresting these people in record numbers, many who have never committed a crime before.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Daniel Nelson

    We as the free world should do all we can to get rid of the hateful regime and their clerics in Iran who not only support terrorism around the world and want to build nuclear bombs but has killed their own people to stay in power! All their concerned with is power over the Islamic people and in fact over the whole world! We should bomb the _hit out of them!

    June 24, 2009 at 9:57 am |
  2. Larry

    Good we have an ambassador in Syria again.

    Why did that moron Bush withdraw him in the first place?

    If you're going to fight terror Georgie wouldn't you want to know what's going on in Syria? That is, after all, the real terrorist hangout.

    George Bush put incompetence in the 4th dimension. I'm glad he's out of office.

    June 24, 2009 at 9:25 am |