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October 28th, 2009
06:36 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Wednesday October 28th, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • Breaking news this morning in two very important countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  The United States has a lot riding on each one of these nations and is making that clear, especially in Pakistan, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on the ground this morning.  She flew in overnight on an un-announced trip.  Her arrival comes at a time when anti-American sentiment is growing fast.  A brand new attack overnight there killed dozens.  A car bomb tore threw a packed market in Peshawar, killing least 90 people, many of them women.
  • One month ago, an earthquake-triggered tsunami swept across American Samoa.  The wall of water killed 34 people.  One is still missing.  Now a CNN investigation is uncovering evidence this natural disaster was in many ways a man-made tragedy.   Why millions that we paid for an early warning system were never used for that purpose.
  • “Sex for World Series tickets.”  Police say a Phillies fan took her passion to a whole new level in an ad on Craigslist that read: "Diehard Phillies fan… gorgeous tall buxom blonde-in desperate need of two world series tickets… price negotiable.  I’m the creative type!”  Police say they then made contact with the woman and she offered to perform various sex acts in exchange for the tickets.  That Phillies fan is now charged with prostitution.  Game one tonight!

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  1. Walte Call

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    November 15, 2009 at 9:12 am |
  2. tess parker

    The onlookers of the 2 hour rape of a girl should be booked as
    ACCESSORIES TO A CRIME. Let them go to trial even if they may be acquitt.ed. Look people that commit a crime wether drunk/on drugs/deranged and go to trial. These onlookers would learn the gravity of this whether going to trial as well.

    -Tess

    October 28, 2009 at 12:18 pm |
  3. ronvan

    Kelly B's comment: RIGHT ON! All of us have to be responsible enough to track our own finances, not the banks. WE are providing the banks our hard earned monies and of course they will smile while taking it. As for Tina D's comment on this gang rape. Again, I totally agree. If our current law system allows "watchers" an excuse for no prosecution then it needs to get changed ASAP! ALL ARE GUILTY in something like this dispicable crime and should get hard & long sentence's, without any plea bargaining!

    October 28, 2009 at 9:37 am |
  4. ronvan

    Well everything seems to still be on track for disaster for our country.
    First a "trumped up war" in Iraq thanks to bush/cheney. Then to Afganistan where, now we are told, we should have been in the first place to kill those responsible for 9/11. Now Pakistan is "hiding, supporting"?, those same people and do not really want to find them.
    And throughout this mess, Bin Laden continues to thumb his nose at all of us! Our brave & magnificent military is ONCE AGAIN caught it the middle, (Viet Nam) WAS the same situation, a political war, with the military handcuffed on what actions they can take! These countries really do not want us there. They are using are soldiers blood for monetary gain and political power. THEY cannot control their own problems, are corrupt and entrenched in their history and cluture, which we will not change! It is time for us to stop this stupidity, get out and let them kill each other off. And do not use "it's for our national security"! If we cannot protect ourselves in our own country then we have lost already.

    October 28, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  5. Danny G

    John,
    Why didn't you ask the good Emory doctor who pays the difference of medical costs for those on the public option? Aren't taxpayers going to have to pay the difference? Either through higher premiums or 'fees' charged by the government to make up the difference?

    And, if Medicaid is part of the public option, why do we need to overhaul the whole system just to cover those who make $60,000?

    October 28, 2009 at 8:44 am |
  6. Deborah

    John I have been listening to all the comments being made by these Senators about this health care bill. As a follower of the Congress and the Senate, I am dumbfounded by there concerns to make sure they don't do anything to upset there districts, than to do the peoples business and vote there conscience than to worry if they get elected again. Term limits are surely needed.

    As investigative reports, I would love to see your network take this on. I feel it would shake up a few thing in Washington, even Barack, and i love him. I feel he is coming up a little short.

    October 28, 2009 at 8:15 am |
  7. Kelly Bryant

    Concerning the story about bank fees – The last time I experienced an overdraft fee (where the bank transferred money from savings to cover a check) was several years ago and I was mad at myself for letting it happen, not the bank. Quit whining! It's another example of "It's not my fault". If he didn't know what his account balance was he should not have been making purchases. I guess the other option is to ask the government for a bail-out!

    October 28, 2009 at 7:52 am |
  8. William Courtland

    What real power... What authority?

    Muslim's: not taliban will be fighting America and coalition troops in Afghanistan now. The Taliban will easily recruit these people as we have entered that state and Nation and forced our way of life upon them without any respect to their own culture.

    They fight because females were allowed to vote.

    Now this is a fundamental right: we all equal deserve equal rights in voting. Yet when we class each other by sex: we create a rift which can not be easily bridged. We are truly only equal in virginity; we males and females: it is when we become men or women in the acts of reproduction that we become unequal.

    As most people will have engaged in the acts of reproduction before they reach voting age, how can an equal government be offered which is fundamentally pitted against Muslim intent.

    The solution: a two government nation: one being female: who are voted in by females, and one government male: who are being voted in by males.

    Who holds the real power? I am sure an arrangement can be made to concern males with their own and females with their own. In concert they combine for general aggrements in method and practice.

    Law only affirmed by the Koran and a council of lawmakers: as law requires different positions: law against females would be arranged by them, and laws against males so arranged by men.

    To respect muslim traditions: yet also move forward for a more democratic future.

    Otherwise: you must look at these people now: aggressors in Afghanistan as people fighting for their own culture and liberties. This beyond the cold war ideals forged against Russia: as it is active.

    October 28, 2009 at 7:29 am |
  9. Tina Davis

    As many as twenty people stood by and watched a gang rape in Richmond, California, Saturday night, police said today. Richmond is in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area, about 20-minutes north of Oakland.,,,,,,,,,,, are you kidding me, the law cant go after the ones who watched, Based on the real-life gang rape of Cheryl Araujo that occurred at Big Dan's Bar in New Bedford, Massachusetts on March 6, 1983, they did,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, please report this and get this story out there, make them go after the ones who watched,,,,,,,,

    October 28, 2009 at 7:01 am |
  10. Ted

    My sources tell me that the gang rape in Cali was more than just a gang rape. My sources are telling me the victim was white and the hoodlums were Mexicans. Doesnt this constitiute a race crime, shouldnt the FBI be involved? Do white people not share the same justice as minorities do? Do white people not qualify? Wheres the equality that liberals are always crying for, shouldnt it apply to whites as well? I feel no race is better than another period and it should apply to minorities as well! Race relations can never improve if all are not treated equally. Excluding whites from this process will only hurt progress!

    October 28, 2009 at 7:01 am |