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March 15th, 2010
07:56 PM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

Here’s the lineup for tomorrow:

6:30AM: 6:30A "Kill the Bill" – Dick Armey on why his group FreedomWorks is supporting two health care protests in D.C.

7:20AM: No more bailouts? How do we stop companies from becoming "too big to fail"? Sen. Chris Dodd discusses his plan to reform the way Wall Street works.

7:30AM: What went wrong on a CIA base in Afghanistan – how did a suicide bomber get near so many people? Former CIA Operative Bob Baer will talk about his incredible GQ article on what the bombing means for the CIA.

8:30AM: Tired of slow internet connections – long download times? The government hopes to help you out with their new broadband policy. Ryan Singel, writer for Wired Magazine, joins us to break it all down.

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  1. JB

    Insurance premiums are out of control because the Insurance Industry is run by crooks who feed on greed, REFORM NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    March 16, 2010 at 8:59 am |
  2. Mary Ellen Barone

    People who need health care are holding their breaths for the passage of this monumental bill- and CNN does not get it. Instead of Dick Army why not interview a family(s) who will directly benefit from the passage of this bill.

    I am also tired of hearing about recent polls and where the American people stand on health care reform issue. Please identify the source of the poll and what question(s) were asked of the participants. Is the participants knowkedge of the contents of this bill taken into consideration. If there knowledge includes misrepresented infomation such as reported by DIck Army, then how vaild are these polls?

    March 16, 2010 at 7:24 am |
  3. Lynn

    I cannot believe the comments made by Dick Armey. This neo-conservative rhetoric that liberals are un-American has gone too far. This is hateful, inciteful language and Mr. Armey should be ashamed for pandering to the right-wing fringe.

    March 16, 2010 at 7:08 am |
  4. Lisa

    John, your argument with Dick Armey comparing auto insurance mandates to the proposed mandated health insurance is like comparing apples to oranges. You really have no idea what you are talking about. You aren't forced to own a car or even drive one. Forcing Americans to purchase health insurance would be totally unconstitutional and a major restriction on our freedom. I suggest that in the future if you want to debate your pro health care reform stance, you should at least argue 'apples to apples.'

    March 16, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  5. ResponderNY

    I found much irony in Dick Armey's accusations of current healthcare reform efforts. By omission of comment about a parallel administrative program under GW Bush, I think that he was disingenuous. He conveniently neglected to admit that the Bush administration forced Medicare Part D on us, with mandated participation and direct debit from personal Social Security income? This backroom big-Pharma prescription program changes its formulary at whim, which is a form of fraud for consumers, who are left with no coverage for previously promised access to their prescribed medications.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:58 am |
  6. Annie Schwartz

    Just watched the Dick Armey interview. Was he drunk? He was slurring his speech and shouting over the interviewers' questions. He accused all liberals of being anti-liberty, anti-Constitution, anti-American, etc. What a jerk!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:56 am |
  7. Joe

    John Roberts question of Dick Armey this morning... Why not mandate health insurance on Americans since we mandate auto insurance. The difference is Americans are not required to own a car, therefore they are not forced to buy a government mandated insurance product. However, if they do own a car, at least Americans have the ability to shop for insurance nationwide, across state lines, to obtain the best rates. That IS a model that should be applied to health insurance products. But a government mandate? NO THANK YOU!

    March 16, 2010 at 6:52 am |
  8. Rebecca Williams

    RE: Dick Armey interview 3-16-10 – I am appalled that you basically let slide Armey’s statement that liberals do not love America nor do they appreciate our heritage and history! How could you give this man an audience without countering his obvious distorted view of a group of people whose history goes back to those “Massachusetts radicals” who dared to question the status quo of colonialism to the “dangerous radicals” (at least as my home state Alabama politicians claimed) who where trying to disrupt “our way of life and our values” by passing civil rights legislation in the 1960s. CNN, I am extremely disappointed in you.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:52 am |
  9. Ann

    Good morning,
    I was so disappointed with the Armey segment just aired. The interviewers failed to challenge his misrepresentation of so many aspects of the health care debate. Most offensive to me were his comments about "liberal" Americans. I consider myself to be a liberal American. My husband is a former US Ambassador, and we have represented the US abroad for more than 30 years. My son, an Army officer, is about to deploy to Iraq. How dare Mr. Armey suggest that our viewpoints are less valid than his. Shame on your anchors for being so passive during the interview.

    March 16, 2010 at 6:50 am |
  10. nick poulos

    Mr Armey was asked if he had car insurance. Is driving a right or a privilage? And how does this relate to health care?

    March 16, 2010 at 6:46 am |
  11. A. Smith, Oregon

    Tired of slow internet connections – long download times? The government hopes to help you out with their new broadband policy???

    Placing the cart before the horse is a very poor nearsighted approach to move forward!

    America desperately needs a 3rd. Generation nationwide electrical distribution system. Currently America cannot supply the demand that hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles would place on the current old and severely outdated nationwide electrical distribution system.

    Instead of waiting for the house to literally catch on fire, America needs to BUILD a 3rd. Generation nationwide electrical distribution system NOW.

    Place nationwide ultra-high-speed broadband lower on the wish list until Google's new technology is mapped out and widely implemented.

    Meanwhile push the 3rd. Generation Nationwide electrical distribution system to the top of the list to at least keep America current with near future demands which would certainly swamp and drain the present distribution system resulting in routine brown-out's and more than occasional black-outs region wide.

    March 16, 2010 at 1:54 am |
  12. A. Smith, Oregon

    Surprise, the allegedly corrupt Afghanistan President Karzai was in the middle of negotiations with Aghan Taliban #2 when the CIA swept in and with the supposed help of the Pakistani ISI arrested him!

    Afghanistan Presidential aide reported that Karzai is extremely angry’ at Taliban boss’ arrest.

    Apparently Gen McChrystal and his staff were not even aware that the Afghan government was holding secret talks with the Taliban's No. 2 when he was captured in Pakistan, and the arrest totally infuriated President Hamid Karzai.

    The detention of Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar — second in the Taliban only to one-eyed Mullah Mohammed Omar — has raised new questions about whether the U.S. is willing to back peace discussions with leaders who harbored the terrorists behind the Sept. 11 attacks. Karzai "was very angry" when he heard that the Pakistanis had picked up Baradar with an assist from U.S. intelligence, the adviser said. Besides the ongoing talks, he said Baradar had "given a green light" to participating in a three-day peace jirga that Karzai is hosting next month.

    Perhaps more than anyone in the entire region of Afghanistan, Karzi knows his life won't be worth spit if he can't work out some arrangement with the Taliban before the American troops leave next year. President Karzi is not yet planning his exit strategy, he is however trying desperately to insure his personal survival HOWEVER it now appears some US Agency's do not want him to succeed!

    March 16, 2010 at 1:48 am |