Friday, January 04, 2008
Morning Buzz
Good Morning!!! The people of Iowa have spoken!!! Iowa/Dem: Obama (1), Edwards (2), Clinton (3) -- Iowa/GOP: Huckabee (1), Romney (2), Thompson (3). The casualties? Christopher Dodd and Joe Biden are dropping out. Politics is dominating the headlines across the country, this morning. But many papers are making room for Brittany and Lindsay --they are in trouble again... So grab your coffee and let's all thank GOD it is FRIDAY....




Storms to pound California
Californians braced Thursday for back-to-back weekend storms that could bring more than a foot of rain to mudslide-prone canyons denuded by the fall wildfires, dump several feet of snow in the Sierra Nevada and buffet the state with hurricane-force winds.

Musharraf Says Bhutto Took Excessive Risks
President Pervez Musharraf on Thursday rejected any suggestion that he or any members of the Pakistani military or intelligence agencies played a role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and said it was probably carried out by the same extremists responsible for a number of suicide bombings in recent months.

CIA in 2003 Planned Destruction of Tapes
A key member of Congress disclosed yesterday that the CIA said in February 2003 that it planned to destroy videotapes of harsh interrogations after the agency's inspector general finished probing the episodes, an account that adds detail to recent CIA statements about the circumstances surrounding the tapes' destruction.

Passenger jets get anti-missile devices
Tens of thousands of airline passengers will soon be flying on jets outfitted with anti-missile systems as part of a new government test aimed at thwarting terrorists armed with shoulder-fired projectiles.

Police looking for 61-year-old man seen with missing hiker
Police are looking for a man described as a "person of interest," in the case of a 24-year-old woman who has been missing in the north Georgia mountains since New Year's Day, a Union County Sheriff's spokeswoman told reporters Thursday.





Biden & Dodd call it quits
Delaware Sen Joe Biden and Connecticut Sen. Chris Dodd abandoned their bids for the Democratic presidential nomination Thursday night.

Huckabee to victory
Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee was the big winner in Iowa's GOP caucuses Thursday thanks to big support from two groups of voters: Women and evangelical Christians.

Obama wins Iowa
Sen. Barack Obama's victory Thursday in critical Democratic Iowa caucuses indicate voters saw him as a candidate of change, according to entrance polls.

Obama: A 'defining moment in history'
Young voters and independents flooded gyms and church basements in record numbers Thursday night, delivering a historic and decisive victory in the Iowa caucuses to Sen. Barack Obama, as he vanquished Sen. Hillary Clinton and certified his standing as her principal challenger for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Obama Takes Iowa in a Big Turnout as Clinton Falters; Huckabee Victor
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, a first-term Democratic senator trying to become the nation's first African-American president, rolled to victory in the Iowa caucuses on Thursday night, lifted by a record turnout of voters who embraced his promise of change.


Crime & Punishment

Zoo opens
It's cold, rainy and windy in the Sunset District today - not a good day to go to the zoo.
But a small crowd of curious residents and tourists gathered at the gates this morning as the San Francisco Zoo reopened, nine days after an escaped tiger killed a San Jose teen and injured two of his friends before police shot it dead.


editors note: David Mattingly-- HOW did that Tiger escape? Tonight on AC360

Keepin' Them Honest

Clemens: Injections were lidocaine, B-12
Roger Clemens admits former trainer Brian McNamee injected him but says it was with the painkiller lidocaine and the vitamin B-12, not any performance-enhancing drugs.

A Drunken Night in Iraq, A Soldier Is Left Behind
The sun had not yet risen in Taji. A young Army soldier lay alone in the dirt. She was alive, but barely. Her ribs had been crushed; her spleen, ruptured. Her right side was marked by the angular tread of a tire.

AC360 folo

15th Dallas County Inmate Since '01 Is Freed by DNA
After nearly 27 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, Charles Chatman walked free on Thursday, the 15th wrongfully convicted prisoner in Dallas County to be exonerated by DNA testing since 2001.

What YOU will be talking about TODAY

Britney Spears taken to hospital
Pop star Britney Spears was taken to hospital for tests to see if she was under the influence of alcohol or drugs and for a psychological evaluation after police were called to her home Thursday night to mediate a custody dispute, a police spokesman said.

Lohan back on track?
Lindsay Lohan rang in the New Year drinking champagne in Italy, her lawyer says, but is "back on track" in terms of sobriety. A video obtained by The Associated Press shows Lohan, who spent much of 2007 in and out of rehab, taking a swig from a champagne bottle while in Capri, Italy.

'Miraculous' Recovery for Man Who Fell 47 Floors
Alcides Moreno plunged 47 stories that morning last month, clinging to his 3-foot-wide window washer's platform as it shot down the dark glass face of an Upper East Side apartment building. His brother Edgar, who had been working with him on the platform, was killed. Somehow, Alcides survived...
Posted By CNN: 5:52 AM ET
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What an exciting night for politics! I couldn't turn the tv off last night.

Britney, Britney. That poor girl needs to be in a hospital, she needs professional help. Hopefully it is not too late for her.

Can't wait for the show tonight, I know it will be full of politics! I wonder if I'll be this excited a few monthes from now?
Posted By Anonymous Jess, Paris, KY : 8:37 AM ET
Jamie,
Morning...I guess the Iowa caucus suprised us all! I thought that Huckabee may beat out Romney but I would have never thought that Obama and Edwards would beat out Hillary!! That was amazing! I bet she isn't too happy this morning!! Maybe she needs some mega coffee with a little somethin somethin added to it!! LOL

I think Musharraf is right when he says that Bhutto took excessive risks! She did!! I mean she was always coming up out of the sunroofs of the cars and going out into mega crowds!! I mean that is really dangerous when you have people trying to kill you! No matter how much security she could have had with her doing those things means that your security team has little or no control of what happens around you or to you!

So now they are going to start putting anti missile devices on planes huh!? Is that really necessary!? What happens if some incompetant person gets a hold of it and kills many people on the ground!? Seems a bit risky to me!!

Hey it's Friday!! Thank God!!! Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Cynthia, Covington, Ga.
Posted By Blogger Cindy : 9:06 AM ET
Anderson,

Dr. Phil walks in, Britney walks out of the hospital. Apparently, there was no legal reason to hold her.

Who was the clod on your show last night, obviously trying to sell his book, saying, "Britney is in big trouble, if she is held for 14 days...that will mean she is really sick."

The reality is that you and other news sources know where the money is and you hound her. Who the heck could live in the world she lives in? Why didn't the LAPD manage the idiot photographers running the streets in front of her home and chasing the ambulance? I was surprised one of the emergency vehicles didn't run over one of them and create another lawsuit (for the taxpayers of LA). It did not appear that they did their job well.

She needs help, but not the kind CNN and the other media outlets are delivering.

Go Dr. Phil!
Posted By Anonymous Save Britney : 3:28 PM ET
I am a Democrat. I hate Bush’s presidency. I hated the war in Iraq before we were involved and continue to. I think we are in deep sheet politically and economically due to the money wasted on this war. I believe we need a President who can get us out of it. I am not going to vote Democrat if Obama gets the nomination. Depending on the Republican nominee, I might vote Republican - because he could be less evil then Obama.

Change is a beautiful word that sounded very seductive when used by Obama, especially today considering the sheet that we are in. Without change, mankind would stand still. However it is only a seductive word at the moment. What we need right now is somebody who can and knows how to navigate us out of where we are and Obama is not this person. There were political leaders before that wanted change, but what they achieved was destruction - like in Russia &Iraq. Not all changes are good and it is extremely important when, where and how changes are implemented!
Why Obama will not help in Kenya as a native country?
Posted By Blogger an : 6:04 PM ET
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