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October 23, 2008

MICHAEL MOORE TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE! (Discussion here!)

Posted: 02:46 PM ET

COMING UP TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE, IT'S THE ALWAYS OUTSPOKEN MICHAEL MOORE. WE'LL GET HIS THOUGHTS ON THE REMAINING DAYS UNTIL THE ELECTION. WHAT'S HIS TAKE ON SARAH PALIN'S $150,000 WARDROBE? PLUS, DOES HE THINK OBAMA'S CAMP IS A LITTLE OVER CONFIDENT? HOT SPORTS OPINIONS SURE TO BE ENTERTAINING WITH MICHAEL AND ME!

WE'LL ALSO EVEN THINGS OUT WITH CONSERVATIVE TALK SHOW HOSTS JOE "PAGS" PAGLIARULO AND MICHAEL MEDVED. MEDVED WILL HIT THE TRAIL WITH JOHN MCCAIN NEXT WEEK, SO YOU'LL NEED TO TUNE IN TO HEAR WHAT STRATEGY MCCAIN WILL TAKE IN THE FINAL HOURS BEFORE THE ELECTION.

ALL OF THESE GUESTS ARE OPEN TO YOUR QUESTIONS...IN FACT THEY WELCOME THEM. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK SO WE CAN USE IT DURING THE SHOW!
PS: MICHAEL MEDVED WILL ALSO BE BLOGGING WITH US TONIGHT. SO IT'S AN ACTION PACKED NIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE & HERE AT THE LKL BLOG!

SEE YOU AT 9

~ LARRY

Filed under: CNN • Larry King Live • Politics


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October 22, 2008

FROM LARRY: WEDNESDAY LKL BLOG DISCUSSION THREAD

Posted: 06:59 PM ET

HELLO EVERYONE,

IS SARAH PALIN A DRAG ON THE REPUBLICAN TICKET?

$150,000 FOR CLOTHES, MAKEUP, HAIR–FAMILY TRAVEL–ON THE TAXPAYERS' TAB

IS SHE REALLY AN AVERAGE HOCKEY MOM–WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE RUNNING FOR VICE PRESIDENT?

JOHN MCCAIN TELLS VOTERS HE'S TRIED–AND TRUE.

BARACK OBAMA'S NOT BUYING IT–

13 DAYS TO GO–

ARE REPUBLICANS SPLIT OVER SARAH?

ARE DEMOCRATS DOING A PREMATURE VICTORY DANCE?

WE'LL TALK WITH FORMER BUSH ADVISER KAREN HUGHES & FLORIDA REP. ROBERT WEXLER...PLUS A PANEL OF PANEL OF POLITICAL ALL-STARS JOIN ME TO DISCUSS ALL THINGS 2008 ELECTION.

SEE YOU TONIGHT AT 9!

~ LARRY

UPDATE:

Here are my thoughts on some of the things you have to say.

Dear Larry, king of interview:
it is not very surprising that education and academic achievement of the candidates or that of their running mates is ever discussed. in my opinion it is simply because education has never been more important than the slogans used to define it. for the young generations of Americans, this election will play an important part, but never for educating them about the importance of education in achieving higher goals in life...or using it as an invaluable asset.

~ Farhafd Mahdabi

 

Farhafd,

I couldn’t agree more – the word education is rarely used in political campaigns these days. The fact that we don’t concentrate on the education reached by our candidates is abominable. I salute you!

~ Larry

 

 

And Finally, here are my thoughts on the best sporting event in the world...I can't wait

The World Series gets under way tonight and as many of you know I am a die hard baseball nut. Even though I’m a National League fan and root for the LA Dodgers, I’m going to root for Tampa because I love the whole story of the Rays. And one of my sons lives in Tampa, which is another reason to root for them. I like Charlie Manuel, the Phillies manager a great deal, but you have to pick one and I’m going with Tampa in 6 games.

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October 21, 2008

TONIGHT ON LARRY KING LIVE (POST COMMENTS/QUESTIONS HERE)

Posted: 06:27 PM ET

HELLO EVERYONE!

HERE'S WHAT WE'VE GOT ON TAP FOR TONIGHT...

IT LOOKS LIKE BARACK OBAMA IS OPENING UP A BIG LEAD ON JOHN MCCAIN.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN WITH 2 WEEKS 'TIL ELECTION DAY?
WE'LL DISCUSS IT–
AND THE FACT THAT SOME PROMINENT REPUBLICANS HAVE DEFECTED TO THE OTHER SIDE.
COULD THAT BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE?
PLUS–SARAH PALINS' FIRST INTERVIEW WITH C-N-N.
DEFENSIVE OR DECISIVE?
YOU BE THE JUDGE– 9PM ONLY ON LARRY KING LIVE.

-LARRY

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October 20, 2008

From Larry: Tonight on LKL (Post Questions/Comments Here)

Posted: 07:05 PM ET

COLIN POWELL ANNOUNCED HIS DECISION TO ENDORSE BARACK OBAMA ON 'MEET THE PRESS'.
TOM BROKAW WAS SITTING RIGHT THERE AS POWELL MADE BIG NEWS –TOM JOINS ME TONIGHT ALONG WITH CBS NEWS ANCHOR BOB SCHEIFFER.
MARIA SHRIVER'S HERE TALKING WOMEN, POWER AND POLITICS.
PLUS, 'SOCIALISM'– THAT WORD– USED AS AN ACCUSATION– IS MAKING NEWS TONIGHT.
AND WE'LL REVISIT SARAH PALIN'S CAMPAIGN STOP ON 'SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE' WITH ONE OF THE BALDWIN BROTHERS.

WE'LL SEE YOU AT 9PM - ON LARRY KING LIVE!

- LARRY

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October 17, 2008

Dyson: Race Has Affected the 2008 Presidential Election

Posted: 08:13 PM ET

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON
Professor, Georgetown University

There is little question that race has affected the 2008 presidential election,

Michael Eric Dyson is a successful author, college professor and minister

Michael Eric Dyson is a successful author, college professor and minister

though often through inference and innuendo. Initially, Barack Obama's historic quest for the highest political office in the land was rife with suspicion from white and black quarters.

Eventually, millions of black voters signed on to his campaign after relinquishing skepticism about his being black enough and after he proved in Iowa that he could win over white voters.

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Michael Eric Dyson's commentary is an LKL Blog exclusive. His thoughts are his own.

Filed under: Commentary • Michael Eric Dyson


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Laxalt: Talk about partisans STILL NOT GETTING IT

Posted: 04:50 PM ET

Special Commentary
By Michelle Laxalt
Republican Consultant,
daughter of former Republican Senator Paul Laxalt

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Remember Al Gore's vice-presidential running mate when he ran against George H.W. Bush for President in 2000? Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut? The happy warrior who by all estimates nailed veep candidacy 101 by enhancing rather than harming the race? How did the Gore-Lieberman ticket fair in the home state of the ticket's veep choice? They carried Connecticut by 56%- 38%. Not bad for the state with the highest income in America, particularly given the fact that the state has traversed back and forth between Republicans and Democrats running for President for the past three decades.

Two whole years have passed since Senator Lieberman’s fellow Democrats ran a trust fund WASP against him in his Primary, having first failed to accomplish their psychological operations mission to muscle him into dropping out of the race altogether. Is this a living example of the proverbial “elite-effete-liberal-eastern establishment” politics which is simply beyond my native western comprehension?

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Michelle Laxalt's commentary is an LKL Blog exclusive

Filed under: Commentary • Michelle Laxalt • Politics


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October 13, 2008

Sheryl Crow: Trust is restored through sacrifice and patience

Posted: 11:49 PM ET
Singer Sheryl Crow says Barack Obama's, 'lofty ideals and inspiring calls to action resonated with all of us.'
Singer Sheryl Crow says Barack Obama's, 'lofty ideals and inspiring calls to action resonated with all of us.'

By Sheryl Crow
Guest Commentary

This will be, without a doubt, the most important election in our lifetime.

It is with conviction that I say that we are standing, as a nation, on the precipice of real change or a continuation of the same policies that have become so familiar. We will be forced to redefine who we are as Americans, to ourselves and to the rest of the world, by who we elect to lead us in the future.

As I watch John McCain losing his way on the path to the presidency, I am reminded of how quickly we can all lose our vision when fear steps in. I remember in 2000, when running against George W. Bush for the Republican nomination, how nasty and personal the campaign against Sen. McCain became. I recall how McCain promised he would never let his campaign become dirty but that he would instead stick to the issues. I have no doubt that John McCain is a good man but to watch him sink to the lowest form of campaigning, much in the tradition of Karl Rove's campaign tactics of fear and insinuation, makes me feel sad for him.

Underneath it all, I feel certain he knows he has gone in the opposite direction of who he planned on portraying himself to be, before his numbers started plummeting. Read the rest of this entry »

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"Laughing for Laci"

Posted: 04:41 PM ET

This weekend Larry hosted the first annual “Laughing For Laci" fundraiser for The Laci & Conner Fund in Modesto, CA.

Larry with Brad Sherwood and Colin Mochire from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"

Founded by Laci Peterson’s mother, Sharon Rocha, The Laci & Conner SAR Fund awards grants to search and rescue organizations across the country that pay for everything from GPS equipment to radios, computers and diving gear. The organization has raised almost $200,000 and given money to 37 organizations in 10 different states.

The event featured performances from comedians such as Wendy Liebman, Jeff Caldwell and Colin & Brad from "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Laci's family says that she loved comedy, and felt it would be fitting to honor her with a comedy show.

Sharon was a frequent guest on our show throughout the search for her daughter, as well as the trial and conviction of Laci's husband, Scott Peterson.

For more information about The Laci & Conner SAR Fund visit www.lacipeterson.com

Filed under: Laci Peterson • Larry King • Sharon Rocha


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October 10, 2008

Krugman: Economic Crisis needs Global cooperation

Posted: 12:19 PM ET

You may think that things can’t get any worse — but they can, and if nothing is done in the next few days, they will.

Why do we need international cooperation? Because we have a globalized financial system in which a crisis that began with a bubble in Florida condos and California McMansions has caused monetary catastrophe in Iceland. We’re all in this together, and need a shared solution.

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Filed under: Economy • Paul Krugman • Politics


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October 7, 2008

Schultz: Details vs. A Pep Talk

Posted: 04:41 PM ET

Barack Obama proved once again tonight that he has the vision and the vital knowledge of the issues to be the next President. Obama continually laid out his plan for the country. From finance to health care to our position in the world, Obama cornered an old crafty worn out Washington insider who almost took pride in old Bush speak.
McCain was up to his old antics about Obama not understanding, yet it was McCain who lacked the crucial details for the future of America on issues and often misstated his opponent's position.

McCain's weakest moment was his absence of a plan and lack of concern for the uninsured in America. Meanwhile, Obama gave a strong explanation and specific examples of what his plan is to correct the course after eight years of neglect.

Obama clearly rose above a man who has never advocated for an alternative energy policy and stated the record which McCain had no answer for. Obama wins hands down.

McCain's closing statement was his strongest moment but it reminded me of a Senate script
handed out years ago in the cloak room, when in doubt of what to say, just tell ‘em you love America, they can't argue with that.

Sound off! Let Ed & Larry know what you think!

(Visit Ed Schultz's radio show page!)

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