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April 30, 2009

Thursday's "Question of the Day!"

Posted: 06:04 PM ET

artmichelleobamawhitehouseTonight, we're talking about Michelle Obama!  Her husband marked 100 days in office yesterday.  She ALSO marks 100 days in her job as first lady.

And, we want to know what you think!

She was a lightening rod for some during the 2008 campaign!  And, who can forget the controversial "fist bump" with her husband?   Now, some compare her to Jackie O! Others call her a style icon and a role model for women around the world.

We're asking YOU to sound off in our "Question of the Day!"

"WHAT IMPACT HAS MICHELLE OBAMA HAD ON YOU?"

CLICK HERE to comment and then tune-in tonight for the live show at 9 p.m., ET.  We just may use your comment on the air!

1) Stay on topic.
2) Keep it short
3) No curse words

4) No links

5) Use a name (no initials or screen names)

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Gary Sinise: The Importance of Boosting Morale by Helping Children & Supporting Troops

Posted: 06:03 PM ET
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**Note: Talented Actor & Director Gary Sinise contributed this LKL Web exclusive commentary. Although he's unlikely to admit it, Gary's a hero, and he's helping keep our military heroes morale high. Gary reminds us that during these troubled economic times at home, it's important to not forget the members of the U.S. Armed Forces serving miles away from family & friends.

I believe supporting our veterans and active duty service members is very important. Like many, I was devastated by what happened to our country on September 11, 2001 and I wanted to do something to help. I began going overseas with the USO in June of 2003. It was my first trip to Iraq and a tremendously humbling experience.

To be around so many extraordinary people serving our country made me feel proud. Here they were in a desert thousands of miles away from home in 140 degree heat and they were thanking me for being there. I kept telling them thanks but I was there to thank them. I will never forget walking into an airplane hangar at the Baghdad airport (formerly Saddam International) and seeing almost 7,000 troops packed in and ready for a USO show. Wow!

After that June 2003 trip, I did not stop. I was hooked.

3 weeks after returning from that trip I visited our troops in Italy and spent the 4th of July with them. In August I visited our troops in Germany and made my first of many trips to Landstuhl Medical Center. The next month, September, I went to Ft Stewart Georgia and then up to Washington DC to visit the wounded at Walter Reed and Bethesda for the first time.

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Suze Orman's recession rescue plan

Posted: 12:17 PM ET

Do you know what your family would do if you lost your job - or worse, your home? Financial expert Suze Orman is ready to help you devise a recession rescue plan to survive - and possibly thrive - during this deepening financial crisis.

Families are also losing their homes at a staggering rate. Each day, another 10,000 homes are foreclosed, forcing families to turn to shelters filled to capacity. Left with no place else to go, some people are putting makeshift roofs over their heads in tent cities.

As the crisis continues, it's easy to let fear take over - but it doesn't have to. Orman's five-step plan can help you rise above and take control. "There's only one person that's going to save you right now, and that's yourself," she says. "You have got to get on what I'm calling the 'save yourself movement.' Each and every one of you has to have your own personal financial stimulus action plan."

READ SUZE'S TIPS HERE

Filed under: Finance • Suze Orman


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Elizabeth Edwards breaks her silence on Sen. Edwards' affair

Posted: 08:36 AM ET

NOTE: Elizabeth Edwards will be on LKL May 12!!  Start sending us your comments now!

BY Celeste Katz
DAILY NEWS POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT

Former US Senator John Edwards' cheating ways made his wife, Elizabeth, sick to her stomach – literally.

After the former presidential hopeful confessed his betrayal, Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, "I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up." Elizabeth, 59, who is terminally ill with cancer, speaks in far more detail than before about her husband's infidelity in her new memoir, "Resilience," due to be published May 12 by Broadway Books. A copy was obtained by the Daily News.

Despite feeling deeply deceived, Elizabeth Edwards nonetheless publicly stood by her husband's side, lending his candidacy the aura of a warm, loving family life.

But she had actually wanted him to quit the race to protect the family. Edwards admitted the hanky-panky to her days after declaring his candidacy in 2006 – almost a year before the National Enquirer reported it.

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Filed under: Larry King Live • Politics


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April 29, 2009

Obama's First 100 Days Report Card: HuffPost Bloggers Give Their Grades

Posted: 03:38 PM ET

Note: Arianna Huffington will be a guest on Larry King Live tonight...SPECIAL TIME 9pm Pacific, Midnight Eastern.  Here's the report card many folks are talking about over at www.huffingtonpost.com

Arianna Huffington: Obama's First 100 Days: The Good, The Bad, and the Geithner:

In his appointments at almost every agency, Obama has demonstrated a desire to receive a wide range of opinion. But at Treasury, the range of opinion goes all the way from Goldman to Sachs.

Ilan Goldenberg: 100 Days, 100 Foreign Policy Achievements:

In 100 days, the Obama administration has taken more than 100 actions that are reshaping American foreign policy, reversing the failures of the Bush administration, and renewing America's standing in the world.

Madeleine Albright: One Hundred Days:

The first one hundred days in a presidency are roughly comparable to the first one hundred yards in a mile race. Our president may not have won anything yet, but he is off to a reassuring start.

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Filed under: Larry King Live • Politics • President Obama


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Wednesday's "Question of the Day!"

Posted: 03:18 PM ET

artobamajobsgiPresident Obama marks 100 days in the oval office with a prime time news conference tonight beginning at 8 p.m., ET.

We want to know how you think the president is doing.

From his economic plan and his handling of car maker bailouts to his handling of two wars and his pledge to "change" how Washington, D.C. operates to his promise to have a transparent administration ... we're asking you to sound off in our "Question of the Day."

"HOW WOULD YOU GRADE THE PRESIDENT ON HIS FIRST 100 DAYS?"

CLICK HERE to grade the president and sound off.  Then, tune-in to a special MIDNIGHT (Eastern) edition of Larry King Live! We just may use your comment on the air!

Larry's political panel weighs-in with their grades for the president tonight!  Larry's live tonight with a special program, beginning at Midnight (ET), 9 p.m., (PT)

Filed under: Larry King Live • President Obama • Question of the Day


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'Patient Zero' speaks out; 5 yr old is at center of swine flu

Posted: 08:30 AM ET

By Joshua Partlow/Washington Post

One person who may have helped launch a rapidly spreading flu outbreak likes to draw hearts and flowers in the dirt outside his home. He likes to climb trees and give hugs and play with his soccer ball. And despite a persistent cough, he does not, he insists, feel sick.

"Not anymore," said Édgar Enrique Hernández, a smiling 5-year-old Mexican boy who tested positive for the deadly new strain of swine flu in this windswept valley surrounded by pig-breeding farms. "I feel good."

Although authorities have not determined that swine flu started in La Gloria, a village of about 2,500 people in the state of Veracruz, Édgar, who got sick in late March, is the earliest confirmed case of the virus in Mexico. He was just one of several hundred people from La Gloria and surrounding areas that fell ill around that time in an unexplained outbreak that left two children dead and prompted authorities to fumigate the entire village.

"I don't have words, I don't have answers," said Édgar's mother, María del Carmen Hernández, as she cried under a portrait of Jesus in her living room. "I feel terrible about all of this, because the people are thinking that this was all my son's fault. I don't think this is anyone's fault."

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Fred Thompson: Obama Gets An 'F' on First 100 Days

Posted: 04:32 AM ET

Former Senator, TV star and presidential candidate Fred Thompson gives President Barack Obama a failing grade for his performance in his first 100 days in office. artthompsongi

In an exclusive Newsmax interview, the Tennessee Republican declared: “In the most important areas that affect our country, that is our economy and national security, I’d give him an F in both categories."

See Video: Fred Thompson slams Obama's first 100 Days – Click Here Now|

“Domestically he is leading us down the road to economic disaster . . . We’re going to be facing trillion-dollar deficits every year for as far as the eye can see. We cannot sustain that. He’s taken a tough situation and made it a whole lot worse.”

Thompson also told Newsmax that because of Obama administration’s policies that “cater” to the left wing, the dollar will ultimately be endangered, Americans will face runaway inflation and the dilution of their savings, and a minority of Americans will be left to shoulder the tax burden for a majority who pay no taxes.

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Filed under: Larry King Live • Politics • President Obama


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Hero: Marine in Iraq assists in the birth of his daughter in a Rhode Island hospital room through a satellite link

Posted: 03:30 AM ET

By Tatiana Pina/Providence Journal

Farrah Rose Gloria Sousa decided to arrive three weeks early and her 21-year-old mother, Ashley Sousa, was in labor and in a lot of pain.

Ashley’s mother Barbara Pierce, mother-in-law Janet Diauto and cousin Stacey Murt sat with her in the room at Women & Infants Hospital coaching her along with her husband, Nick Sousa, as she gave birth to their first baby.

“Breathe,” Nick Sousa would say to soothe Ashley when she cried out in pain.

But Sousa wasn’t in the room. A Marine Corps corporal fighting on the frontlines in Iraq, Sousa, 22, was 5,800 miles away watching the birth of his first child via a satellite link.

Women & Infants Hospital and the Freedom Calls Foundation partnered to establish the link that allowed Sousa, of Attleboro, to participate in the birth on Monday. There is no Internet infrastructure in place where he is serving. Freedom Calls helps troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan communicate with their families back home for free.

Tuesday, the couple had another video conference to talk about the couple’s virtual experience with the birthing of the baby. Ashley sat in a community room with her baby and a multitude of cameras from the news media pointing at her and her husband, who appeared on a television screen in his desert fatigues. Farrah wore a pink hat that said “I have arrived.”

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Another One: Man tries to use Craigslist to lure woman for sex, then kill her

Posted: 12:14 AM ET

By Mark Rahner/The Seattle Times

Washington State – A Kent man has been arrested for investigation of attempted murder after trying to recruit a woman from Craigslist to have sex with and then kill.

The 24-year-old man posted an ad in the "Casual Encounters" section of Craigslist titled "A strange desire," according to Seattle police.

Undercover detectives who saw the ad e-mailed the man, who said that he was looking for someone who wanted to be killed.

A detective instead said he wanted someone killed, and asked that the suspect do it. The suspect agreed, but wanted to be paid for it, police said.

The man had doubled his fee to $2,000 by the time he had exchanged about 30 e-mails with the vice detective. He described what he wanted to do to her and arranged to meet her at a Seattle motel.

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Filed under: Crime • Larry King Live


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