February 19th, 2009
02:44 PM ET
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CNN Radio Political Notebook: Obama heads North

Obama traveled to Canada Thursday.
Obama traveled to Canada Thursday.

President Obama heads north, and who knows where Senator Burris may be headed.

Obama’s first international journey takes him to America’s largest trading partner. Back in Washington, the man who was appointed to fill the president’s Senate seat faces tough new questions over the way he landed his new post.

In today’s Political Notebook, CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley tells CNN's John Lisk why Obama is visiting Canada, and we get an update on the saga of Sen. Roland Burris.

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  1. SUZY

    Enjoy Air Force One Mr. President.....it's driving the the haters crazy!

    February 19, 2009 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  2. USA patron

    Obama is the hardest working man in Washington!

    Keep up the good work, Obama- country first!!

    February 19, 2009 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  3. southerncousin

    Floyd in New York@does it remind you of the idiotic liberal comments about Bush? Probably not. I see Obama-mama and the rest of the messianic/fantasy shower complex contingent is here.

    February 19, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  4. Scott, Tucson

    For a man that spent nearly two years to get into the White House, he ought to stay there and take care of business instead of skipping all over the place on his spiffy plane.

    February 19, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  5. Obama supporter

    Griff

    You are one sad entity. It's obvious by ALL your comments you are a hater You need to take a deep breath and let it out. LOL Your comments are so full of hate that it's funny. i hope you are not spreading that ray of doom all over the place, LOL

    February 19, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  6. vic

    Excellent press conference.

    February 19, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  7. AndyL

    He is just visiting state number 53 to 57.

    February 19, 2009 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Good riddance! Oh, crap, you mean its just a visit? Darn the bad luck.

    February 19, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. johnny the boy

    I see that the stock market tanked again. Apparently the Obama Messieh isn't up to snuff, but, he did at least visit our polite cousins in the north.

    Still trying to put a cabinet together though. Maybe this week, maybe the next.

    February 19, 2009 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  10. never liked them Canooks

    those guys up north hogging all the good air, killing them mooses, got the good view of Russia

    We need to separate from them

    February 19, 2009 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  11. 1/20/13

    Is that C-U-R-I-O-U-S G-E-O-R-G-E on the steps of AF1

    February 19, 2009 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  12. Reno

    As a Canadian, I am glad that President Obama visited my country. I am impressed by his knowledge of my country's financial health which was preserved by a Liberal government all the while the Bush administration was squandering America's future with senseless tax cuts to the top 1%. Now the whole that the Bush years has created is causing enormous duress for my American neighbor which in turn is putting some strain on our future mutual growth. I believe that my American brothers and sisters made a wise choice in their new President – someone who is rolling up his sleeves to get us all going in the right direction.

    February 19, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  13. GWALTNEY,EDWIN J.

    THE AUTOMOBILE COMPANIES(GM AND FORD) WANT 20+ BILLION DOLLARS TO CONTINUE THEIR "RECOVERY". I CANNOT SEE TURNING DOWN THE HEAT,UNSCREWING LIGHT BULBBS,AND SELLING ART WORKS OR DROPPING SEVERAL CAR MODELS IS AN ANSWER TO THE ISSUE. LAYING OFF STAFF ETC. ONLY MEANS MORE OUT OF WORK PERSONS,.
    WHAT IN THE GRAND SCHEME HAVE THESE ACTIONS TO DO WITH PRODUCING AN ECONOMICAL CAR/TRUCK? DO CASRS NEED ALL THE VERY EXPENSIVE RADIOS(BOSE SOUND SYSTEMS),HEATED SEATS,BUILT IN COMPUTER CAPACITY ETC ALL RAISE COSTS AND AND ARE OFTEN DISTRACTIVE HAZARDS WHEN DRIVING. IF THEIR IS DOCUMENTED NEED FOR ALL THIS THEN CHARGE MORE OR THE OWNER PAYS A TAX FOR THESE ADDED "CONVENIENCES' EMERGENCY VEHICLES OF COURSE WOULD BE EXEMPT.
    YES,I CAN AGREE TO AIRBAGS,SEAT BELTS,HAEAT/AIR CONDITIONING,AUTOMATIC DOOR LOCKS AND ALARMS., ON STAR TRACKING FOR THEFT AND ACCIDENT,MAYBE WITH A MODEST FEE.
    WE HAVE DRIVEN IN EUROPE WHERE CARS ARE SMALLER AND MORE ECONOMICAL TO DRIVE.. YES,THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS AND DRIVERS PAY THE PRICE.
    SO MR. PRESIDENT WHAT BLUE PRINTS AND MOCK UPS HAVE THESE TWO COMPANIES SHOWN THAT WARRANTS THESE ADDED BILLIONS?

    February 19, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
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