February 19th, 2009
02:44 PM ET
5 years ago

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. yuri

    We hope Obama's headin' north may, eventually, contribute to the stock market lookin' north too. Trade and other agreements, accomodative responses, and mutual respect are other virtues of equal importance.

    February 19, 2009 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  2. naqib

    Feel free to stay!

    February 19, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  3. 1/20/13

    What an awful picture......Did he have rims put on Air Force One?

    February 19, 2009 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  4. rudy benitez

    i am still a believer thatmost of the senatorsand congressmen are on the take or are breaking the laws. I think that in light of tte tax problems they faced lately, all our publicservants should be invetgated. Mr Obam should appont a regular person to do the investigation because if you appoint a person with money, nothing wlll be done right as they are all in bed together.

    February 19, 2009 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. Ian

    I hope Obama remembers that Canada has a Prime Minister and not a President.

    February 19, 2009 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  6. Obama 2.0

    You Da-Man! Lets see Republicans will say that Obama did something wrong in Canada. They don't know whether to go to do #2 or go permanently without sight ;)

    February 19, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  7. Griff

    "Why does Barack Obama come scrounging to Canada? You Elected him. This: None Experienced ????????????. We have nothing for you, America. You wonder why I get so upset, or do you? You Shout Racist, whenever it suits your domain." But Canada will leave you behind this next ten years... Laugh if you must, but you Elected this ?????????????? Not Canada.

    February 19, 2009 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  8. cheryl brooks from cali

    Dear Mr. President You look great! You are a fine representation of us to go abroad and keep this country moving in a positive dirrection. May God always bless you and may God bless this country in our trying times.

    February 19, 2009 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  9. Griff

    I am now listening to this Idiot Barack Obama. He thinks he is talking Diplomatic... He is talking likme an Idiot.... "Do not visit your next-door neighbor with such Malice, Mr Obama... You have no friends because you dictate too-much... Now you come to Canada with your Socialism..

    February 19, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. Griff

    How dare you ommit my comment? It was a fare comment... Barack Obama comes to Canada to talk trade, and he is a Socialist...
    Maybe a communist...

    February 19, 2009 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  11. Sniffit

    Oh boy...here comes a load of GOPer idiocy about Obama wasting taxpayer money by flying around in Air Force 1 doing his job.

    February 19, 2009 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  12. Ric in NY

    Maybe he can stay there and never come back..oh wait then were left with even a bigger moron, Joe Biden..

    February 19, 2009 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  13. Randy

    Figures socialist think a like! Maybe that clown will stay, and quit being the laughing stock of every business channel in the world. What a joke the intern is.

    February 19, 2009 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  14. Rick

    I see that Vladimer Putin has warned Obama to stop taking the socialist road because it's a road to failure. Even a dedicated communist thinks Obama's economic plans are disastrous.

    February 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  15. Obama Mama

    @ SNIFFIT -

    no need to comment, OBama's incompetence and inexperience will speak volumes in the near future.....you just keep sucking it up..haha...you'll see.....

    February 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. Floyd in New York

    Sniffit February 19th, 2009 3:35 pm ET

    Oh boy…here comes a load of GOPer idiocy about Obama wasting taxpayer money by flying around in Air Force 1 doing his job.
    -------------------–
    Your late! That was last weeks gripe!!

    February 19, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  17. Ryan

    I probably do not care for Ric in NY as a person. He probably likes Palin.

    February 19, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  18. get them to send troops to Afganistan

    we need help with this Bush mess!!!

    February 19, 2009 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  19. no to corporate politics

    I think he should fly to Gaza or Afghanistan after a Predator takes out a village. See what kind of crowd gathers when the media is not orchestrating it.

    As a bonus, smile wave, take questions from non-planted people.

    Now THAT would be brave.

    February 19, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. Yes Oui CANada

    Ric in NY, let me guess you voted for Bush both times....yeah it's official, you're an idiot.

    February 19, 2009 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. Pro-Dem Independent

    quote:

    Dear Ms Viktoria,

    Congratulations on your coverage of the Obama citizenship issue. This is indeed the case of the century.

    To give your journalists an easy overview of the issues involved please refer to the FAQ website at the end of this email, and any investigative journalist will realize just how self-evident the lack of Obama's eligibility is.

    I do not mean to convince you or your journalists with our own viewpoint, but feel free to use the questions in the FAQ website to arrive at your own conclusions.

    In other words, we guiding you on WHAT QUESTIONS TO ASK Obama or his supporters.

    thank you.

    February 19, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  22. Willy Brown

    What's #44 doing? looking to relocate the White House?

    February 19, 2009 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  23. Sniffit

    @ Obama Mama, who said "no need to comment, OBama's incompetence and inexperience will speak volumes in the near future…..you just keep sucking it up..haha…you'll see….."

    Funny, "obama mama" never capitalizes her name in her posts and supports Obama. Nice try tho.

    February 19, 2009 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  24. pete

    Deadbeats for Democrats!
    Deadbeats for Democrats!
    Deadbeats for Democrats!
    Deadbeats for Democrats!

    February 19, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. obama-mama

    All you republicans are deserve Michael (Token) Steele...Hateful people.

    February 19, 2009 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
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