March 27th, 2009
05:42 PM ET
14 years ago

Podcast: Money and outrage

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="CNN=Politics Daily is The Best Political Podcast from The Best Political Team."](CNN) – In the latest installment of CNN=Politics Daily: President Obama unveils his Afghanistan strategy, vowing to "disrupt, dismantle, and defeat" that nation's al Qaeda network. CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian looks at the president's plan.

Plus: The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen drops by the Situation Room. Watch Adm. Mullen pinpoint some of the safe havens for terrorists in Afghanistan and Pakistan, including Osama bin Laden.

Finally: Fury on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers who rallied hardest against corporate bailouts are seeing a backlash for getting checks of their own from employees of bailed-out companies. CNN's Brian Todd is following the money and the outrage.

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  1. Belle1

    Almost laughable since Obama's Re-election to the 2010 Senate campaign took donations from bailed out companies December 26, 2007.
    Guess he forgot to tell them he was elected...and it was AFTER he resigned as a US Senator.

    March 27, 2009 06:55 pm at 6:55 pm |
  2. Belle1

    Still wondering how a junior senator from IL managed to rake in almost as much cash from Freddie/Franny as Christopher Dodd did.

    March 27, 2009 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  3. Mari

    The problem with the 2008 Hank Paulson sanctioned (Bush approved) bail outs is the Congress, DID NOT include restrictions on how the money could be used.

    We, the People, do not complain when financially fiscal & profitable companies, banks and Wall Street Firms give bonuses...... the OUTRAGE IS USING TAX PAYER MONEY........ WHEN YOUR BANK OR COMPANY IS .......... FAILING!

    I pray that President Obama and the Joint Chiefs take a long careful look at Afghanistan! Can we really make a difference in a region that has been unstable since the beginning of time??

    Can we "import Democracy" OR should Democracy come from the people of Afghanistan & Iraq?


    The Budget has $75 Billion and $130 Billion respectively for these countries......... America CAN NOT AFFORD THESE WARS!

    March 27, 2009 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  4. Ben

    For the lack of decency with the media, I have quit watching the the news!

    March 27, 2009 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  5. Richard A. Spomer, Alexandria, VA

    President Obama is commander and chief with NO military real experience; however, he doesn't any economical experience either but he came up with a $9.3 trillion dollar deficit. Makes everyone wonder why people a gripping about his policies?

    March 27, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  6. annie - Palin 2012

    WOW, bo is starting to sound like the war monger bush. Didn't bo say over and over and over and over and over in his perpetual campaign that he was pulling the troops out. He was the only one who voted against this war? Now he is funneling more and more troops there? Where are the war protest?

    March 27, 2009 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. Is Your Word ... Your Bond?

    During the Presidential campaign, Senator John Sidney McCain bragged that "I know how to get Osama bin Laden". However,he has been silent since.

    Senator, please enlighten all of us on how to get bin Laden so we can bring our troops home from Afghanistan.

    March 27, 2009 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  8. Joe

    Nice to know Obama is continuing all of Bush's policies. If he's not ending the war and still paying off Wall St. fat cats, why did we vote for him???

    March 27, 2009 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  9. clinton west

    To CNN.COM/HEROS My favorite hero is a man known as DON BAILY.He was a corprule in the U.S .ARMY in 1969 in Vietnam when he lost half of his left foot by stepting on a exclosive while in the jungle.I have worked with him for ten years at the port of OAKLAND,.He lives in MARTINNEZ CALIFORNIA.

    March 27, 2009 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  10. No Hillary = No Obama

    More bluster from Obama. He's not going to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat" the al Qaeda – whose he kidding? The most that can be done there is to police, contain, monitor and weed out. This guy and his grandiosity is all false promises and bravado. Shallow brooks are noisy. No more noise from Obama.

    March 27, 2009 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  11. Wolf-Woman Palin Charlotte, NC

    Lawmakers who rallied hardest against corporate bailouts are seeing a backlash for getting checks of their own from employees of bailed-out companies

    They, like the AIG execs need to either give it back or be fired. This is unethical beyond comprehension.

    March 27, 2009 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  12. Andy

    This all sounds so familiar where have I heard this before? Maybe from the last pres.?

    March 28, 2009 10:11 am at 10:11 am |