October 14th, 2009
08:05 PM ET
12 years ago

Podcast: Lawmaker survives week alone on deserted island

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WASHINGTON (CNN) - In the latest edition of CNN=Politics Daily: First Lady of California Maria Shriver caught on tape, breaking the law. What did she do that has her husband, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, up in arms? Internet Reporter Abbi Tatton has the answer.

Meanwhile: A day after an historic vote on health care reform, some congressional Democrats are pushing back hard on what they're calling a "sucker punch" by the insurance industry. National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin reports on the move that could potentially mean major profit cuts for insurance companies.

Finally: Survivorman - a member of Congress, alone for a week on a deserted island. Rep. Jeff Flake, (R-Arizona) is in the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to reveal the story behind his dream vacation.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Getoffit

    would you please get off this subject already.Throw something up there we bloggers can all argue about and call each other names.

    October 14, 2009 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  2. whitefences

    You're kidding, right? Survived? This is hardly a hardluck story. Only a few people could afford a week away on an uninhabited island......

    October 14, 2009 09:13 pm at 9:13 pm |
  3. stevetall

    Couldn't we take all the Republicans to deserted island, leave them there, and then forget where we put them for awhile? We'd get a lot of things fixed before we went back to retrieve them. Ahh, what a wonderful world it would be!

    October 14, 2009 11:51 pm at 11:51 pm |
  4. jack

    Perhaps instead of wallowing in your own existential crisis, you should be spending more time on fixing the impeding health and economic problems most Americans are and will be facing in immediate future. Sure this all sounds wonderfully exotic and profound, but it gets the average American no where.

    October 14, 2009 11:59 pm at 11:59 pm |
  5. Texas Soon to be Blue

    As least he can afford to go a dream vacation. Most Americans can't.

    October 15, 2009 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  6. Donkey Party

    What a flake!

    October 15, 2009 09:46 am at 9:46 am |