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May 8th, 2009
06:31 AM ET

Coming up in the weekend newsroom

We have a lot to cover this weekend but here are two main topics that are on our minds. 

Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke said on Tuesday that the US economy could rebound this year. 

And a peace deal in tatters as fighting resumes between the Pakistani army and the Taliban.

What are your thoughts?  Do you think the economy has bottomed out?  Should the US do more to protect Afghanistan and Pakistan?  Or just let us know...what's news to you?

Tune in to Fredricka Whitfield this Saturday to see if your comments make it on air!

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  1. Dan Nelson Lafayette,IN

    The US should ask the government in Afghanistan to put a question on the ballots this year that asks how many people would support the Taliban and those who are against the extremists. Then ask the people to stand up against the Taliban! This might help to build an army that will be willing to rid their country of these hateful people who only want power and control over the people in Afghanistan and Pakistan! Yes we need the people like the people in the Swat valley to stand up against these extremists that their laws allow for public beatings and killings without regard to their human rights and for forgiveness of ones sins!

    May 8, 2009 at 10:12 am |
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    May 8, 2009 at 11:01 am |
  3. Tiger

    It is a very very bad day for American people, we protest about the killing of animals, which cannot do us any good. We put people in Federal pin for dog fighting. As far as I'm concern I don't give two "s" about any animal. Here is a story concerning minority youngsters dying weekly on Chicago's street. It's like why do I care, they are only kids. They are our future of tomorrow, we better start caring. None of us as adults right now will live for ever. These are our future that we are taking about it time for us to take a stand, if we don't try to save them who will. There should be more police officers and federal agent when it comes to gangs. If the federal government can send a man to jail for dog fighting, why can't they send gangs to the federal pin. Something is wrong with this picture. The way the Alex Arellano was killed all Americans or all those that have children should be crying out for justice. It could have been your child, then how would you feel?

    May 8, 2009 at 12:23 pm |
  4. Donna , Kingston Jamaica

    How do new immigrants survive in this economy? I will be migrating soon but everyone thinks its crazy for me to leave my job of 15 years here in Jamaica for the US based on the recession. and the number of persons losing their jobs everyday.

    I watch CNN regularly and I don't hear about the opportunities for persons about to enter the States with finding jobs, and I have two children. I also feel like the anti-illegal immigrant sentiments are spilling unto the legal immigrants.

    Are my hopes of finding a decent job, schools and owning my home within a year realistic? I'm scared that I am giving up so much to come to the US at this point in time? What are the resources available to me?

    May 8, 2009 at 2:25 pm |
  5. Sam Washington

    I am looking for networking on the following topics. Can you help?

    I am for the expansion of the United States as a nation and Judaism as a religion.
    I think USA can be saved by the following things:
    1) American spirit
    2) Judaism
    3) Polygamy
    4) Expansion

    What do you think of the issue of annexation to the United States of the countries at north and south of the border as opposed to the integration of the United States into a North American Union? The annexation of Canada and Mexico to United States and representation of their respective population in the US government rather than being part of a North American Union without an independent, authoritarian and powerful United States of America has numerous advantages. The main ones are: United States has a greater chance to maintain its independence as a larger nation than as a part of a North American Union and their individual people will have access to the American way of life.
    United States faces the threat of integration, globalization and red China.
    It would provide the American people the initiative and mean to defend the American
    Independence in a high energy Tower of Babel effects reversal process where the current
    Geographic status quo is not in the cards.

    The current economic situation can be saved by:
    1) Encouraging the manufacturing and purchase of American products
    2) Low interest rates
    3) The reinstatement of the gold standard of the USD
    4) Outlawing outsourcing
    5) Smart government investing
    6) Smart government spending

    May 8, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

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