Presidential Picture - September 13, 2007

9 years 2 months 1 week ago November 15, 2007 Nov 15, 2007 Thursday, November 15 2007 Thursday, November 15, 2007 9:40:53 AM CST in News

It was a big week for the Department of Defense and the presidential candidates as General Petraeus went before Congress to give his much anticipated progress report on the war in Iraq.

Petraeus says, "Coalition and Iraq security forces have made progress towards achieving security."

And if Petraeus was selling, the Democratic candidates weren't buying.

It didn't matter whether the Democratic Senators were campaigning in state capitols or legislating in the National Capital, the message remained the same for all of the them.

The last name Petraeus comes from the Greek word for rock, and these Democrats wanted to see that rock crack.

Presidential candidate, Joe Biden even says, "If in fact the circumstances on the ground are exactly what they are today in March of next year, would you recommend the continuation of somewhere between 130-160 thousand American troops being shot at - killed and maimed every day there?"

"This is not a criticism of either of you gentlemen - this is a criticism of this president and the administration which has set a mission for the military and for our diplomatic forces that is extraordinarily difficult now to achieve,"says Barack Obama.

But, Senator Obama was not on Capitol Hill all week.

He instead spent Saturday with the Queen of Daytime T.V., Oprah.

Her guest list included Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Hallie Berry.

And at twenty-three hundred dollars per ticket, it may have been possible to hear the cash register cha-ching over Stevie Wonder's performance.

This event brought in approximately three million dollars for Obama's campaign.

And while money was coming in for Obama, the greenbacks headed the opposite direction for Hillary Clinton this week.

The New York senator is returning all the money that was given to her from a man who prosecutors say raised eight hundred and fifty thousand dollars through illegal campaign contributors.

Candidate Bill Richardson is one of only two Democratic candidates who speak Spanish fluently.

Richardson says, "I was disappointed Univision, the biggest Hispanic network, practiced English-only, instead of letting the one Hispanic candidate say a few words in Spanish. I was going to talk the whole time in Spanish."

The debate used interpreters to turn holas and adioses into hellos and goodbyes.

The hispanic population in Miami, the site of the debate, is largely Cuban and actually heavily Republican.

The candidates tried to turn foes into amigos by focusing on topics like immigration, border security and the Cuban embargo.

Arlington, Virginia is very close to Reagan National Airport, so seeing a low-flying plane is nothing out of the ordinary.

But, on September 11th, six years ago this week, it was.

That morning a plane smashed into the Pentagon, here, outside of Washington, DC.

Two planes also hit the World Trade Center in New York City.

It was that event that took one man from being the leader of just one city to his party's top candidate to leader of the free world.

As the commander in chieft of this city, Rudy Giuliani should have had foresight and been prepared.

He tires to portray himself as a hero of nine-eleven, but all the heroes are either dead or sick.

Six years later he returned to speak at ground zero, but along with gloomy weather a chilly reception awaited him.

Security remains the centerpiece of his campaign and despite criticism, Gilaini maintains his leadership helped to save New York City.

Fred Thompson officially has one week of campaigning under his belt.

The lawyer turned actor, turned politician spent the most recent part of the week in South Carolina.

The Southern and consistantly more Conservative states fit well in with Thompson's beliefs.

He is counting on a stron showing in the southern primaries to vault him into the nomination.

And John McCain used the Petraeus testimony as opportunity to start his new aptly names campaign charge, the No Surrender tour.

The Arizona senator says the tour is aimed more at helping American's overcome war frustrations than boosting his Presidential Campaign.

He used some of his first stops to attack a move on dot org ad that referred to General Petraeus as General Betray-us.

He says, "This is a brave and honorable man and honorable officer serving our country, who's been in many wars and has been wounded and he's a great leader.

And to make comments like that are disgraceful and this organization ought to be put out of business.

Mitt Romney's campaign isnt going out of business, but his Boston headquarters is looking a bit sparse.

Police say eight laptops and a t-v were stolen, but thieves took no sensitive information.

There's no reason to think this a watergate-like break-in, so you wont be hearing terms like bay-gate or harbor-gate.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said it arrested two armed robbery suspects Monday. Detectives said they arrested 26-year-old... More >>
10 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 10:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department has made an arrest in connection to a shooting in north Columbia Monday evening,... More >>
12 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 8:47:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA- A recent study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University show sedentary... More >>
13 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 7:39:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 70-year-old man who told investigators after robbing a Kansas bank that he'd rather be... More >>
14 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 7:15:01 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's new Republican secretary of state has been defending his decision to appoint a securities industry... More >>
14 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 7:08:05 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is looking to improve its apartment recycling program. The program provides recycling containers, which... More >>
14 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 6:39:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Legislation regarding the safety of Missouri law enforcement officers and first responders continues to be a hot... More >>
15 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 5:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A twin-engine Beechcraft Baron aircraft had a crash landing on Monday afternoon at Columbia Regional Airport. The... More >>
16 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 4:38:00 PM CST in News
ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A proposed bill would impose penalties on Missouri gun owners who don't report a lost or... More >>
18 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 3:16:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - If you're a Missourian and have purchased dairy products in the past 14 years, you might be eligible... More >>
18 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 2:55:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again (and again and again). Sleep is incredibly important. It’s... More >>
19 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 1:47:00 PM CST in News
AUDRAIN COUNTY - A Vandalia man was sentenced to seven years in jail after he encouraged a 13-year-old to have... More >>
19 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 1:43:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit on Shelbina municipal court in northeast Missouri that found... More >>
20 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 1:13:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Economic Development Director Stacey Button is not looking for a new airport manager. Former Columbia Regional Airport... More >>
20 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 12:32:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia police are looking for a possible link between a shots-fired call and a shooting victim who showed... More >>
23 hours ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 9:35:00 AM CST in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a decomposed body has been found near a bridge in a Kansas City... More >>
1 day ago January 23, 2017 Jan 23, 2017 Monday, January 23 2017 Monday, January 23, 2017 6:30:00 AM CST in News
LA MONTE - The Pettis County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed charges against three men after a home invasion Saturday night.... More >>
1 day ago January 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017 Sunday, January 22 2017 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:47:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The MFA Oil Break Time shootout featured talented athletes from all around Missouri on Sunday. There were six... More >>
1 day ago January 22, 2017 Jan 22, 2017 Sunday, January 22 2017 Sunday, January 22, 2017 6:45:00 PM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
10am 40°
11am 43°
12pm 46°
1pm 49°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:00a
Today
11:00a
Rachael Ray
12:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Noon
9:00a
The Steve Wilkos Show
10:00a
Jerry Springer
11:00a
Jerry Springer

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
The Wall
8:00p
This Is Us
9:00p
Chicago Fire
7:00p
The Flash
8:00p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld