Presidential Picture - September 13, 2007

9 years 3 weeks 3 days 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
MOBERLY - A Moberly Police Officer attempted to stop a vehicle near Logan Street and Morley Street after learning it... More >>
1 hour ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 8:22:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a person on fire at 3201 Creasy Springs Road, Bear Creek Trail... More >>
2 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:40:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Several residents living on Ridgefield Road attended the Planning and Zoning Commission Thursday night to express their concerns... More >>
2 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:37:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Local groups decorated duffel bags and filled them with presents to donate to children with chronic illnesses this... More >>
2 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 7:27:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - With temperatures falling into single digits, winter weather has arrived in Columbia. But not everybody has a place... More >>
3 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:49:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – Drivers should think about checking their headlights because the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) announced headlights were... More >>
3 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:46:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens spent more on his campaign than what's been spent total on... More >>
3 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 6:06:55 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two men have pleaded guilty to the $2 million robbery of an armored car, an inside... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:17:47 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — T he Missouri Supreme Court has struck down a law that denies bail to criminal defendants... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:12:55 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Colleges that expel students whom they suspect of sexual assault are being asked to specify the... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:08:29 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:05:21 PM CST in News
ROLLA (AP) — A building at Missouri S&T was evacuated after a fire broke out on the building's roof. ... More >>
4 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 5:03:30 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - Healthcare has not changed since the election and experts say there is no need for people to think... More >>
6 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 3:22:48 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating a string of five vehicle break-ins at three different fitness centers around... More >>
7 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:45:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Tobacco Free Missouri Youth (TFMY) gathered in the capitol Thursday to raise awareness for its campaign to... More >>
7 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 2:16:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but for families living below the poverty line, the holiday... More >>
7 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:56:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA- As of Thursday morning, MU is advising all students who have not contracted the mumps to receive a third... More >>
8 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 1:39:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — An appeals court says a man serving a 260-year sentence in a Kansas child pornography case... More >>
9 hours ago December 08, 2016 Dec 8, 2016 Thursday, December 08 2016 Thursday, December 08, 2016 11:54:49 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 20°
10pm 21°
11pm 18°
12am 17°
1am 16°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

7:20p
Thursday Night Football
10:30p
KOMU 8 News @ 10
11:05p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
9:30p
Seinfeld
10:00p
The King of Queens
10:30p
The King of Queens

Tonight's Schedule

6:30p
Football Night in America
7:20p
Thursday Night Football
7:00p
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
8:00p
Supernatural
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld