Thursday's live video events
March 17th, 2011
07:43 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

It's St. Patrick's Day, and everyone is feeling a little Irish today.  CNN.com Live is there as we cover the Irish prime minister's trip to Washington.  We're also your home for the latest news from Japan.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - Japan earthquake/tsunami aftermath

8:30 am ET - Irish PM meets with Biden - He's only been in office a few days, but Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is already being treated like a VIP.  He begins his day at Vice President Biden's Naval Observatory home for a breakfast in his honor.

9:00 am ET - House considers NPR funding - The future of National Public Radio has been a volatile issue on Capitol Hill in recent months.  Today, House lawmakers are expected to vote on a bill that would bar federal funding for NPR.

9:30 am ET - U.S. Geological Survey budget hearing - You may know the USGS as the agency that tells us how powerful an earthquake was, but it happens to do much more.  Learn more about the USGS during a budget hearing for the agency.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The crisis in Japan and the Libyan civil war are expected to top Jay Carney's agenda during his daily briefing with the White House press corps.

2:30 pm ET - Catastrophic preparedness hearing - The crisis in Japan has caused some to wonder if the United States could handle a similar disaster.  The Senate Homeland Security Committee asks that question and more to FEMA.

7:00 pm ET - White House St. Patrick's Day reception - It's not St. Patrick's Day at the White House without somebody giving the president a bowl of shamrocks.  Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will present such a bowl to President Obama tonight.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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