Tuesday's live video events
April 5th, 2011
07:35 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

There's a bit of a budget battle in Washington as President Obama and Congress look to prevent some kind of a government shutdown.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the budget crisis.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - 9/11 military trials hearing - Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the suspects in the 9/11 attacks on the United States would be tried in military tribunals and not civilian courts.  A House judiciary subcommittee will discuss the matter and more.

10:30 am ET - House GOP budget proposal unveiled - Rep. Paul Ryan, a Republican from Wisconsin, will release the House GOP's 2012 budget proposal.  House Democrats will respond to the proposal at 1:00 pm ET.

3:00 pm ET - White House briefing - Government spending, the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan are expected to dominate Jay Carney's briefing with the White House press corps.

6:00 pm ET - Mine accident memorial service - West Virginia's governor and others pause to remember the 29 miners killed in a mine explosion last year in Montcoal, West Virginia.

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


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  1. Sunar From Indonesia Phone: 628993362379 Web: http://zonacyber.xtgem.com

    goverment shutdown means increasing unemployment amid unemployment drop, its irony that the goverment does this

    April 5, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. Greg

    True, but it also means trimming the federal debt.

    April 5, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Stephanie

    I propose a solution to the Government shutdown.

    Congressmen and Congressladies should be fined $1,000 per day removed from their annual salaries permanently until Tea Party and Republicans can stop bullying Congress and do their job and pass a budget.

    Right now, they have nothing to lose and are not really representing the majority of the people of the United States even though they claim to have the people's interest at heart. The United States is facing a fiscal crises of record proportions because the the problem existed before President Obama got into office. Other factors were the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, 911, the securities meltdown, the oil spill and weather related disasters. That can't all be blamed on the current President as It can't really be all President Bush's fault. The American people are intelligent enough to realize the magnitude of the problem, as so many are jobless, back to square one with their 401 K's or retirement funds and all the while Congress is playing. If it affects each and everyone of the Congress financially on a personal level, the problem will be solved quickly.

    To me, it's more of a stand-off so it looks like our current situation is some other political partiy's fault and maybe they'll benefit. However, I think the American public is not very happy with anyone. It's time for Congress to work together like grown-ups instead political game-playing at the people's expense.

    April 5, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      And I propose getting out of both Iraq and Afghanistan and stop getting into these useless and unnecessary wars where the bulk of out tax money is going. We need to take care of our own and let the rest of the world take care of itself.

      April 5, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  4. aaron

    This is the sorry truth ..We as far as debt goes are beyond repair ,A study shows even if we taxed everysingle working person ,Rich or poor ,100% we cannot get rid of our debt ,,,Americas debt is so far gone we cannot catch up ..For a better perspective of ththis go to ,Endofamerica10.com..You will see the truth there ,

    April 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. aaron

    As far as Lybia goes we have to take out gadahi ..If we do not we will lose credibilty throughout the world ,,I say Gadaphi will kill more cilvilians than we would ever kill ..We need to bomb his Compound in Lybia back to the stone age ,,Take out his sitting ducks in the ocean which is his navy,Put such a hurt on lybia that the people will do the rest ..It really not that complicated..

    April 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Gee aaron,are you truly that naive or are you just trying to be funny? We need to butt out of Libya altogether as we had no business there in the first place!

      April 5, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Thomas Paine

    Vote with your rifles.

    April 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |