Thursday's live video events
June 16th, 2011
07:39 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

Rep. Anthony Weiner's future in Congress continues to be a sore spot on Capitol Hill, as House Democrats contemplate this fate.  Meantime, members of Congress are tangling with President Obama over the legality of U.S. involvement in Libya.  CNN.com Live is your home for the latest news and views from Capitol Hill as they happen.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony trial - The defense presents its case in the trial of Casey Anthony, accused of killing her young daughter.

9:30 am ET - IBM marks 100th anniversary - IBM's president rings the opening bell on Wall Street to mark the company's 100th anniversary.

10:45 am ET - Pelosi briefing - The debate over Libya and the Anthony Weiner conflict will likely top House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's weekly briefing with reporters.

11:00 am ET - Dallas Mavericks parade - The celebration continues in Dallas for the NBA champion Mavericks, as a parade is held in the team's honor.

1:00 pm ET - White House briefing - Press Secretary Jay Carney is expected to discuss the debate over whether current U.S. action in Libya is legal.

2:00 pm ET - Gates' last Pentagon briefing - Robert Gates participates in his final Pentagon media briefing as defense secretary.

8:25 pm ET - Gingrich addresses GOP conference - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich hopes to bounce back from a few campaign missteps as he addresses the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans.

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


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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Jazzzzzzzz

    It feels like a monday.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. all play red

    It feels like a Monday because it's morning in Merica. The hopeful administration along with a strong yet compromising republican party has led to a joyful new dawn.
    We have learned the lesson that all people deserve to live productive and healthy lives. That is, of course, if you live in a developed nation and are employed.
    In order to maintain the status of semi successful low middle class people, we must lock in a class of the permanent poor.
    First a description of why, then how.
    If 4 people wait for every job opening, it makes it easy for the boss to say " you don't like your pay or working conditions, then leave."
    Having a class of permanent poor gives those with average US wage someone to look down on. This is important because it fosters the myth that
    someday they to will make it to the top.
    Now the size of the permanent poor class could be safely increased, without
    fomenting unrest, if the government became the employer of last resort with a WPA type work program.
    People in this work program would be paid minimum wage or just enough to pay for gas to get to work. This would give them the satisfaction of being productive.
    This program could pay for itself by removal of unemployment and food stamp programs.
    Strong religious belief systems of any faith (except muslim, current unpopularity) would have to be marketed aggressively so that these folks could have something to value besides materialism.
    Certain countries across the pond are providing the permanent poor for that continent. This helps us in this country recognize the need for a larger permanent poor class here.
    There is already an understanding this country can never go broke. Bernankee has taught us that money is created at the click of a mouse.
    Lets put the policy in place that will permanently support this theory.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. citizen

    Damn, nancy.p is hot! Does she work out in the same gym as the other congresspeople?

    June 16, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    I beg to differ. This country can go broke and become a Mexico. What a disgrace. "Productive and happy lives" How true for many. NO are you nuts? We don't want people to be poor. Come on all play red.

    June 16, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ all play red:
    There is no such thing as a "permanent poor class."
    I'm a witness. I was born poor. Now I'm not.
    I've worked at the top of my field.
    If every person who was in the "permanent poor class" tried to go to the top, our country would function economically again.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Ellis...Panama:
    Do you shave your legs?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Heels?

    June 16, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. all play red

    Heh heh, there goes live video feed from congressional gym.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I don't see how you walk in them.

    June 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |