Wednesday's live video events
President Obama hosts his first Twitter town hall today
July 6th, 2011
07:31 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

Congress resumes its debate on the debt ceiling as President Obama talks to the nation through Twitter.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on these developing stories.

Today's programming highlights...

8:15 am ET - NASA aeronautical research briefing - NASA takes a brief respite from the shuttle countdown to discuss its ongoing aeronautical research.

9:30 am ET - 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' on Wall Street - The popular HBO sitcom is starting its eighth season, and two of the show's stars, Jeff Garlin and Susie Essman, will celebrate by ringing the opening bell on Wall Street.

10:00 am ET - Senate debates debt ceiling - The Senate resumes discussion on raising the debt ceiling and dealing with the federal budget deficit.

2:00 pm ET - Twitter town hall - President Obama hosts his first Twitter town hall meeting at the White House.  Expect him to be asked about the economy and jobs.

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


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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Millie

    I am a female international viewer. I cant help but notice that your female reporters are just showing too much leg, especially those in the a.m. when they are sitting on the couches discussing issues. Can your camera people please keep the video on the faces instead of showing the naked legs of the female reporters, it is very distracting to me.

    July 6, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  2. CSnSC

    I'm sorry, what, I wasnt listening

    July 6, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Here is what I could find about the debt ceiling. Clinton-Democratic President- did not raise the debt limit from 1996-2000. 2000-2001 the budget is controlled by Clintons budget. Bush-Repubicans controlled the house and senate for the years of 2000-2007 -they raised the debt limit 6x's, once every year after Clintons-2001 budget. Democratic house and senate in 2007-2009. 2009- President Obama is working with President Bush' budget-the raise happened the following year, which happens to be the budget we are in now, it has been raised,1ce during Obamas.
    So here is my question if raising 6x's in supposedly good times, when we are in crisis why not raise it? We are still in the economic aftermath of a previous administation that definitely saw this century as the credit is no problem and now the republicans want to restain and put a stop to President Obamas spending. How about just trying to maintain?
    But one thing that really bothers me more, the republicans will not let go of loopholes for the wealthy,some pay little or none. They say they pay more, because they make more. But they also have more loopholes. Ya know how you could say I work from home and claim the room or your work clothes or mileage. The wealthy have large scale credits and they use them while the average Joe it is taken little by little year by year. I think big business (OIl companies) (importers)should pay before social security, medicare, and welfare are cut. Is this not the time when jobs are scarce we need it the most. Maybe we sould just default on all our loans to every country and tell them you cannot get blood from a turnip. Just let everything collapse and blame it on President Obama, it was on his watch. B.S. The state of our country has nothing to do with Obama and everything to do with the back stabbing republican double standard shyt. And if they do not get off their a$$e$ and get with the program of helping to fix and stop playing politics and keeping us in the crapper.
    Democrats must commit to what and how much needs to be done and quit pussifooting around, take from the top and move down the chain, tell america the real deal, do the deed, and lets move on.

    July 6, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzz

    want to know who the H666LL Mctrollstein is NOW. You ppl don't relize you can ruin LIVES

    July 6, 2011 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Jaz......I assume you are speaking about me Mcventing. How could I ruin a life?

      July 6, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Fakey.

      July 6, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. HRH banasy

    @CSinSC:
    Ha!

    July 6, 2011 at 11:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    You have ruined a lot already Scottish Mama, you don't realize what you do when you post your stupid comments. Some of us don't like you.

    July 6, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Wah, free speech.

      July 6, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      flakey, fakey.

      July 6, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Don't pay attention to the troll Scottish, you know we all love you.

    July 6, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ben

    Very happy 90th birthday Mrs. Reagan, there will never be another First Lady as graceful as you were.

    July 6, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |