July 18th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

Monday's live video events

The battle over the debt ceiling continues to fester on Capitol Hill, while concern grows of the U.S. possibly defaulting on its debt.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on this developing story.

Today's programming highlights...

9:24 am ET - Atlantis bids farewell to ISS - The crew of space shuttle Atlantis says goodbye to the international space station team before closing the hatch and beginning the final return home.

1:05 pm ET - Consumer Protection nominee revealed - President Obama is expected to name Richard Cordray as his nominee to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

1:45 pm ET - White House briefing - The debt ceiling debate is expected to dominate Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

2:00 pm ET - Senate considers debt ceiling - Senators resume debate on raising the debt ceiling and other issues of the day.

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


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The debt battle is all posturing.
    Politicians want to keep their jobs.
    All sides have to appear to fight as strongly as possible to stay in office, but if the government collapses they may not stay in office either.
    I think that they will all settle at the last possible hour and then keep running to stay in office.

    July 18, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. raven

    So we default on our debt,whats the worst that could happen? My neighbor defaulted on all her loans, but she still drives an Audi,wears trendy clothes,goes out to eat every other day and takes a vacation every year. Im pretty sure the U.S. still has money in its coffers cuz we still have checks in our checkbooks, right? Keep spending, whats the worst that could happen?

    July 18, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jon

      What's the worst that could happen? Interest rates would go up. Let's start there.

      July 18, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. elmo kitchens

    I agree 100 percent.

    July 18, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. HRM banasy

    More eleventh-hour posturing.
    They'll get it done to save their own skins.

    July 18, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. raven

    So being interesting is bad ?

    July 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. raven

    And Hey my sista! I miss all my bloggin pals. Seems like everyones gone now. You and a select few are the last of a dyin breed i guess .its always good to see you!

    July 18, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. gumby

    Scare tactics.

    July 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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