April 20th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

Friday's live events

The 2012 presidential election can sometimes change at the drop of a hat.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

 Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Zimmerman bond hearing - Lawyers from the man accused of killing Trayvon Martin will ask that their client be granted bond.  Martin's parents plan to be in the courtroom when George Zimmerman appears for his hearing.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The Secret Service scandal will likely dominate Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

3:05 pm ET - Romney in Arizona - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending his day in Arizona.  He'll begin in Scottsdale for an RNC State Chairmen's Meeting, then travel to Tempe for a business roundtable at 5:35 pm ET.

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

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  1. Street soldier

    Lets discuss tweakers,,,,,,,, ahhhuuuhhhmmmmm ok!

    April 20, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. SmaRtY pAntS

    Wow. (listening to radio news) California is considering allowing HS students who are dumb enough to get a 'D' to actually graduate! LMAO. was wondering how we would ever be able to compete on the world market. We're gonna hit 'em with STUPID even harder. Obese mentally challenged 12 yr. old brat carrying a loaded shotgun, licensed to kill.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    One writer suggested that Zimmerman should not be granted release on bail because it would cost taxpayers too much to protect him.
    What kind of people would vindictive enough to harm Zimmerman before a trial?
    Whatever the outcome, it should be remembered that Zimmerman thought that he was acting within the (stand your ground) as written at that time.
    It would be wonderful if we had a stand-your-ground law in my state (New York).

    April 20, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dummy Duds

    @Smarty Pants. That not right you be dissin' slow students dat be gettin' D's. Evabuddy should have an equa oppatunity ta be president, boss of a coaparation, military commandah, raliguss leadah, pohlice officah, fire fithta, eggssetara. How inteligitimate a poison is duhsn't matter. Stop discrimamanating agaist slow peeps.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    @Joey. Same kind of people cheering after learning of the world's most famous suspected criminal being murdered before the trial even began...even before any formal charges were made. Even kicking in cheers for the killings of two American citizens before they ever got to court to testify. Kinda Chicago Mob mentality wher gangsters killed witnesses. Americans don't think like they used to, Joey. And i know why.

    April 20, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    ...same kinda people getting 'D's in HS. How is it even possible? If a kid was THAT slow, shouldn't they be in special ed.? Where they can get a hundred times MORE tutoring and a KAZILLION times less being bullied?
    When I was a boy, even what we called "mentally retarded" children went to school right along with all the other kids. Beth, the prettiest little girl in the 8th grade...she was running on about 20% mental capacity. EVERYONE loved her. Don't even THINK about bullying her. (yep. i punched-out a couple punks that tried, over a three year period) Rarely was there bullying except to the kids who needed it. Now, bullying is like a sport with national media coverage. Americans don't think the same anymore.

    April 20, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Deej

      You make up a lot of stuff as you go along, don't you? Rarely were kids bullied unless they needed it? What kid NEEDS BULLYING? I don't believe a word that you have written, and I believe that you are the mental one!

      April 21, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    The K9 Patrol
    The police department, famous for its superior canine (K-9) unit, was somewhat taken back by a recent incident.

    Returning home from work a blonde was shocked to find her house ransacked and burgled. She telephoned the police at once and reported the crime.

    The police dispatcher broadcast the call on the channels and a K9 unit patrolling nearby was the first on the scene.

    As the K-9 officer approached the house with his dog on a leash the blonde ran out onto the porch, clapped a hand to her head and moaned, 'I come home from work to find all my possessions stolen, I call the police for help, and what do they do? They send a blind policeman!'

    April 20, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    Good one Bobcat. Kind of reminds me of this true story involving a police K-9 trcking an abducted child just by her dead skin cells flaking-off out of the trunk of the perps car going down I-70 south out of denver years ago. The traffic was backed up for miles and the German Shepherd nosed her way down the highway several miles and headed west up into the mountains, where the dead child's body was fiound. Amazing animals/tools of man/friends of man/loyal companions. Not mere housecats. 🙂

    April 20, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. sniffer doggy, a poem.

    Bad the man eyeballing her childness
    Hard hearted cold veins of blue
    Evil men stalking under our blindness
    Each appearing to be true
    Who can see track them down
    If not our law enforcement
    Mans best friend coat of brown
    Needed is your endorsement
    The stories be true doggys are too
    There just isn't near enouff of them
    Because hundreds of American children go unnacounted for each and every day in the USA. (not counting the ones that are ever found) Why aren't we vifourously going after them? Why are most totaly unaware of just how many thoudands of children go missing never to be seen or heard from ever again?

    April 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deej

      Don't quit your day job, if you have one that is.

      April 21, 2012 at 3:03 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    That's a pretty unique name Philp.

    April 20, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I can always count on bobcat (in a hat) © to brighten my day.

    April 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. BOMBO ©

    There sure are some shocking things being said over on the Zimmerman thread. I scrolled through a sampler. I hope nobody on that thread gets called for jury duty.

    April 20, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    'Philip' isn't uncommon at all, bobcat. There are no-doubt many Philip's (or "Phils") posting here under ussumed names. Who name you 'bobcat', for example.

    April 20, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Philip, I am not speaking for bobcat but are you also posting as @sniffer doggy? BTW, did you get my message on the book, The Noon Day Demon?

      April 20, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jiao

      Setting up plausible deniability?

      April 21, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ dazzle

    How are you doing this evening lovely lady ?

    April 20, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah) I am doing very well and you dear man?

      April 20, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Hi, daz, hi, Rawr.
    I knew perfectly what bobcat meant, as I suspect everyone else did, and dazzle correctly identified that...acting coy.
    How cute.

    April 20, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I wasn't referring to dazzle as being coy.
      I was talking about a man acting coy, that man not being bobcat.
      Can men act coy?
      It's so adorable!

      April 20, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Men can act coy if they wish, but I wouldn't advise it. It could lead to lables being attached to said indviduals.

      April 20, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I suspected as much....

      April 20, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      I know that dear banasy, just trying to call attention to the obvious. Then SILENCE from that.

      April 20, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @dazzle: 😉

      As Fred Rogers used to say, "I knew you did."

      April 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
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