April 27th, 2012
07:56 AM ET

Friday's live events

The focus of the presidential election is turning toward November's general election.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Zimmerman court hearing - A court hearing will be held in the case of George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin.  The hearing is expected to focused on the donations Zimmerman has received, as well as the suspect's criminal file.

9:30 am ET - Shuttle Enterprise's final flight - Space shuttle Enterprise, a prototype vehicle, is heading to its permanent home at New York's Intrepid Museum.  It will fly from Washington to New York this morning, paying visit to several landmarks along the way.

10:00 am ET - Remembering Alabama tornado victims - One year ago today, devastating tornadoes struck parts of Alabama.  A prayer service honoring the tornado victims takes place this morning in Montgomery.  A remembrance ceremony at the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa will follow at 6:00 pm ET.

12:45 pm ET - Obama meets the troops - President Obama unveils a new initiative aimed at helping military veterans at an event in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

2:00 pm ET - Romney goes back to school - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spends part of his day at Otterbein University in Ohio.  He'll hold a roundtable discussion with graduating seniors, then give a "guest lecture" at 3:00 pm ET.

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


Filed under: Crime • Elections • Justice • On CNN.com today • Politics • Trayvon Martin
soundoff (101 Responses)
  1. mittens ; job destroyer

    @ president Obama, we must never take a chance on new sources of energy. Oil companies and auto companies have given us everything we need.
    Strike up the band, help is on the way, I invented the free market and deregulation will solve everything.
    Now I might have to sprinkle in a tax cut or two for the job creators but hey patriotism is the best. And I love this great land.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jj:
      TMI, but thanks for the laugh!

      April 27, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    CNN is not posting my posts. I said thank you for the joke bobcat(iah).

    April 27, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Good Morning Scottish Mama

      How are you on this fine friday morning ? CNN does that to me quite often. I don't know what the deal is.

      April 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    I also said the picks for the Rams went from 2nd to 6th to 14th. The Kroenke/Wlamart "always" super saver on the cheap way.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. mittens ; job destroyer

    I will eliminate the department of education and move Israel to America.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    And that we are paying for 1/2 of the ticket price for a game that is going to the Brits. Going foreign is not "always" foreign to Walmart. I say Missouri Walmarts need to go union.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah) is it something we said?lol

    April 27, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  7. Blockbuster Sci Fi thrillers

    Hogwash. There are hundreds of movies about flying saucers from outter space that you people go to and chat about. Will Smith in Independance Day...everyone saw this movie as the other movies and have seen every concievable imaginary plot except one: flying saucers coming from earth instead of some everywhere else. So what is saucers are boring. It's odd that this one angle has never been looked at in a blockbuster movie or even short sci fi story or discussion group of Ufologists on, say, Coast-to-Coast AM WHERE THEY ALL HANG OUT.

    April 27, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Sci-FI – so why don't you start a niche for saucers on earth films or a comic book start-up. Make millions and live a life of leisure.
      Of course you will need a heroine and hero and a villian and villianese? What should their names be? Philip as a hero?

      April 27, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    @mittens-Mitts 1st name is really Willard, it always makes me think or "ben" (the movie about rats).

    April 27, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • mittens ; job destroyer

      True. I always say Willard when I see a mouse in the house.

      April 27, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    John, two days before his scheduled visit to the proctologist, accidentally swallowed his glass eye when he was cleaning it. He was worried at first, but after calling his doctor and learning he probably won't get sick, he ordered another and soon forgot about it.

    He arrived for his annual proctology exam on time, and was soon called into the doctor's examining room. After undressing, John follows his instructions and bends over. The first thing the proctologist saw when he took a peek up the man's butt was his glass eye staring right back at him!

    "You know John," said the doctor, "you're really going to have to learn to trust me."

    April 27, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah) Eye, matey!

    April 27, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. higgs bosun

    The theme was explored in war of the worlds with tom cruise.
    The lightning bolts injected aliens into waiting saucepans

    April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I just saw Zimmermans lawyer give out his website info and give out the one for donations. Free publicity and using the system at it's best.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    I think someone needs to get a court order to disclose where, where and when and if changes are made during the trial must also be disclosed about how the funds for Zimmerman are acquired.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  14. higgs bosun

    Any time nazis are added to a plot it's just overkill. Even an original star trek episode had a nazi storyline. Gratuitous exploitation of dark time.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      oh. Anyone need a good laugh today? We all do. YouTube Sophia grace on the Ellen show. Guaranteed to bring a smile out. Sooooo cute!!!!

      April 27, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    Not me.

    April 27, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
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