May 18th, 2012
07:46 AM ET

Friday's live events

The race to the presidency now turns toward the general election in November. Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:30 am ET - Terror financing hearing - How are terror groups financing themselves following the 9/11 attacks?  A House homeland security subcommittee discusses the matter.

10:15 am ET - Obama talks food security - President Obama addresses the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak to the conference at 4:00 pm ET.

11:00 am ET - Sebelius speaks at commencement - It's a commencement speech that's pitted a university against the local Catholic archdiocese.  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to graduates of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute in Washington.

1:30 pm ET - Romney in New Hampshire - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

7:30 pm ET - Obama welcomes G8 delegates - The global elite will gather at Camp David this weekend for a G8 summit.  President Obama will greet several of the participants tonight. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. Philip

    @bobcat. LMAO. "Barkeep". lol. Reminds me of this old bar we who are now old drillers used to goto near Rifle Colorado, when we first figured-out how to convert shale into crude. (late 60s early 70s) The barkeep would save bottlecaps and pave his parking lot with them. Two feet of bottlecaps made it so you had to 'duck down' to keep from bumping your head on the cross beam.
    anyhoo. nothing on american history? bbl

    May 18, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The Proposal

    One evening, a young woman came home from a date, rather sad. She told her mother, "Anthony proposed to me an hour ago."

    "Then why are you so sad?" her mother asked.

    "Because he also told me he is an atheist.
    Mom, he doesn't even believe there's a Hell."

    Her mother replied, "Marry him anyway. Between
    the two of us, we'll show him just how wrong
    he is."

    May 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    Didn't George Wallace have a joke something like:

    A black guy, a Mexican, and a Jew walk into a bar. The bartender says "Get the Hell out of here!"

    George Wallace the comedian, not the Governor.

    May 18, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BOMBO ©

    George Wallace's best one liner – keeping in mind he's black.

    "I just found out the life expectancy of a black man in this country is 65. Why the BLEEP am I paying into social security?"

    May 18, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    George Wallace (the comedian): one of the funniest comics •ever•!
    Thanks to both bobcat (in a hat) © and BOMBO © for brightening my day!

    May 18, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @bobcat thanks for giving us the much needed daily dose of mirth.
    @ Philip . Thanks for giving us points to ponder.
    good afternoon all

    May 18, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    G-8 Summit.Global elites? Responsible for the rule of the elite.
    President Hollande of France had said that his enemy is global finance. Let us see if he elaborates his stance here or gets intimidated by the ranks he just joined?

    May 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    terrorists financing themselves?
    Whipping a dead horse to get more mileage for putting sanctions on countries disliked by our 'ally' and by that token, us.

    May 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    How are terrorist financing themselves?
    Just like fernace said, blood money and drug money.
    Maybe by "philanthropists" like the one who put a $100,000 bountry on the Iranian rapper's head?
    Funny how financing hate, bigotry and war comes so easily; finanacing peace would be a much more worthy endeavor, but that would be counter-productive to the warmongers that would keep dissention alive to further their own agenda and line their own pockets.

    Good afternoon, all.

    May 18, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Well said@banasy
      Thanks@Philips. I do get inspiration from my fellow bloggers besides greats like Noam Chomsky.

      May 18, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Gee @saywhat. Yer words are ornery than mine if one cares to reach the depth of your wise pool. Your understanding of reality is astounding and to be applauded. And your way of putting things, Noam Chomsy (a man i absolutly adore) has had his way with you. 🙂 Get yer minds outta the gutter, ladies. And gents as if ladies.

    May 18, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kellyintulsa

    Good afternoon all. I hope everyone is having a good day so far.
    @banasy No good news yet but I did get a call to bring my dl and ss card in so they could make copies. I'm taking that as a good sign lol.
    @Bobcat Love the jokes !!!! I haven't laughed that hard in awhile.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Kellyintulsa: I'd take that as a good're in my thoughts!

    May 18, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    Taking liberty to expand on what @ banasy said and 'bigotry' and taking encouragement from what @Philip had to say " " your words are ornery than mine", permit me to share this news with fellow bloggers.
    Gunter Grass the German poet Lureate started receiving threats and is barred from travelling to Israel. His crime- a poem criticizing policies of the Israeli govt. despite his apologies. Imagine poet laureate of a sovereign country apologizing for a poem and living in fear.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    That just kind of goes back to what I said about the Iranian rapper....true.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    All who have spoken against what isn't PC in that country will receive death threats...look at these blogs!
    Rampant hate is everywhere.

    May 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
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