May 21st, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Monday's live events

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

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Dharun Ravi sentencing hearing - Former Rutgers University student Dharun Ravi will be sentenced for spying on an intimidating gay roommate Tyler Clementi, who killed himself in 2012.  Ravi could face prison time and deportation.

9:00 am ET - Florida real estate developer trial - Testimony continues in the second-degree murder trial of Adam Kaufman, who's accused of killing his wife.

10:00 am ET - Obama speaks at Afghanistan meeting - The NATO Summit continues in Chicago with a meeting of delegates of the International Security Assistance Force on Afghanistan.  President Obama will address the group.

4:30 pm ET - Obama news conference - Before he departs Chicago, President Obama will hold a briefing with reporters.

9:15 pm ET - Obama addresses Joplin graduates - Nearly one year ago, tornadoes devastated Joplin, Missouri.  But the town persevered, and the high school holds its graduation ceremony tonight.  President Obama delivers the commencement address.

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


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. RUFFNUTT ( dmi logistics officer , and former ,leader of gkop )

    obama is comming to missouri today.. to visit joplin..
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    May 21, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  2. Missouri?

    Isn't that where nightime curfews had to be imposed by local police to keep Mizzouans from robbing each other after tornados?

    May 21, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      They do that whenever there is a disaster. People loot after hurricanes, earthquakes and tornato's.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Obama addresses food stamp peeps

    50 million Americans are now on food stamps, ea. voting for Obama if for no other reason. (not counting 97.4% of those who vote based on skin color)

    May 21, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • know hunger

      Instead of hiring, corporations sit on bundles of cash. So in effect ,snap is simply more corporate welfare from taxpayers.
      Needing assistance from the supplemental nutrition assistance program is degrading and demeaning. Average people would much rather work. Unfortunately the transfer of wealth and physical assets to the greedy is not yet complete. When it is, assistance to the needy will end.

      May 21, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      One of our local stations just busted a guy living in a 1.5 million dollar home with getting food stamps. Not long ago he also busted the some wealthy people buying land, saying it was a farm and collecting substi–ties from the government. So do not go there. I think there are wealthy people who take there share and do not need it.
      In Mississippi there were 1.7 million that got food stamps after the tornato. I assume they will need it for years to get back on their feet. Not to mention the tornato's in Missouri, OK., ILLinois, Indiana, Tenn, Georgia and Arkansas.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      less liability if they throw plastic foodstamp cards rather than frozen turkeys to the voters...nothin' like bribing the public at the taxpayors expense...works everytime...those soup bone promises...

      May 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. know hunger

    It would be nice indeed, if we could get some other countries tax payers to make the contribution Karzai is so grateful for.
    Not to mention the sacrifice of men and women in our armed forces and their families.
    Bin Ladin is dead. Saddam Hussein is dead.
    Pull the plug on the nonsense in Afghanistan. Do it know. We having rotting infrastructure in this country. Take care of America.

    May 21, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. @Chicago protesters

    Us citizens are marching on Boeing in Chicago today.
    @protesters. Go home. China will be putting Beoing out of business soon, just like they putt Kellog Brown&Root (used to make nuclear powerplants) out of business. Be patient. Go home. ty

    May 21, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • know hunger

      1.2 Chinese can't be wrong. Plus they own AMC theaters now and a majority of the mineral rights in south west US.
      Thank you wal mart for providing the vehicle Republicans needed to sink folks into abject poverty and indentured servitude while fat cats break the social contact and hoard cash.

      May 21, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    When war veterans start tossing their medals in the street at protest against wars in Chicago declaring them 'representation of hate' 'lies' and as 'cheap tokens'. And protests are brutally suppressed. Its time for this nation to take a break from their self induced stupor and think.
    Good morning all.
    And welcome to another day of our news media playing the same old game of keeping us focused on what is happening elsewhere beyond our borders.

    May 21, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. i hate everything

    And everybody. Watch for my posts. You'll see what I mean. I am against EVERYTHING!!!haha ha ha ha!

    May 21, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  8. i hate everything

    You ain't married. But feel free to do it anyway!

    May 21, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Take care of America @ know hunger?
    We abandoned that about a decade ago and the gods up on the Hill are gearing up to demonstrate that even more 'forcefully'.

    May 21, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  10. ©bobcat (in a hat)©

    An elderly woman goes to the doctor. She says, "Doc, it's terrible, I pass gas all the time. Fortunately, it's odorless and silent, otherwise I'd be mortified. For example, I've passed gas ten times just since we've been talking, but it's odorless and silent so you can't tell." The doctor gives her some green pills and tells her to take one a day and come back in a week.

    The woman comes back after taking the pills for a week. She says, "Doc, there's been a change but not for the better. I still pass gas all the time, but while it's still silent, now it smells terrible!"

    The doctor says, "Well, I'm glad we cleared up your sinus blockage,now we'll have to work on your hearing."

    May 21, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah) I've heard this classic before but the ending was something like first we'll fix your nose then we'll work on your ears. This might have been a Woody Allen thing. LOL

      May 21, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Hey @ bobcat
    So you start of with a real pungent one.lol

    May 21, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Missy

    Protest with your vote this election. But it's all the same hogwash with the next candidates' term.
    @ saywhat, Hope you didn't mind me using your phrase? ;)

    May 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      @ Missy

      No problem. You have my vote there.

      May 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. revnowwhilewecan

    For those of you happy with the way things are and don't like "change" of don't mind your personal liberties being stripped away one sneaky bill at a time, then please, by all means vote for Obomney. If you choose to vote for either one and the continuance of the status quo the shame on you for further stripping away the Republic Ron Paul is trying to return to your children. Mute the speeches, look at the broken promises and bold faced lies then cast your vote. I dare you.

    May 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Missy

    @ ©bobcat (in a hat)©, Omg ! You got me smirking at work. Nice to meet you sir.

    May 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sam Johnson

    Dharun Ravi should not have gotten 30 days. He did not make Tyler Clementi kill himself. The man Tyler was gay with didn't kill himself. He had a choice.

    May 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • ♚Mmmmm♛

      lol...sam johnson are you sure you haven't met sam adams...lol

      May 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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