June 8th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

Friday'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...

10:15 am ET - White House briefing - The classified leaks scandal, Syria and the economy will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with the White House press corps.

10:45 am ET - CPAC Chicago - Activists and delegates gather in Chicago for the Conservative Political Action Conference.  Speakers include Rick Santorum at 10:45 am ET, Gov. Chris Christie at 12:00 pm ET, Herman Cain at 1:30 pm ET, Gov. Bobby Jindal at 2:45 pm ET and Gov. Bob McDonnell at 4:45 pm ET.

11:30 am ET - Romney roundtable - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney participates in a roundtable discussion in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  He'll then campaign in Utah at 4:25 pm ET.

2:50 pm ET - Super Bowl champs visit White House - One great benefit of being president is inviting champion athletes and teams to the White House.  Today, President Obama welcomes the Super Bowl champion New York Giants to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

5:45 pm ET - Pacquiao vs. Bradley weigh-in - They fight tomorrow night in Las Vegas, but first, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao and challenger Timothy Bradley need to know how much they weigh.

6:20 pm ET - CPAC vice presidential straw poll - The highlight of CPAC Chicago is a straw poll surveying attendees' vice presidential picks.  Results will be released tonight.

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


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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    I absolutely did not write the 7:58 AM post under my name, but it's funny.
    I'm honoured that my hijacking got the first slot. Good job, troll.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    Good Morning @Joey, at least you have the funny jacker. Today is Tori's on air debut for her internship for network television. I know how fond she is of you and wanted to make sure you know that our often trolled collective little girl is on her way.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

      @ dazzle ©:
      Please tell Tori that I am very, very proud of her.
      She is a winner.

      June 8, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ my good troll:
    I would not begin a sentence with a conjunction.

    June 8, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    The most disturbing news for me as an American is what Washington Post reports today.
    That US troops are killing themselves at the fastest pace since nation began a decade of war. Suicide rate is a horrific one a day.
    Undoubtedly the Iraq and Afghanistan disasters have played havoc with this country and its interests with no end in sight.. And yet we are pushing ourselves to another war at the behest and under the whip of an "ally".
    How long can this nation sustain this ongoing madness?
    Can we sustain this policy

    June 8, 2012 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, we cannot.

      June 8, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    President Obama was back in Washington DC after a tour and as he got down from the helicopter in front of the White House, his staff noticed he was carrying 2 baby piglets, one under each arm.

    The alert security guard salutes and says, “Nice pigs, Sir.”

    Obama replies, “You are mistaking them for pigs. These are genuine Razorback hogs. I got one for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the other for Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.”

    The security guard salutes, and comments: “Brilliant trade, sir.”

    June 8, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Good morning @ banasy.
    But what can we do.?I must have signed on to numerous petitions to Reps and so have so many of us.

    June 8, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    Back in the woods, a redneck's wife went into labor in the middle of the night, and the doctor was called out to assist in the delivery. Since there was no electricity, the doctor handed the father-to-be a lantern and said, "Here, you hold this high so I can see what I'm doing." Soon a baby boy was brought into the world.

    "Whoa there," said the doctor. "Don't be in a rush to put the lantern down... I think there's Yet another one to come."
    Sure enough, within minutes he had delivered a baby girl.

    "No, no, don't be in a great hurry to be putting down that lantern... It seems there's yet another one in there!" cried the doctor.
    The redneck scratched his head in bewilderment, and asked the doctor,
    "Do you think it's the light that's attractin' 'em?"

    June 8, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Brilliant!

    @bobcat(IAH)11:53. Wonderful piece of partisanship you wrote there. Until you started posting long-winded jokes, you were a mere partisan microblogger.
    Welcome to the macroblogger world. Get serious with as many words?

    June 8, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. DOHA debates

    It took years of suing the Pentagon under our 'freedom of information' act of Congress to finally get the Pentagon to release security video of the 9/11 Pentagon disaster. The Pentagon witheld their video "for reasons of national security". What's so insecure about flight 77 reallly being a DU missile? Clearly that's not a jumbo jet in the begrudgingly released Pentagon video still not shown on TV NOR DISSECTED BY EXPERT NEWS PANEL ROUND TABLE DISCUSSIONS.

    June 8, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Pay no mind to the man behind the curtain.
    I love your jokes, as many here do.

    June 8, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    As for partisianship, I find the person who accuses others is the most guilty of this particular behavior.

    June 8, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    Word of the day?

    June 8, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Would anybody have any idea about the identity of bobcat's critic?

    June 8, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You have to ask, dear heart?
      Take an aspirin.
      It'll come to you.

      June 9, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kellyintulsa

    Good evening everyone. Seems we have people here who can't play nice.
    @Bobcat Keep the jokes coming my friend I love them !!!
    @Banasy, Chrissy, and Daz Hello and talk to you soon.

    June 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©,

      @ kellyintulsa

      Hey to you lady. It's good to see you. Yeah we had someone here earlier trying to stir up trouble again. But we just did the ole bob and weave. They'll get over it.

      June 8, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©


    June 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
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