August 9th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Thursday'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...

Continuing coverage - Tropical Storm Ernesto

12:45 pm ET - Obama talks economy - President Obama continues his campaign swing through Colorado today with two events.  The first one will be in Pueblo, followed by a speech in Colorado Springs at 3:30 pm ET.

1:00 pm ET - Mars rover briefing - What's up with the Curiosity rover on its visit to Mars?  Officials with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory will have the latest.

1:15 pm ET - Supporting Romney in Colorado - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has been named on a few shortlists of potential Mitt Romney running mates.  Jindal and other Republican lawmakers will campaign for Romney at an event in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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


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  1. Philip

    thanks @saywhat.

    August 9, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Hello@Philip
    You wouldn't come across many who would want to know.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Tell me about it. Sheesh. What I don't understand is why some people get so upset even discussing the crime of 9/11. They'll sit here and gab all day long about the intricate details of petty criminals like OJ Simpson, but when it comes to one of the greatest criminal acts in world history, they neither know the intimate details nor care to. And the lame excuses they come-up with for not wanting to know...incredible.

    I find this behvavior fascinating.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    ...and it was more a crime against humanity than a crime against America herself. "World" Trade Towers, not American trade towers, for one example. Foreign insurance companies paid 80% of all 9/11 insurance claims, for another.
    I'm sure you recall fmr. president Geo. Dubya Bush proclaiming that 9/11 was an act of war against the US. Lloyd's of London, the primary insurer of the Trade Tower complex lept for joy at this news. Insurance does not cover acts of war. Of couurse Bush backpeddaled and officially called it a crime once he figured out how much it would cost US if insurers didn't pay. And STILL people call 9/11 an act of war.
    It is a solved crime, NOT an act of war.

    August 9, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    @Superman. Fully 1/4 of our adult population suffers from attention deficit disorder, and so no matter what is revealed, that sector won't be rebelling.
    Furthermore, citizens spend more on mind altering drugs than they do on national defense. Let that soak in for a second. Over a trillion dollars per year spent on mind altering drugs, for decades.
    People on drugs are less likely to form groups of concerned citizens than clean people are. And much less likely to focus on rebelling.
    How to rebel when your attention span is 15 minutes. (Picture the couch potato with the TV remote. More interested in what else is on than what is actually on)
    Reference the National Adult Literacy Survey 2002-2005. America is getting really stupid. Citizens are allowed to dumb themselves and their children down, and others are dumbed-down w/mind altering presciption drugs amd mindless entertainment. (like the RPG violent video games so popular now)
    As of 2005, 24% of US adults can no longer gather info from text w/o video.

    August 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    There will be no civil uprising in the USA or Saudi Arabia, who have as big or bigger drug problem than we do. (plus US forces secure the Saud government just in case some crystal meth/crackheads get jumpy)

    August 9, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Pls. read post number one again, and keep it in mind as you read this famous quote. ty
    "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a Nation, must begin by subduing Freeness of Speech."-The writings of Benjamin Franklin, 1722-1726, Boston and London.
    Ben Franklin called free speech "a thing terrible to Publick Traytors"
    Do you, Superman, honestly feel that Bush and Obama keeping gag orders in place on those who solved the crime of 9/11 is for our own protection?

    August 9, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Namrepus

    Oh wow, phillip speaks with wise tounge and how much of the lies of the government security releases do you actually believe ? Come on PHILLIP GET A CLUE, all that is printed on paper is the truth ? Why is it on paper ? So its made to bend but you believe all things spoken of by the commander and chief where you get your stories from is questionable if nothing else did you forget who ticked off bin laden and that has everything to do with 9/11

    August 9, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Namrepus

    @yes phillip i do believe that gag orders are for our protection theres even things that i cant speak of that have taken place in other parts of the world if only people could understand that keeping the peace in this country is based on trust then wheres your trust? You make no sense at all if its so cruel to here in the US then get out we dont need your kind here and no phillip im not jumpy just honest cant take it ? Then once again just move on!

    August 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Namrepus

    I do like rain as ewll phillip its great so you cannot ruin my parade its just fine for it to rain anytime , anywhere , so let it rain!

    August 9, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Oopsy. As of 2006, rather. I can hardly wait for the next comprehensive study on US adult literacy to be conducted and published.
    Our National Report card sort of shows how dumbed-down adults are... Big dumb monsters make little dumb monsters.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Namrepus

    But anyways phillip i can take whatever you dish out you have met your match you can continue on your tangent all you want to but you wont chase me anywhere im here to stay my job here is to devert your attention away from those that you have degraded on here and have belittled for so long so you just cant win with me , you have been exposed!!!!!!!!

    August 10, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
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