December 21st, 2012
07:52 AM ET

Friday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - School safety forum - In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will address a Washington on the need for comprehensive protocols and policies to protect students from violence and crime.

9:12 am ET - Space station docking - A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the newest crew members for the international space station docks at the station.

9:30 am ET - Moment of silence for Newtown - People across the United States and around the world observe a moment of silence in memory fo the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting.

10:00 am ET - Boehner briefing - Now that his Plan B proposal appears to be kaput, what's House Speaker John Boehner's next move on the fiscal cliff crisis?  He'll speak about that at a Capitol Hill briefing.

10:45 am ET - NRA news conference - In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the National Rifle Association holds a news conference in Washington. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Budget • Connecticut • Crime • Economy • Finance • Gun violence • On today • Politics • Taxes • U.S.
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  1. Philip

    Yep, @saywhat. Eyewitnesses have said two armed men ran from the school, with obe being apprehended on school property and video showing police chaseing a the other man into the forrest and arresting him.
    Why these other two perps haven't been mentioned in nationally televised news reports and why police haven't reported arresting them is highly unusual.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indy Pendant

      It hasn't been broadcast because it didn't happen, that's why. What's scarier is your imagination.

      December 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Also, the Conn. Kidkiller's mother was NOT a teacher at that school. her name appears nowhere on official school roster of teachers.
    AND there is a link between the Aurora Shooter's dad, and the Conn Kidkiller's father.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Indy Pendant

      Yes, we know, that's been reported already. I find your use of the term "ConnKidKiller" to be as offensive as these crimes were.

      December 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Not long ago and far away, Santa was getting ready for his annual trip...but there were problems everywhere.

    Four of his elves were sick, and the trainee elves did not produce the toys as fast as the regular ones so Santa was beginning to feel the pressure of being behind schedule.

    Then Mrs. Claus told Santa that her mom was coming to visit. This stressed Santa even more. When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them were about to give birth and two had jumped the fence and were out, heaven knows where. More Stress. Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the boards cracked and the toy bag fell to the ground and scattered the toys. So, frustrated, Santa went into the house for a cup of coffee and a shot of whiskey. When he went to the cupboard, he found the elves had hidden the liquor and there was nothing to drink. In his frustration, he dropped the coffee pot and it broke into hundreds of little pieces all over the he kitchen floor.

    He went to get the broom and found that mice had eaten the straw it was made from.

    Just then the doorbell rang and Santa cussed on his way to the door. He opened the door and there was a little angel with a great big Christmas tree. The angel said: "Where would you like to put this tree Santa?"

    And that my friends, is how the little angel came to be on top of the Christmas tree.

    December 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Both of these suspected serial killers (Lanza and Holmes) fathers are whistleblowers in the ongoing Libor scandal. Both were called (subpoenaed) to testify in front of US senate.
    Weird. and if that doesn't raise eyebrows, what will it take to lift your eyebrows, @bobcat? A winch truck?

    December 21, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Oh brother. Perfect timing for a joke. NOT

    December 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      As perfect a time as for your monologue.

      December 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip it took the internet to raise eyebrows when the most heavily defended building in world history (Pentagon) was attacked by a lumbering jumbo jet successfully.
    Anyone with a brain knew it was an inside job from the start. All that remained was the forensic evidence to prove it. Sybel D. Edmonds and 24 DoD officials found that evidence along with the FBI, and are STILL under federal gag orders.
    YOU are the ones who believe everything you hear. You heard there was only one Conn Kidkiller and you believed it without question.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    With the ever loosening gun laws and the handing out of SSRI's like they're candy, this makes for a deadly mixed drink.
    Furthermore, just in the last 7 years we've seen 25 mass killing sprees (Mass being the killing of 4 or more persons, according to the FBI definition) majority being under medication! Is that enough of a smoking gun for you all?

    December 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Not quite sure how this got post to this blog. This comment was meant for the "Bells across the Country..." blog. Cnn, are you trying to play games with me?

      December 21, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Much better than having a one track mind and continuously spouting the same conspiracy theories over and over. At least my comments and jokes are diversified.
    Your attempt at feeling superior has failed in the past and continues to do so in the present. Have a nice day.

    December 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I know dazzle. It's been happening to me and the others quite often lately. I've responded to you many times also only to have them disappear. I don't know what their problem is anymore.

      December 21, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    That video shows policemen chaseing a 3rd gunman into the forrest and arresting him is not a "theory", @bobcat. It is a video.

    December 21, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    In other news, Colorado governor John Hickenlooper has announced that he wants mental health records made readily available for backround checks on firearm purchases made in Colorao.(based on the fact that recent nationally televised serial killers have all been drug addicts with a history of mental problems)
    This isn't good news for many fmr. troops claiming to be premanantly mentally disabled and collecting full military ent itlements. Go ahead and be on drugs for your mental condition, but don't expect Colorado to be allowing you a gun much longer.
    NOBODY wants drug addicts to have guns. (other than the druggies and those overly sympathetic towords them)

    December 21, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    And, as expected, no link to support assertions....other than the tennuous conspiracy ones...

    Whatever gets one through the day, I guess.

    December 21, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Good grief! Now next we will here these 2 different murderers on opposite sides of the country plotted this together, many years ago! Glad i dont gotta look into that thought process any time ever!

    December 21, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Someone is eating way too many froot loops lately, obviously!

    December 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    It would be more expediant to just kill the fathers rather than to make up some elaborate scheme to turn their kids into sudden MASS murderers...I see somebody STILL doen't know the difference between the two.

    December 21, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    @ cnn, WTH???

    December 21, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
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