January 28th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Monday's live events

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address before Congress on February 12.  Watch CNN.com Live for all of your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Gun control, immigration reform and spending will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

1:40 pm ET - Obama meets the NBA champs - What's the best thing about being president?  Probably getting to rub shoulders with all the sports champions that come to the White House every year.  Today, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and the rest of the NBA champion Miami Heat drop by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a visit.

2:30 pm ET – Immigration reform plan revealed - It's been years in the making, and it may not be the proposal everyone can agree with.  Nevertheless, eight U.S. senators will unveil their bipartisan plan for comprehensive immigration reform at a Capitol Hill news conference.

4:30 pm ET - Senate considers Sandy aid - Senators are expected to vote today on more than $50 billion in aid to states battered last year by Hurricane Sandy.

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


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    For his entire working life, a dedicated and hardworking Astrophysicist tried in all earnest to find the existence of other beings somewhere in the universe. After 58 years of constant effort, he finally receives a response from a planet 30 billion light years away.

    “What is your planet like?” groaned the extraterrestrial from the other side of the Galaxy.

    “It is 12,756 Kilometers in diameter, is 93,000,000 miles from the nearest star, our sun, has an average temperature of 72 degrees F. We breathe oxygen, live about 75 years, and have both men and women” answered the Physicist.

    “Do the you get along with the women on your planet?” the extraterrestrial asked slowly.

    Puzzled by the question, but not wanting to insult the female Physicists near by, he answered “Why yes. We get along quite well here.”

    The extraterrestrial perked up “Can we send you ours?”

    January 28, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      Ha!
      You got one through.
      I'm having my typical difficulty posting again.

      January 28, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Good one but, I feel like nit picking.

      Considering the estimated age of the universe is 10 to 15 billion years old, he couldn't have found a planet 30 billion light years away. If he did, each of the messages would have taken 30 billion years to go back and forth. To say nothing of the difficulties of translating the messages.

      Just thought I'd point those things out. I've got more too. By the way, my wife and friends have told me I'm a real joy to sit next to in a movie theater.

      January 28, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    Forget it, CNN; I've no patience for your games today.

    January 28, 2013 at 10:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Good morning banasy
      I take it CNN is playing their "block a post" game again. I'm surprised they're letting me get away with it so far too. Well, let me say hello to you, and hope you are doing well.

      January 28, 2013 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hello, Rawr.
      Yes, it looks as if my OP finally posted.
      Not condusive for conversation, is it? Perhaps that's what CNN intends.

      January 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I believe you're right about CNNs intentions. I miss all of us being able to carry on like we used to. But whacha gointodo ?

      January 28, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Go elsewhere.
      Even if is on a different blog with CNN, one where I can post without fear of being blocked.
      I don't know what the deal is with TJI, (well, yes, I do, somewhat) but it's stupid.

      January 28, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hide Behind

    Yes it must be condusive
    To the exclusive
    CNN Just In
    Daily Spin.
    Have a good
    Unspun day.
    CNN pissing
    With the wind
    As we dry
    On spin cycle

    January 28, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Hide Behind

    Awwww; is mommy CNN being mean to you again
    CNN has occasional bouts with PMS and all its side effects.
    Perpetual Media Spin is hard to maintain and sometimes the swelling of intelligence sets it off into a tizzy fit.
    One where it demands you to lower your voice or just shut up or go away.
    For those who know how PMS operates be prepared to just leave the room for awhile and find a space of honest debate with peacefull and rational conversationalist.
    To reenter their good grace put a smile on their face with a compliment or two.
    THEN once accepted blurt out all at once what you want to sayand then run away.

    January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • banasy©

      And yet I see you posting left and right with inpunity.
      I suppose it's easy to mock behavior that doesn't apply to you.
      I also highly doubt that PMS enters into it; I wonder why you would think it is?

      January 28, 2013 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr Dalloway

    I am very ashamed of America, a fellow American.

    January 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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