February 15th, 2013
07:42 AM ET

Friday's live events

President Obama and Congress look to avert $85 billion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled for March 1.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the sequestration crisis.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - U.S. drone aircraft hearing - A House science subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of unmanned aircraft over U.S. airspace.

11:10 am ET - Presidential Citizens Medal ceremony - Former Sen. Harris Wofford, Olympic runner Billy Mills and pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton are among honored with America's second-highest civilian award.  They will be recognized at the White House.

2:00 pm ET - Earth-buzzing asteroid passes planet - You've been hearing about it for some time.  Now, today is the day.  See the close, but safe, flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, which will come as close as 17,200 miles to Earth's surface.

3:40 pm ET - Obama talks economy - President Obama drops by his hometown of Chicago this afternoon to discuss ways to strengthen the economy for the middle class.

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


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    People say that there is no difference between ‘finished’ and ‘complete’.

    I say there is.....

    Marry the right person, and you’re ‘complete’

    Marry the wrong person, and you’re ‘finished’

    February 15, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      But once you grab that right one dazzle, the rest takes care of itself.

      February 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Replier (in a post)‰

      Marry? Complete? Have any more unrealistic ideas for us? Because I have a quota I need to meet of crazy crap I've seen on the internet and it would really help me out. Thx.

      February 15, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Ancient Texan

    Bobcat- Thanks for the chuckle.....Humor is needed these days.

    February 15, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat, how true! Heres some animal trivia for you: Did you know there are more dogs than people in Paris, twice as many pigs than people in Denmark and more chickens in the world than humans?

    February 15, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Add to that all the humans that are chicken and that would eliminate half the humans.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And putting it in that the perspective, add in all those humans who are refered to as dogs, and those who are refered to as pigs, then that really iliminates a large part of the human race. And then you add in us cats and that takes care of the rest.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Great add on banasy, That never crossed my mind.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning@bobcat@Ancient Texan@chrissy
    And so good to see you good folks dispensing some cheer early on. Thanks
    @ little mister
    This is now the norm here.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Senate blocks Hagel nomination in delaying tactics. No surprises there, we know ( but perhaps most Americans don't) where those up on the Hill get there orders from.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I expressed my total amazement at the news of the republican filibuster last night. Who'd a thunk it ?

      February 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Or that some representatives would use extortion via fillibuster...I am not at all suprised at the duplicity of people.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good afternoon to you also @ saywhat! As for the other just doing what i can.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    I couldve told todays Quirky News about Mondays Zombie alert issued via Montanas emergency alert system. Lets just say no one fell for it, proving their brains have not yet been eatin!

    February 15, 2013 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Zombie alert? Seriously?

      February 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, i kid you not. Its the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth! Well i added the brain part but yea someone hacked into their alert system.

    February 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Ahhhh, I see! That's funny. Hopefully there wasn't a reaction like the radio broadcast of "War Of The Worlds" received. Good times.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol, you did read the last half of that right?

    February 15, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That no one fell for it, yes. I was making a joke with my alluding to the Orson Wells broadcast.

      February 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy- too bad the GOP congress' brain are alllllllll eaten up.lol

    February 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol yea looking back on that kinda boggles the mind, that that many people would be so gullible dont it? And @ Scottish Mama, are we SURE they had any to begin with?

    February 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy- benefit of a doubt?lol

    February 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And you know this $5 billion in spending cuts that theyre trying to come up with? Its pretty simple since we give $50 billion in foreign aid a year it should be a no-BRAINer! Lol. Aha proving my brain has not yet been eatin either! Lol

    February 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    @banasy- like the sky is falling congress? GOP Fillibusters stopping any kind of movement toward recovery.

    February 15, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol here we go with the *crap* topic again. That word also applies to what the wonderful GOP is trying to pull dont it?

    February 15, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
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