Friday's live video events
April 8th, 2011
07:42 AM ET

Friday's live video events

The battle over a federal budget continues in Washington, and a partial government shutdown could occur if a deal cannot be reached by the end of the day.  Watch Live for continuing coverage on this developing story.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony hearing - Another hearing takes place in the case of the Florida woman accused of killing her young daughter.  Today, attorneys will present final arguments on scientific evidence that may be presented at trial.

10:00 am ET - House budget debate - House lawmakers again take up the budget dispute and possible government shutdown this morning on Capitol Hill.  Senators hold a similar debate at 11:00 am ET.

10:30 am ET - Human rights report released - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveils the State Department's latest report on global human rights.

12:02 pm ET - Gingrich speaks at conservative conference - When he was House Speaker in 1995, Newt Gingrich was the face of the GOP during the last government shutdown.  Now Gingrich is contemplating a run for president in 2012, and the latest budget battle could come up in his remarks at a conservative conference in Virginia. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

Filed under: Budget • Casey Anthony • Congress • Crime • District of Columbia • Economy • Florida • Hillary Clinton • On today • Politics • U.S.
soundoff (32 Responses)
  1. blogging?

    that is NOT me above. it appears that the sick individual is still continuing this. he/she is playing sick, demented games. i've reported this person(s) and will continue to. from what happened yesterday, i am confident that the main person behind this is the one who has posted frequently in the past as "The Devil", "Satan" and "Lucifer" – how fitting. i am going to do everything in my power, professionally and legally, to get this individual stopped. i am very sick about this and also very angry. the wheels are in motion. this person has threatened me on other threads. death threats. he/she will be stopped.

    @The Devil, Satan, Lucifer – you stated above (under my name) that "I’m new at this and did not know that you can write almost anything on these blogs". i would like to inform you that you are very wrong. when it comes to serious things, such as the death threats you made to me, it is entirely a different and serious matter. you may want to research that. the legal community (police, FBI) do not take these matters lightly. as i said before, the wheels are in motion.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |

    What I find most baffling about the case of Casey Anthony is,where's the father of little Caylee in all of this? Doesn't he even care or is he dead? If not,he can't be much to ignore the death of his daughter.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  3. duane garcia

    the argument of the budget is very important but if congress is dedicated to cutting the budget then they need to start with themselves, my idea is freeze the cost of living raise that congress always gives themselves along with a 25 % cut in their operating expences . for 10 years if you did this just for the 451 members of congress over 10 years it would cut billions from the budget, and they would fall in the same boat as the rest of us tax payers!

    April 8, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • A Soldier

      Most agreeable and moreover if their salary was affected by their inability to do what is right for the nation I am sure that they would take care of business.

      April 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. pmk1953

    blogging, get over it. you're as bad as the other idiots. If you take their stupid comments seriously, you need help. You are not the blog police.

    April 8, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      reported abuse.

      April 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tony the Prophet

    If the Government shuts down does the president pay stop too or is he more special he still gets paid? He shouldn’t because he works for our Government

    April 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      No he doesn't Tony,he works for the MIC(military-industrial-complex) and that's why we're involved in these three useless and unnecessary wars. I guess that the Tea Partiers like it just the same.

      April 8, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. A Soldier

    Ridiculous, stupid, and selfish. I signed up to serve my country. I took an oath to serve and defend my nation. How can I really serve and defend those that refuse to lookout for the welfare of the people that they were elected to serve? I served through this in 1995 and now again. When will these elected officials that take so much, learn to get along with each other and DO WHAT’S RIGHT FOR THE NATION!!!!
    Stop acting like grade school adolescence and do the adult thing – WORK TOGETHER period.
    Another thing – shouldn't these elected people be docked pay for failing to accomplish a task that is part of their job description? Haha wouldn't that be a slap on the knee.!

    April 8, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzz

    Only the American public BANNING together to enact laws that would RULE over congress would prevent anything like this in the future. FIGHT THE POWERS WITH PPL POWER. Can I get a YA , YA , YA 🙂 that was from the song in ANIMAL HOUSE, cant remember the song at this moment though. OOO , " makes me wanna shout" something like that.

    April 10, 2011 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. Steve Rhoades

    People!!! Hello!!! If our Congress had done their job to protect this country, we wouldn't be in this spot. The manufacturing sector paid a significant portion of the U.S. taxes and so did the employed American workers. In 1978 GE started massively offshoring, pushing their supplers to do the same thing. We now have a GE paying no US taxes for 2009 and looks like even worse news in 2010. And guess who Obama has as his laison to reform corporate taxes? Why it's G.E.’s chief executive, Jeffrey R. Immelt, does anyone see that as working out well? Now that's the Democrat's, the Republicans? Oh my! From Reagon until Obama, the only president to run a surplus was Bill Clinton. A surplus to Washington is if they bring in more than they have to pay out. If they owe a trillion dollars and need to pay a million dollars interest for the year and they bring in taxes of 1 million dollars and 1 cent, there's a surplus. Pretty stupid in my opinion and then the following president decided to cut taxes because of the 'surplus'. Did any of these guys pass a math class?

    So here's what I see, we've given away our industry putting our country at risk (fincially and militarily) and have no plans to do anything about it. There was a minor effort last December to change the taxing on multi-nationals which was squashed in Congress. We have some of the highest corporate taxes in the world (35%) , but multi-nationals on averge pay 22% of it and corporate profits in the third quarter of 2010 were 1.69 trillion dollars, the highest in history. All of those people tossed out of work by the outsourcing (and onsourcing) are going to be kicked again by losing Federal help. And the taxpayer pays for the inspection of imports, but don't worry, we're going to be cutting back on manpower. Please raise your hand if you like imported food with pesticides, poisoned sheet rock, counterfit drugs, foreign countries who own us and a total lack of support for real American (they make it here) companies.

    Me, I want a lower tax structure for American Manufacturers, the ones who make goods here and 35% for the multinationals, they are not American companies. Oh and the tax cuts for the rich, exactly when is this going to help the country?

    April 10, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
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