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 CNN.com 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.

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


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  1. blogging?

    I want to apologize to the Devil for my comments yesterday, I'm new at this and did not know that you can write almost anything on these blogs, again I'm sorry Satan and Lucifer, please accept my apologies and don't be mad at me.

    April 8, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Amazed

      You are reallllly kidding right? Apoligizing to the evil one. Really?

      April 8, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • guest

      reported abuse

      April 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apologies accepted

      On behalf of the Devil, we accept your apologies. And we look forward to seeing you soon.

      April 10, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. Joshua

    Are you serious over abortion which is 500,000 out of how much money were tryin to budget cut your going to shut down the government or is it bigger than that

    April 8, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Women's Rights Protected

      Women's Rights Protected

      I do not see the deal as a Republician win, but rather I see it as costing 1 Billion dollars to protect Women's Health and Rights. Shame on the female Republician women, who when asked why Tile X can't be debated and voted on as a seperate bill. Their answer should have been "yes we can comprise on that", but instead, they answered "its about the whole package'? Really? Let's hope your future daughters and grand-daughters will still have their rights when the time comes. And to Mr. Boehner, please stop crying like a sissy and grow a pair for once.

      April 10, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tony the Prophet

    Our Government is broke thanks to the stupid appointed people whom only took the job to build their own security under the federal government, maybe the fed should file chapter 11 like corporations do, hey don’t laugh because after the shut down they may do just that. The solution is to reform from the bottom up, but its not going to be easy because Democrats and Republican clash either wants to give up jobs and programs they could not afford to pass to begin with. Good luck American the collapse will be unavoidable in the future, you can't run a business in the red forever and with all the physiological scrutiny to save America, America will collapse, no remedy is good remedy.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:17 am | Report abuse |
  4. Tony the Prophet

    A renewed recession will hit middle class Americans whom are already struggling to make hands meet as it is, shame on you Government for impoverishing your most valuable assets ( your citizens ) from the dreams for prosperity, impoverishing the Education sector, the infrastructure, the healthcare and so on. You basically let the American people down.

    April 8, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill Miller

    People are so fed up with government from the top to bottom !! When we elect individuals that make $211,000.00 a year that cant break a deal to budget our country, these people need to go !! I will elect from now on people I do not know!! How can any of these guys understand anything we are going through when they make that kind of money? Government shuts down, they get paid, and they get free medical insurance !!!! Whats the point?

    April 8, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Bill don't forget their children and relatives get free schooling.

      April 8, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    I just saw 2 oil commercials in a row talking about how wonderful they are and how we are going to find oil and natural gas together and how many jobs they give us. Is this like propaganda? Dems should have passed this before the republicans got into office or could they.
    @ Joshua Abortion is one of the sticking points.
    All that I have to say is if the wealthy and oil people do not have to pay taxes and they are going after smaller programs like abortion clinics, that tells me we are no longer a free society, but a society bought by the wealthy.
    How come we cannot look at these discussions on line about what each side is holding back and are putting forth?

    April 8, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  7. more spending

    What a pleasure to live in this age of tremendous prosperity for all Americans.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Could I give blood instead, thats all I have left. What I am feeling faint..............

      April 8, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. more spending

    The economy's booming. Stock market races ahead each day. Investment banks are securitizing auto loans like wlld In*dians from outer space.
    It's fun living on easy street in America today.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. more spending

    We are proud that conservatives will no longer fund abort*ions for victims of ra pe. The skies above are clear again.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. more spending

    Good paying jobs are in abundance. Happiness and prosperity as far as the eye can see. Thank you Washington for giving those tax cuts to the rich.
    It has turned our country around and made life grand.
    Happy days are here avain.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  11. more spending

    Thank you for allowing corporations to pay nothing in taxes. Being good corporate citizens, they have responded by ramping up hiring.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  12. Wild Fire

    Thank you Robin for saying exactly what I was thinking. If the military personnel pay is stopped that would be a slap in the face for them. "I am sick of the elected officials proclaim loud and clear that they are servants of the public, yeah right" I am an American public so I demand that the officials give up their pay like the "other" government people have been made to do."

    April 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  13. more spending

    And here is another conservative policy of uncommon sense.
    Allowing purchase of weapons at gun shows with no background check. This is a loophole that lets freedom reign.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  14. more spending

    One small complaint though. Not funding the government?
    You need to compromise with those goofy liberals even if it's wrong.
    Do something.

    April 8, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    I heard if they just tax the wealthy, it is the whole budget for the military $700 billion. Tax the wealthy better be on the table here. Tax the oil companies, we will pay for it in gas prices anyway. Profit before country.
    @more spending Yeah it was the Dems that got us in 2 wars.Your republican peticoat is showing.

    April 8, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
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