Tuesday's live video events
April 12th, 2011
07:34 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

The budget battle continues in Washington as President Obama and Congress consider spending cuts and the debt ceiling.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of this developing story.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Natural gas drilling hearing - Two Senate environment subcommittees consider natural gas drilling and its impact on public health and the environment.

11:45 am ET - Space station crew honors human spaceflight - In celebration of the 50th anniversary of human spaceflight, the crew of the international space station will hold a question-and-answer session with reporters.

12:00 pm ET - House considers budget - House lawmakers continue their debate on the 2011 budget agreement reached late last week.  A vote on the plan is expected Wednesday before it moves to the Senate.

12:30 pm ET - Military family initiative launch - President Obama takes a break from the economic debate to help launch a national initiative aimed to ensure that military families have the support they have earned.

1:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Government spending, the conflict in Libya and the nuclear crisis in Japan are expected to top Jay Carney's session with the White House press corps.

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  1. angela

    I have no comment. Its all about our lame government

    April 12, 2011 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • citizen

      It is rediculous and disgusting that we are still fighting two wars on meaningless patches of dirt.
      It was obvious years ago the hunt for Bin Laden and other Al Qeida principles had moved into Packistan.
      Remove the troops from Iraq and Afghanistan. End the drone campaign in Packistan. Begin a real war in Pakistan to kill Bin Laden and to secure nukes in Pakistan.

      April 12, 2011 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. citizen

    We don't need anymore cesium 137 or uranium 235 in the food supply or atmosphere.

    April 12, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  3. Doane

    I can't stand your sarcasm on the crawl today......Your crawl proclaimed..."SURPRISE ! Mitt Romney forms exploritory committee for a possible run for President"

    Your liberal slant is showing everywhere you speak or write.......knock it off

    April 12, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. duran duran

    Doane, you're on the wrong site you want Fox News' web site. Bye bye!

    April 12, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. duran duran

    And I love the sarcasm, since it's really no surprise that Romney wants to run. I just wish they all would run...away. Far, far away.

    April 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. duran duran

    And we all know Fox NEVER uses sarcasm or inflammatory crawls, right?
    and yes, that was sarcasm.

    April 12, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Harvey Spindle

    Here is an idea that came to me while watching the Rafferty file. Why don't we all as Americans send a strong message
    to congress that we expect them as the law makers of this country to put themselfs on Social Security so we can use all the excess money we now pay them to save Social secerity and they can have an idea of what it is like to try and live on this amount of money. I bet they could find all kinds of ways to cut things that now don't seem to matter to them..
    Bottom line is: How can someone who knows nothing about the bottom line workout a budget for the bottom line. Lets put them on an equal footing with the rest of us and educate them in the process. Or like the schools are doing fire all
    the (teachers) and hire new ones..
    Harvey Spindle

    April 12, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    @Harvey...at least most of US agree, when it comes to Congress, ain't no (D) nor (R) that's gonna stop them from profiting. I can't recall them having this kind of trouble when it comes time to vote on their own pay raises. And take a gander at their personal stock portfolios...littered with big-oil and big-pharma, congressional sweethearts.

    April 12, 2011 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    Let's establish an education system that pays cash dividends to Congressmen if the kids get good grades. Maybe then Congress would fun education with the same gusto they put into prison funding.If the kids average B- or better, the sitting President get's an all expense paid vacation to his homeland. (First Lady get's 2 free weeks Jenny Craig and a lifelong xanax prescription)

    April 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. kcstillalive

    Has a person actually living on Social Security ran for office ? This whole election thing irks me cause the common people aren't represented ANYWHERE !!! Those families who are trying to survive on less than $1000 a month. (part-time, Disabled, seniors ) At the current rate there is gonna be a group of people losing their homes because they can't afford taxes and insurance on them. People who live pay-check to pay-check have some idea how to balance income. Those who don't ( Trump included) will always fall back on bankruptcy and creating debt. If taxes are a must then create a 10 % Luxery tax on everything but food and gas. That way if someone wants to spend $15,000 or $15.00 on a dress the choice is theirs and they can't say it was unfair.

    April 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Glenn Smith from memphis,tn

    I watch CNN more than any other TV program and I'm sick and tired of watching mainly republicans criticize Presiident Obama all day every day. One man cannot be the blame for all our foreign and economical problems. When his administation do something positive you here very little about it, but anything that they percieve as negative Obama is criticized immensely. You dont here any republicians criticize Bush or congress for their part in this mess. By the way Bill Murray was one of the few people that spoke the truth but his comments wasnt repeated over and over!

    February 2, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |