Wednesday's live video events
April 13th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

President Obama is set to speak to the nation on his plans to reduce the federal deficit.  Watch Live for continuing coverage on this and other stories.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - House debates budget - A vote on the 2011 budget plan reached last week is not expected to happen until Thursday, so expect more discussion on the House floor today.

11:30 am ET - Sweat lodge manslaughter trial - The trial of James Arthur Ray, accused of manslaughter in the deaths of three people during a sweat lodge ceremony, continues in Arizona.

1:00 pm ET - House hearing on Arlington Cemetery - A House appropriates subcommittee looks at the problems plaguing Arlington National Cemetery, including mismanaged records and mislabeled graves.

1:35 pm ET - President Obama debt plan remarks - President Obama heads to the campus of George Washington University to discuss his plan at reducing the federal deficit.

3:00 pm ET - 2012 budget hearing - The 2011 budget has yet to be finalized, and we're already talking about 2012!  The House Rules Committee meets to begin the process of considering a budget resolution for next fiscal year. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. Karen Smith

    I have mild cerebral palsy and epilepsy. I worked hard for 7 years as a security supervisor. I usually worked 12-16 hour days. I would go to work after having 2 to 3 Grandmal Seizures until my doctor finally told me I couldn't work anymore. It took me a year to get on Social Security Disability. The doctors DID NOT want to believe I had Cerebral Palsy or epilepsy.
    I WANTED to work. I grew up with parents who told me I could do ANYTHING. It was heartbreaking to finally realize there WERE things I COULD NOT DO. After hearing The Republicans say they were ONLY going to take money from Social Security and Medicare the only side I had to look forward to was Obama. That, unfortunately was disappointing too. He only wants to take money from The Rich. I can tell you I am NOT ANYWHERE CLOSE to being RICH but when are these Politicians going to realize making a Budget means taking money from EVERYWHERE? It means taking a LITTLE from Social Security, Medicare, National Security, Medicaid, Research Funding, "Green Fuels" and yes even a little from education. IT ALSO MEANS TAX HIKES FOR EVERYBODY. If we do it this way we can all come together as AMERICANS and STILL keep these MUCH NEEDED Government organizations. It isn't that hard to figure out. The problem is both The Republicans AND Democrats are just worried about what is going to get them RE ELECTED. THAT IN MY BOOK IS NOT HELPING THE U.S. AND IS VERY UN AMERICAN!

    April 13, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey

    The "people who made" rich people rich WERE the rich people themselves.

    April 13, 2011 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al from CA

      Point being they (meaning big business) cut retirement benefits and raise our payroll deductions for social security and unemployment. They raise our insurance premiums for which we recieve higher copays and deductables. They expect longer hours with less support and supplies and give little in return but grief and stress for those that can handle it the least. While the rich get richer from dividends on their investments, the principle came from the hard working people who get stabbed in the back every time! Rep. Ryan scares me most of all. I'd like to get a peek at one of his bank statements.

      April 13, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
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