Thursday's live video events
April 14th, 2011
07:38 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

The budget battle doesn't appear to be ending anytime soon in Washington.  Watch Live for continuing coverage on this developing story.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - House to vote on budget deal - A spending plan for the rest of this fiscal year was reached late last week, but the House is expected to vote on said plan today following final debate.

10:00 am ET - Supreme Court budget hearing - It's unusual to see or hear Supreme Court justices outside of the high court's chambers.  But Justices Stephen Breyer and Anthony Kennedy will be on Capitol Hill this morning, discussing the court's budget request for next fiscal year.

10:30 am ET - GOP budget talks - Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin has been the House Republican frontman for all things budget.  He will discuss the budget battle and debt ceiling concerns in Washington.

12:15 pm ET - CBC budget briefing - The Congressional Black Caucus unveils its so-called "Alternative Budget" for next fiscal year during a Washington news conference.

1:15 pm ET - White House briefing - The bruising budget battle is expected to top Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

4:20 pm ET - Obama heads to Chicago - Chicago was Frank Sinatra's kind of town, and President Obama hopes it's the same for him when he travels to the city to attend a series of re-election fund-raisers. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. scarlett penn

    Ironic indeed that Bernanke should shepherd the economy into the next great depression.
    The investment houses and banks will fail again, just as the next presidential election is heating up.
    This time govt. or rather taxpayer has no money for bailout.

    April 14, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      Wow. What other future events can you fortell? How about a stock market prediction, or anything else you care to tell us about?

      April 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chivass

      Bernanke should be in jail. When he refused to tell a House committee member where millions, or it may have been billions, was at he refused to do so. Must I remind you that this is taxpayer money? If you or I testified under oath to a government committee, what do you think would happen? If you answered jail you would be right.

      Our country would be a lot better off without the federal reserve. A lot better.

      April 21, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. scarlett penn


    April 14, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ralph

    Agreed. Instead of having to concoct Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations, banks instead, are simply being handed money in the QE 2 program.
    They are using this printed money to pay dividends to the ( you guessed it ) rich. And buy back stock and pay hefty executive compensation sums.
    Well the Fed can't print money forever. The goose is on life support.
    No more golden eggs.

    April 14, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Sunar From Indonesia Web:

    its a relief, that goverment shutdown wouldnt hv happened

    April 14, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  5. kelly

    How can the president Even think to leave Washington until the final budget is passed??

    April 14, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jen

    Solution or beginning to solving the us debt problems – end politicians retirement pay unless they serve 20 years like our military are required to do. If weathly individuals want to be charitable then how about donating to the public schools. With continued education budget cuts the US will fall into a downward spiral incapable of recovery.

    April 14, 2011 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
    • OdysseusV

      When is the president and congress going to figure out that $250,000 is not what it used to be!! The average house in this country probably costs about that much, but I guarantee the occupants aren't real miilionares. The negotiating point on raising taxes should be raised to at least $500,000 and up, and as for taking away the mortgage interest credit, really!! The whole economic system for most Americans home owners is based on this premise! Take it away and the whole system will crash within 2 years. But that's what it seems are political leaders are trying so hard to accomplish anyway!!

      April 14, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. $250,000 home of the brave

    Lawmakers voting on budget resolution today will remove vouchers for working poor to provide health care for their families.
    Exactly what business round table wanted.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  8. Ancient Texan

    Tax increases on people making over $250,000 will stop what little hiring was beginning by small businesses after the repeal of the tax cuts was voted down. Once the uncertainty was removed, businesses cautiously started hiring. Raise taxes and watch it all come to a stop. Also throwing more money at education is not the answer! The generation of students in the 50s received a much better education before the federal government got involved and the cost per student was probably all of $13.27 per student opposed to the ridiculous amount today.

    April 14, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  9. this lil lite of mine

    Blah y dont they beat a dead horse, the gov. Has alot off dead weight. Like ppl washing 2many ppls hands. Like "Non profit orgs." And lil ms pregnant palin, $ 262000? 4 many "Days and weeks of work" Lol 0sama imean 0bama aint making but $400000 a yr . Id like to thank and pray 4the ppl that are tired of working a honest days wage. Blessed r they that waited. Aka poor and 0ppressed. And i hope the gov. Regains their "common" Sense soon. Before We come to ours 🙂 cant nobody act a fool like me.
    Luks at brazil.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. this lil lite of mine

    All governments and autocrats. Im not hating 0n no1. U will know the perfect hate wen i do.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  11. this lil lite of mine

    Im sure they hardworking class and elders Apreciate things like lil miss palins and non profits fakes Getting all their pieces of pie. Gud thing JESUS is not divided. 🙂 rocknroll aint noise pollution, r.n.r just makes gud gud sense.

    April 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Ernie Beatty

    That's right,let's increase the unnecessary military spending,jump into another civil war,give more tax breaks to the wealthy and cut medicare and medicaid. That ought to bring our huge deficit under control. Then again,what do I know? I'm just another ignorant Tea Partier!

    April 14, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    @kelly: it's in the hands of Congress, that's why.

    April 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |