Monday's live video events
April 18th, 2011
07:36 AM ET

Monday's live video events

Congress is on a two-week recess, but that doesn't mean news is lacking from Washington.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the government spending fight in Washington.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The battle over government spending is expected to top Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps, along with the situations in Japan and Libya.

1:45 pm ET - Obama honors Air Force football - President Obama takes a brief break from the bruising budget battle to present the Commander-in-Chief Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team.  The trophy is awarded annually to the best service academy football team.

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


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Mariana

    Congrats to the Air Force Academy!

    April 18, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. absolutely nothing

    Do just enough to get rehired. Not enough to create any hope or cause any meaningful, positive, change.

    April 18, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. Frankenstein

    Honored airforce with atrophy

    April 18, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. RiffRaff

    atrophy or a trophy,Frankenstein?

    April 18, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Frankenstein

    atrophy

    April 18, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. RiffRaff

    Another blipping vacation? Wow,not a bad gig if you can get it. Now they want an amendment to balance the budget? It's their job! I guess since they work 2 weeks a month,they have to be reminded of their job requirements. Its no wonder nothing gets done in DC. Elected to 2-yr terms,start campaining as soon as they take the oath,and work 2 weeks then a week off-unless of course its a 'vacation'. Govt efficiency @its finest. Ugh

    April 18, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  7. popeye

    Yea and we pay for his little vacations must be nice not to have any other worries!

    April 18, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzz

    Hey Popeye... saw your hello to me. I will be back on tonight if you want to chat. Glad to hear you finally got a new cell pm NY time. 🙂

    April 18, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. BigGameJames

    Where does it say he took a vacation? Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Next week they'll be saying he doesn't do anything for the armed forces. All you guys are on a job (if you have one) 24-7? If so your homes and families are suffering.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  10. absolutely nothing

    Dont be fooled! The economy is improving and we are ready to have some seriously good times in this country.
    Increased sales tax receipts and business taxes mean we don't have to worry about budget deficits. We have so much money, perhaps its time to start thinking about a tax cut.

    April 18, 2011 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  11. nicolas alameda

    all americans in this country should take a pay cut for two years, specially am's making over sixty thou a year of like two %. maybe this way we all can live and still have money in the bank. it would mean to lower prices all around the nation lets go back to the eighty's prices.

    April 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Thomas R. Clauss

    We need Top Officials to take a Large Pay Cut.

    April 18, 2011 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeanne

      Government officials (supposedly public 'servants') should be held to minimum wage, receive the same Medicare health care benefits that they vote for our seniors (who have paid their share to get the healthcare they deserve) and upon retirement (no more than 2 terms in office please) they should receive the same social security benefits as what they have paid in. NOT a pension and income for the rest of their lives. Government needs to be forced to have a balanced budget just like all of the rest of us. No one can live on a continuously escalating borrowing credit program. They need to vote that it is mandatory to be budget neutral EVERY year. Lets stop giving American's hard earned money away to the oil magnets and countries that do not get it to the people anyway.

      April 20, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  13. banasy

    Nicholas, are you serious? Why should I take a pay cut when the politicos *regularly* vote themselves pay raises? Prices go back to the 80s? The top 2% are making waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over 60,000. a year; 60,000. a year is like 25,000. back n the 80s. My figures are probably not exact, but you get the idea. Do you think prices would go down if we all took a pay cut? Nope, we'd just be waaaaay poorer!

    April 18, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ypopeye

    Right on to

    April 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  15. popeye

    Right on thomas top dogs need the pay cut! Not the lower and middle-class!

    April 18, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
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