April 20th, 2011
07:32 AM ET

Wednesday's live video events

President Obama pays a visit to Facebook headquarters today for a town hall meeting, and CNN.com Live will be there for all your coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

12:30 pm ET - U.N. briefing on Libya - The United Nations humanitarian chief will speak with reporters on her trip to strife-torn Libya.

1:00 pm ET - Gulf oil spill anniversary briefing - Louisiana officials, including Gov. Bobby Jindal and several parish presidents, will discuss the first anniversary of the Gulf oil spill and update the public on the condition of the region.

4:45 pm ET - Facebook town hall with President Obama - The president hosts a town hall-style meeting on the deficit from Facebook headquarters in Palo Alto, California. 

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

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  1. Richard Mills



    April 20, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. imeanwhat

    Have you heard about the Obama and Mark Zuckerberg ordeal? In the age of shameless self-promotion (we're all guilty of it), is Facebook becoming two faced? http://bit.ly/hd6HrF

    April 20, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. L Ring

    Has President Obama asked Congress to take a 40% paycut and reduce their staffs by 60% to reduce the debt?

    If not, why not?

    April 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. David Thelen

    The following has to do with shoring up the financial shortage of our postal service. Can a new 3 tier variable cost postal stamps be established?
    Part of the costs for postal service is to bring mail and pick up mail directly to people’s homes or businesses. The highest tier stamp (tier 1) would be set based on the cost of this service. The charge would be at variable prices based partly on the cost of fuel for that month. The prices would be based on fuel prices, vehicles depreciation and manpower costs. You would print these stamps from your computer and be charged that month’s stamps fee. You could purchase these stamps from your local grocery or pharmacy store, as well.
    If you like to send your mail from your local grocery or pharmacy store and mail it to community mail boxes, you will be charged at the lowest fee (tier 3.) If you send mail from your grocery store or pharmacy store and mail it directly to someone’s place of business or residence, you will be charge the middle tier (tier 2) stamp prices.
    Can a new 3 tier variable cost postal stamp charges be set up? This may be a way to shore up the financial shortage of our postal service. Does this make business sense? If you have something to add to this concept, what will work instead?

    April 20, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    David, no disrespect, but your system is almost as confusing as the old terror alert color system.

    April 20, 2011 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JustThisEasy

    A Fair Reasonable and Equitable Tax System

    Based upon the salaries of the three branches of government, the below percentages represent a fair, reasonable and equitable tax rate system.
    400,000 – 45%
    250,000 – 400,000 – 40%
    175,000 – 250,000 – 35%
    100,000 – 175,000 – 30%
    50,000 – 100,000 – 25%
    25,000 – 50,000 – 20%
    0 – 25,000 – 15%

    Shown below are the current annual salaries for the top elected and appointed US government officials

    Executive Branch

    President of the United States
    2011: $400,000

    Vice President of the United States
    2011: $230,700

    Cabinet Department Secretaries
    2011: $199,700

    Legislative Branch – US Congress

    Speaker of the House
    2011: $223,500

    House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders
    2011: $193,400

    Rank-and-File Senators and Representatives
    2011: $174,000

    Judicial Branch
    Chief Justice of the United States
    2011: $223,500

    Associate Justices of the Supreme Court
    2011: $213,900

    US Courts of Appeals Judges
    2011: $184,500

    Federal District Judges
    2011: $174,000

    April 20, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    as ive always said overpaid and underworked. let them live l month the way average americans are expected too then they just might get it tho i doubt it. should fire em all and start over.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |