May 5th, 2011
07:43 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

President Obama heads to the World Trade Center site in New York today to honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks.  Watch Live for coverage on this story.

Today's programming highlights...

9:45 am ET - Exiting Afghanistan briefing - Now that Osama bin Laden is dead, what does this mean for the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan?  Two House lawmakers will unveil legislation calling for the president to submit a timeline for withdrawing U.S. troops from the country.

10:00 am ET - U.S. policy in Pakistan hearing - Osama bin Laden was found in Pakistan, sparking concern among some over America's relationship with the country.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee looks at U.S. engagement in Pakistan this morning.

10:00 am ET - Social media and disasters hearing - Social media has played a critical role as a communication tool in the aftermath of disasters, such as last week's tornadoes in the Southern U.S.  A Senate homeland security subcommittee takes a look at the power of social media.

1:20 pm ET - Obama participates in wreath-laying ceremony - President Obama attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in New York.

1:30 pm ET - Pentagon 9/11 wreath-laying ceremony - A similar ceremony occurs this afternoon at the Pentagon's 9/11 memorial.  Vice President Joe Biden will be among those in attendance. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. Riff*Raff

    We Americans might not have gotten any oil from Iraq, but the American/BP oil companies were given the rights to the fields a while ago. They got the $$

    May 5, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. dan smith

    Anyone who denies that Saddam had WMD's and denies that he used them against his own people are the same ilk that believes the holocaust never happened.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Do not tell me what I believe, and do your change and name calling. What wmd, Chemical is what he used.

      May 5, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  3. Steven Ratliff

    Would it be possible to not use the name of osama bin laden in capital letters. He does not deserve that respect. Thank you

    May 5, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    He did not say it was wrong to stop him, he said and believed there was not evidence strong enough to prove that he had wmd, the reason Pres. Bush was going in Iraq. It wasn't to save the people he killed. Totally different situation and different country. And he is going in with Allied support unilaterally, also something Pres. Bush did not have. Sorry he dragged the British with him.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  5. Dan

    Pres Bush just went into Irak because there was a photo of his father on the floor of a government building and everybody had to step on it to go in.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Big "E"

    Obama did nothing more than say Oh,ok,go get him.He left every policy in place that Bush started.To give him credit for the capture of OBL is like giving credit to the projectionist at a theater for the film you just watched.Obama is a socialist who is intent on changing our nation into his fairy tale uptopia that doesnt and never will exist.He is a coward and has given the world the same impression of all Americans.He continually makes us look like a nation of cowards by saying we are affraid of publishing photos of Bin Lanen because of the backlash of the terrorist..You people who think he is a hero are decieved.He called for the withdrawl of our troops from Iraq but then sent 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan after his election.He is a liar and is only interested in his own personal agenda.

    May 5, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      So, President Obama should have not sent them in. He should not have kept the intel of Bush in place. You are correct in what Bush started. NO credit is what you don't want to give him, last time I checked it was on his watch, and he does not act as if he wants it, It is the non credit for getting it done from and not supporting what you republicans pined over, now republicans cry cause President Obama got it done. Fickle bunch? LBush Started and Obama finished it.
      President Obama called for the troops in Irato withdrawl. He said the fight was in Afghanistan and put in enough troops that should have been there and gave aide to our military in Afghanistan that were sorely under numbered and taen for granted. Noone had heard much of those men and women fighting there. Oh, and look where they found LBin Laden right next door. In where some type of relations have been struck. Now it is Pakistan turn to get on the bus and support the fight or let Al queda rn their country. Poop or get off the pot.

      May 5, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  7. Big "E"

    If I served you a delicious meal cooked by the chef that was on duty before me,would you thank me for the great food or the one who actually prepared it? Obama just happpened to be at the right place at the right time.As for the troop increase.Obama said we had no business in the middle east at all and should bring our troops home.It was a campaign ploy to get him elected.It worked.But once in office he renigged on that promise.He also said he would close Gitmo,another lie.How can you trust him when he repeatedly lies to the American people?

    May 5, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I would thank you for inviting me and to tell your chef he prepared an wonderful meal. lol. President Obama kept the intel to help. Somtimes being in the right place and making the right move means all the difference in a good meal or a spoiled one. He actually said the fight is not in Iraq, it was in Afghanistan, so he pulled out the troops in Iraq and sent in a fresh troop to to do a tour. My nephew has done a few. It was not as you described, He did say he wanted to close it, but the congress changed and If they really want to take the budget down they should close it. Who is fighting the closure remains to be seen. NOt having bipartisanship does not help. Bush did leave other things in his lap, what was the republican plan to close or get rid of gitmo? Oh, let the next guy do it?

      May 5, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Cesar

    I love you Scottish mama, ill do whatever you want, please tell me what you like.

    May 5, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      How about coming onto blog and not disguise yourself as Cesar. Then blog as a human being and and yourself and try not to be someone else. The way I like it would not really matter to you, seeing that you focus your abilities to hurt others. Why do you post the mean things about cesar? Did he wrong you or just confront you? I read all the blogs and blog little now, I see you all the time. I always wonder what makes you tick, being anonymous? covert? if you like to hurt or if you have been hurt? I guess I was always the why child, my mom would tell me lovingly to go play in the traffic. I wish you to come under a name and discuss things and wish to you what maybe you cannot or just don't care to give, peace and love. And a damn bit of real fiesty conversation!

      May 5, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sorry Scottish Mama,I'm the true Cesar here and just ignore the Tea Partier above as he usurps my name all the time. I never use that filthy Tea Party lingo nor think their dirty thoughts!!!

      May 5, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    I don't know why I sense that you are very exotic, and very fine, I'm in love.

    May 5, 2011 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      It's all in your mind. You tend to be dramatic. Are you an actor?

      May 5, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cesar

      Sorry Scottish Mama,I didn't post the above. That's just some dirty minded Tea Partier playing with you. These people have but two things on their tiny minds and you know what they are!

      May 5, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Cesat, I know.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Carol

    Don't know the lady's name who is on right now, but she like everyone on the news it seems, says that the Pentagon is in D.C. It is in VA. There are lots of apt. bldgs and homes and a shopping center around it, rather than just Government bldgs. as would be the case if it was in downtown D.C.

    May 5, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    @Cesar of 2:34: You ass/hole. Your mother is a wh+/re.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
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