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 CNN.com 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.

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  1. Cesar

    I love Osama, I'm his virgin No.1.

    May 5, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Poke my ass, Bin Laden

    May 5, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. patricia

    Let the wreath be laid...and let US get on with the important agendas needing congressional attention today! The news networks need to stop the film footage of OBL and give the creep not even a thumbnail photo on our live news staions.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. Big "E"

    Just as the soldiers,airmen,marines and sailors that have recieved special awards, e.g.Medals of Hornor,from Barack Obama;it's a shame that the wreath being laid at the 9-11 memorial at ground zero is also being officiated by a man who has no honor or love of our American way of life.A socialist presenting honors to brave Americans that have servered their country and or laid down their lives with great pride is a travesty.Although noone can steal the honor and respect these brave people earned and most definitely deserve, my heart still breaks to think this man,who has done nothing but shame us in the eyes of the world, stands over these honors.They deserve only the best,not someone who has made us look weak and has appologized to the world for our actions.These brave Americans didn't earn their awards by bowing down to foreign leaders. Mr.Reagan,where are you when we need you the most?

    May 5, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Are you blogging about former president Bush, who started this mess and now will not go to honor the innocent people who died on his watch, out of sight out of mind. Because I believe President Obama voted against the war and sending our young men and women to a war for no oil. While Valerie Plame and Most importantly her husband Mr. Wilson said there were no weapons of mass destruction. He was proven correct and his wife was outed as a spy. It is a shame your in your republican stupor you skim over facts to suit your political parties faux news. President Obama extended an invite and Former President Bush refused to pay homage to the innocent people of 9/11.Actuall President Obama is working with allies to work unilaterally to grow some respect and trust in The Americans that was severed by A president that dragged the british down with him. Doh?

      May 5, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    Big E do you have a big D, I love everything big, if you want I give you my bid ass

    May 5, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    I have tremendous respect for both Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama.
    Their thinking is different.
    Each has made an important contribution to our country.

    May 5, 2011 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey

      Sorry folks,some joker stole my ID here for the purpose of making me look stupid. Of course neither Ronald Reagan nor Barack Obama are any good. They both turn my stomach upside down!!!

      May 5, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Big Game James

    @Big "Ed" He'd probably congratulate Obama for helping to catch one of the most evil men in modern history! Reagan was also known for his grace. And if you are so unhappy with the current American President why don't you try your luck with another country. You ungrateful so and so!!

    May 5, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  8. michaelfury

    "Honor the victims of the 9/11 attacks" by investigating the crime.

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/the-rest-is-silence/

    May 5, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. Cesar

    This Barack Obama must feel good sitting on his high horse today. Today he's going to "ground zero" to shed his alligator tears for those who perished in the 9/11 attack. Just more electioneering on his part and that's just plain disgusting!!!

    May 5, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Joey

      Thank you,Cesar. I feel exactly the same way you do. Obama has no feelings for the common people except to get their votes and anybody who's willing to vote for this jerk needs to have their head examined!!!

      May 5, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  10. Cesar

    **********yawn********** Trolls, what can you do?

    May 5, 2011 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar

    Dear Troll/Hi-Jacker: Boring, boring, boring. Come on, you can do better than that!

    May 5, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. william beam

    If they are going to keep showing bin laden alive on tv then. They need show him dead if he dead not show live pictures of him

    May 5, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. Frank

    People of the United States of America and President Obama,
    First,If I were President and the CIA came to me and said they had "Eyes ON"
    OBL in Paksitan,even and old Vietnam Vet like me would have had no problem
    giving the GO Order to take him out.Next,please stop flying around the country campaigning and raising money for your re-election this early in the game.You are SPENDING 100s of thousands if not millions of dollars of Taxpayer money that could be allocated to the unemployed.Next.stay in the White House a personally figure out a way to solve the record unemployment numbers put out today.There is no need for a victory lap in NYC since your Administration dismantled the Intelligence structure that lead to the killing of OBL.Your Administration does not believe the is Terrorism in the world per your Homeland Security Director only "Man Made Disasters".GWB was right not to join you in NYC because according to you all our problems stem from his Admistration when it was the Intelligence Structure he put in place that has given you this victory today.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      So working with previous administrations across the party lines are a bad thing? Campaign money from the DNC pays for the trips right? There is no victory in respect and homage paid to the people who need comfort, it will not bring the loveo ones back. But he wants to be near the people it has affected.
      President Obama is not ringing bells, he is trying to bring a wounded nation together with healing. Let us not fight amonst ourselves, but work with what we have.
      Thank you for your service for our country your service is not taken lightly. I hope that the division of parties will not devide us as human beings and fellow countrymen.

      May 5, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  14. dan smith

    Valerie Plame lied
    ,actually Iraq did have WMD's, we know this because Saddam used them to kill over a million Kurds and for your info. We haven't taken a single barrel of oil out of Iraq since we went in, the war was about taking out someone who committed atrocities against innocent people. It was the right and honorable thing to do, just as going into Bosnia under Clinton was.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Dan he used chemical warfare not nuclear. It was mass killings. Valerie Plame lied about what? Libby went to jail for the outing of Plame.

      May 5, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  15. dan smith

    Hmm, Saddam murdered millions of innocent people and Obama said it was wrong to stop him. Ghadafi has killed a few thousand rebels and Obama says its vital for us to stop him. Anyone else see a problem with that kind of hypocrisy.

    May 5, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
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