Thursday's live video events
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss the president's planned troop drawdown before a congressional committee.
June 23rd, 2011
07:40 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

How is President Obama's plan for a troop drawdown in Afghanistan resonating on Capitol Hill and around the world?  Watch Live for the latest on this developing story.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Casey Anthony trial - Testimony resumes in the trial of Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her young daughter.

10:00 am ET - Clinton talks Afghanistan - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will discuss President Obama's Afghanistan troop drawdown plan when she testifies before a Senate committee.

11:00 am ET - Congress reacts to Obama speech - Congressional critics of the Afghanistan war brief reporters on President Obama's troop drawdown plan.

2:30 pm ET - Obama pitches drawdown plan - President Obama takes his case to the people when he discusses his drawdown plan with U.S. soldiers in Fort Drum, New York. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. michaelfury

    June 23, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    June 23, 2011 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    The USA has to produce SOMETHING salable so our citizens can do SOME work.
    If war is all we can produce other than food, we have to have some wars.
    There is not yet any soldiers' union.
    It was not government basket weaving and scenic mountain-road projects that got us out of the (recognized) Great Depression: it was WWII.

    June 23, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzzzz

    The USA can produce a farm for the wilderbeast.

    June 23, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Jazzzzzzz's troll:
    We have lots of those already.
    I know that you didn't come from one.

    June 23, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Alan MacDonald

    Toward the end of his speech tonight, Obama apparently felt the need to pathetically claim, "We stand not for empire" - which is clearly an admission that he feels a need to emphasize and, without the slightest proof, reinforce this claim that the US is not acting as a global Empire.

    As Shakespeare famously wrote of the human nature of the guilty "(S)he protesteth too much".

    So tonight, the ever smooth Obama, seems clearly to be protesting too much about an issue that a fast increasing number of Americans beyond Chomsky, Bacevich, Berman, Parenti, Kolko, Chalmers Johnson, Korten, Hedges, Harvey, Hardt, Wolin, Zinn, et al have known for years. That our former country is now the seminal part of a disguised global corporate/financial/militarist Empire, which hides behind the facade of its bought and paid for Two-Party "Vichy" sham of democratic government.

    Which means that today even the faux Emperor himself seems to know that he has no clothes on, and that the global Empire that he fronts for is today becoming very naked to very many people here and abroad.

    So, tonight's speech by faux Emperor/president Obama was very good news for all who know that our former and now captive country "stands precisely for Empire" - although "we" certainly do not!

    Alan MacDonald
    Sanford, Maine

    Liberty & democracy

    New America People's Party 2012

    June 23, 2011 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • George Patton

      Very well stated, Alan. Thank you. There goes Hilary Clinton on her high horse to Congress again, to explain why we need to keep funding this obscene war in spite of our withdrawals which still leave 79,000 troops to many there after the end of next year!!!

      June 23, 2011 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzzz

    Thank you Joey. That was a troll. Should I feed my troll or ignore IT?

    June 23, 2011 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    You may still be a troll.
    One got a good bite out of me yesterday.
    I still choose not to ignore them, because ignoring them doesn't stop them, as "experts" say it does.
    I think for myself, completely, even though it bothers some deluded persons so much that they tell me to think for myself and call me names.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz

    One got "a good bite" LOL. You make them sound like biting rodents. Thanks for the advice. As always Joey,nice to read your posts.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  10. Sarah

    I wonder how our troops feel about being a "political" football.

    June 23, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. wayne esty

    CNN the most commercials in the morning!!

    June 23, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    @ Alan MacDonald
    Very well said and aptly.
    With almost 700 military bases around the world and four wars going (if you discount covert operations in Yemen).
    military confrontation being contemplated against Syria & Iran, there is nothing much to add to your comments. Except of course that the most of these 'campaigns' both militarily & on the diplomatic front are in proxy for the Zionist regime in Israel.

    Ask any self respecting, peace loving Jew and he would express dismay at these policies which undermine the interests of both Americans and Israeli Jews. be it Chomsky, Uri Avnery, Ilan Pappi , Horowitz , Jewish Voice for Peace, JStreet, Rabbis of North America for Peace, Gush Shalom and thousands others.
    Last night's speech was an indication of where this nation is headed. We are already tottering on the edge of financial bankruptcy after having lost our credibility prestige & clout around the world after the Iraq disaster.
    it seems we are inexorably being driven to being toppled from the pedestal we earned as a great nation.
    Unfortunately the nation is asleep.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |

    i really feel casey anthony is a sick (mentally) womyn. Her defense should have went with that. Something happen to her. no she should not be set free, she should be put in a mental facility for the rest of her life. I am a survivor of molestation by m so called godfather. i have had years of therapy and i was mentally unstable and a liar. I can not say if she is also a survivor,only she knows .but i see things in her that makes that possible. i hear all the juging of her on tv and even the doctors say she has no such problem. YOU CAN NOT PUT INCEST SURVIVORS IN A BOX AND SAY THESE ARE TH CHARACTERISTICS O OF A SURVIVOR. Give her lots of years of therapy and probably meds and someday her parents might hear the truth.

    June 23, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |