June 30th, 2011
07:45 AM ET

Thursday's live video events

The Casey Anthony trial could wrap up soon, while the debt ceiling debate continues to rage in Washington.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of these developing stories.

Today's programming highlights...

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

9:45 am ET - Robert Gates says farewell - Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates is honored at the Pentagon for his years of service.  President Obama will be among those participating in the ceremony.

12:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The debt ceiling fight and Libya are among the topics expected to dominate today's White House briefing.

2:00 pm ET - Royal couple comes to Canada - Britain's Prince William and his bridge arrive in Ottawa to begin their tour of Canada.  Later today, they receive a formal welcome by Canadian government leaders.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Scottish Mama

    This is crazy. The Gop will not put the wealthy up for the loophole tax breaks they get. But will put up the medicare, medicaid and social security? We need a World Trade Organization riot to get that point across.
    President Obama needs to do the right thing and stand up for the people and say so. Go out fighting for the people is better than wishy washy. Bachman does not speak for the people she speaks for the wealthy right and is playing a game with the future of the united states safety.
    What does the government want to raise it to? The banks should take less bonus and pay more of their crap they f'd up. I am tired of the crap and so is America. A good ole march on Washington is in order here.
    The first thing to go should be wealthy tax benefits, the second the congress and senate give up their medical benefits and pay their own medical, pay freezes until they get the White House in order, America is sick sick sick of the crap in Washington. Fix it or get the hell out of Town.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury


      June 30, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Lone scot on the rudder of a nuclear sub?

      June 30, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Janet MacKinlay 9/11 red chips and Iron aluminum rich sphers?

      June 30, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    Better hurry up and raise that debt ceiling before anyone finds out how much was stolen from Social Security. Both individual politicians and individual American's steal from Social Security. Either by taking fund's without asking, as individual Pentagonsters like to do, leaving a worthless I.O.U. behind, or by making fraudulent disability claims bolstered by a slick-willie lawyer. Fortunatly, the CIA has moved their Domestic Affairs Div. to Denver, a central location for when Congress authorizes the CIA to investigate those who have been defrauding the system. (no, Congress would never allow the CIA to investigate Congress...just the citizenry)

    June 30, 2011 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      every President has raided the Social Security system, when do they pay it back? It isn't broke just plundered. The Gop has brought up the point that everyone 55 and older can get it, but I won't see it. How about a audit of Washington? Claire Mccaskill use your audit talent and tell the people where the money went, and don't blame it on the baby boomers. Where the heck is the money?

      June 30, 2011 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    To explain further: At present, the CIA's main operations are conducted in foreign countries...counter-intelligence, subterfuge operations, assasinations, enhanced interogations, etc. But the number of occupation-worthy countries is dwindling. There are only a few of the world's 200 or so countries left that have anything worth taking. Do you really believe that the CIA will be disbanded once they've done their jobs overseas? No, they will simply be given a new assignment...US.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
    • michaelfury


      June 30, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Historical precedent for the above

    Germany has zero oil and natural gas. So Hitler made plans to invade other countries to fuel the Nazi war machine. His plans took into consideration that he would soon run out of countries to easily occupy, and if he was going to win, German citizens were going to have to work their asses off. So he directed the Waffen SS to begin investigating the German peoples, giving them a list of who he wanted rounded up. "Workshy Individuals" was number one on that actual list, Jews were listed also, as the No. 3 target. (google it to find out who No. 2 was)

    June 30, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    There is absolutely no reason, and no reason given as to why Social Security is in such sad shape. SS should be flush...wayyyyyyyy flush. But it's not. A simple audit of the Federal Reserve would reveal what happened to SS, among other things. And is why both Democrat AND Republican Congresse's and Admministrations have historically refused to allow the fed to be audited. If we were to audit them, it wouldn't be long before we were digging-up the dead bodies of former politicians and ceremonially hanging them...maybe even 'lectric chair. Then we'd cast an eye on the living as we coiled the rope/wiped the chair down. It's only a matter of time before this scenario plays out, again.

    June 30, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Ron Paul put a bill forward to audit the gold reserve HR 1495. this is just gold though. How is an audit for the people done?

      June 30, 2011 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Philip

    ...and is what we see being played-out in other countries where citizens have found-out about how their own government has been ripping them off all these years. Various 'secret police' agencies send in thugs who cause mayhem and distract from what's really going on. The world is waking up. The www has been helping people share in finding out what's really going on. And Big-Pharma's meds are wearing off. (it's becoming more and more difficult to develop dumb-down pills for the same reasons ditto for antibiotics) Crooked government cannot possibly lead mankind into the future...thinking individuals understand this.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama


      June 30, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Scottish Mama

    What can an average citizen do? Can this be avoided? Robbing Peter to pay Paul cannot go on forever.

    June 30, 2011 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  8. Berrie

    You guys seem to be making a big deal out of the fact that Casey didn’t cry when her Dad, George Anthony, testified. Did you ever think about the possibility that she HATES the man. I am surprised more women have not spoken out on this and that it takes a male to say that if her Dad had molested her she may very well hate him.

    Also nobody is talking about reasonable doubt. Casey’s Dad is a retired police detective. As he has admitted he has seen death and smelled death. Why is this hardened cop now acting like a whuss? He knows how to play the game big time. It would appear to me that if he really loved his daughter he would be cooperating with her defense to try like hell to make sure his daughter does not die at the hands of the State of Florida. Yet he is so concern about being accused by the defense that he wants to make it difficult as hell for the defense to get answers from him. He is just play acting. Apparently he’s doing a good job according to you guys. However, I’m not buying it! Why is that nobody is talking about this gut having contact with the convicted kidnapper Vesco Thompson? Yeah he did it, ask a cop.

    You guys need to be more objective and balanced. It is as if you all have her guilty before the jury does. I would hope that a sane mother would not kill her own daughter and throw her away like a piece of garbage. http://www.myspace.com/uome2/music/songs

    June 30, 2011 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    You read her book Scottish Mama? I never did, but I've listened to her being interviwed and read her story online. She lived accross the street from the Trade Towers on 9/11. She expected to see a huge pile of debris when she came out of her dust-filled condo. But the building was gone. She could see Tower 7 from ground-level! A huge Trade Tower used to block her view, but it was gone! "Dustified" is how one investigator puts it. RIP Janet MacKinlay. (Janet died of brain cancer, possibly linked to 9/11 dust)

    June 30, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      No I haven't Phillip. Cnn must have not liked something I printed they did not post my replay here to you.

      June 30, 2011 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Well you brought her up. Where did you hear about Janet?

    June 30, 2011 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    Above where michael Fury world press under my comments. I looked her up and read about her.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I also looked up her findings red/chips, about thermite and the scientist that gave his theory on the melting of the towers.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Oh. I've seen Fury's post-and-go's so often, I hardly notice. I wonder why whoever posts Fury doesn't ever talk to anyone. (shrug) The entire event and aftermath investigations have had my eyebrows raised to the roof for years. It's so strange how the whole thing went down.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  14. madisone

    It's never been suggested that the child could have died from heat exhaustion. This has happened to children in the past. That is, they died from being left in a car while the parent were unaware that their child was in the car. Or the parent "forgot" the child was in the car. A smell in the car? The "murder weapon" IS the car. Did Casey chloroform her child? Maybe. But this may not be the cause of death. Caylee dies on a hot June day. This is just a theory but perhaps Casey has used chloroform on Caylee before. April – chloroform and keep child in car. May – chloroform and keep child in car. Now it's June. Chloroform and keep child in car. Child dies of heat . Mother discovers child and she may not even be aware that the child has died from the heat and not the chloroform. Now the cover up begins. "Zanny the Nanny". Xanex/Xanax is the babysitter. . . along with the car.

    June 30, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    And that scientist was Dr. Whitehurst, head of FBI forensics. And he didn't put forth a theory, he reported laboratory readings showing that the hardened steel inner floor truss bolts had been vaporized, not melted.

    June 30, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
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