October 5th, 2011
07:54 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - New York chopper crash briefing - National Transportation Board officials discuss their probe into Tuesday's fatal helicopter crash in New York's East River.

11:45 am ET - Conrad Murray trial - Testimony continues in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, who's accused of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The debate over spending and debt will likely dominate Jay Carney's daily session with the White House press corps.

12:30 pm ET - Ron Paul at National Press Club - GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul speaks at the National Press Club in Washington.

2:30 pm ET - Gingrich's South Carolina town hall - GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich spends his day in South Carolina, where he'll host a town hall-style meeting in Blufton.

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


Filed under: Conrad Murray • Crime
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  1. jimmy

    I wish Ron Paul would do ok but guess he probably wont. They say he is an isolationist and US first kind of guy. That sure seems like what we need for a while to me.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Jimmy-I think he is the only one that said he would do an audit of our treasury dept. I have been calling for that.

      October 5, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. jimmy

    How I would fix things:
    1 repeal NAFTA
    2 really close off our borders
    3 put 15 percent tax on all goods imported into the US
    4 increase corporate taxes on all corps outsourcing jobs to a minimum of 25 percent above current levels
    5 cut all federal funding to sanctuary cities

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    that would be a start

    October 5, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  3. jimmy

    . . . . . we could also start up a national lottery with all profits going to pay off the national debt. . . .

    October 5, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  4. jimmy

    . . . and maybe initiate a 1 percent sales tax that all must pay, regardless of income. . . .

    October 5, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. jimmy

    . . . and maybe cut welfare and military spending 10 percent. . . .

    October 5, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Bring our boys home would shave some money and put them to work in a training programs for jobs to help the desaster areas. But welfare shouldn't be cut until the job situation is resolved.

      October 5, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
    • LoLo

      I believe everyone on Welfare and food stamps should be drug-tested- and limited to the food they buy- only healthy food- not garbage- I've seen it over and over again and it disgusts me!!!

      October 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jimmy

    That sounds incredible Scottish Mama. There are plenty of things our soldiers could do here in the US where they hopefully wouldnt be getting hurt.

    October 5, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Omg finally....Ppl with common sense lol good morning mama, jimmy! Nice to hear this, beats the gloomy gus's on the blog i went too prior! And mama yes im referring to peanuts...Lol...Hes STILL ranting about those stinking hippees....lol

    October 5, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And jimmy i will volunteer to be your campaigne mgr if your willing to run, you would be just what the ppl want! 🙂

    October 5, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ lolo.... Unfortunately more than half the problems in our country today are BECAUSE our government HAS meddled in ppls personal lives instead of taking care of the things they were hired to do. One prime example is lack of respect by our youth!

    October 5, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    First and foremost the priority HAS to be having jobs available! When that happens im positive alot of ppl recieving public assistance would much rather work and be in charge of their own lives. And im quite sure the american ppl do NOT want dictatorship!

    October 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Then and only then can we affectively initiate welfare reform, because as unfortunate as it is we do NOT live in an ideal world as most people are aware. As my grandma always said, too many chiefs, not enough indians.

    October 5, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And i really, really wish i was physically and financially able to attend the protestors but unfortunately i cannot. So i support them from afar and pray their message gets threw to enough ppl to make a difference & that it continue in peace! Bless u all!

    October 5, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |