November 15th, 2011
07:36 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

Watch Live for continuing coverage on the race to find a solution to America's debt crisis.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Occupy Wall Street crackdown briefing - Earlier this morning, New York City police tried to break up the Occupy Wall Street protest in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.  Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others explain the action at a briefing.

9:30 am ET - Iraq troop withdrawal hearing - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others discuss plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year.

10:30 am ET - Rick Perry talks government reform - GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry pledges to outline a plan to, in his words, "dismantle" Washington, during a town hall-style meeting in Bettendorf, Iowa.

10:40 am ET - Herman Cain rallies supporters - Embattled GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain looks to rally his supporters in Dubuque, Iowa.

1:00 pm ET - NASA astronaut application announcement - Have you wanted to live your childhood dream of becoming an astronaut?  Now may be your chance, as NASA will unveil its process for selecting its next class of space explorers.

7:00 pm ET - Huntsman's New Hampshire town hall - GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman looks to keep his Oval Office dreams alive in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he'll hold a town hall-style meeting. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Dollars & Sense • Economy • Occupy Wall Street
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  1. s kel

    NASA bound.......well across from NASA at the shopping strip at NASA-GODDARD in Greenbelt

    November 15, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. michaelfury

    "In 1983, I found myself being thrown into a van, in handcuffs and shackles, with a couple of dozen other people for having blocked the entrance to a company that was constructing counter-insurgency training camps in Honduras.

    I won’t romanticize civil disobedience. I won’t pretend that it stopped what was happening in Central America. But I think it was a lot more appropriate than anything I had done up to that point. It had an impact on public perceptions and on what certain companies and interest groups could get away with. The activities of the peace and justice movements of the 1980s did accomplish important things. I wasn’t just an individual, I was part of a social movement, which was enormous and which participated actively in history.

    Furthermore, there was a kind of peace that I achieved that day, lying on the ground in my handcuffs in the November rain — a kind of communion with the spirits of the people killed at Rio Sumpul. I don’t think this was just self-indulgence or fantasy, though this is always a danger. I think I was starting to translate compassion into genuine solidarity with those who suffer. Compassion without active solidarity is barren. I was starting to get some integrity. Not that I was a saviour of the world, but I was beginning to put into practice my moral and spiritual values. That huge chasm between talk and action was beginning to be addressed in my life."

    – Graeme MacQueen

    November 15, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Come on, s kel, you know you wanted to be an astronaut when you wanted to grow up, lol.

    Or was it a firemen?
    Hey! Your dream came true!
    Well done.

    November 15, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    St. Louis Occupy has been banned from the park. every night at the curfew of the park people are arrested. It is in the court system and the judge has said that they no longer can protest. They are back everyday to practice their civic right to get together and protest. Mayor Slay said he would find them another place, but no word as a week has come and gone.
    As some 23 parks in Missouri will be closing, it is even slim to none they want to find another park..

    November 15, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO

    NASA's standard is that you need to be some kind of superman – pilot + PhD + perfect vision + athlete

    Do I sound bitter?

    November 15, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    good morning mama, banasy and s kel. and my prayers are with youre occupy group mama. detroit did give its occupy group and extension and so far they have been extremely peaceful. lets hope it continues however peaceful protests arent recognized much.

    November 15, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    As has been reported, the government has begun the process of trying to suppress voice of the demonstrators which means they are noticing the growth of the movement and are getting scared. But its really gonna take a revolution to make serious changes!

    November 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
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    November 16, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |