December 7th, 2011
07:49 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The 2012 presidential election may be 11 months away, but that doesn't mean Live is resting on its laurels.  We are your home for the latest news from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:05 am ET - GOP candidates address Republican Jewish Coalition - Six Republican presidential candidates will speak at a gathering of the Republican Jewish Coalition in Washington.

10:00 am ET - Iraq, Afghanistan oversight hearing - A House oversight committee holds a hearing on the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

12:00 pm ET - Live chat with CNN's John King - Join CNN's John King for a chat on Live!  John will take your questions via Twitter @JohnKingCNN, then click on the live stream to hear his answers.

12:30 pm ET - Pearl Harbor commemoration - Survivors and others gather in Hawaii to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

2:30 pm ET - John Grisham on Capitol Hill - Best-selling author John Grisham testifies before a Senate committee on advancing the science of forensics.

3:00 pm ET - Obama, Canadian PM remarks - President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper make statements following closed-door talks at the White House. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. michaelfury

    "Yet military history is full of surprises, even if few are as dramatic or as memorable as Pearl Harbor. Surprise happens so often that it’s surprising that we’re still surprised by it. Very few of these surprises are the product of simple blindness or simple stupidity. Almost always there have been warnings and signals that have been missed–sometimes because there were just too many warnings to pick the right one out, sometimes because of what one scholar of Pearl Harbor called “a poverty of expectations”—a routine obsession with a few familiar dangers."

    – Paul Wolfowitz, West Point commencement address, June 2001


    "Wolfowitz: We were having a meeting in my office. Someone said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. Then we turned on the television and we started seeing the shots of the second plane hitting, and this is the way I remember it. It’s a little fuzzy.

    Q: Right.

    Wolfowitz: There didn’t seem to be much to do about it immediately and we went on with whatever the meeting was. Then the whole building shook. I have to confess my first reaction was an earthquake. I didn’t put the two things together in my mind. Rumsfeld did instantly."

    December 7, 2011 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. elmo

    I hope we get to talk about OWS or mailmen today. It is fun. We get to call em dirty lice infested flea ridden lazy hippys. The mailmen are like that too.

    December 7, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |