December 30th, 2011
07:33 AM ET

Friday's live events

The Iowa caucuses are just four days away, and Live is your home for all the latest political news from the Hawkeye State.

Today's programming highlights...

7:30 am ET - Huntsman on the campaign trail - While the other major GOP presidential candidates are in Iowa, Jon Huntsman continues campaigning in New Hampshire.  He addresses a Rotary meeting in Bow, New Hampshire.

8:00 am ET - Gingrich's Iowa bus tour - GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich continues his bus tour of Iowa with a stop at a restaurant and social club in Des Moines.   He'll also make stops at Creston at 6:00 pm ET and Shenandoah at 9:00 pm ET.

9:05 am ET - Christie campaigns for Romney - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will appear with GOP candidate Mitt Romney at a campaign event in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Christie and Ann Romney will later campaign in Cedar Rapids at 2:00 pm ET.

2:15 pm ET - Wall Street sings out 2011 - In a tradition spanning decades, Wall Street traders sing "Wait Til the Sun Shines Nellie" to close out 2011.

3:45 pm ET - Perry's Iowa meet and greet - Gov. Rick Perry talks with potential caucus voters at a restaurant in Waverly, Iowa.

4:00 pm ET - Paul's Iowa town hall - GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul hosts a town hall-style meeting in Sioux Center, Iowa.

4:00 pm ET - Santorum's football party - Are you ready for Rick Santorum and football?  The GOP hopeful hosts a watch party for college football's Pinstripe Bowl in Ames, Iowa. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

Filed under: Elections • Politics • Republican Party
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. banasy c

    I know that the Iowa caucus is on the mind of many. But let's just fast forward past the election. I predict that President Obama will win re-election.

    December 30, 2011 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hugh Jass c

    I second the motion.

    December 30, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. gung ho

    I third the notion to vary the motion.

    December 30, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  4. Jazzzzzz

    Obama in 2012. Yep more likely than not. I just got diagnosed with diabetes. I'm scared.

    December 30, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • kjb

      Hey Jazzzzzz...
      I'm can imagine that you must be scared. Please follow the 'diet' that your doctor gives you. That will help tremendously.
      Take care...

      December 30, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Vet4RonPaul

    Ron Paul vs the Chicken Hawk neocon war-mongers! Ron Paul is pro-freedom, pro-peace, pro-life, pro-right-to-bear-arms and anti-NYC-bankster bailouts. For those positions, the GOP and Media attack him relentlessly. They would rather see Obama win than a pro-freedom and pro-peace person. They cast blame on anyone who supports Ron Paul; shame on those that demonize supports of a true and honest person. I am a military veteran and my hope is with the great people of Iowa.

    December 30, 2011 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mr. Ducky ™


    December 30, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mr Ducky tm

    On New Years my family and I will eat ham and all the fixings. We will watch movies and play board games. We will watch AC and KG too. We are going to have a great New Years. Life is not about money. It's about love. I love my family.

    December 30, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ jazzzzz diabetes is easily controlled now, just listen to ur dr and follow everything he says. Some people live long and fulfilled lives with it. But im wishing you all the best and if ever you want i have some awesome diabetic recipes! 🙂

    December 30, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Tcr C2

    Im a non voter at 9.05am so its a weakone

    December 30, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ 400 you go into a coma so ALWAYS monitor it. Also they have dogs now trained to know your levil changing before you know. Good luck fake or real jazzzz! And god bless you!

    December 30, 2011 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    and jazzzz alot of diabetic patients can take the pills for awhile and eventually be able to go off them and keep it under controll with diet alone. keep the faith!

    December 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    That wasn't Jazzy.
    I really dislike people who troll her saying that kind of crap.
    Saying it ignores karma when I was wishing it on a troll rather proves it, IMO.
    We know how Jazzy talks; that ain't her!

    December 30, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    hmmm jurys still out 4 me but then again i dont have the radar. Even it wasnt jazzz diabetes can be am awful thing so if i can help just one person im ok.

    December 31, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    I do have a question and it may seem kinda dumb but how does one third a motion to vary a motion i dond understand that at all.

    December 31, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    And i alsmn will vote for OBAMA and believe he will win another term for POTUS, but and even tho they are different parties i think he could learn alot from Ron Paul! He does have some wonderful ideas on increasing the economy!

    December 31, 2011 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |