January 25th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The Republican presidential candidates will debate the issues of the day Thursday night in Jacksonville, Florida.  CNN.com Live will broadcast the debate tomorrow starting at 8pm ET.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Giffords to officially resign - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will hand in her resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner today.  The letter will then be read on the House floor.

9:25 am ET - Romney's rebuttal - Yesterday, GOP candidate Mitt Romney delivered a "prebuttal" to President Obama's State of the Union Address.  Now that Obama's remarks have concluded, Romney will now deliver his official rebuttal in Orlando.

9:30 am ET - Chevy Volt battery fire hearing - Did the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration hold back its announcement regarding battery fires in Chevy Volts?  The House Oversight Committee looks into that issue.

11:30 am ET - World Economic Forum opens - German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivers the opening remarks at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

1:00 pm ET - Obama in Iowa - President Obama launches a five-state, three-day swing across the country in Iowa, where he addresses Conveyor Engineering and Manufacturing in Cedar Rapids.  He will then travel to Phoenix, Arizona, to deliver remarks at Intel at 7:00 pm ET.

2:15 pm ET - Bernanke briefing - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke briefs reporters on interest rate projections over the next several years and other issues of the day.

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

Filed under: Elections • Gabrielle Giffords • Politics • Republican Party
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    January 25, 2012 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Iceman

    Dont wast space on these blogs please?!!!!!!...........obama still has my vote, but why will look at past presidents bush only created 3 million jobs in 8 yrs, obama.... 4 million but hes not doing his job ? Bush sent more troops to iraq to protect his own interests , OIL , obama shut it down and brought them back, as promised , and obamas not doing his job? All other presidents beat around the bush when it comes to speaking to the people, but obamas straight forward , and the insulting individuals ignorance gets in the way and they get mad ?will it seems that obama is doing his job. What makes one man upset such as those that talk bs and get the presidential seat and do nothing at all or very little and ignore the main problems that plague this country, so for all of those people that dont feel comfortable with a leader doing exactly what he said he was going to do and is up front with it, why are you scared of success?

    January 25, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Now you've got to remember that the GOP has one agenda and one agenda only. That is to make President Obama a one term president. That made that statement before he was even sworn in.

      January 25, 2012 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzy

    A Human being was ra ped, not once but more than a dozen times; by Sandusky, Paterno, the administration and anyone else who knew. Jesus wasn't concerned with a persons job, he was concerned with the person.
    33 years of working with someone and he didn't know?
    My mind will NOT be changed and this will be the last time I speak on this case. 🙂

    January 25, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Tingle

      Oddly enough, Jesus was on this earth for 33 years, and only HE has the right to judge Paterno...YOU don't....

      January 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Tim Thomas

    I don't care where Obama is.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mercenary for Hire

    Vote Republican you Morons !! Then we can have another wasteful war declared against the Iranian regime. After all they are building WMD's at their nuclear facility and we've got proof. Go ahead, vote Republican so that the GOP can waste anothrer $4+ Trillion dollars on an unjust war (as they did with Iraq + Afghanistan), not to mention countless lives lost !!

    January 25, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Tingle

      Right on.

      January 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Larry and Tia

    We would like to know what Mitt Romney meant by self-deportation?How would Newt handle the immigration issue?You know we just can't send millions of immigrants back to Mexico.Would you abolish our food stamp program?Would you normalize relations with Cuba?

    January 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe Paterno Fan

    Some of you have JoePa all wrong. He was a good man just like many American men are. He just had a hard time doing his job at his old age. When he was younger, he had the intestinal fortutude to be around men whom lusted for for the anuses of the young men on his team without barfing every day. Working around "men" like Sandusky who eyeball young men can take a lot out of any man...any program. Each day is a struggle not to grab these freaking young man butt humpers and knock some sense into them. If you couldn'y get AIDS through bloody knuckles things night be different.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ted and Alice

      we thought you got AIDS from Bayer Aspirin. We'be been putting up with these aches and pains for nothing????

      January 25, 2012 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Harry and Bob

    We would like to know what Ron Paul meant by "audit the fed." And what is Newt Gingrich's stand on Nationwide Obesity healthcare expenses? When is Newt going to release his medical files so we can see if he has an intestinal blockage. What's Romney's stand on deporting Canadians? Should we normalize relations with San Fransico? Boston's North Shore? The Israeli Supreme Court? Our own children?

    January 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Harry and Bob, WHAT does Gingrich's medical records have to do with anything?? His medical records are private...as both of yours are supposed to be.

      January 25, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. LAMO

    @ Harry and Bob

    January 25, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
  10. poor conservative

    I love how everyone gets on peoples case for being rich, which is why most immigrints move to America, in pursuit of riches and freedom. What i don't understand is why throw the yellow flag at the top 1%, who are still paying taxes by the way, and not throw it at people on bloated government plans like welfare, which isn't a taxable income. So when statments come out that say thing's like 'people on welfare are paing upwards of 30% in taxes!' that's true, but it's misleading because its 30% on ADJUSTED taxable income, which drops to pretty much 0.00$ for many unemployed on welfare. 30% of nothing is pretty low, so why are they complaining so much? At least the rich are paying. The second problem is that this whole 'get the rich' mentality has been tried. Carter, in his awesome wisdom, decided to tax the absolute ba-jesus out of huge ticket items, most notably the yacht market. What was the result? Since rich americans arn't as limited as the less fortunate, they simply purchesed their big ticket items from other countries, which of course TANKED the market here, and kicked a lot of yacht dry docks, like in the state of Maine, out of business. This caused all those workers to go home, also all of the metal and wood used in those yachts wasn't being bought so the local economy futher suffered. With the excess of resources of wood and metal locally, less were produced and cut, so those workers were getting cut shifts which further negativly impacted the local economy. Hiting the rich doesn't work becaause the rich will just simply leave, or purchuse outside the US. We don't have the ability to tie up all the evil, large moustached rich guys and take their large sacks with dollar sign on the front and dish out all the gold coins to the poor town folk. Unfortunatly the way the world works, those peopel will say 'no' and then invest in foreign enterprise and foreign bank accounts because they know money and investments locally, suc as money in an American bank, is taxable income! Honestly if we gave the rich the exact same breaks they get internationally, such as non-taxable income, you would see billions and billions more moved back into country, which would allow banks to write more loans for higher risk small business. Hitting the rich to help the poor is such a short term train of thought that I can't believe it's the popular idea to flock to. I thought liberals were supposed to be the educated ones and the conservatives were the blue coller. I make right around 35,000 a year, maybe a litle less, and my last income tax which was done last week, was 28% on adjusted gross income. Does not being a millionaire suck? Ya! Does paying 28% suck? Ya! But I'm not going to point fingers and say 'hey give me their money becasue I don't have enough'. I know most of thee peope that read this will try and refute what's being said. I'll admit some of this is speculative, however the facts are facts, welfare isn't a taxale income, and taxing the rich commodities did result in a loss of business and jobs. If you want you can look them up, but if you just want to complain, like 90% of the people that post here do, then say what ever you want, it doesn't change the facts; and me citing them won't change your' mind since you're too caught up with how everything in life isnt fair, get over yourself.

    January 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |