February 1st, 2012
07:35 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The Florida Republican presidential primary has come and gone, but now the candidates are focusing on Nevada's caucuses.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of all the political news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - U.S. economic outlook hearing - The director of the Congressional Budget Office testifies before a House committee on the state of the U.S. economy.

11:00 am ET - Obama talks housing in Virginia - President Obama spends part of his day in Falls Church, Virginia, where he'll discuss the economy and his new housing plan.

3:00 pm ET - Santorum talks health care - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum will deliver what's being called a "major" speech on health care in Woodland Park, Colorado.

4:00 pm ET - Gingrich rally - Fresh off his second-place finish in Florida, GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich rallies supporters in Reno, Nevada.

6:00 pm ET - Paul discusses economy - GOP candidate Rep. Ron Paul holds a briefing on the economy in Las Vegas.

9:30 pm ET - Romney in Nevada - Florida primary winner Mitt Romney will also be in Las Vegas this evening, addressing supporters at a rally.

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

Filed under: Economy • Elections • Politics • Republican Party
soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. citizen

    Here is Romney's record.
    1) Create 86,000 minimum wage jobs at staples while enriching himself.
    2) Create a fair healthcare system in Mass. that he now hates.
    3) Spend 16 million on negative adds in Florida.
    Welcome to mitt romneys vision for America. He will lead you to the promised land.
    Next he will propose cleansing the housing market by removing the American people from their homes and renting them back at much higher rates.
    New version of the same vision. You will work hard, suffer and sacrifice, him and his corporate raider buddies, hedge fund managers, corporate CEOs, bankers and politicians / lobbyists will benefit and prosper.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mark L.

    So long as we have a two-party system and get to choose solely between a Democratic vs. Republican controlled House, Senate and White House, we are going to remain on the path to despair. The USA will soon be a third-world impoverished nation. President Obama talked about change, the Republican candidates talk about change, everyone talks about change. Well, sorry to say, nothing is changing for the better. We need to incorporate a third party into the mix – the Independent Party. And I am only sorry neither Mayor Michael Bloomberg of NYC nor former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura are not running for Commander in Chief. Only then would this nation stand a chance at overall improvement.

    Meanwhile all you have now are the conservatives and liberals bickering back and forth, back and forth in the House and Senate, and the end result? NOTHING GETS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER OF OUR NATION !! It is time to vote ALL THESE conservatives and liberals OOO (Out Of Office) once and FOR ALL !!!!

    February 1, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy ©

    "I like firing people."

    Those four words pretty much sums up Romney's ideology.

    February 1, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • CenTexan

      I think Romney is a nut....and I really wish he'd quit singing!

      February 1, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Good morning banasy, I think a eminent domain president is not what we need.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy ©

    Good morning, Mama. I think you're right.
    I also think that Obama will slaughter him, both is debates and at the polls.

    February 1, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Ancient Texan

    It's strange; Gingrich wins in South Carolina with a 13% margin and silence from the media. Romney wins in Florida with a 14% margin and viola, he's the nominee and the promised messiah. The media was in the tank for Romney from day one and $15 million worth of negative ads from Romney told the people of Florida how to vote?

    February 1, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      I beg to differ.
      The media was all over Newt like a new suit!

      February 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    I truly believe the majority of americans realize that we need to keep President Obama in office. The republicans can continue with their clown show. This has got to be one of the nastiest campaigns I can remember in my lifetime.

    February 1, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ saywhat

    You can just imagine what the other world leaders are thinking of our political circus. It is an embarrassment to admit these people are representative of our nation. I'm happy we do have a statesman in our president.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    If one travels around one gets the distinct feeling of how far down we have slipped in esteem and credibility during the past decade worldwide.

    February 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      Is it any wonder, given the fablous array of politi tians we have to offer?

      February 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Rider same as "C"

    Dump them all, here's a good plane , but what else is there? Here it goes...... Take the US divide it up into three sections north to south, give each section a leader and two assistants. Have each section provide a wealth of goods for two of the three. Manufactuerdgoods in the USA , now weve have taken back our jobs send home the illegals, have the states inmates work agriculture, more money saved as well as sending back all illegals. Get rid of all import autos give back our UAW jobs shut down the boarder and start this country all over again. No offense to union workers but abolish the unions. Because the union contractors cant get a single bid right!!! A bid of 30 million naow costs 80 million? This country is already built!!!!! Now that the unions have been shut down it gives every body an equal chance to get a full time job for many years, instead of plugging back in as soon as an job is completed. Now the country is split , is regulated, in three seperate sectors and the US will save lots of money. Ooohhh,, letsnot forget to massively trim all government across the board.

    February 2, 2012 at 1:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. Tyrant

    @rider a dam good idea lets vote rider into office in the western sector

    February 2, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dave Francis

    Nevada–has the same problems as the Sanctuary state of California, Arizona that has been overwhelmed by poverty from the large influx of illegal aliens. The only difference is the legislators in California and Nevada disregard their resident’s pleas for help and still pander to foreign nationals. That's why all Governors, Mayors and every official, who supports this growing plague must be removed from office. Every person who wants the 2006 Real double fence, The Legal Workforce bill, recognized as E-Verify and The Citizenship Birthright Act amended should join the Tea Party or other strong restrictionist's on this matter. Illegal Immigration Costs California $10.5 Billion Annually, with Nevada annual fiscal burden of immigration to be about $630 million (According to the Heritage Foundation.) Powerful interests in the state garner the benefits, while the average legal California family gets handed a nearly $1,200 annually.

    Fortunately it just goes to show that legal immigrants especially generations of Hispanics are against illegal immigration and are for enforcement, by their positive vote in Florida for Mitt Romney. They too are suffering from the indignation as being blamed from the 500.000 that illegally enters America.

    In California and Nevada millions of jobs that should be in the hands of citizens, instead have been stolen by people from across the globe. Huge amounts of expenditures have been growing, because of careless use of Taxpayers’ dollars by politicians. Specific to Border States is the spiraling high cost of millions of illegal aliens pouring in, demanding equal rights to US citizens. 22 million Americans are out of work and President Obama has passed executive orders, so hundreds of thousands of unlawful migrants and immigrants without a criminal record can stay here. Farmers want the cheap labor, as they remain exempt for paying their medical issues or even their children's schooling. Democrats will look the other way in all elections, as illegal aliens are voting and will again through 2012. These are two unfunded mandates that the US government pays nothing towards, and state compliance laws is mandatory and forced upon Americans by the courts. The low estimate for paying for all these unfunded mandates annually is $113 billion dollars. Except to stay here, you have to have food, medical care and for their children and education. Staying here it means you have to commit a felony, as to find employment you must possess a legitimate Social Security number, unless the employer is committing an illegal act themselves. Therefore using some persons SSN is a victim of identity theft and that is a –FELONY.

    As a patriotic Americans people we cannot afford to stop pursuing full, mandated “THE LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT” or mandated nationwide E-Verify. Without it our countries businesses will be overrun by illegal workers in every sector of industry. The circumstances have now become so critical, owing to the millions of jobless citizens, legal residents that our government needs to insist full operation of the computer based application. E-Verify is a valuable tool that has expanded to a growing number of honest businesses that have participated in the removal of foreign nationals.

    There is toxicity amongst the Democrats and Republicans, who have an irrational view and are eager to destroy any immigration enforcement at our undermanned border or tourists who overstay deliberately. As it stands a path to citizenship, espoused as Immigration reform wants to legalize all those already here. Can anybody imagine if foreign countries supported their citizens that America would not be suffering the problems of foreign workers and their families crowding the emergency rooms of major cities, educating their children and feeding off the limited benefits afforded the US population? E-verify must not be undermined or thrown into the waste pit of good immigration bills?

    Phoning 202-224-3121 is the Washington center switchboard, to express your infuriated feelings and anguish at Senators and Representatives of both parties. Obamacare for all Americans will be inundated with illegal immigrants and will just drive more of them into our nation. They keep declaring no health care treatment for any illegal people, but unless the mandated federal bill such as E-Verify is operational, then how can we distinguish from the legal population and those who have broken immigration laws? Under such a Congressional law, the long trek home will begin if illegal workers cannot find a job. Those business owners who fail to comply could end up in prison or fined millions of dollars? All immigration bills need to be passed before Obama tries to pass another failed amnesty, as in 1986.

    February 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |