February 2nd, 2012
07:23 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The GOP presidential candidates are now focused on Nevada and that state's upcoming caucuses.  Watch CNN.com Live for up-to-the-minute news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - National Prayer Breakfast - President Obama will make remarks at the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.

9:30 am ET - Holder on the hot seat - The controversial "Operation Fast and Furious" sting operation comes to a head on Capitol Hill, with Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on the matter before the House Oversight Committee.

10:00 am ET - State of the U.S. economy hearing - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before the House Budget Committee on the U.S. economy.

10:30 am ET - Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan - With the U.S. planning to wind down military action in Afghanistan next year, the Pentagon will hold a briefing with reporters on the current situation in the country.

3:30pm ET - America's Choice 2012: Trump announcement - Real estate mogul Donald Trump has tried to play an important role in the Republican presidential race for some time now.  This afternoon, he's expected to make a "major" announcement regarding the race.  What will it be?

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


Filed under: Barack Obama • Elections • Politics • Republican Party
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. banasy ©

    Who cares what Donald Trump bellows about now?
    Probably throwing is support behind Mitt.
    They both like to fire people, after all.

    February 2, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      ….and I’m validated in my prediction…
      For your own reading just call 1-800-eat-chze…

      February 2, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©™

    @ banasy:
    You may end up caring what Trump's major announcement will be today: the way things are going, Trump may have bought the US Capitol to divide it into apartments..

    February 2, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      @JIF:
      Highly unlikely, since he said the announcement would be about the race…
      Maybe he will be announcing his choice for the best presidential candidate’s hair.

      February 2, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Portland tony

    What ever Trump announces will be of no interest to the candidates and will certainly be self serving!

    February 2, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Mystery over! Trump to endorse Romney. Just what Mitt needs.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. Blazee

    I liked the ground hog. I am afraid it may attack me.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tyrant

    @ everyone ........ What is it with politicians with the hair and big fat ears,,,, is that what takes to be a prez. And donald trump has got it made he has a huge closet full of bad juju. Imagine all thge reform issues that he and/or romney would enforce. Missery!!!!

    February 2, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Good one Tyrant! One hand washes the other so hes gonna endorse the one that will help him keep his fortune. Just as most will do. Not often in this day and age that you find someone who cares more about others than they do about theirselves.

    February 2, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Republicans would have a better chance by nominating Punxsatawney Phil.

    February 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      He does have a better record than some of the candidates…

      February 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    And at least he is honest.

    February 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    True, hes honestly an ass! Lmao and he likes to fire people! And he doesnt care about the poor!

    February 2, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy ©

    @chrissy:
    We were talking about the groundhog, lmao!

    February 2, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    oh my bad, thought we were still talking about rumdummy! lol

    February 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    Whoa! whoa!
    C'mon now folks don't poke fun at them good, honest, selfless, wise 'statesmen' who care just for us the commoners. They are all we have got left.

    February 2, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ saywhat, was that sarcasm? Romney surely isnt amongst that group lmao.

    February 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy ©

    @chrissy:
    You didn’t see saywhat’s tongue poking out of his cheek? lol

    February 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Thanks @ banasy.
    @ chrissy
    When sentiments rebel & I am disgusted I resort to sarcastic blurts.

    These pretentious, arrogant fools trying ro fool Americans just do that to me.

    February 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
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