February 17th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

Friday's live events

The race to the Republican presidential nomination continues on February 22 with a GOP debate in Phoenix.  CNN.com Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - House looks at payroll tax cut - House and Senate lawmakers may vote as soon as today on legislation that would extend the payroll tax cut.  The Senate convenes this morning at 10:00 am ET.

10:00 am ET - NASA celebrates 50 years in space –The last of the surviving "Mercury Seven" astronauts - John Glenn and Scott Carpenter - participate in ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of the first American in orbit.  Glenn and Carpenter will also hold a briefing at 3:00 pm ET.

10:35 am ET - Clinton/EU talks - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and EU High Representative Catherine Ashton speak with reporters following talks.  The crisis in Syria is expected to top their agenda.

2:35 pm ET - Obama talks the economy - President Obama spends most of his day in Washington state, where he'll discuss the importance of the manufacturing sector in the U.S. economy in remarks at a Boeing factory.

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

Filed under: Elections • Politics • Republican Party
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  1. banasy©

    Hello, pmk1953.
    I hope that you get to see this before it gets deleted.
    Happy Friday.
    I hope you have a good weekend.
    Scratch an itch on Powder for me, and tell Dee I said hey.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmk1953

      It looks like we're all disappearing. If we were being ignorant and calling each other names, all our posts would still be here. Powder woke me up by washing my cheek while washing he tail. One lick on her tail, one lick on my cheek. The boss and are going to my Dad's house for dinner. I'll tell het you said howdy.

      February 17, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They will show up later, in no particular order, thus making the conversation flow even more insane than it looks now.
      "I DON'T LIKE SPAM!!!"

      February 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmk1953

      The ancient Egyptians considered cats to be gods. Cats have never forgotten that. True cat people realize just whom owns who. Just a hint, it ain't the humans. I had a guy a work jabbering that he was in charge in his house. I laughed at him. He asked me who was in charge at my house. I told him, "I have a wife and a cat. I know who is in charge. One of these days my wife will figure it out." He looked at me dumbfounded. One of the other guys told him that I meant the cat is in vharge.

      February 17, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sadly, I cannot have cats anymore..the hubs and my daughter are highly allergic to them.
      You betcha cats own the household...I always used to love when they went psycho kitty and started to run around the house for no reason...

      February 17, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • pmk1953

      Powder does that every day after I get up. 900 mph around the apartment, over and under everything. Don't put the newspaper on the floor and walk out of the room. When you come back, it's all over the room. I had to put magnetic latches on the vanity doors. I went to Dee's house, forgot to come home til the next morning and when I walked in, it looked.liked it had snowed inside. She shredded 14 rolls of tp. An hour later, I had latches on the doors wnd a new 12 pack of tp. She's figured out how to open all the folding doors on the closets. I put wedges under all of them. She's too smart for her own good. If she had hands, she'd probably open the front door. She knows the door knob is the key. She always tries to do something to it when she hears someone in the hall.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I have a border collie. It will tear around the back yard at 900 mph for no reason. Almost as entertaining.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©

    I have responded to you several times, but they were not posted.
    I feel your pain, re: cell phone unknowns.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    What is the deal with these posts ? The way they've scattered them, they don't make any sense.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
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