March 16th, 2012
07:38 AM ET

Friday's live events

The race to the Republican presidential nomination remains up in the air.  Watch Live for up-to-the-minute news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

Continuing coverage - New iPad goes on sale - We'll be inside and outside Apple stores nationwide as fans purchase the latest incarnation of the iPad.

8:25 am ET - Romney at breakfast - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney returns to the campaign trail with an appearance at a pancake breakfast in Rosemont, Illinois.  He'll later travel to Puerto Rico for a rally in Old San Juan at 7:00 pm ET.

9:00 am ET - Clooney participates in Sudan protest - Actor/activist George Clooney will join others outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington for what's being described as an "action of civil disobedience."

10:00 am ET - Annan briefing on Syria - Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan addresses the U.N. Security Council on his recent trip to strife-torn Syria.

11:30 am ET - Santorum rally - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum rallies supporters in Osage Beach, Missouri.  He'll later speak at a high school outside Chicago at 3:00 pm ET.

12:20 pm ET - Obama on the campaign trail - President Obama is also getting in the campaign spirit, speaking at a Chicago re-election reception.  He'll then go to Atlanta for remarks at a campaign events at Tyler Perry Studios at 8:25 pm ET.

3:00 pm ET - Gingrich in New Orleans - GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich looks to keep his presidential aspirations alive as he meets with voters at a New Orleans restaurant. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Waitress

    Imagine being Newt's waitress when he meetseats at this New Orleans restaurant. That's 15 extra round trips guaged by his gut. And then there's the dreaded Newt drool butt pinch concern looming. I'd slip him a mickey but that would probly get him elected.

    March 16, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    If enquireing minds wanta know the tornado that almost wiped out the town of Dexter, Michigan, and hit over 50 houses DID NOT take a single life. Also no serious injuries! Yea! They believe it was a category F2.

    March 16, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @ chrissy
      I've got an inquiring mind, and I want to know. When did this tornado hit ? And where is Dexter located from Detroit ?

      March 16, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Chrissy Glad noone was injured. Sad to hear they lost their homes.smiley face here

      March 16, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    In nearby Ida Township, 6 funnel clouds were spotted, however only l touched down hitting l house and causing some damage to others. Again no loss of life or injuries were reported.

    March 16, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Correction on my lst post, over l00 homes hit but at least 50 were totally destroyed.

    March 16, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Its a great relief to learn that there was no loss of life or injuries. Hope & pray that its how this remains.

    March 16, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    hey bobcat and saywhat. Its about 75 miles from detroit and about 33 miles from me. Was pretty scarey around here yesterday evening. All in all the reports for southeast mich there were l0 funnels sited. Still trying to find out how monroe fared.

    March 16, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    To be precise bobcat Dexter is between Ann Arbor and Detroit. It started before 4pm and around 7ish it was in the Monroe area, south of Detroit. Also a tornado in Lapeer, but im not sure of the damage there.

    March 16, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    According to updates a few min ago the tornado that hit Dexter has been upgraded to an EF3 and was at least 800 yds wide on the ground. Also touched down in parts of Pinckney. Mostly just downed trees and power lines. And NO loss of life or injuries!!!

    March 16, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat2u

    @ chrissy

    Thank you for the update. I'm down here in what these people here call, "The Great State of Texas", so I'm a little bit out of touch with the news the last few days. Not that they don't have news, I've just been running around alot.
    ( I figured I better include that, so as not to imply they were clueless here ) LMAO

    March 16, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat2u

    If you were the real dazzle, I might take you up on that. And seeing as how Arizona doesn't have a delta, that would be pretty difficult.

    March 16, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat, gotta be mary pretendin again sheesh! Its definitely NOT daz.

    March 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ♔Mmmmm♕

    wassup with dah house with the exposed lime green walls...a tornadic trailers in a trailerpark

    March 16, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Goddite

      Y'all disapprove of trailer parks, too, not surpised. Are you a guy or a girl? Can't decide from your use of two symbols in your name are you both? You are, right?

      March 16, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ troll dazzle, take a long walk off a very short pier would ya! @ mmmm, are you talking about the one house with most of the 2nd floor gone? That is an UGLY color for a room aint it? YUK! lol

    March 16, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      It was probably painted by one of those long hairy hippy freak types. Whoooaa, far out man.

      March 16, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. banasy©

    Really? then answer online the question I just sent you.

    March 16, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat2u

    If you were to use her name correctly, you still wouldn't be convincing.

    March 16, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
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