March 19th, 2012
07:51 AM ET

Monday's live events

The race to the Republican presidential nomination heads to Illinois, where 69 delegates are at stake.  Watch Live Tuesday for results and reactions from the Illinois primary.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Santorum rally - GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum holds a series of rallies in Illinois today, beginning with a morning event in Rockford.  He'll also visit Dixon at 1:15 pm ET, Moline at 4:00 pm ET and Peoria at 8:30 pm ET.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Spending and the situation in Afghanistan will likely top Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

1:15 pm ET - Romney talks economy - Like Santorum, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is spending his day in Illinois as well.  Romney will deliver a speech on economic freedom in Chicago.

3:00 pm ET - Traumatic brain injuries - The recent shooting incident in Afghanistan is bringing the issue of traumatic brain injuries into the spotlight.  A House commerce subcommittee looks to efforts to prevent and treat such injuries and the disabilities they cause. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. Pete

    It's a shame,what happened to this soldier is finally opening the publics eyes.TBIs,trumatic brain injury,is a serious problem that has to be addressed,its been diagnosed by neurology specialists for years,but like other medical problems it has sat on the shelf till soldiers were diagnosed back in the Iraq war .Injuries resulting from IEDs, that are homemade road side bombs used on our men and women.Finally med students ,as well as neurological specialists will get proper training to not only diagnose,but treat this crippling disease.I for one ,is a care taker for my son that recieved a severe head injury in an auto-motocycle accident.It has not only changed my son,in a coma for 8 months,but he's awake now and has to start all over mentally.That's also a hugh burden on myself and family having to care for someone 24/7 .There's not much help in society for my son or us caretakers in this dilemma.Hopefully the government and health agencies will address this problem since this incident in Afghanistan has opened peoples eyes.I pray for Mr Bale and his family having to go thru this experience and my condolences to the innocent victims in Afghanistan.

    March 19, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat2u

    I'm sitting in this airplane station.
    Got a ticket for my destination.
    Got my suitcase and guitar in hand.
    I'm hoping that you'll understaaaand.

    Hooomeward bound. Oh yes I am.
    Hooomeward bound.
    Cause I'm leaving on a jet plane.
    Don't know when I'll be back again'

    Just a small compilation of for your entertainment. Or not.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      How many different songs did that come from, lol?

      Safe journey, my friend.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "Homeward Bound" – Simon and Garfunkle

      "Leaving on A Jet Plane" – Peter, Paul, and Mary. (I think)

      Amiright? huh?

      March 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u


      That's a seriously condensed version of two songs. With my own spin, of course.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know Mamas and the Papas did it too, but I think PP&M did it first.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      And yes banasy, you are correct. I would send you the prize, but my sponsors shorted me again.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Superman

    Every single soldier that has seen battle and returned back home should be automaticaly examined to the fullest upon return! Its a shame that its been on the dhelf so long its really no surprise that these sort of things are happenning. Our troopers deserve better than what they have been given. Hopefully some day these kind of injuries can be somehow avoided, please can we all remember the wife and children also involved here, and the father who in a way is not just a suspect but also a victim himself! The man could be detrimental to our troops and give himself to specialists in some way as a living person to find a way to prevent these tragedies from happenning again in the future.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  4. BRONCOS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!

    103.5 The FOX confirmed it! the wife and I DID see Manning leaving DIA a little bit ago. Colfax just announced that he did indeed land in Denver today!!!!!

    March 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Superman

    @@@@BOBCAT2u..........................your getting like Mr bombo!!! Good since of humor but please remember the sacrifice he has made, he did protect our country. And plus theres no way at all to catch these problems before hand. But your rightly funny!

    March 19, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Just an FYI for you Superman. I also served my country. I'm not a young talk about it type. How about you ?

      March 19, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Actually, he leaves me in the dust. I just quote other people's stuff. I tried googling bobcat's verse, and it seems to be unique.

      March 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I am made from the dust of the stars
      And the oceans flow in my veins
      Here I hide in the heart of the city
      Like a stranger coming out of the rain

      The evening plane rises up from the runway
      Over constellations of light
      I look down into a million houses
      And wonder what you're doing tonight

      If I could wave my magic wand
      I'd make everything all right

      (Rush, Presto)

      March 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  6. BOMBO ©

    I don't remember sacrificing anything for my country (?)

    March 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat2u

    @ BOMBO ©
    I'm not sure, but that superman may be a troll. If it's the same one, it was spouting crap last night too.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat2u

    What's not to like ? Besides, I did say it was for your entertainment, Or not.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Superman

    When Lois isn't around, I like to put kryptonite up my rectum and then use my x-ray vision. I think it make Lex Luther jealous.

    March 19, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. revnowwhilewecan

    1:15 pm ET – Romney talks

    March 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I know, right?

      March 19, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • revnowwhilewecan

      I think I'll sit this one out. The Red Sox are play'n Tampa.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    Dear Superman.
    You were just saying that people should watch what they say.
    Perhaps you should take your own advice.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Good Afternoon all, I do believe this superman is a troll with a rectal fetish. Sounds like the same one that trolled our beloved @bobcat last night. @banasy, next stop on my travels is Chicago and then on to Ohio.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hey, Daz!
      I heard you'd be out this way!
      Which store, and when?

      March 19, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat, good song choice!

    March 19, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      Thank you chrissy. It's being one of my crazy minded days today. I sure do feel bad for the flight attendants.

      March 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    not superman @ l2:57 for sure.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat2u

    @ dazzle
    That troll was having a good ole dirty mouthed time at my expense last night. I think that probably shows an element of jealousy on their part, Oh no, now I'm sounding like Dr. Phil.
    My flight out leaves this afternoon. I'm thinkinking about putting a roll of silver dollars in my pocket for when I go through that scan.
    " Let's give them somthing to talk about."
    Wow, this must be my song quoting day.
    You have a safe to trip to Chi-town. And the rounded out state of OhiO.

    March 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat2u, Jealosy of the troll is right on. If you leave out of Dallas, you might be one of the chosen to get that dreadful scan. LOl, on the silver dollars. Try and behave if you can ;-). @banasy, Michigan Ave on Wed.Keep the songs coming!!

      March 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat2u

      @ dazzle

      I hope I can behave myself. Sometimes that word is not in my vocabulary. But it is all harmless.

      March 19, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      bc(iah) : Well, you'll just have to gift me with some more of your humor.
      Oh, and Thelma Lou says hello.

      I may have to go on a road trip Wnesday!
      Retry that pic to chrissy, please?
      My phone refuses to send it!

      March 19, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superman

    @@@chrissy .........thank you for @12:57 entry it was not mine. I appreciate it and sorry for miss inderstandings on previous entries on this article im sorry this is true superman!!! They used to call me knny. The ice climber take a clue there ok everybody accept my appologys and ill try my hardest to keep it straight. And no ive never served my country . But every time i see a vet or military personal out ant about i always thank them for every thing. All i was saying earlier about returning soldiers is the fact that we need to take better care of these men and women when they return. You can not really put a price on freedom, but the sacrifice that these people pay to be away from loved ones is priceless. Thats all i was trying to say earlier. And once again im sorry

    March 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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