April 18th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The 2012 presidential election can sometimes change at the drop of a hat.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - GSA spending controversy hearing - A third day of hearings on questionable spending by the General Services Administration takes place on Capitol Hill.  Today, the Senate Public Works Committee takes up the issue.

11:00 am ET - Mega Millions winner comes forward - The winner of the third and final winning ticket in the $656 Mega Millions lottery will be revealed in Illinois.

2:30 pm ET - Obama talks economy in Ohio - President Obama will discuss the state of the U.S. economy on the campus of a community college in Ohio.

3:45 pm ET - Romney delivers 'prebuttal' - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will make what he calls a "prebuttal" to the president's Democratic National Convention speech in Charlotte, North Carolina.

6:30 pm ET - Election 2012: The National Security Agenda - A panel looks at U.S. foreign and defense policy issues central to the 2012 presidential election.

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

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  1. Pedro' Gonzales

    Hola muchachos. Happy Wednesday. : )

    April 18, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    In the coming days, we will be reading more reports of US soldiers pysically, spiritually, and emotionally abusing Afghan peoples. Where do YOU suppose these abusive soldiers found their motivation to do so?

    April 18, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Whay motivated Michael Jackson to turn himself into a freak? He was once a very well behaved young man ya know. Is it possible that he changed his ways for YOU, his "fans" who craved it? YOU, you who call youselves "Americans" as you post vile hatred for muslims? "Kill 'em all and let [a] god sort them out" YOU say. "Serves 'em right" YOU say...feeding soldiers the idea that it's ok by Americans if they abuse their authority.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  4. Shoolmarm

    *what motivated...

    April 18, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    My answer in 2008 was NO. My answer today is NO. My answer in November will be NO. What part of NO don't you understand.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Shoolmarm

    Watch. When this next go-round of reports concerning soldiers abusing their taxpayer funded authority hits the press, many many of you will be goading it on. US soldiers understand how YOU feel, and YOU'RE the boss. "Just happy to make you happy" says the soldier as be breaks another broomstick off in the ass of an old Afhani man.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. Gan

    Those pictures were taken two years ago. They were of suicide bombers, meaning that they had killed themselves, not by US forces. Although extremely stupid and repellent, I believe there was no actual malice, as the suicide bombers had taken themselves out of the equasion by their own terrorist acts.

    This is all the more reason to get the hell out of the ME while we can. The reasons for being there are irrelevant to anyone except the very rich, and the common people are tired of watching the carnage repeat itself to protect the interest of the very few.

    While I do not condone what these soldiers did, there are literally thousands of photographs portraying the same abuse of corpses by those we are fighting against. It is nothing new, and for anyone to get up at arms about what our soldiers are doing is just being blind to the fact that the crap is served up by both sides....and for all of the wrong reasons.

    Get them home NOW!

    April 18, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree with you, for what's it's worth.

      April 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You were talking about our troops coming home, right?
      Because that is one thing I am vehement about....

      April 18, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Gan

    To clarify a point: there are thousands of photos of the opposition doing the same abuse of corpses to our fallen soldiers.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    @Gan...."We" have been doing business in the ME for many decades. Are you suggesting that US security forces abandon American businesspersons conducting business in the ME? Like ordering rent-a-cops to go home rather than patrolling? Do you not see? The US federal government has an obligation and a mandate to protect Americans doing business overseas. Troops are and will come home, but not before being replaced with "Blackwater" type corporate miliitia to protect corporate interests, w/no more "For God&Country" excuses.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    @Gan. Your 'two wrongs make a right' theory was dispelled as myth long ago ya know.

    April 18, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    "Corpses"? Let the dead bury the dead. I was speaking of physical, spiritual, and emotional abuses heaped upon LIVING Afghanis. The dead don't feel a thing. (duh)

    April 18, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  12. Meat head

    Now phillip you start being nice and go back to coloring these people are just trying to learn something so be nice

    April 18, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  13. Meat head

    At phillip, if private contractors were no here we would have a lot to worry about because of our vulnerability to attacks out side this country and these contractors are neccessary, the are some very reputable companys that you do not hear about ,,,people are only sout when the people that they support fail in there duties such as CHENEY the most dishonest man in ameriva so if people support this guy than they will be disappointed,,,,, fortunately when i worked for a contractor ( security) i didnt have to worry about the great cheney barging in and taking over in the american way,,,,,,,

    April 18, 2012 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Meat head

    And yes phillip we do have a responsibility to protect our people out side this country i did so,,,for an undisclosed amount of time this is an important duty for those that need that protection which includes all people regardless of who they are i liked the work and is rather interesting thats what you get when you fk up a life of travel

    April 18, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  15. Gan

    Philip, I have stated my opinion, and I have little interest in engaging in a debate with you. I stand behind it, even if you do not like it. I really do not care.

    April 18, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
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