April 24th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

Five states hold Republican presidential primary contests today with more than 200 delegates at stakes.  CNN.com Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Immigration enforcement hearing - One day before the Supreme Court takes up Arizona's controversial immigration law, a Senate judiciary subcommittee looks at the clash between state/local-level and federal-level immigration enforcement.

12:00 pm ET - John King live chat - CNN's John King joins us this afternoon to discuss today's GOP primaries and what they mean at this point.  We'll also discuss speculation over who will be the GOP vice presidential candidate.  Tweet your questions to John @JohnKingCNN.

1:15 pm ET - Obama talks student loans - President Obama will call on Congress to keep student loan rates law the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.  He'll make a similar pitch in Boulder, Colorado, at 6:45 pm ET.

2:00 pm ET - Gingrich in North Carolina - GOP candidate Newt Gingrich is keeping his fading hopes alive in North Carolina today.  He'll tour the Billy Graham Museum in Charlotte, then addresses supporters in Concord at 8:30 pm ET.

9:00 pm ET - Romney in New Hampshire - GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney will spend primary night in New Hampshire, where he'll deliver a speech on how "a better America begins tonight" in Manchester.

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

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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. FirstThoughtoftheDay

    Immigration is a federal function and we will sue states who try to do it themselves. We democrats are intentionally derelict enforcing the border because Latinos vote 85% democrat. We like that.

    Remember when California, 53 electoral votes, voted for Reagan twice and then Bush? Voted republican? LMAO! Those days are long gone. We immigrated poverty and squalor into California, and destroyed what was once arguably the greatest society ever produced by man, but destruction of California be damned! We now have a lock on power with our vast legions of helpless needy dependent democrat voters.

    Yes, the ethnic spaniard mexicans are ethnically cleansing the indian part of that population and refusing to make necessary government reforms. Yes, the democrats are enabling that by cheerily accepting the Mexican citizens Mexico is expelling. Logic and reason have nothing to do with it. The requirement of a sovereign to secure the borders and provide for the national defense is so old school. Power! Power!

    This is another reason democrats are so evil.

    April 24, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Taiping

      When it comes to trying to get things done for the good of the whole country, look to the Democrats.

      When it comes to digging in their heels no matter what damage is caused to our country, go to the Republicans.

      April 24, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. SecondThoughtOfTheDay

    Illegal immigration was much higher under the previous administration.
    Deportations are much higher under the current administration.

    This is another reason Republicans are evil.


    April 24, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Taiping

      You are correct.

      April 24, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pete

    If you saw CNN last night,you'd have seen the two different sides to the Romney family.Both have NEVER meet their famous cousin,but both wish him well.But both differ on the immigration law,one is for tearing down the wall,opening up diplomatic dialogue with Mexico,one is for beefing it up,more guards,more fencing.Immigrents laws show promise,more now than during the Bush debacle.You open up the shores for illegals nationwide but fence in the southern portion,Bush ignorence at its finest.Cubans ,Hatians,illegals from south America,the list goes on.If one immigrant is illegal,than all should be illegal,plain and simple,no favorites here,turn them ALL AWAY.....Some countries in Europe only let immigrants in that can help the country,not use their country for its benefits, being leaches in their system with no contribution from them in return...We have to take care of our country first and that should be policy,not helping everyone else with no help in return in sight...

    April 24, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    That all are immigrants in this country is true – a cliche ? maybe.
    That immigrants did and are helping do what this country needs to drive its economic engine is true. That immigrants from South of the border and other places willingly do what the 'others' wouldn't even consider doing is true.
    That there are those who wittingly or unwittingly abuse the system is true.
    This issue can never be resolved by politicizing , playing to emotions or on party lines. It needs careful scrutiny and with this country's future needs in view.

    April 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Judge Lance Ito

      Well, we already have one underclass and I'm not excited about bearing the dead weight to sustain another, so let's compromise: For every latino we bring in, we repatriate an african to Monrovia, Liberia, founded in 1822 exactly for the purpose of repatriating freed slaves.

      April 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Two guys in a bar are watching the TV. There is a news report about a man who threatens to jump off a 5 story building unless the cops give him 3000 dollars. One guy at the bar says to the other: "I bet you 100 bucks the guy jumps". The other guy takes the bet, and the guy on the TV ends up jumping. The guy hands over the $100, but the winner gives it back, saying that he had already seen the guy jump on the earlier showing. The loser says "Well I saw it too but I didn't think he would jump again"

    April 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Was that second guy blonde?

      And I'm blonde.
      I don't wanna hear it.

      April 24, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Manranch

    The polls say Obama and Romney are in a dead heat for the presidential election. Why is CNN not reporting this? I wonder...

    April 24, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat. And @ Manranch, polls are only taken from a small number of people, therefore they really dont mean didly!

    April 24, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      but yet the polls before every major election have been 0 correct in guessing the outcome. God damn it's hot here in Phoenix. Too early for hundred degrees!

      April 24, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The only polls that MAY matter are exit polls at the voting sites.

      This early?
      That stinks!
      Hope you have a pool!

      April 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    yea its really me but for the life of me i cant figure out why my posts keep getting deleted! Whats up with you cnn moderators? You go on hiatus for months and now youre back you have a quota to fill of deleted posts? No longer will you be my #l for news!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Sorry dazzle, i cant comment on the weather or it will be deleted again! Beautiful here tho! Lmao!

    April 24, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |