April 26th, 2012
07:32 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The focus of the presidential election is turning toward November's general election.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Rep. Paul Ryan talks debt reduction - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is on a few prognosticators' short lists as a potential GOP vice presidential candidate.  He gets a chance to showcase his oratory skills before a national audience when he discusses debt reduction at Georgetown University in Washington.

10:30 am ET - Biden talks foreign policy - Whoever runs for vice president on the GOP side this year will have to take on incumbent Joe Biden in a debate.  Biden will discuss the Obama administration's national security strategy at New York University.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The Secret Service scandal and spending will likely dominate Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

2:00 pm ET - Sudan crisis hearing - The conflict between Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate, and there are fears that a full-scale war could erupt in the region.  The House Foreign Affairs Committee will take a closer look at the crisis.

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


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  1. Mr. Smith

    And Whoa is right, do you want a *self* reliant POTUS who thinks self means off shore accounts or a caring POTUS who wants us to provide for our own people, rather than other countries people? Not that hard to figure out.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      blah blah blah. President Obama has spent more money than all of the previous presidents COMBINED! He loves spending OUR money at unprecedented rates. Trillion and a half spent on obama care and still rising. Five hundred million wasted on his buddies bankrupt solar company I could keep going down the list all day long But let's bring up Bush shall we. Duh. Ignorance is bliss aparently. As long as you get handout every month why should you care right?

      April 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Destry

      Jj, blah blah? That's your comeback? Lmao! Oh I'll vote for Mitty just beause of that persuasive argument. Thanks....lol!!!

      April 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Insurance went up 143% since Fmr. President Bush was in. It only went up 21% in President Obamas term. It is who will be the lesser of the evils in November. It will be President Obama for any hard working American. Romney flip flop if you are filthy-wealthy. Chose wisely.

    April 26, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mr. Smith

    Agreed scottish mama! Some people see the puddle that rolled to the bottom of the crap pile during OBAMAS term and refuse to see that it started during BUSHs 2 terms! Hard headed my granny used to say and gramps was more verbal with pig headed! Lol

    April 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mr. Smith

    Hand out? Who gets a hand out? Ive been working since i was l4 years old little boy! Over 40 years and have NEVER drawn unemployment one day of my life. Can you say the same? At least when OBAMA gave the auto co a bailout he had the good sense to (tbc)

    April 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mr. Smith

    Put in a provision that the money had to be paid back, and they had to give a specific amount of stocks for that *loan* thereby making sure that money was *making* money for the american people. Youre GOP BUSH wasnt smart enough to make the banks do that!

    April 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mr. Smith

    Like i told you earlier if you wish to become a reporter, please have the common curtesy to report ALL the facts, not just your distorted version of them. And since youre so smart, how would you have fixed the crisis this country is in? Without congress!

    April 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Zara

    Why does every GOPer just assume it's only dems who collect benefits when studies have shown that "handouts" (stupid term from stupid people) are given out pretty evenly between all parties? Is that the only way to argue a point is to either a) accuse someone of being lazy or b) being a trailer trash redneck? Ridiculous and untrue from both sides. But I suppose it is easier than to actually argue facts.

    April 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
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