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. magneticink

    Shooting pvt Ryan ; Joe knows O ; Art Carney ; War, x#*#, what is it good for?

    April 26, 2012 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Since Obama has been in office welfare spending has increased a whopping 41 percent. Ready for this one? Food stamp assistance has risen 135 percent since this guy has been in office! 150 million people are recieving govt assistance. That's nearly half the population! Now tell me Obama doesn't want a nanny state....and don't ask me where I got the numbers because every one of u on here has access to the Internet

      April 26, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whoa!

      This election comes down voting for a self reliance guy-Romney or a provider-Obama. Simple as that

      April 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Will there be anything from CNN about Alan Dershowitz's saying that Special Prosecutor Angela Cory committed perjury by withholding evidence favourable to the defence in charging Zimmerman with second-degree murder?
    Dershowitz said that riots resulting from the expected acquittal can be blamed on Cory's perjury and her raising false expectations of a conviction.
    FOX News reports Dershowitz's opinion.
    Surely all of us have seen photograph's of Zimmerman's bloody head, published by ABC.
    Tawana Brawley, Tawana Brawley, Tawana Brawley.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Madame Royale

    Good morning, JIF.
    I see you are changing up you posting style.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. citizen

    With ryan as VP mittens will lose Wisconsin and possibly the presidency.

    April 26, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  5. Scottish Mama

    I cannot believe anyone would even entertatain Republican Ryan's debt reduction at this time. He clearly wants all of the poor sick and jobless to suffer more. Most of these people do not have a pot to pee in, much less get jobs that were never created by the wealthy recipients of the republican tax breaks. The wealthy have never felt the bite of poverty, poverty and joblessness they created by the wall street greed. Most of us will never see the SS we have put into for most of lives due to the pillaging of government dipping in to the funds for the selfish. The wealthy will live happily ever after in the mansions of their choice, all the while living on the backs of the poor. If there is a god they will surely go to h3ll. But then again they figure they can take their money with them or buy their way out.

    April 26, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Paul Ryan wants to talk about *debt reduction* ? ha ha THEN AUDIT THE FEDERAL RESERVE DUMMY!

    April 26, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    What veil do: Obama, Bushco/Binladen, Clinton have in common? NOT ALLOWING THE FEDERAL RESERVE TO BE AUDDITED !!!!!

    April 26, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I just ate some Taco Bell.

    April 26, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    Yep and the next response will be predictable.

    April 26, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    An accountant dies and goes to heaven. He reaches the pearly gates and is amazed to see a happy crowd all waving banners and chanting his name. After a few minutes St. Peter comes running across and says, "I'm sorry I wasn't here to greet you personally. God is looking forward to meeting such a remarkable man as yourself."

    The accountant is perplexed. "I've tried to lead a good life, but I am overwhelmed by your welcome," he tells St. Peter. "It's the least we can do for someone as special as you are.
    Imagine, living to the age of 160 and still looking so young," says St. Peter. The man looks even more dumbfounded and replies, "160? I don't know what you mean. I'm only 40."

    St. Peter replies, "But that can't be right – we've seen your time sheets!"

    April 26, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    Ty @bobcat(iah) a welcome diversion from what I thought was about to come. Good Morning!

    April 26, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Good Morning dazzle. It was obvious which way this was headed. BTW You obviously had a troll last night. I told it whe you use your phone, the u/n could not be copy/pasted. Well, it came back a few minutes later saying it had switched to phone. It obviously didn't know when you use your phone, it shows up blue and can't be c/p.
      Big time bust.

      April 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    I do agree with an audit. Hi Dazzle, and bobcat (iah) I knew someone at Walmart had that kind of time sheet.lol

    April 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Hello Scottish Mama

      It's amazing what people try to get away with.

      April 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    It is amazing bobcat. Why do they even try? By the way, I have body odor that can stop a charging Yak at 50 paces.

    April 26, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Not me.

      April 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Predictable

      Ah, look what's here! The stupid predictable DEPENDable troll with the Haitian sewer twot breath!

      April 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah) You answered the right Scottish Mama. Hello.

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

    You are correct jj but since bush was in office 49 % of the working class lost their jobs or had to take major cuts in pay or lesser paying jobs. So by that math welfare has decreased in ratio. If youre going to be a reporter you have to get ALL the facts

    April 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
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