May 3rd, 2012
07:47 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The race to the presidency now turns toward the general election in November. Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET - Ali Velshi and Christine Romans chat - CNN's Ali Velshi and Christine Romans join us to talk money, the economy, stocks and real estate.  Send questions via Twitter to @AliVelshi and @ChristineRomans and they may answer them on air!

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The controversies surrounding a Chinese dissident and the Secret Service will likely dominate Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

1:30 pm ET - Romney in Virginia - Rep. Michele Bachmann is expected to endorse Mitt Romney for president when the GOP hopeful appears at a campaign event in Portsmouth, Virginia.

5:00 pm ET - Obama celebrates Cinco de Mayo - President Obama will address a Cinco de Mayo reception at the White House Rose Garden. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    A school teacher injured his back and had to wear a plaster cast around the upper part of his body. It fit under his shirt and was not noticeable at all. On the first day of the term, still with the cast under his shirt, he found himself assigned to the toughest students in school. Walking confidently into the rowdy classroom, he opened the window as wide as possible and then busied himself with desk work. When a strong breeze made his tie flap, he took the desk stapler and stapled the tie to his chest. He had no trouble with discipline that term.

    Good Morning Everyone

    May 3, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jj

    Its the third of the month. Everyone get their Obama check? Way to go america for standing on your own two feet. Make mama proud...

    May 3, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mr Dalloway

      We are fortunate to live in a country where it's people help each other.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. kellyintulsa

    Good Morning Bob. Good one this morning

    May 3, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Good Morning Kelly. How are you this morning ?

    May 3, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. kellyintulsa

    Not to bad and yourself Bobcat ? I'm enjoying a quiet morning at home alone !!! First time since the boys mom has moved in.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ kellyin tulsa

      I also sitting alone enjoying the quiet time. It does a soul and mind good to be able to sit and reflect. It's amazing what you can work out with yourself.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. CenTexan©

    Mornin' bobcat and kelly ! Have a great day!

    May 3, 2012 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ CenTexan©
      Good Morning to you also. Hope your day goes well.

      May 3, 2012 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. kellyintulsa

    @ CenTexan Good morning and I hope you have a great day as well.

    May 3, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Good morning everyone.
    Rawr, a good one as usual.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ banasy©

      Good morning to you. Hope today fins you well.

      Aaah, Thank you, thank you very much. ( he says as he sneers and does the hip swivel )

      May 3, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Sneers? The bobcat (in a hat) sneers?
      Is that only at Hound Dogs that cry all the time?

      May 3, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Yeah. But only when I wear my blue suede shoes while I look for a hunk a hunk of burnin love in the ghetto at the heartbreak hotel.

      May 3, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Only those with Suspi cious Minds would find Umbrage© with that.

      Hello, CenTexan.
      Hello, SM.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©


      I'm happy to see nobody has taken you today.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scotthish Mama

    Morning everyone! This is a slow thursday. Ho hum Bachman. I wish her name was something else I liked Bachman Turner overdrive. They need to vote her out and we need more centralists in the gov. This is ridiculous, no one can get anything passed that is good for the majority of people. Boehner and Ried have outlived their usefulness. We need some people who are intelligent, forward thinkers and look out for long-term US interests. Too bad those are too far and inbetween gettting even 2 of the 3.

    May 3, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      @ Scottish Mama

      Still morning here for another 3 minutes, so Good morning to you.

      I think it's hilarious that Michele Bachman, after saying in the primaries that there is no way Romney can beat Obama, now says he can do it. The sound of all that flip-flopping hopping has to be deafening.

      May 3, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    What MB said •is• true: there is no way Romney is going to beat Obama.

    SM: two words: term limits.

    May 3, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. kellyintulsa

    This is something that Lee's sister use to pray he would not do again. We both voted for Obama and I plan to vote for him again and so did Lee. I proudly drive around with a new Obama sticker on my vehicle. If Romney thinks he can beat Obama he's out of touch with himself. He has nothing in common with normal people who vote. Not to mention his wife is so silly that yahoo is running a story about the $1000.00 blouse she wore on that morning show they did. Not many normal women can walk around in a shirt that costs that much.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scotthish Mama

      Hi Kelly- at least First Lady Obama wears J-crew. I think if your thrifty with yourself you are more likely to be thrifty with my money. The days of you getig rich with insider trading and off our country is over. Either you serve for the people you serve or you are gone.

      May 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scotthish Mama

    @bobcat-CNN, is not printing my posts. I said I am an hour behind you. I also said Bachman needs to go home to the farm and break a nail and do some real work.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scotthish Mama

    @banasy – I always think we will get a really good person in there that we want to serve for the rest of his life. We can always vote dweebs ut now. You have only to get online for the voting habits and see if you want them in again. This putting energy and contraception or energy and SS is bull malarky. Packaging is holding one ransom for the other.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kellyintulsa

    I've seen the first lady rewear outfits ! That to me says she's being frugal with our money and only buying the expensive stuff when she has to. I can just see Romney's wife with a new designer outfit every day and putting us deeper in debt. The President and First lady make the girls do chores to earn an allowance no free ride even for them. The Obama's are smart people who aren't in it for the money he really wants to help fix our country.

    May 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Superman

    @@@kellyintulsa,,,i love your outlook on the obamas thats a great perspective that you have many do not see the effort that obama has put into his work and the way they actually are thank you for your positive out look!

    May 3, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |