May 7th, 2012
07:42 AM ET

Monday'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...

1:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The elections in France and Greece are sending shockwaves through stock markets around the world.  How will the U.S. react to these new developments?  Press Secretary Jay Carney will likely discuss the results during his briefing.

1:50 pm ET - Romney town hall - The economy and jobs will likely dominate GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's town hall-style meeting in Cleveland, Ohio.

2:00 pm ET - Senate talks student loans - Following a one-week recess, the Senate will tackle the dicey debate over student loans.  Lawmakers will consider a bill aimed at preventing federal student loan interest rates from doubling this summer. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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  1. kellyintulsa

    Good Morning everyone. I hope we're all off to the start of a great week.

    May 7, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    A man and his wife were driving through country on his way from New York to California.

    Looking at his fuel gauge, he decided to stop at the next gasoline station and fill up. About 15 minutes later, he spots a Mobil station and pulls over to the high octane pump.

    "What can I do for ya'll?" asks the attendant. "Fill 'er up with high test," replies the driver. While the attendant is filling up the tank, he's looking the car up and down.

    "What kinda car is this?" he asks. "I never seen one like it before."

    "Well," responds the driver, his chest swelling up with pride, "This, my boy is a 1999 Cadillac DeVille."

    "What all's it got in it?" asks the attendant.

    "Well," says the driver, "It has everything. It's loaded with power steering, power seats, power sun roof, power mirrors, AM/FM radio with a 10 deck CD player in the trunk with 100 watts per channel, 8 speaker stereo, rack and pinion steering, disk brakes all around, leather interior, digital instrument package, and best of all, a 8.8 liter V12 engine."

    "Wow," says the attendant, "That's really something!"

    "How much do I owe you for the gasoline?" asks the driver.

    "That'll be $30.17," says the attendant.

    The driver pulls out his money clip and peels off a $20 and a $10. He goes into his other pocket and pulls out a handful of change. Mixed up with the change are a few golf tees.

    "What are those little wooden things?" asks the attendant.

    "That's what I put my balls on when I drive," says the driver.

    "Wow," says the attendant, "Those Cadillac people think of everything!"

    Good Morning kellyin tulsa

    May 7, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning @bobcat & @kelly
    This was ticklish thanks.

    May 7, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. kellyintulsa

    @Bobcat now that is a great way to start the day lmao !!!

    May 7, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. BOMBO ©


    I invariably put my balls in the bush when I drive.

    May 7, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      All I usually do is dig holes.

      May 7, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |