May 11th, 2012
07:53 AM ET

Friday'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 - First lady's commencement address - First lady Michelle Obama is the commencement speaker for graduation ceremonies at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.

1:00 pm ET - Romney in North Carolina - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina.

3:10 pm ET - Obama talks economy - President Obama wraps up his two-day swing of Western states by discussing the economy and housing at an event in Reno, Nevada.

9:30 pm ET - Junior Seau memorial - Friends, family and former teammates gather to remember former NFL linebacker Junior Seau, who committed suicide last week. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Elections • On today • Politics • U.S. • Virginia
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. caeser

    Scared of a little girl?
    You denied your kids a shot at the championship.
    Your also teaching the children to find excuses for failure.

    May 11, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    A man decided to have a face lift for his birthday. He spends $ 5,000 and feels really good about the result. On his way home he stops at a newsstand and buys a paper. Before leaving he says to the salesclerk, "I hope you don't mind me asking, but how old do you think I am?"

    "About 35," was the reply. "I'm actually 47," the man says, feeling really happy. After that he goes into McDonalds for lunch, and asks the order taker the same question, to which the reply is, "Oh you look about 29."

    "I am actually 47." This makes him feel really good.

    While standing at the bus stop he asks an old woman the same question. She replies, "I am 85 years old and my eyesight is going. But when I was young there was a sure way of telling a mans age. If I put my hand down your pants and play with your hairy walnuts for ten minutes I will be able to tell your exact age."

    As there was no one around, the man thought what the hell and let her slip her hand down his pants. Ten minutes later the old lady says, "OK, it's done. You are 47."

    Stunned the man says, "That was brilliant! How did you do that?" The old lady replies, "I was behind you in McDonalds."

    May 11, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OMG! Brilliant!

      May 11, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Good morning chrissy. How are you today and how is your grandson doing ?

    May 11, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Go away troll. It's too early in the AM.

    May 11, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    A girl from Louisiana and a girl from the east coast were seated side by side on an airplane.

    The girl from Louisiana, being friendly and all, said: "So, where y'all from?"

    The east coast girl said, "From a place where they know better than to use a preposition at the end of a sentence."

    The girl from Louisiana sat quietly for a few moments and then replied with a sweet smile and her fabulous sticky-sweet drawl :

    "So, where y'all from, bit ch?"

    May 11, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  6. grammar school memories

    remember the fat kid who thought he had to be funny for people to like him? Trying to appear to be *smart* for fear the other kids don't like dummies? And there's the other kids paying attention to the news and wishing if only it were discussed instead of all this personal bs.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Are you saying your mind has regressed to your grammar school days ? How sad.

      May 11, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Remember when people had a sense of humor, and shared it with other people?
      Happily, we live in those times still...and not wallow in the misery of one's own making.
      If you don't like the joke, ignore it and say nothing.

      May 11, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©

      Thank you banasy.

      May 11, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manic Panic

      Bold of you to admit that you were the fat stupid kid, grammar. Thanks for sharing.

      May 11, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @bobcat,remember when we tackled gay kids and cut their hair off,those were the days,wasn't it.O,or was it making gay employees resign because of corporate pressure in the office,GEEZ,I just kinda forgotHell,I hope I don't have that political disease,REAGANS BRAIN ,its supposidly nontreatable medically,O WELL,ya can't have it all,can ya!!!LMAO!!!

      May 12, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. RIP Mr. Seau

    And thanks for not shooting yourself in the head as is the custom even among Ritilin/Prozac junkies, other than the ones who shoot their own parents first. Junior was an organ donor of sorts. Very thoughtful of him.

    May 11, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      RIP, Mr. Seau.
      Please of the bs people make up about you to further their own sick, twisted agenda.

      May 11, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      S/B: Please IGNORE the bs people make up about you to further their own sick, twisted agenda.

      May 11, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    That is your opinion, and you know we so look forward to your opinions since they are sooooo one sided and thought out so well.

    May 11, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kellyintulsa

    @Bobcat I loved it as normal ! There is nothing wrong with bringing a bit of joy into the lives of other people. I for 1 am glad you post your jokes and hope you never stop.

    Good Afternoon everyone 🙂

    May 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat) ©


      Thank you ma'am. I will continue as long as they allow me to. Lately, they seem to be more tolerant. Maybe they're starting to like them too. Never know.

      May 11, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. no joke

    One day soon we will have a man running for president that DOESN'T believe in Obama nor Romney's fairytale god. A man of science and fact, not hocus pocus.

    May 11, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ troll philip, thank you soooo much for your insight! NOT! And bobcat, try to ignore the negative ones, they are miserable and want to make everyone else miserable! The rest of us love your humor!

    May 11, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    not kellyintulsa@ 4:l2

    May 11, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lmfao @ Fillup, word!

    May 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kellyintulsa

    Oh yes that was me Chrissy lol I promise. I love Bobcat's jokes every day

    May 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kellyintulsa

    well maybe it wasn't me since I just looked at the time stamp on the one post I did make. Sorry Chrissy thought it was me lmao

    May 11, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
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