May 15th, 2012
07:39 AM ET

Tuesday'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...

8:30 am ET - Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit - Former president Bill Clinton, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, House Speaker John Boehner and others participate in a fiscal summit.

9:00 am ET - Florida real estate developer trial - Testimony continues in the trial of Adam Kaufman, who's charged with second-degree murder in the death of his wife.

10:00 am ET - Aung San Suu Kyi speaks - The Nobel laureate addresses, via teleconference, attendees to the George W. Bush Presidential Center's "Celebration of Human Freedom."

1:00 pm ET - Chen Guangcheng hearing - The current situation involving blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is the subject of a House foreign affairs subcommittee hearing.

2:15 pm ET - Obama honors soccer champs - President Obama welcomes the 2011 Major League Soccer champion Los Angeles Galaxy to the White House.

3:05 pm ET - Romney in Iowa - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney discusses spending and the deficit in remarks at Drake University in Des Moines. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Elections • On today • Politics
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Mr Dalloway

    Life is good.

    May 15, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good to hear that from someone @Mr.Dalloway.
    Hope more and more folks are able to say that.

    May 15, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    An airplane was flying from LA to New York. About an hour into the flight, the pilot announced, "We have lost an engine, but don't worry, there are three left. However, instead of 5 hours it will take 7 hours to get to New York."
    A little later, the pilot announced, "A second engine failed, but we still have two left. However, it will take 10 hours to get to New York."

    Somewhat later, the pilot again came on the intercom and announced, "A third engine had died. Never fear, because the plane can fly on a single engine. However, it will now take 18 hours to get to new York."

    At this point, one passenger said, "Gee, I hope we don't lose that last engine, or we'll be up here forever!"

    May 15, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat(iah) ©, you did it. As long as I am not the dumb passenger and the engines on this flight hold up, I will be laughing. Gracias! Will check in while in transit, a long layover if this flight is on time. I will try and behave with the Gestapos of TSA.

      May 15, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @bobcat,ya ever think of taking up the comedy routine for a livin.Its a pleasure to read something a great more pleasurable than this negetive crap called politics all the time..Keep it up,I just hope ya have enough material till after Pres.Obamas reelection,take care and everybody have a great day!!!

      May 15, 2012 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning @bobcat. Thats being upbeat.
    Keeping our spirits up eh?

    May 15, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Morning saywhat

    @dazzle is heading on a plane trip today and I promised her a joke. This one was pretty lame, so I'm searching for something else.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    I liked it, bc (iah).
    I'll echo Mr Dalloway's sentiment, also:
    Life •is• good.

    May 15, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lmao @ bobcat, yay youre back and on track, thank you for setting the world right again! good afternoon banasy, bobcat, dazzle, saywhat and mr. dalloway! It IS a beautiful day! 🙂

    May 15, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Oh and my buddy pete, a very special good afternoon to you also!

    May 15, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Juan was driving down a country lane in his pickup when suddenly a chicken darted into the road in front of him. He slammed on his brakes, but realized that the chicken was
    speeding off down the road at about 30 miles an hour. Intrigued, he tried to follow the bird with his truck, but he couldn't catch up to the accelerating chicken. Seeing it
    turn into a small farm, Juan followed it. To his astonishment, he realized that the chicken had three legs. Looking around the small farm, he noticed that ALL of the
    chickens had three legs.

    The farmer came out of his house, and Juan said, "Three-legged chickens? That's astonishing!"

    The farmer replied, "Yep. I bred 'em that way because I love drumsticks."

    Juan was curious. "How does a three-legged chicken taste?"

    The farmer smiled. "Dunno. Haven't been able to catch one yet."

    May 15, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Great to check in and see our resident @bobcat(iah) comes thru yet again. Thank you sir, stuck in Memphis and needed a laugh. Cmon JFK, I want out of here. Good Nite everyone!!

    May 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |