May 18th, 2012
07:46 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...

9:30 am ET - Terror financing hearing - How are terror groups financing themselves following the 9/11 attacks?  A House homeland security subcommittee discusses the matter.

10:15 am ET - Obama talks food security - President Obama addresses the Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security in Washington.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak to the conference at 4:00 pm ET.

11:00 am ET - Sebelius speaks at commencement - It's a commencement speech that's pitted a university against the local Catholic archdiocese.  Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to graduates of Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute in Washington.

1:30 pm ET - Romney in New Hampshire - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks to supporters in Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

7:30 pm ET - Obama welcomes G8 delegates - The global elite will gather at Camp David this weekend for a G8 summit.  President Obama will greet several of the participants tonight. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. Military Enti tlements

    Over 3/4ths of the defense budget is spent on Military Enti tlements. They can't afford to wage wars with the remainder 20% budget, so the rob Social Security with impunity, no matter who POTUS you.

    May 18, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Smoke a Dope

    How would one finance their *business*? How would you Finance yours'? Puff Puff ! Easy Peasy...

    May 19, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. Military Enti tlements

    @Smoke 12:21. I wouldn't finance my business with fraudulently obtained military enti tlement disability pay, if that's what you mean.

    May 19, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  4. Smoke a Dope

    @ Military Enti tlements,
    Would the U.S. protected Afghan poppy business rival fraudulently obtained military enti tlement disability pay?

    May 19, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. kellyintulsa

    I hope everyone has a great day. The kids, Josh and I are all heading out in about 20 mins for the Renaissance Festival. I'm going to carry a few of Lee's things with me so he will be with us to. I'm looking forward to bringing home a bottle of wine and sitting down tonight and enjoying it. I'm also going to take the kids and go see the Scotty the fox show where Lee loved to sit.

    May 19, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. Superman

    @@@kelly good morning,,, sounds like a good for you and congratulations on a new job you deserve the best sounds like your having a great day kelly and be safe

    May 19, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  7. Superman

    Superman here,,, real superman,,,, hello to everyone and the injured as well that means me to been busy and gone and working like a dog hope all finds you good people good and ill be back

    May 19, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @ chrissy
    This Defence bill besides adding 8 billion more to military spending has a far more scary implication which escapes most Americans. It authorizes US MILITARY to detain any person anywhere including Americans on American soil without showing cause or legal recourse, indefinitely.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    Now mull this. The GOP driven House passed this bill along with a bill authorizing use of force against Iran. Making sure that from now on no one would be allowed to voice dissent against feeding MIC and wars etc.

    Another disturbing news- CNN would though keep us involved in what goes on in those far off lands of 'others'. Protestors at the G-8 summit in Chicago were arrested on 'TERROR CHARGES' for protesting against NATO.
    Go figure folks.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    EXACTLY saywhat! Finally, someone understands what im saying. Thank you! I dont think people understand that we would basicly be under MILITARY rule as most 3rd world countries! It also will affect the 20l0 treaty America has with Russia.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    The bill also preserves ships and aircraft that the pentagon wanted to retire in a cost cutting move. Aircraft and ships that are no longer operational.

    May 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    I would also like to add that presidential candidate Mitt Romney is also pushing for these increases in military spending. Should tell the American citizens exactly where his allegience really is, and its NOT with the citizens of the US!

    May 19, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lmao actually me too! A toad would have more qualifications.

    May 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. kellyintulsa

    I agree with you Chrissy. Obama will veto it but the fact that the dummies keep trying to make our national debt higher after they have spent the last 6 months complaining that we are spending too much. It's crazy that they even try to do something like this and that they think we the American people are stupid and don't understand what they are doing. I have faith in our President to do what he needs to do to rein these fools in.

    May 20, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
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