May 31st, 2012
07:40 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...

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 - Chen Guangcheng speaks out - Chinese activist and advocate Chen Guangcheng addresses the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

10:15 am ET - SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth - The SpaceX Dragon capsule has concluded its mission to the international space station and is ready to head home.  The capsule will deorbit and splash down in the Pacific Ocean.  A briefing on the mission will follow at 2:00 pm ET.

1:00 pm ET - Romney in California - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses supporters at a campaign event in San Francisco.

1:25 pm ET - Bush White House portrait revealed - Former president George W. Bush returns to the White House for the unveiling of his official portrait. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. BuckB

    Guess it's time to ban travel to NYC also to reduce the carbon foot print. It goes on and on and on and on.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Theresa

      jj there is no mention of that because PP just endorsed Obama yesterday. CNN will never paint their savior in a bad way

      May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Ill say it again CNN since u took down my post for obvious reasons. Planned parenthood got caught yet again. Their employee is seen and heard on video giving out advice how to get a baby aborted of its not a certain gender of the mothers liking. Pretty sick and it reminds me of china! PP just endorsed the Obama campaign yesterday but CNN doesn't want everyone to know this... I wonder why? (sarcasm)

      May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    You may have something there@ BuckB, but banning travel to NYC? NJ is considering raising toll fees though, that might have some impact.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @saywhat, I was shocked at the fees for the NJ Turnpike and the GS Parkway when I was in Manhattan. Gone are the days when you just had to ensure that you had enough quarters to toss in the basket on the Parkway. I believe it cost me $20.00 to cross the GW and get to the exit on the turnpike to go to my hometown of Alpine. Now they want to raise this?

      May 31, 2012 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Today's rather revealing news.
    Ehud Barak the Israeli D.Minister calls upon US to get militarily involved in Syria. After their efforts to sabotage the Annan mission fail?? Perhaps. But now that we have received a command , we may have to obey.
    Netanyahu calls for even tougher demands on Iran nuclear energy programme? We hear and we obey,Master.
    US carries out training exercises with Arab allies for invasion of Iran in Jordan.

    May 31, 2012 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Blog

      That is just political posturing. Israel knows that Russia and China are the ones protecting Assad.
      They just want to make a bit of noise to show their voters they are still relevant as politicians by making an empty speech.
      Israel shares a border with Syria and is very sensitive about foreign countries intruding on their turf.
      If they want to do something about Syria, all they have to do is invade Syria themselves. Syria is right there in front of them.
      But they hate Syria and don't really mind seeing a bunch of Muslims kill each other off anyway.
      This posturing is just empty rhetoric. Ehud is not serious and we know it.

      May 31, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    That is not altogether in true perspective, my friend. Netanyahu-Ehud Barak are dead serious. And as I have been saying before its not simply muslims killing each other.
    The dynamics are far more complex and Israel , is a serious and deadly player in all this.

    May 31, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    If we allow them to attack Syria, our carefully cultivated alliance with our Arab partners , who stand with us on our M.East/Israel policy would be jeopardized . Public back lash would force the rulers in S.Arabia, Jordan and Qatar to distance themselves from us and we cannot now afford that with war with Iran looming.

    May 31, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    @ Dazzle
    Good morning. Yes they say that by 2015 the toll to visit Manhattan would reach 106 dollars.

    May 31, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @saywhat, Good Morning to You! That is shocking. I should reconsider moving back there at that rate. I noticed that the subway fares were also greatly increased but I have been long away.

      May 31, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Good afternoon saywhat and dazzle. Guess i wont be visiting manhattan anytime soon lol, not that i planned to anyway.

    May 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And if we allow Israel to influence us in attacking Al-Assad and his military we may have some serious repercussions from IRAN. Ahmadinajhad said he is extremely upset over events in Syria but says the west should NOT intervene. Veiled threat?

    May 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    lol @ Jj well close anyway, except in china boys are welcome while girls are not.

    May 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Ziva

    @Jj: and of course you are willing to adopt a child at risk of being aborted, yes?

    May 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Not the point that I'm not willing. So many people out there are tho. And are you telling me that u think it's ok for PP to give out advice on how to abort a child of its not a certain gender? I think in your obtuseness you have failed to see the point. How typical tho. Ho hum

      May 31, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ Jj, no i dont think they should advise abortion based on gendar. And i dont think you have the right to tie this to Obama, Nor do i think you should call us obtuse just because we dont agree with every word you say!

    May 31, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |