June 5th, 2012
07:42 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

The race to the presidency now turns toward the general election in November.  CNN.com 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 - Jurors are expected to begin deliberations in the case of Adam Kaufman, who's accused of second-degree murder in the death of his wife.

12:00 pm ET - CNN Election Roundtable - Join Wolf Blitzer and the CNN Political Team as they answer your questions on the 2012 elections and all things politics.

2:00 pm ET - White House briefing - Syria, the economy and the Wisconsin recall vote will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

3:10 pm ET - Romney in Texas - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a campaign event with supporters in Fort Worth, Texas.

9:00 pm ET - Wisconsin recall vote reaction - Voters in Wisconsin go to the polls today to decide whether incumbent Gov. Scott Walker should keep his job.  We'll be at the headquarters for both Walker and opponent Tom Barrett as the results are announced.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Jj

    What the left doesn't want u to know about walker in Wisconsin is when he took office there was a three point six billion dollar debt. Now it's down to about a hundred and so million. No wonder Obama didn't go there with his five trillion dollar debt and rising

    June 5, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Jj -what you do not want your friends to know is the Obama stimulus paid off 2.2 trillion of the deficit in Wisconsin given to him from Obamas stimulus. The way he has run his office, if he stays in office the deficit will be at 2.2 trillion when he leaves. All these govenors like Walker and Perry say what a wonderful job they have done, only due to the stimulus Obama gave them. The unions there also gave up benefits to help, only to have bargaining rights taken away. If the Wisconsin people really want to vote for what they want they should send Walker and the Koch Bros packing.

      June 5, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Scottish mama how in the world did he pay off two point two trillion dollars in wisconsins debt when their debt was three point six BILLION not trillion. You may be getting Wisconsin confused with the federal deficit. Your numbers make no sense. It just goes to show that his plan works and unions across the country are crappin themselves because other states WILL follow suit Also when walker took office the unemployment rate was six point seven percent. It's now down to six point six percent. Not bad. And please do not give obomba credit where credit is not due. Walker did this, not the prez.

      June 5, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      meant to say seven point six percent unemployment rate down to six point six percent now. Gotta spell the numbers out now Cuzz CNN loves to mess with my numerals

      June 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      someone went Packin alright! Wasn't walker tho. His policies have worked no matter how many over paid union workers have whined complained pizzed and moaned. Now bring on the riots and destroying public property like we've seen before from these bone heads. Night all. Got a hot date 🙂

      June 5, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Maddy Gascar

    What the right doesn't want you to know is that the public servants of Wisconsin would gladly not help Walker across the street, or that Mass. citizens voted Romney the worst Mass. Governor in history.

    June 5, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      Just ignore the facts shall we and don't forget the spin! Lmao. Deflect spin and ignore. Heck of a campaign strategy. How's that workin for ya?

      June 5, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sean

      Yet here Romney stands poised to take the country back in the right direction. Too bad for you public opinion polls mean squat

      June 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Jj- I stated facts above, what facts did you?

      June 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • jj

      Yea he made money LEGALLY! Yea he's rich as hell. 250 million rich. What was his name again? Oh yea john Kerry. How much was he worth? 250 million as well. But you didn't hear about that from the left at the time did you piers? I wonder why. Now get your head out of your azz moron. I have a pretty Cuban girl waiting for me after work. Don't be jealous. It's who I am and have no regrets

      June 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Heavens@ Maddy Gascar ! How can the Right be ever wrong on any account? Its the Left. Don't you listen to @Jj. You must be new here.

    Look, President Obama is what has been wrong with this country for the past decade and even before and for all future follies and blunders that this nation commits – period.

    June 5, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Saywhat- right down to his birth certificate.lol

      June 5, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jj

      FACT: obomba has amassed a five trillion dollar debt. FICTION: the debt will not be reduced to two point two trillion at the end of his term. That's a prediction and we see how well he does with predictions...

      June 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©,

    A young guy from Texas moves to California and goes to one of those big "everything under one roof" stores looking for a job. The manager asked, "Do you have any sales experience?"

    The kid said, "Sure, I was a salesman back home in Texas."

    The boss liked the kid so he gave him the job. "You start tomorrow. I?ll come down after we close and see how you did."

    His first day on the job was rough but he got through it. After the store was locked up, the boss came down to see how things went.

    "How many sales did you make today?"

    The young man replied without hesitating, "One."

    The boss said, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. How much was the sale for?"

    The kid said, "$101,237.64."

    The boss said, "$101,237.64?! What the hell did you sell?!"

    The kid said, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the coast, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him that twin-engine Chris Craft. Then he said he didn?t think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that 4×4 Blazer."

    Amazed, the boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat and a truck?"

    "No, he came here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, 'Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing.'"

    June 5, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @bobcat (in a hat)©, Just saw this now and I guess the guys weekend was shot but lol as always.

      June 5, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    hey @bobcat.
    Good one friend. Wishing you well.

    June 5, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    The gauntlet has been thrown I will not be Scottish Mama till after November elections, Jj. I will be known as Obama Mama.

    June 5, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Miller

    Narnee-narnee-narr-narr ! Hahahaha!
    Wisconsin WINS!

    June 6, 2012 at 4:53 am | Report abuse |
  8. Angel

    Gee, I wonder if the bgrarae of big petro-pharm drug ads on television has anything to do with it? Just last night while watching TV a series of four commercials came on, all four were for prescription drugs, for us to ask our doctor if we can have. Four out of four, and each one had it's own list of deadly, disgusting, or disturbing side effects what's wrong with this picture?

    July 14, 2012 at 2:39 am | Report abuse |