June 15th, 2012
07:45 AM ET

Friday'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...

9:30 am ET - Powers awarded Silver Star - In 1960, Francis Gary Powers' U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union, and he was held in Soviet custody for two years.  Now, decades after his death in a helicopter crash, he will be posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

9:35 am ET - Faith and Freedom Coalition Conference - Conservatives and other activists gather in Washington for the Faith and Freedom Coalition's conference and strategy briefing.  Speakers include Sen. Rand Paul at 9:35 am ET and Newt Gingrich at 12:35 pm ET.

11:00 am ET - Biden speaks to mayors - Vice President Biden addresses the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Orlando, Florida.

11:00 am ET - Romney in New Hampshire - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's bus tour takes him to New Hampshire and a stop in Stratham.  He'll visit Milford at 2:30 pm ET.

5:10 pm ET - Obama speaks on LGBT Pride Month - Before heading to Chicago for the weekend, President Obama will make remarks at a White House reception honoring LGBT Pride Month.

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

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soundoff (57 Responses)
  1. banasy©

    Yes, Philip, I remember that time when Cesar called you that.
    I miss him greatly.
    I read about your adventure this past weekend.
    You should submit it to a magazine.
    With some editing, it would be a spectacular article.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Or was it Cesar writing as Big Joe?
      In the words of Dorothy, "My, people come and go so quickly around here."

      June 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |

    This has got to be the longest Presidential race in history.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Hello, faux Mary.
    Starting early, are you?

    June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lol good afternoon banasy. I believe that was when i first started blogging. And the first people to speak to me were you, Philip and Thomasd. I often wonder whatever happened to him. The good ole days i guess you could say. Before the trolls and strife.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Guess my point was just made eh? Why do people ALWAYS wanta cause problems? I just cant see the point but its definitely making my appt look better and better!

    June 15, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Ah, those were the days, indeed, chrissy.
    I liked ThomasD tremendously.
    I miss him, also.
    Good luck at the Doctors, sweetie.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  7. @Kandi and Marie

    Y'all better look a little close to home, fool. She was talking about someone else, anyway, not you. Think you can keep your sarcasm for one who actually desrves your derision? Even when people are nice to you, you act like a total tool. Grow the hell up, troll. You stink up the blogs with your hatred.

    June 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ kandi and marie, no i dont. And i dont believe ive ever talked to either one of you and dont think i want to now either. @ HIDE BEHIND, you said it lol. Puts a new twist on forever dont it? And yea banasy, im sick of drs frankly. Lol

    June 15, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    @ banasy, now WHO are these two? And what do they have to do with me?

    June 15, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Which two?

    June 15, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    kandi and marie. But nevermind i think i know, philip and mary. And all i can say is wow! If thats how you handle compliments philip, you have bigger problems than i could ever imagine.

    June 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    ThomasD is on fB. He left these blogs b/c of what, do you think. I stayed in touch w/ThomasD this whole time, except for after I stopped using fB a couple of months ago.
    He lives in western Washington, and is quite active on fB. He would no-doubt enjoy hearing from you all, especially banasy and chrissy. And just so ya know, neither ThomasD nor myself said anything negative about you gals to each other, ever.
    I tried and tried but couldn't get him to come back here and even the man v woman odds a little. he he. Won't you gals give it a try?

    June 15, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    :)@ chrissy. I remember our pretend ski trip...ThomasD and I fishing...banasy even broke-out the mulled wine. Those were the days before harmless trolling became harmful username hijacking. It's as if we 4 experienced in short-order what the entire world is going through. (and i hope if your hip gets replaced, it lasts longer than the brakes on your Forf pickup truck. 🙂
    And, @banasy. Thx for your kind words about my posing as a homeless person story. For awhile there I thought you were the one there trying to mess-up my story. Sorry about that.
    And last I heard, ThomasD lives in *eastern Washington. (i posted 'western' earlier) AND he was still single, btw.

    June 15, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    I just now called ThomasD but got his answering machine. I left him a message inviting him to this blog here, saying chrissy and banasy missed him. But Thomas is an old fisherman. He might not go for those lures. 🙂 Hope he gets the message and stops by. (he is Thomas Drennen on fB, dark curly hair, clean-cut beard and stash...if ya'll care to try and friend him fB.

    June 15, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    @HIDEBEHIND. Your post is right on the mark. Thank you. You took me back to when Teddy Roosevelt's grandson literally walked into Iran with 3 million dollars cash, bribed a few selct individuals, and poof!..the pro-western Shah was the man Iranians wanted for a new leader.

    June 15, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
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