July 4th, 2012
07:41 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Happy 236th birthday, America!  CNN.com Live wishes all of our viewers and fans a happy Fourth of July!

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Ex-Barclays CEO on Parliament hot seat - Just one day after resigning as Barclays CEO, Bob Diamond will testify before British lawmakers about the rate-fixing scandal that cost him his job.

10:00 am ET - Romney loves a parade - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney marks the Fourth by participating in a parade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire.

10:50 am ET - White House naturalization ceremony - The Fourth will be a truly memorable day for more than two dozen active members of the U.S. military.  They will become citizens at a White House ceremony attended by President Obama.

6:00 pm ET - Obama marks Independence Day - President Obama hosts the fourth annual Salute to the Military celebration on the South Lawn of the White House.  He is expected to make remarks at the event.

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

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Jj

    Do you remember the story on here a couple weeks ago about the navy "going green"? to point out yet another failure of obamas green push the price of the fuel costs twenty six bucks a gallon! Thank you mr prez for proving once again that you are absolutely out of flippin control with OUR money

    July 4, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jj

    On the same note, the dept of health and human services was given a BILLION dollar to implement Obama care. Guess what? It's already gone! Shoot they shoulda just given every American a few million bucks to pay for there own health care at that enormous price tag. Remember folks this thing is just getting started and it's just the tip of the ice burg

    July 4, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Happy Birthday, America!

    July 4, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Happy Fourth Of July everyone.
    good morning@ banasy.
    May we see a return to sanity with the re election of President Obama against a mind set which brought this country to the brink. May this nation be vibrant and awake to reality and make this country once again a beacon of Hope, Freedom,Liberty and Justice for all. May this great land be greater, a guide and a friend to this strife torn world. Enemy of Hate, Poverty, Disease and Ignorance.
    God Bless America.

    July 4, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hello, saywhat.
      That is a lovely sentiment, and may I say from your lips to the voters ears?

      Bless America!

      July 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Amen to that and thanks for your encouraging words as always @banasy.

    July 4, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |