July 5th, 2012
07:42 AM ET

Thursday'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...

8:30 am ET (est.) - Air France crash report briefing - Three years after Air France Flight 447 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 people aboard, French authorities will release their final report on the tragedy.

9:35 am ET - Obama goes to Ohio - President Obama begins a two-day campaign bus tour today in Ohio.  He'll visit Maumee at 11:40 am ET, Sandusky at 3:40 pm ET and Parma at 7:15 pm ET.

3:45 pm ET - Homeless man beating death briefing - The attorney for the father of a homeless man who died after a 2011 police beating in Fullerton, California, will discuss a lawsuit filed in the case.

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


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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    Also i would not be the person i am today if i did not have compassion for those less fortunate than me.

    July 5, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  2. dazzle ©

    @chrissy, you are a good person and I do hope you can get closure on this with him. It took 3 years for mine to get a grip on the fact that it was over.

    July 5, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Stay strong, Indomitable.
    You have a heart of gold.

    July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Indominitable---Isn't that the snowman in the Himalayas ?

      July 5, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      If I would spell it right it probably make more sense. Indomitable

      July 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's abominable, Rawr.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two seagulls fly over a race track.

    One says "Look, there's a race down below!"

    Other one says " I'm gonna put everything I got on number 5."

    July 5, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Obama Mama

    bobcat(iah) lol. I am telling you bobcat the squirrels do it with the acorns around here. They seriously lay in wait and try to bomb ya with them.

    July 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ Obama Mama

      I know what you mean with those squirrels. We were once walking through some woods when one of thos rascals dropped a half eaten apple right on top of my head. I looked up at it, and I'll swear to this day, it was up there laughing it's butt off about it.

      July 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lol @ bobcat, indomitable means one who aint gonna take no crap or be walked on! Youre thinkin abominable. And mama i aint complainin, im just sick and tired of hearing the disabled are rippin everyone off & causin every joe blow 2 pay for em. Aint true!

    July 5, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ chrissy and banasy

      I thought abominable was another name for your stomach.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's abdominal, Rawr.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©


      I thought that was a game you play with tiles that have dots on them.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Superman

    @@@chrissy,,, your first blog couldn't be any more accurate,,, and you are the best its terrible when those that once where are better than than them now it disgusts me to see that they can't help others with just a little moral support that's really all they need the homeless that is they are not all bad PHILLIP!!! So remember its not an easy road even for the more fortunate you still struggle phillip its a fact of life to be a better person you must fail first this should be obvious to you now

    July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ Superman

      How are you doing man ? I haven't talked to you in ages.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    ty @ superman, what angers me most is Philip used to be one of those people, or so he said! So how dare he look down his nose @ ANYONE! And many ppl are just weeks away from being homeless now even!

    July 5, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And to all you people who think youre better than the poor, the homeless and the disabled! Dont think for one second youre gonna be one of gods chosen ones! It just wont happen!

    July 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ chrissy

      You said it all right there girl. It's unbelieveable how people would rather talk down to the unfortunate, rather than lend a helping hand.

      July 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    I am sorry, but I have to weigh in here:
    Anyone who seriously believes that the majority of people who are homeless CHOOSE to be this way is severly delusional.
    Now, if choosing to believe that makes one feel better about themself, well, whatever, but it's still a delusional notion that deserves no merit.

    July 5, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I agree banasy. You can look into these peoples eyes and tell which ones are there by choice and the ones that have been kicked to the curb. And also, how could anyone possibly believe that especially anyone with their children have chosen that life style ? That's just ludicrous and shows just how small a person can be.

    July 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You can also look into the eyes of the person doing the asserting, and tell they're a few french fries short of a Happy Meal, too.
      Eyes like Charlie Manson, y'know?

      July 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Superman

    @@@ boat good here been working like a mad dog no time to stop and i keep pushing on and to all of you who do care about society i love all of you and that's no bs ask chrissy we are the ones with heart and once we have that nothing else matters SUSERMAN HERE THE ONE AND ONLY

    July 5, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Superman

    @@@CHRISSY,,, if this world had 10 million of you the existence of human beings would be such much more worth it your a god in your self and that's what ,matters most you just keep growing that beautiful heart of yours and the rest of us will follow we love you

    July 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Superman

    @@@bobcat Iah the 8:09 was for you and chrissy

    July 5, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kellyintulsa

    Wow I guess I've been away to long. Hope everyone is having a good evening.

    July 5, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
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