July 11th, 2012
07:50 AM ET

Wednesday'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...

10:30 am ET - Romney talks to NAACP - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes his campaign to Houston, where he will address the 103rd NAACP National Convention.

11:00 am ET - Congressional Gold Medal ceremony - More than four years after he was approved for the honor, Constantino Brumidi will posthumously receive America's highest civilian honor, the Congressional Gold Medal.

12:00 pm ET - John King live chat - CNN's John King returns to answers all things politics.  Tweet your questions @JohnKingCNN, and he may answer your query live!

1:00 pm ET - FAMU hazing lawsuit announcement - The parents of Robert Champion are expected to announce a lawsuit against Florida A&M University in connection to their son's 2011 death.

1:45 pm ET - White House briefing - Tax cuts, health care reform and spending are expected to dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

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


Filed under: Elections • On CNN.com today • Politics
soundoff (126 Responses)
  1. Philip

    @OM. I already said that a Compton youth couldn't afford to commute to south OC. (the fact that small businesses EXPAND, they don't "attract".)
    We who employ 80% of you EXPAND our businesses by opening-up new locations. I'm not expanding into inner-city ghettto USA.(not without 50 paid well militia) Are you?

    July 11, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      I thought I would start with supplying corner grocers with fruits, planting gardens in the green areas(where houses used to stand), working with inter city government, working with churches, and planting trees in the front yards first.

      July 11, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Obama Mama

    @philip I thought you lived in Colorado? South Orange, Calif.?

    July 11, 2012 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Obama Mama

    Okay hows the weather?

    July 11, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Weather's perfect here, Mama.
      How has it been for you?

      July 11, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      Not as hot as it was on here tonight.

      July 11, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. revnowwhilewecan

    ‎"Balancing the budget is hard. Sure Bill Clinton did it, but he cheated. Not when he balanced the budget, he cheated on his wife. I just like to bring that up whenever possible." - Stephen Colbert
    Uhhg! I can't see my posts! I even took my hat off so I wouldn't cause interference! 🙂 🙂

    July 11, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BUT HE

      ...Did balance the budget...his cheating affects his marriage, which I don't care about, but a balanced budget sure as heck affects me and this country!!!

      July 11, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jeremy

    I KNOW one GAG ORDER that should be in place. And Mary your statement about gum flappin is the direct opposite of what you say on a daily basis here.

    July 11, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zestra

      Every time I see her use that phrase I think she has no teeth...whatta silly phrase, and has nothing to do with anything...

      July 11, 2012 at 11:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ou812

    @mary do you see my u/n it looks like you did

    July 12, 2012 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
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