July 31st, 2012
07:48 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...

9:30 am ET - Women's health care briefing - Senate Democrats join Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to discuss new women's health care coverage that will take effect tomorrow.

10:00 am ET - Ambassador nominations hearing - The United States has struggled to maintain good relations with Afghanistan and Pakistan, but it can take a strong ambassador to make things right.  The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considers nominees for the two diplomatic posts this morning.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Jay Carney is back behind the briefing mic this afternoon, and he's expected to talk about "fiscal cliff" fears and Syria.

2:15 pm ET - Latin American business hearing - What are the latest trends coming out of the Latin American business community, and what challenges exist when it comes to doing business in the region?  That's what a Senate foreign relations subcommittee plans to discuss.

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


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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. May

    Kathleen Sebelius doesnt know anything about womens health care – wrong person for a very important job.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff

    Did you hear they are giving away free donuts to everyone that attends Penn State's pep rally today? Sweeeeeeet.

    July 31, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    So Romney's world tour "I am an idiot and I proved it" is over. He is back home and I hope he stays that way to save us from further humiliation.
    This man who is aspiring to be the next leader of the Free World has no clue as to what the world is about, the dynamics and reality.
    Voters beware.

    July 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      oh I'm fully aware of what the other guys record is. Spend waste and no jobs. That's the other guys legacy. Have a great day

      July 31, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree, saywhat.

      Jay jay, do you honestly think that Mitt is going to vastly improve the economy, or his own wallet, as he has shown in the past?

      Do not forget that many of the unemployed was at *his* largesse and behest...

      Have a wonderful day yourself.

      July 31, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      Banz yes Romney knows how to make money. Good for him. Too bad the other guy has a history of doing the exact opposite whilst making a portion of the populous dependent on the govt teet. Heck of a resume! Sorry obomba but YOUR FIRED!

      July 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Jay jay, he sure does know how to make money...for himself, and to other people's detriment.
      I do not think being a cutthroat corporate raider is actually something to be proud of...or a good platform for politics...unless that is what you want to see for this country; more outsourcing and loss of jobs.
      But hey, whatever.

      July 31, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Vote Romney

      His hair looks Presidential.

      July 31, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Victoria

    Hello everyone especially you mom # 2.. I've said on the blogs before that I am a first time voter for the presidential election. I am still undecided because I think that neither Romney or Obama are up to the challenge. I'm leaning toward Ron Paul. My father is extremely left wing and attempted to tell me how to think politically while I spent the summer with him. My mom is an Independent and refuses to tell me how to think. I continue to read and educate myself on what I think the best direction for this country will be. All that aside, just a bit of self-promotion, I will be covering the RNC in Tampa. I will see you all live during that time if you choose to watch.

    July 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, Victoria, my #3 daughter!

      If you are covering the RNC, that would be the only reason I would tune in; I would have no reason otherwise.

      Your mom is a wise lady; I too am an independant, but one thing I can tell you is that I won't be voting for MR.

      He has no idea of foreign policy, and I am afraid if he were to get in the WH we would be embroiled in another war faster than one could say "uh oh".
      Money money money, don'tcha know.

      July 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      The past decade, policies and the mindset that brought this country to where it stands now would be a great starting point for you to examine. Both on the domestic front and foreign policy.Especially the latter for it is inexorably entwined with the troubles we are facing domestically.
      After losing all credibility, prestige , clout in regions that are strategic to us geo politically and economically,with Iraq invasion it has been a downward slide.
      That mind set which put us on this path of self destruction has to go.

      July 31, 2012 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @Victoria, I can't help but comment. In your father's defense as you know he turned way left after 9/11 when he lost 2 friends at Windows on the World. You know me better than most and I want you to use that gifted mind of yours and make your choice. As a journalist, you know to study the facts, to make an informed decision. Whatever side of the political spectrum anyone is on, we will all be watching you at the RNC. I am enormously proud of you! Love, Mom

      July 31, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    @ Jay Jay, Ronald McDonald knows how to make money too! Maybe we just vote him in since you think those are the only qualifications that count!!

    July 31, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol...plus he'd be fun a kid's parties...

      July 31, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    lol @ banasy, yep and EVERYONE would have a job!

    July 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Right...and free french fries...wonder if the giant red shoes are uniform required?

      July 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Thanks @banasy
    I was away and didn't catch @Jay Jay's comments in time.
    Well @Jay Jay its only 100 days now.
    We'll see whether Koch bros,Sheldon Adelson and Corporate clout, foreign lobby prevails and twisted ideology wins over rational thought or the American public loses.

    July 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Pl read that 'or the American public loses to those standing on the wrong side of history"

    July 31, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Superman

    @saywhat,,,,nicely put this man has no bussiness being in politics at all what so ever he is a hole in the wall as an X member of the lds church he will expect comformity from all in congress and then how will we be able to run this country with such a childish battle going on in the white house ? Plus the church members will always believe in there ways as always being right and mostly war mongers as well faith means have war ? And they do support war its angering that this candidate would of even think of running for the seat let alone not let his religion get in the way of making decisions lets throw him out before the damage gets worse

    August 1, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Superman

    Ask romney this,,,how many people has he fired that did not pay their 10% to the church and kept there jobs so he will not stop at anything to control others and how they live there lives

    August 1, 2012 at 11:46 am | Report abuse |
  11. Glta

    Its depend on how well you're doing with your leossn and how much time you spend practice. You're shooting 110 a round, I would think that you might need 7 more leossn and plenty of practice. I started out the same way and I had over 11 leossns (I had 3 different PGA instructor) and I practice at lot. I practice for 4 days before I went out on the course to play 9 or 18 holes. Make a mental notes of your perfomance and go back to the driving range for more practice. When I went back for the next leossn I took my score card and show my instructor and explain some of the problem that I was still having on the course. Now, I shoot in the mid to low 90 s and I have often broke 90 four times (89 twice, 88 one time and 82 one time). Keep your goal reachable and stay positive about them, and plenty of practice. Remember to have fun!!!

    August 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |