August 1st, 2012
07:45 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The race to the presidency now turns toward the general election in November. Live is your home for all the latest news and views from the campaign trail.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - GSA mismanagement hearing - Allegations of mismanagement and wasteful spending continue to fester within the General Services Administration, and a House committee will look into the claims this morning.

10:00 am ET - U.S. policy on Syria hearing - With the crisis in Syria continuing to grow, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on what steps the United States could make when dealing with the strife-torn country.

11:40 am ET - Obama in Ohio - President Obama spends his day campaigning in the crucial battleground state of Ohio.  He'll address supporters in Mansfield, then head to Akron for a 4:00 pm ET speech.

1:15 pm ET - First lady in North Carolina - Michelle Obama is also on the campaign trail today.  She'll rally supporters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Elections • On today • Politics
soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Constable

    the world is going to pot

    August 1, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Conservative Territory"

    Don't worry about "Ohio".

    August 1, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    For the second time in a row, I was forced to impose on the woman with whom I carpooled to our children's soccer practices. I phoned and explained that my husband had the car again, so I wouldn't be able to take my turn. A few minutes before she was due to pick up my son, my husband showed up. Since it was too late for me to call and say I could drive after all, I asked my husband to hide the car in the garage and to stay inside.

    I also explained to my son that he shouldn't mention anything about his father's whereabouts. Unfortunately, my husband forgot and was in front of our house chatting with a friend when my carpool partner arrived. When my son returned from practice, I asked him if she had noticed.

    "Yes," he replied, "she asked me which of the two men in front of the house was my father. But don't worry. I told her I didn't know."

    August 1, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. Superman

    Ahhhh,,,, out on the road again and heading home talk later hello to all!!!

    August 1, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tweeter Superman

    Get a life, no one cares.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Lmfao @ bobcat, truly awesome! Lol and you just made my day with the lifesaver one!

    August 1, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    @ superman, glad you had a good climb. How did your daughter hold up on that? And tweeter, shaddup, we DO care.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    Thanks for the morning laughs.

    We'll done!

    Good morning, love.

    Tweeter Superman:

    August 1, 2012 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy

    Good morning you. How are you doing on this hump day ?

    August 1, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy©

    How are you today ? I promise I'll behave my self today. I might even have something pertinent to add to the conversation if a good topic shows up.

    August 1, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, no, no!!
      Do NOT behave yourself today!
      Where is the fun in *that*?

      August 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    lol good morning bobcat, and you keep on keepin on! We like your misbehavin self! And good morning to you too miss.

    August 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jay jay

    Morning all. Anyone seen Obama mama on here lately?

    August 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ Jay Jay, she was just on the drought thread.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Hi folks.
    A treasure trove you are sitting on my friend.Just keep doling out .

    August 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    Hi All, @bobcat(iah) just keep em coming. The Walmart one is a good one.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hey dazzle ©

      How are you doing ? I had read earlier about some flash flooding going on in Arizona. Was that in your area of the state ?
      Oh, and congratulations on your free tank of gas and cup of coffee. Rebate amounts make you want to swoon sometimes. LOL

      August 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
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