August 7th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Tuesday'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...

11:40 am ET - Romney in Illinois - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney takes his campaign to Elk Grove Village, Illinois, where he'll discuss the economy at a manufacturing plant.

1:00 pm ET - Mars rover briefing - It's been "so far, so good" for the Curiosity rover on its Mars mission.  The Jet Propulsion Laboratory updates the public on the mission this afternoon.

1:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The Wisconsin temple shootings, Syria and the economy will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Elections • On today • Politics
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  1. jim ainoris

    Enough obama bashing... lets figure out how to solve economic problems... congress and senate really run america not president....tell lobbiests to have walmart and most other companies to pull their factories out of communist china...even 20% tax on all goods from there would help... why dont right and left talkin heads scream about it? because they are on payrol of these companies selling America out! How could Americans be so brainwashed by political partisan diatribe! bread and circus se cicero china is building weapons to use against us with our own money! but walmart has low prices... sam walton is flippin in his grave...In 1994 Hillary Clinton sat on the board of stock holders of this company...Ross Perot treid to warn us... Shalom

    August 7, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mittens

    I just transferred all of my 401k balance from stock funds to a secure bond fund. I'm really thinking / betting the stock market drops some over the next 4 to 6 months. If it does drop, I'm going to be a happy monkey : ). Selling short is a good thing.

    August 7, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dave

      Here Here Mittens. I agree. Everyone is saying we are in another small bubble. Dow Jones is at 13,000 plus. Doubt it will fall below 12,000 but might if Obama is reelected. We can only hope : )

      August 7, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama


      August 7, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Pam p

    A low DOW is a happy DOW. Gives us poor folks a chance to buy in, then it can go up again : ). I rhymed. : )

    August 7, 2012 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. blah blah blah

    @ Mcphilip, my youve been a busy boy today havent you? Figured out when you post under your name people see the name and skip right over it didnt you? Lol

    August 7, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  5. dazzle ©

    I find it quite interesting that the fire at the Chevron Refinery in San Francisco isn't on CNN or other major news sources.

    August 7, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
    • McDoug

      It is pretty interesting.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  6. Hope

    Bash Assad! 🙂


    August 7, 2012 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • McDoug

      It isn't nice to bash people. We should be more friendly like.

      August 7, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ McJIF:
    Aw, shucks...thanks, buddy.
    Le vrai JIF

    August 7, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©


    August 7, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Best thing an American can do to voice their dissatisfaction, rather than write ankle-biting posts with no teeth.

    August 7, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  10. Obama Mama

    Hey it looks as if me scot- irish friends are on today.
    Just wanted to say look up Romneyhoods(stolen from Obama) tax plan, it is a mess. Nope can't vote for Romney.
    Washington post-Cuts for rich
    newsyahoo-Raise middle class taxes
    Bloomberg-Mathematically Impossible
    Shift burden to poor august 1,2012
    It is looking bad for Romney, he is soooooooo out of touch with the middle class reality.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. Obama Mama

    I also read the lawsuit for the Ohio citizens- Romney claims it is a bill to not let the military vote. The Obama administration actually is suing to have the original you can vote the 3 days prior to the election reinstated. In that 3 day period Obama recieved 93,000 votes in 2008. After that election the republicans changed it with a bill that these people could not vote on the sat, sun and monday before a Tuesday election. But Mitt has said it is to not let the military vote, so I did not see anything like that in there. So I do not get how come Romney said that. It is just to restore the voters rights who like to prevote or early vote on the weekend before the election. Ya know like working people who cannot afford to take off work to vote, like, middle class.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  12. Obama McMama

    What is up with the Mc's? Is this a running joke from another thread?

    August 7, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  14. Obama McMama

    You have that one right, a day late and a dollar short. SSDD

    August 7, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Obviously that is not me @7:53 am.

    August 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
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