August 8th, 2012
07:40 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...

Continuing coverage: Tropical Storm Ernesto

9:25 am ET - Romney in Iowa - GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney begins his day in Iowa, where he will participate in a campaign event in Des Moines.

10:30 am ET - Portman's Colorado tour - Sen. Rob Portman is an Ohio Republican that some say could be Mitt Romney's running mate.  Portman makes the case for he and Romney when he visits a Romney campaign office in Johnstown, Colorado.  He'll also visit Thornton at 12:45 pm ET, Lakewood at 3:00 pm ET and Denver at 5:55 pm ET.

1:00 pm ET - Mars rover briefing - NASA officials will again update the public on the current status of the Mars rover mission.

3:15 pm ET - Obama in Colorado - President Obama will also be heading to Colorado today to campaign.  After speaking in Denver, he'll appear at an event in Grand Junction at 7:25 pm ET. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Jay jay

    I can't remember. Saw it two days ago in an article. IDE try to find it now but i am working

    August 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. BOMBO ©

    Romney's running mate will be....

    Ted Nugent!

    August 8, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      Rock on Bombo.

      August 8, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Obama Mama

    Differences in the plans to bring america Back. go to these sites be informed and choose a candidate that has your best interest, not the party.
    President Obama- Economic stimulus report on Obama, Senate and Congresses involvment. Passage the final bill, passage after passage, a second round, Stimulus vs. deficit.
    Fmr. Gov. Romney plan-The Tax policy center-a joint project of the Brookings Insti. and the Urban Insti. whom like republicans and take their side say it won't work. Read washington post. com Romneys tax plan.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      Read the history of Obama. It's a legacy of dependence, govt rule, unemployment, and a 5 trillion dollar debt added. If I was someone aspiring for a free check, why not take it? Like being a leach? Contribute to Obama. Wanna be a responsible adult and contribute something to society? Vote Romney...

      August 9, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  4. Obama Mama

    @jay I will state facts and where I got my info if you will post yours all the way up to the election.

    August 8, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Simon Abela

    With a name like Obama Mama you are as slanted as the New York Times. Name any time in history when the Times endorsed a Republican candidate.

    August 8, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Obama Mama

    Not me.

    August 8, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Obama Mama

    Yes it is troll, I am the one with something to say, Troll.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Obama Mama

    No I will keep my name troll, not changing it back till after the election.
    Read the Marriot Scandal of the 90's when Romney was on the board, Son of Boss. What a tax dodger he is. He is all about tax dodging for the wealthy. He is going down hard this time. IRS came after Marriot, he cannot say this is a misunderstanding. He has only given 11/2 years of his tax returns, Romney has not given even the 2 that are required.
    Obama the man who wants to save money in your wallet, Romney wants his hand in your pocket to pay for the corporate greedy. Read about son of boss (SOB) see if FOXNEWS has anything on it.

    August 8, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Iceax

    Everybody in this nation needs to take a week off work , that will put a huge dent in the economy , and the greedy ones pocket , so then who has the power ?

    August 8, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
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