August 17th, 2012
07:37 AM ET

Friday's live events

The two major parties will come together in the next few weeks to make their presidential tickets official. Live is your home for all the action from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

Today's programming highlights...

11:45 am ET - Ryan in Virginia - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan will spend his day in Virginia, starting with a speech at a high school in Glen Allen.  He'll then head to Springfield for another high school speech at 3:45 pm ET.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The presidential campaign and the Syria crisis will likely top 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
soundoff (109 Responses)
  1. Mary

    What the heck is wrong with this mob? I'm in the middle of reading the article now. Thanks for the info.

    August 17, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Ending apartheid did little to increase S. African's opprotunities for better wages and living conditions with in the mining community where alcoholism, drug abuse and prost itution are a staple, is what I gathered from the article. Seems that even if the two major Mineworkers Unions had mediators, it would have defused the escalating dispute.

      August 17, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Correction: should read "It would have done little to defuse ..."

      August 17, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      the mob isn't paying attention. They would rather talk about Africans for middle wages than bring to light the plight of joblessness here in Their own country...

      August 18, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  2. Chick-fil-A shooter

    The Virginia man accused shooting a security guard at a conservative republican lobbying group's headquarters after saying "I don't like your policies" carried a backpack with extra ammunition and 15 Chif-fil-A sandwiches, authorities said Thursday.
    The well financed lobbying group maintains that with enough lobby money, laws on abortion and sodomy might be restored someday soon.
    The group's president blamed the terroror attack on "reckless rhetoric",. and then said that critics of traditional marriage gave the accused gunman "a license to shoot an unarmed man."

    August 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Two thoughts on this one:
      First, with regards to lobbying groups being able to restore certain laws with enough money in their pockets... how does that old saying go, Money talks...BS walks!
      Secondly, Critics of Traditional marriage becoming violent is a plausible possibility when today we who hold said traditional marriage as sacred have faced people trying to stifle our freedom to speak. Therefore, who's to say that situation won't escalate into violence.
      Nite all

      August 17, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      mary one thought; after all the scrutiny brought on by the left after every tragedy regarding the tea party(then proven to be nonsense) how could you ignore this post since you are so opinionated???

      August 18, 2012 at 5:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      the gist of this post I should say

      August 18, 2012 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Bohhhhhhb

    Yes. Some are scattered over yonder near the news section, while others are scattered out-back with a bunch of old lady gab. 🙂
    CNN. Can't kNow kNowhhow, so why bother w/ news and such. Lez jus' gab and joke about the house. Word?

    August 17, 2012 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get Lost Philip

      You are so obvious.

      August 18, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  4. Looseeyanna Speakeasy

    Ya'll boys come on down South and visit a spell. Liquor in the front and you can pole her in the rear, if'n ya wannabe like them limp wristeys.
    And if'n ya like 'em big o' butts, the CDC just confirmed: 8 of the 10 most overly obese states are down yonder in the South. (bring your own oil and flour)

    August 18, 2012 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Yeah, Not very good train of thought there for my post.
    I was thinking in comparing the traditional marriage debate to the S. African miners rushing the police.
    Both issues have seen blood shed.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  6. Looseeyanna Speakeasy

    Ha! Only an overly obese individual would feel compelled to defend this seemingly endless assault on nationwide obesity.
    Obesity kills more than a lot of lifestyle choices and rare viruses do. If I were to report of the lovely couple with hantavirus camping at Yosemite with the husband dead and wife sick to death, you would NOT feel compelled to single me out.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      excercise, watch your calorie intake, drink lots a water, and then have a beer. Works for me. Why does it have to be complicated? Because most people don't realize that you ACTUALLY have to try...welcome to the USA! Just take a pill right?

      August 18, 2012 at 4:49 am | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well Eugene, Philip, Schoolmarm and all the other countless names you like to use, you have free domain on the boards so you can continue your converstion with yourself. Enjoy.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    @ Get Lost Philip, You get lost... this is a public forum and you have NO rule.
    Very last thought before I go. If words could kill, there woulda been many dead bloggers scattered over these blogs many times over. Lol

    August 18, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  9. LMAO

    All about me. Not a peep about what I said. wtg. (National Adult Literacy Survey) gn peeps.
    And, thanks for the dirty laundry, Mary.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    I like pepperonni pizza and boys.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    I saw this last night:

    I knew.
    Who didn't?

    Enter the insults.
    How predictable.

    August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. @ da 2 blog HOGS, philip and mary

    Y'all are so obsessed with obesity you must be fat as houses, da both of ya! If it talks like a pig, acts like a pig, by george its gotta be a pig! And you are both drunks so y'all jus spoutin doo doo!

    August 18, 2012 at 1:40 am | Report abuse |
  13. @ philip and mary

    not a peep bout what you say cuz you talk, talk, talk and say nuthin. You and little miss dumb as a post.

    August 18, 2012 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  14. @Jay Jay

    Ya think? What gave you your first hint?

    August 18, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Anyone notice how Afghan war has disappeared from the current election campaign issues (admittedly issues facing this nation are on low priority) ??

    August 18, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
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