September 5th, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The Republicans have had their say, and now it's time for the Democrats to hold their national convention.  Watch Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

Ongoing coverage - ISS spacewalk

10:20 am ET - Ryan rally in Iowa - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at a rally with supporters in Adel, Iowa.

10:30 am ET - Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan - The controversy surrounding "green-on-blue violence" takes center stage when the commander of ISAF Joint Command briefs reporters from Kabul.

1:00 pm ET - Ann Romney in Ohio - While it doesn't appear GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has any public events on his calendar, wife Ann will be campaigning for her hubby in Findlay, Ohio.

2:30 pm ET - Live from the #CNNGrill - CNN's Peter Hamby returns to lead a political panel discussing the headlines of the day at the DNC.

5:00 pm ET - Democratic National Convention re-convenes - The second full day of activity at the DNC takes place in Charlotte.  Among today's speakers: Bill Clinton, Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Barney Frank, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sandra Fluke. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Seems there was a young soldier, who, just before battle, told his sergeant that he didn't have a rifle.

    "That's no problem, son," said the sergeant. "Here, take this broom. Just point it at the Germans, and go 'Bangety Bang Bang'."

    "But what about a bayonet, Sarge?" asked the young (and gullible) recruit.

    The sergeant pulls a piece of straw from the end of the broom, and attaches it to the handle end. "Here, use this... just go, 'Stabity Stab Stab'."

    The recruit ends up alone on the battlefield, holding just his broom. Suddenly, a German soldier charges at him.

    The recruit points the broom. "Bangety Bang Bang!" The German falls dead. More Germans appear. The recruit, amazed at his good luck, goes "Bangety Bang Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!" He mows down the enemy by the dozens.

    Finally, the battlefield is clear, except for one German soldier walking slowly toward him. "Bangety Bang Bang! shouts the recruit.

    The German keeps coming.

    "Bangety Bang Bang!" repeats the recruit, to no avail. He gets desperate. "Bangety Bang Bang! Stabity Stab Stab!"

    It's no use. The German keeps coming. He stomps the recruit into the ground, and says...

    "Tankety Tank Tank

    September 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Nice try troll, don't know who you are, don't care, but since you want to hijack my name why don't you try filling my shoes. I don't believe you can handle my job, my life or my neighborhood. But since you want to be me I invite you to try.

    September 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Diana Vahabzadeh

    What s wrong with CNN??? Why do I have to go to C-SPAN in order to watch the actual convention? I did not turn it to watch Wolf Blitzr and Anderson Cooper do nothing but commentate. I want to watch the nuts and bolts of the convention- the people who have testimonies to the President's Policies. Shame on you CNN. Your newscasters are NOT more important than these people.

    September 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Because in the beginning Obama promised transparency, that he was going to put the healthcare debate on C-Span, instead he rammed the bill through behind locked doors against the will of America. Now he owes C-Span excluzive coverage of bis campaign of excuses, lies and hate.

      September 6, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
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