September 7th, 2012
07:34 AM ET

Friday's live events

The conventions have come to a close, and the candidates are back on the campaign trail.  Watch Live for all the latest coverage from the presidential election.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - The best of the conventions - Check out the best speeches from the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.  The special will also air 12:00 pm ET, 3:00 pm ET and 6:00 pm ET.

12:20 pm ET - Obamas, Bidens rally - After wrapping up the DNC, President Obama, Vice President Biden and their wives will travel to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for a rally at a museum.  The four will hold a similar event in Iowa City, Iowa, at 6:20 pm ET.

1:00 pm ET - Romney back to school - Not to be outdone, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney travels to Orange City, Iowa, for a campaign event at a local school.  He'll then travel to Nashua, New Hampshire, for a 7:10 pm ET rally.

2:45 pm ET - Ryan in Nevada - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan spends part of his day in Sparks, Nevada, where he'll speak at a campaign event. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. banasy©

    "The Best Of The Convention Speeches"?

    September 7, 2012 at 10:10 am | Report abuse |
    • RevNowWhileWeCan

      Lol! I can't watch and left/right speeches because of medical reasons (I break out in hives and flu-like symptoms) but I'm sure Stewart/Colbert will highlight the "best" parts.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They already's a hoot!
      Masters of the satirical, those two!

      September 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Random clean joke, Another random joke

    Everybody's a comedian. I called my local home improvement store for a simple piece of advice. 'I know the Sheetrock (drywall) is nailed to the studs,' I said to the guy who answered the phone, 'but how do I find the studs?' 'Put an ad in the personals column.' he suggested.

    September 7, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A guy and a girl are having a drink together in a bar. The man raises his glass and says, 'Here's hoping you're in Heaven ten minutes before the devil knows you're dead!' 'What's that mean?' asks the girl. 'That,' answers her date, 'is an authentic Irish toast.' 'Oh. Well, here's to bread, eggs and cinnamon.' 'Bread, eggs and cinnamon? What's that?' The girl says, 'That's French toast.'

    September 7, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    "Baptism is a serious step. Are you prepared for it?" "I think so," the man replied. "My wife has made appetizers and we have a caterer coming with plenty of cookies and cakes for all of our friends." "I don't mean that," the priest responded. "I mean, are you prepared spiritually?" "Oh, sure," came the reply. "I've got a keg of beer and a case of whiskey."

    September 7, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    I'm glad I saw these jokes before the slash and delete marauders came the pet shop one...

    September 7, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning banasy

    September 7, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, bobcat (in a hat)©.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Kenney

    Its the CAT IN THE HAT DAY keep it goin its friday we all need it funny funny funny

    September 7, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, Kenney.

      September 7, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning Kenney

    How are you today ?

    September 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    on a roll. That store guy sure was one up on you.

    News. "Canada severs ties with Iran and expels diplomats over fears of Iran nuclear ambitions". Great show of statesmanship Canada. So you did after all, found out that their nuclear tipped warheads carrying ballistic missiles would soon be trained on you.. lol

    September 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    I think Israel and US and other western nations should seriously consider sending their spies for refresher courses and training to Canada.
    I'm sure now netanyahu would be leaning heavily on the Canadians to go for a strike against Iran instead of twisting our arm Gen. Dempsey and all you know.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    All my worthy fellow bloggers who like to be stimulated intellectually and well informed should read the article " Israel and US are a threat not Iran". By that great Jewish public intellectual , historian and writer Noam Chomsky. The article appeared in Common Dreams on Thursday.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ saywhat

      Even without reading the article, I can agree 100 %. Iran has not been the ones threatening their neighbors. Iran has not been the country invading their neighbors territory.
      Under our current administration, we have beome somewhat tempered in our desire to go willy nilly in to others conflicts. Though we still have many warmongers in our system, we have a leader that talks before taking action.
      Israel on the other hand is becoming more radical by the day. I guess they figure that it has been too long since they've been able to flex their military muscle and are getting bored with the lack of violence.
      And yes, this is just one man's opinion.

      September 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    It's crazy that there is so much of a knee-jerk reaction by so many nations over the " alleged" nuclear bomb program by Iran. All the news they report on this is always said to be "suspected" activity. I fear those "susp icions" are going to start an all engulfing incicent before very much longer. Once that fuse is ignited, the explosion will be inevitable.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. BOMBO ©

    My reaction as a Canadian upon hearing that we were breaking off diplomatic relations with Iran was "GOOD GOD FINALLY, WHAT TOOK SO LONG." The breaking point, whether our government admits it or not, was when pro-democracy Iranian activists living safely in Canada were complaining to our government that embassy staff were pressuring Iranians in Canada to support the current regime in Tehran. They were actually threatening familiy members of these activists (family members still living in Iran) with harm if the activists did not comply. Such a blatant abuse of diplomatic position should not come as a surprise though, given this regime's disregard of US, British and other embassies in the past. The question shouldn't be "why did Canada beak off relations". The question should be "why does ANY country still maintain an embassy there."

    September 7, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. BOMBO ©

    And not that I'm a great fan of Wikileaks, but the leaked diplomatic cables, illustrating Arab concerns about Iran, including one in which a Saudi official point blank asks what the US is going to do to stop Iran, should give you all an idea of just how isolated Iran's regime is. Just kill the bloody vampire already, and let's all move on.

    September 7, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Oh! you are so mistaken @ Bombo

    September 7, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
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