October 2nd, 2012
07:36 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney hold their first debate Wednesday from the campus of the University of Denver.  Watch CNN.com Live for all the latest coverage from the election.

Today's programming highlights...

10:10 am ET - Ryan in Iowa - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan spends his day campaigning g in Iowa, starting with a courthouse stop in Clinton.  He'll later visit a coffee house in Muscatine at 1:30pm ET, then drop by a campaign office in Burlington at 3:45 pm ET.

11:10 am ET - Biden stumps in North Carolina -  Vice President Biden is opting for a North Carolina campaign swing today.  He'll start his day with a speech in Charlotte, then travel to Asheville for college campus remarks at 3:30 pm ET.

4:50 pm ET - Ann Romney speaks in Colorado - While GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney continues preparing for Wednesday's debate, his wife will be on the campaign trail.  She'll speak at an event in Littleton, Colorado.

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  1. BOMBO ©

    Morning all. I wonder how long they close comments on the hog story. Some nasty stuff there. Like the lottery winner story yesterday.

    Unfit to serve on a jury? I've never heard of that. Ususlly don't they just say, "Thank you, NEXT"? Voice of experience?

    October 2, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lottery story yesterday

    Ya. The last thing you would want to wish on a welfare crack ho w/kids being groomed for gangsta or Army front lines is that she wins the lottery.

    October 2, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOMBO ©

    I believe in professional jurors, because I believe that the average person is too stupid to serve on a jury. So with regards to voting rights...hmm...is the average person too stupid to vote? Hmm...

    October 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Good afternoon @ banasy, saywhat and BOMBO! As much as i like Obama, i really dont think its a wise decision to have Biden out speaking for the campain. He tends to undo everything positive that Obama does.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    As do I @BOMBO. (paid, aka 'professional' jury members)
    This would not only serve to streamline the jury selection processes, but supply the court with the best jury money can legally buy.
    Also, I believe leaders should be chosen based on intelectual capacity and a clean track record as far as being someone we could all look-up to. (not a womanizer, for example) Currently, it all boils down to running a well financed campaign projecting whatever image the candidate wants projected...even lower, a simple popularity contest.
    Debates should be moderated, not by a TV TALKING HEAD PERSONALITY, but by a man with an IQ of no less than 165, with a clean track record.
    Candidates should be required to answer questions directly, and under sworn oath. Experts should be closely monitoring body language, head movements, heart rates, and other tell-tale signs someone is lying.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ BOMBO, that wasnt very nice. Im an average person and i dont think im stupid! Sorry you feel that way.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Name 10 things Obama has done that Biden "undo", @chrissy.
    Biden is a token white guy/ribbon cutter.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    I dont believe i was addressing you philip.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Well you ARE right about one thing, i WOULDNT say hello to you in public or private, because you would just argue with me about the WAY i said hello! Now will you kindly just leave me alone? I have no desire to argue with you today.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Also i wouldnt SWOON over any man thank you very much!

    October 2, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    A good example of this is church ladies attending trials of religious leaders caught raypeing children, even boys. These old hags even write letters to the judge begging him to go easy on the perv...what a good man he is and all that sh/t. But when it comes to a homeless person being the perv on trial, they holler "throw the book at this horrible man".
    Exactly ass backwards of common sense. You should be more upset with your own than with their own in cases like these.
    You all see how harshly I speak-out against men in positions of respect and authority raypeing our children, even boys. I am 3 times harder on members of my own family association who are involved in things I speak-out against.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    Any of you gals would walk right by me in public with a scowl on your face, and then get all bright-eyed and ask for autographs should slick Willie Clinton and Moanika Lowinksi walk into the room.
    Do not deny this.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Philip, you are barking up the wrong tree on that. In my previous line of work I came across many poli ti tians and celebrities and never asked for an autograph let alone swoon. The only time I came close to swooning was meeting Bruce Springsteen. Nice, normal, guy without the big ego.

      October 2, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I will categorically deny it, because it is patenetly not true, and you have absolutely no idea of what *any* woman you have not personally aquainted with would do.
      I wouldn't ask for *anyone's* autograph, as I am neither star-struck by *anyone* walking this earth, nor am I a teenybopping bubble-gum fourteen year old.
      I do wish one wouldn't make false assumptions based purely on the women they have been aqauinted with in the past; it purely foolish.

      Backing a person politically and swooning over a person are two wholly separate things, and if one doesn't grasp that, oh, well.

      October 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    As the state I live in gets their jury pool from the voter roll, there would be a great many that would never serve on a jury.
    And I suppose that's the way it should be; if they are too lazy or dumb to vote in their local, State, or Federal elections, they probably wouldn't be able to connect the dots in a complex case where a person's life hung in the balance.
    As for professional paid jurors...well, how would they be picked?
    How would one become a professional juror?
    There's a lot of room for jury tampering that way; power and corruption go hand-in-hand.
    It's food for thought, though.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      I submit they could be trained in the same way as QA officers – there are some similarities in function, ie how good was the evidence, was it well dokumented, and so on. They could be certified for certain types of cases once they take upgraded training (financial, medical forensic, etc).

      October 2, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    @dazzle. You are correct about men seeking solace from women by turning to the bottle. Alcoholics Anonymous is full of old drunks with wives who attend 12-STEP based meetings for their codependancy issues. They just aren't 'comfortable' w/o an abusive man around, and they try ot fix it. Interstingly, even if you are spun-on synthetic heroin (prescription oxycodone/oxycotin) you are considered "sober". One puff of MJ or a sip of beer and yer back to day one again. Rediculous and ass backwards thinking.
    AND @Dazzle. So many millions of citizens both young and old began having pshychotic reactions to years of taking SSRI REM sleep killer drugs, Big-pharma developed powerful anti-psychotic drugs like Abilify to try and counteract the long long long term effects of REM sleep loss.
    SSRI antidepressants are the single leading cause of bipolarism and attention deficit disorder.
    Proof? Since children began taking SSRIs, psychotic episodes in children have risen 800%.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reading Comprehension

      "Clinical research proves that males in general feel more stigmatized and tend to find solace in alcohol." This is what what said...just saying.

      October 2, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Why this 'lately' upturn in the rate at which antidepressants and antipsychotics are being prescribed both to children and adult survivors of child abuse?
    13 out of every 100(13%) children are se xually abused by the time they graduate HS. That's why.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
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