October 3rd, 2012
10:06 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

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

Today's programming highlights...

10:30 am ET - Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan - The deputy commander of the International Security Assistance Force will brief reporters on the current situation in Afghanistan.

12:00 pm ET - Clinton campaigns for Obama - While President Obama prepares for tonight's debate, former president Bill Clinton will be on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, stumping for Obama in Durham.

12:00 pm ET - Rubio stumps for Romney - Like Obama, GOP candidate Mitt Romney will avoid any campaigning the day of the debate.  Sen. Marco Rubio will campaign for Romney in Denver.

5:00 pm ET - 'DebateFest' - Before, during and after the debate, students, faculty and others will gather at the University of Denver for a free festival and debate watch party.

9:00 pm ET - Presidential debate - It's what you've been waiting for.  President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney will discuss and debate domestic issues from the campus of the University of Denver.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. Philip

    (the dangers of posting the word 'you')

    October 3, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mary English

    Where is the coverage on the fiasco in the State Department? Chris Steven's requesting multiple times to have stronger security for the Libyan embassy prior to the Sept 11 attack and denied each time by Washington.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Romeny needs to take notes from the Keyes vs. Obama debate of four years ago. Keyes won the debate hands-down, backing Obama into the corner on several occassions by just using scriptures from Obama's bible. (it's on Youtube if you do not recall)

    October 3, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Of course! both Obama and Romney support their own beliefs as espoused by their respective religious organizational leaders.
    Both believe in the same God's burning hell where if you cross the line, you burn forever, alive.
    We really need a candidate who hasn't fallen for this 'wolf god w/burning hell in tow' hogwash. One who isn't afraid of Big Religia. One who laughs at this so-called god with a burning hell.

    October 3, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bill Nye the Science Guy

    What? A burning hell? LMAO. Really. You actually buy that? Holy cow!

    October 3, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    philip:
    Jeff was talking to N. Flores.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      Who is Jeff Flores?

      October 3, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Alternate choice to debate

    If you can't make it to Denver for the debate today, come to Colorado Springs on Oct. 15.
    Diocese of Colorado Springs Bishop Michael Sheridan will be hosting the founder of the right wing ultra conservative/fire and brimstone for gays "Focus on the Family" media empire, Dr. James Dobson. Fun for the entire family! Free donkey rides for the kids! (downstairs at The Holy Apostles Catholic Church)
    Interestingly, more often than not, locals refer to this org as "Fungus on the Family", no-doubt in protest of the local church keeping their child stalking boy humpers secret from the police. (as if seperation of Church and State was meant for harboring religious men who hump religious boys)

    October 3, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. little mister©

    I try not to troll anyone CNN.

    October 3, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Big Mister

    And I "try" not to murder anyone on FOX. 🙂

    October 3, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Please Note

    Please note that this person makes banasy/Donna the topic every day and wonders why no one wants to talk to it.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nate

    Everyone likes Banasy and JIF. Also BCIAH. They are so nice. Reading their post make our days happy.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol, well, thanks, Nate.
      I do so miss JIF, though.

      October 3, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ***BREAKING NEWS ALERT***

    Another angle of the Pentagon attack has been published, and is available on Youtube. (kewords, new immage missile not flight 77)
    This overhead view clearly shows a missile, not a Boeing 757 Jumbo Jet hitting the Penatagon.
    Stick THAT in your pipe and smoke it.
    Interestingly, FOX and CNN have agreed NOT to show you this video on national TV w/expert commentary. It's about time they agreed on something besides sports and weather news.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      @ Philip

      I imputed the keywords exactly as you have stated them, and all I got were old postings. Do you recall the exact name of the video? I would be much interested in viewing this. Thank you in advance.

      October 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ Philip

    No focus. Just a comment on you that was brought up.

    October 3, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Well, are you going to view the different angles of the Pentagon attack and post what you saw with your own eyes?

    October 3, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Philip

    Nate is a figment of your imagination. If "Nate" were really a friend of JIF's, we would have met "Nate" before today. Soooo, knock it off.
    I've asked several times what happened to Joey Isotta-Fraschinni. (no reply, other than one "i saw him the other day".
    I fear Joey has gone the way of:
    Hellen Hull
    Whitekong 78
    Jim Brieske
    Mehdi General Dr. Bad
    tomcat
    etc etc etc
    (but NOT ThomasD, an actual person that went missing from here several months ago...a delightful man and fB friend of mine)

    October 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Nate

      (the dangers of posting the word 'you')

      October 3, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Coming from a person who changes their own username many times throughout the day, that talking point is especially moot.
      Perhaps Nate employs the same technique as the author of this post.

      October 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Brieske

      Philip, I'm still around with Tom Harkins. You know that....

      October 3, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
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