October 4th, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Thursday's live events

The first presidential debate has come and gone, and now it's the running mates' turn to take the stage.  Vice President Biden and GOP nominee Rep. Paul Ryan will hold their only debate October 11, and CNN.com Live is your home for all the action from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky.

Today's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Casey Anthony defamation hearing - Casey Anthony's attorneys are expected to ask a judge to keep out any references to her murder trial when she goes on trial in Zenaida Gonzalez's defamation lawsuit against her.

12:00 pm ET - Live chat with CNN's John King - CNN's John King returns post-presidential debate with a pair of live chats about all things political!  In addition to the noon chat, John will host a special tailored to international viewers at 2:00 pm ET.   Send your questions via Twitter @JohnKing CNN.

12:20 pm ET - Obama campaigns - President Obama returns to the campaign trail with a campaign event in Denver.  He then heads to Madison, Wisconsin, for a college campus appearance at 4:20 pm ET.

6:45 pm ET - GOP ticket rally - Following strong reviews for his debate performance, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney joins running mate Rep. Paul Ryan at a rally in Fisherville, Virginia.

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


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  1. Portland tony

    Mr. President, with due respect, when "debating" someone who has nothing to lose and every thing to gain.......FIND someone who doesn't agree with your every word and who dislikes you personally to PREP you for the next debate! You suc*ked. Kerry and Biden let you down!

    October 4, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      obomba-"I've done a terrible job and nothing is my fault but vote for me". How rediculous.

      October 4, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Obama Mama

      Jay Jay-Obama told the truth, most of what Romney said was false or misleading. The buzz of last night is gone and the fact chart will show again, Romney lacks substance and real idea's to bring us back. Sound bytes from Romney are smoke and mirrors. At this stage of the elections saying you will do something and not having a plan, Romney still did not devulge any plans.

      October 4, 2012 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      good morning mama! Hope you are doing well on this fine day. Look obomba got his azz handed to him last night. No one is denying this. Chris Matthews of msnbc is telling everyone the pres shoulda consulted him for a little tutoring. AARP is telling the pres to leave their name outta his rhetoric after previously endorsing him Obomba bombed big time. With his record how could anyone think he woulda done otherwise?...

      October 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      today is a good day for America as Romney just got a little closer to bringing this country back to its former glory. I particularly loved the part where Romney said that he worked in a bipartisan way to solve Massachusetts problems while citing obombacare and the fact that not one pub voted for it and it got shoved thru in the wee hours of the night. That spoke volumes as the prez smiled hugely looking like the arrogant smug piece of destroying America crap he is. Huge victory for America last night and you should admit it mama. I've been wrong quite a bit on here but I at least admit it...

      October 4, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I will agree that our POTUS was a bit off his game, not having had to debate in four years.
      I will agree that Romney was aggressive, and the way he kept interrupting Jim Leher was absolutely ridiculous.
      I will say that I loved the part where Romney, (who thought that he'd get a sucker punch in) said to Obama, "I hope you don't mind that I call it Obamacare" and the President said, "I own it".
      I loved the way Romney is trying to deny that Obamacare wouldn't be good for the US when it was based on Romneycare.
      The POTUS is a class act, and didn't start mudslinging, but then this is the first debate, and I sincerely look forward to the 47% and Bain being lobbed back to Romney.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      On a lighter note, one may purchase a Romney Chiahead.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      look even a survey taken by CNN of all places said that a full 67% of the folks believe obomba lost and lost bad last night. Since they started doing this survey in 1984 not one candidate had topped 60%, EVER! Romney got his state out of a HUGE hole and my money is on him to do the same with the country as a whole. Obombas policies have been a monumental failure and anyone who says different is either dilusional or just plain ignorant...

      October 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      moning banz. Where can I get one a those chia heads. IDE put it on my front doorstep. The prez had his chance last night and Romney killed him. With unemployment and people just plain giving up looking for jobs,high gas prices, obomba spending over a billion a day, wages goin down, taxes going up, and over a TRILLION dollar price tag and rising on obombacare how could anyone possibly believe that the current mess in office is gonna be better than Romney? I don't care how you slice it. Obomba is not the answer to the problems he put us in...

      October 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, yeah, being labeled ignorant and delusional sure changed my mind.
      I'm voting Romney now.

      October 4, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      Really? Let's note too that obomba interrupted the moderator several times too. Jay jay shut up. Your not supposed to tell the truth. LMAO! And really who cares about that anyways I don't. They got their points across and that's what counts. Not someone whining about interruptions. Should I note all the rude, out of line liberals who interrupt Romney on the campaign trail on a daily basis?...

      October 4, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Since we're quoting the candidates:
      Romney: "I don't understand why airplane windows don't open. They should open."

      October 4, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      i not here to change anyone's minds. Just to point out the facts. Dilusional and ignorance go hand in hand with obomba supporters. I'll say it again. Obomba-"I've done a terrible job but please gimme one more chance". That's the facts. The country is going to hell in a hand bag under this failure. To deny this is outright obtuseness...god I love that word. It's uses in the current liberal climate are limitless...

      October 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      No, dear, when time was up, after both were done speaking, (Romney first, Obama in answer) Romney would continuously tell Leher, "No, I have to answer him" and kept talking...um, so not the rules of debate.
      Time was UP...
      I have no doubt that you will be voting for Romney, and of course I will be voting for Obama, but calling Obama cute little pithy names isn't going to get Romney elected.
      And as for the bi-partisan BS, you know why Romneycare passed and the Dems voted for it?
      Because they put the good of their state ahead of the good of their party; something the GOP in Washington should get the memo on.
      You and I BOTH know that the second Obama was voted in, the GOP said "we will work tirelessly to make sure it's a one term deal" and made SURE that no matter what was proposed, they would oppose it....they came right out and admitted it!
      So DON'T talk about how great Romney is at working together with both parties; he hasn't had to deal with a bunch of federal crybabies, so he has no clue.

      October 4, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      @Jay jay:
      Re: the Chiahead, "wherever fime products are sold", lol.
      I saw it at Walgreen's.
      (Obama Chiahead was next to it.)
      They're labeled on the box "The Freedom Of Choice"
      I laughed so hard, people were looking at me...
      Nothing says respect for our candidates like a Chiahead.

      Have a good day.

      October 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    "My Palestinian boy". Children all over the world are mine in the humanist bond @Philip. Palestinian, Christian,hindus,Jews whatever the faith , race or creed they belong to.
    I remember the time too when Americans were welcome everywhere, friendliest of people. Could travel, stay, work anywhere and treated almost like gods.
    The sad part is we still do not get what got us onto the path of self destruction during the past eleven years.

    Sigh! as @banasy would express.

    October 4, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      My how soon we forget "The Ugly. American" They used to put up with our Cr*p cause we had all the money!

      October 4, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    @portland Tony. Hogwash. It was exactly as described by myself and by saywhat.
    My description of how it (the change) happened by way of war profiteers wanting more war for more profit can be illustrated by me standing on a drilling platform wearing steel toed hightop basketball shoes just outside of Aden, Yemen, in 1986. What was i doing besides drilling w/o spoiling anyones drinking water like we do here in the US? (YOU DO REALIZE THAT THE SLOPPY METHODS WE WERE USING DOMESTIC WEREN'T ALLOWED IN MOST COUNTRIES OVERSEAS, I HOPE)
    80% of all arms are made in America-israel. 80% (roughly) of all war profits goto war profiteers, not taxpayers being renumerated for investments in, say, Iraq.

    October 4, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      Hogwash my But*. I was there as a teen. Perhaps earlier than the timeframe you speak of. But believe me having a father attached to the embassy, I saw and experienced it all!

      October 4, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Good morning.
    Sometimes a sigh says it all.

    October 4, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    See @ Portland Tony, its just as i stated in my first post! The *worshiped one* is the only opinion that matters! Sheesh!

    October 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Donna

    Jim Lehrer was an inept moderator and should return to retirement. He looked like a putz. President Obama was off of his game as oration is his only strength. Score 1 for the GOP.

    October 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Good afternoon .
    My vote stands for POTUS. He didn't come off as combatant ( that is not his style) as these debates require and looked subdued to Romney's aggressive stance in pushing his agenda regardless of falsehoods. Romney is an expert that way. One can though see thru his phoniness. The President is an eloquent speaker but not argumentative and insidiously inclined. As behooves a sitting President .

    October 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    @ saywhat, i feel the same way. Obama has an extremely high tolerence when it comes to dealing with rude ppl (Romney), look how much guff he takes from Congress!

    October 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. 1608

    I had time today to think about the debate, it was Obama's plan to let Mitt dig his own grave.

    October 4, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    lol @ l608, and he dug it rather deep didnt he? Who would want to give the military MORE than they requested, when we are broke, except someone who plans on going to war?

    October 4, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Candidviews

    The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable
    of entrusting an inexperienced man like him with the Presidency. It will be far
    easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the
    necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to
    have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more
    serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the
    prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools
    that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama. It is less
    likely to survive a multi tude of Idiots such as those who made him their

    October 4, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Hamsta

    @Jayjay it's useless to try to get Obama's supporters to see the light. They just want government cheese. Rather than going out on their own and finding a job ( jobs are available, I find jobs every day.) They just come with excuses and say that there are no jobs. So they end up at one of those government "jobs" programs that would rather put you on unemployment and food stamps than find a job for you. I mean think aboit it, aren't the abortion people called planned parenthood? Do you really think that the government is actually going to go through the trouble to find you a job when you can do that on your own?

    October 5, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    All you thinking folks out there listen to what Robert Gates our ex-Defense secy had to say in a speech Wed. night.
    "Any strike against Iran by US or Israel would be catastrophic", " the consequences would haunt us for generations".
    Now if it wasn't for President Obama's balanced and rational approach to this issue and the necessary resistance to Netanyahu's rabid demands we would by now be entangled in yet another disaster of epic proportions.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Let me also remind fellow bloggers that the views expressed by Gates are those very same harbored by Israeli spy agencies and senior defense officials, likewise at home and western countries.
    But a man like Romney playing for lobbies and special interest and Ryan driven by deep seated religious beliefs, though he confesses to idolize Ayn Rand, would surely lead us to that catastrophe.
    God save this country from those sance sagacity andvision and zealots.

    October 5, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  15. banasy©

    Omg, that would indeed be catastophic if we get into another war...I do not want US boots on Syrian soil...oh, this is awful.

    I kinda got the gist of what saywhat was alluding to, but I can only read this page...I can only surmise that Netanyahu is plying his propaganda to the US again...
    Obama is a very smart man that can see through this, thankfully.

    October 5, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
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