October 19th, 2012
07:35 AM ET

Friday's live events

President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney face off October 22 in Boca Raton, Florida, in their third and final debate of the election.  Watch CNN.com Live for all your election coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

11:35 am ET - Biden in Florida - Vice President Biden spends his day campaigning in Florida, starting with a grassroots event in Sun City Center.  He then travels to Fort Pierce for a 3:30 pm ET rally.

11:45 am ET - Obama campaigns - President Obama will be near the White House for his campaign stop today.  He'll speak to voters in Fairfax, Virginia.

1:10 pm ET - Ryan roundtable - GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan is also in Florida today.  He'll host a roundtable discussion on entrepreneurship on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa.

1:30 pm ET - Trayvon Martin shooting motion hearing - Prosecutors in the George Zimmerman case are expected to ask the judge to impose guidelines for the defense regarding releasing evidence and issuing subpoenas.

8:30 pm ET - GOP ticket rally - Ryan and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney will get together tonight in Daytona Beach, Florida, for a so-called "victory rally" with country singer John Rich.

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


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  1. the prophet

    The minority are still where they were 4 years ago before Obama, regardless of the incentives to get the minority into the middle class, buy homes and grow communities. What is worse now is the middle class is commingled with the minority bringing down communities standards, unemployment rates have nothing to do with economy, and is not an indicator to judge a good leader.

    October 19, 2012 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    The true Americans which are the Native Indians, their leaders provided insight shelter and security for their people and that is my definition of a leader for a Nation.

    October 19, 2012 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. the prophet

    @ranasy. thanks. If there was an option to elect sitting Bull he would be a better leader then the Obama tribe...

    October 19, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  4. Indomitable

    Well aint this just special @ cnn, you let one troll hijack various regular posters names, sometimes even put a little twist on those names, but DELETE the regs on topics posts? Why is this clown KR allowed to run rampant on this site anyway?

    October 19, 2012 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  5. Adele

    Rumor has it.....Cnn news blogs will be shutting down for good soon, so they just dont care.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  6. the prophet

    All political systems reach a boiling point of reform, either they collapse or change regime. America is relatively young relative to other countries, neither Republicans nor Democrats should underestimate.

    October 19, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Adele

    Republicans ALWAYS underestimate! Theyre so full of theirselves that the underestimate the american people but soon they will see they shouldve given us a little more credit! They think they can just put any old idiot on the ticket and we will buy into it

    October 19, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    (fake Joey made todays first post)
    @prophet...If not for President Obama constantly sending your tax dollars to wealthy jews overseas, many of our inner city ghettos would be cleaned-up by now.
    Like most US presidents before him, president Obama must catter to the majority of US citizens who think Israelis are God's chosen people. If one of our presidential candidates were to declare that modern-day Israel is not the Israel of the bible, that candidate would lose in a landslide.
    Imagine if the hundreds of billions of US TAX DOLLARS SENT TO Israel over the years was earmarked for inner cities.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Not Jif.
    Tick tock, schoolboy...good article today in the Wall Street Journal...have you Reddit?

    October 19, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
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    October 19, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    ...for example, Israel's government debt is apporx. 10 billion dollars owed to the IMF. That's about 4% of Israel's 250billion dollar GDP. The US gov is in that same debt, but owe the IMF OVER 8 TRILLION DOLLARS.
    why it is that people think we can even afford to pay Israel's way is beyond me. And that we do this in spite of our own domestic problems remaining unchanged...for our inner cities DO still have ghetto slums where small businesses dare not expand in-to amazes me. Feed your neighbors kids before your own? How utterly absurd.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    ...without a doubt, it is NOT president Obama's fault our inner cities remain with ghetto slums. It is the fault of the majority of US who DEMAND that he puts Israel ahead of his own citizens.
    As mentioned above, if president Obama failed to support Israelis as "gods chosen people", he would lose his entire Sotuhern Baptist block of voters and lose in a landslide.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Philip

    Gm@ Mrs. Banasy. Good to see you by your real s/n. These blogs would be even boring sometimes without you around.
    I was telling a friend the other day that w/o banasy, I'd me talking to myself here more often than i already do. he he. That I can count on you replying to my comments is a mainstay of my being here.
    ty for that Mrs. Banasy. 🙂

    October 19, 2012 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good morning, Mr. PED.
      It's my only username.
      I post under banasy© exclusively, but have to repeat it because there are some that just don't seem to grasp that.
      Must be a part of that 25% of the literacy survey.
      And thanks for the heads up; also, you're welcome.

      October 19, 2012 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That, and I don't mind throwing you a bone now and then, lol.
      I also feel that I have to point out obvious baloney, in case someone would actually be hungry enough to gulp it down.

      October 19, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  14. Philip has his old wooden sliderule

    Back before I retired as a drilling consultant in 1996...back in the late 70s to 80s, to calculate things like BHP (pressure at the bottom of a 20,000 ft. well being drilled)...liquid/volume fractions, circulation times, fluid loss, air-to- mist ratios, etc., I had to use a wooden sliderule. (We didn't have PCs back then) Calculations that might take me an hour now take less than one minute.
    But even a schholchild could figure-out off the top of his head that Israel could borrow from the IMF like everyone else instead of leaning on US TAXPAYERS.

    October 19, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Philip has his old wooden sliderule

    ...acourse I did finally cave-in to modern technology and purchase a Texas Instruments Ti 2000 calculator...but really, the time it saved me just gave me more time to get into trouble. And THAT I did do. We were oilfield trash. What we didn't tear-up, we sh/t on. Plus our crew could and did take over many a town back in the day. Sorry about that Rangley, Rock Springs, Cody, Craig, Hanksville, Cedar City...(i can name a hundred more). We were just bad ass men, and young enough to know it.
    We never did get around to Chicago, or banasy's future might have been changed. he he :)@banasy.

    October 19, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
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