December 12th, 2012
07:49 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it.  Watch Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - SAG Award nominations announced - The Screen Actors Guild Awards honor the best in film and television, and are voted on by the actors themselves.  Nominations for the 19th annual awards are announced today.

10:00 am ET - NFL HGH testing hearing - Why has the National Football League failed to implement a testing program for human growth hormone?  The House Oversight Committee asks a panel of experts, including football legend Dick Butkus.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The fiscal cliff crisis and North Korea's recent rocket launch will likely top Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

1:30 pm ET - Sen. Lieberman's farewell address - After 24 years in the Senate, Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman is calling it a day.  He delivers his farewell remarks on the Senate floor. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. saywhat

    Sen. Lieberman retires and thank heaven for that. term limits are the only answer to the likes of him and like minded up on the Hill hijacking this nation.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ saywhat

    We can call for term limits until we're blue in the face. It ain't going to happen. I am a firm supporter for these term limits, just like on the president. These career politicians, i feel, come in to office thinking they are going to be able to make a difference. But after a few terms pass for them, they get too comfortable with the special interests groups and what's in it for them.
    A two term limit per individual is the best way to go for this country. When the politician becomes more interested in pleasing their party more than their consti tuents, it's time for them to go.

    December 12, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A small town prosecuting attorney called his first witness to the stand in a trial–a grandmotherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Jones, do you know me?" She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you Mr. Williams. Ive known you since you were a young boy. And frankly, youve been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs. You think youre a rising big shot when you havent the brains to realize you never will amount to anything more than a two-bit paper pusher. Yes, I know you." The lawyer was stunned. Not knowing what else to do he pointed across the room and asked, "Mrs. Williams, do you know the defense attorney?" She again replied, "Why, yes I do. Ive known Mr. Bradley since he was a youngster, too. I used to baby-sit him for his parents. And he,too, has been a real disappointment to me. Hes lazy, bigoted, he has a drinking problem. The man cant build a normal relationship with anyone and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state. Yes, I know him." At this point the judge rapped the courtroom to silence and called both counselors to the bench. In a very quiet voice, he said with menace, "If either of you asks her if she knows me, youll be in jail for contempt within 5 minutes!"

    December 12, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    lol @ bobcat that was funny thanks.

    December 12, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy

    How are you doing my friend. Long time no see. I'm especially missing the rest of our friends on here too. I know you are in touch with banasy, so when you text her again, tell her I said hello. K ?

    December 12, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    And thanks for the gift of a smile.
    @chrissy good morning. Ditto for @banasy.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Will do you guys, and i know she misses you both. Just not the crap that goes on here. And im sure she still reads the threads as do i, even if we dont post but ill tell her also.

    December 12, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I miss you guys, too.
    Here's hoping this will even post.

    December 12, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Anders Behring Breivik (King of the Island)

    RIP Jacob!

    December 13, 2012 at 7:40 am | Report abuse |