December 13th, 2012
07:37 AM ET

Thursday's live events

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

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Golden Globe nominations - Actors Jessica Alba, Megan Fox and Ed Helms announce the nominations for 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California.  The Golden Globes honor the best in TV and film.

10:30 am ET - Pelosi weekly briefing - The fiscal cliff crisis will likely dominate House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's weekly briefing on Capitol Hill.  House Speaker John Boehner holds a similar briefing at 11:15 am ET.

12:00 pm ET - Superstorm Sandy relief briefing - Congressional lawmakers will announce bipartisan tax relief legislation to help families and businesses affected by Superstorm Sandy.

1:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The fiscal cliff crisis and North Korea's rocket launch will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with reporters. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Playing games

    Raise taxes on the rich. I don't care. That's just powder puff and will solve nothing concerning the 16 billion deficit. Serious cuts need to be made and obomba is not serious about tackling this monster. Giving the folks free stuff is his only concern. Just means a 20 billion dollar deficit come 2016. You guys asked for it.

    December 13, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Wrong

      Its 20 trillion not billion. Love how you spell Obama! Yup these people on here did ask for it at the expense to the middle class. He is my hero for destroying this country. Yippee!

      December 13, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Sure Boehner & Co have been serving this country so well, toiling day & night for the good of us Americans. All praise to them. lol

    December 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    Let's get into another war we can't pay for!
    That'll show 'em!

    Honestly, BOTH sides need to compromise.
    Oh, and get rid of Grover Norquist, who is blackmailing any compromise to death.

    December 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Hi banasy, and all the gang. First Big Bird, then Elmo, now Grover. Can't these muppets stay out of trouble?

      December 13, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hellooooooo banasy

      How are you my friend ?
      You are correct. All of these so called leaders of ours need to take a stand against Norquist. That man has held our government hostage, at least the republican side, for too many years. A united stand against this obstructionist may very well lead to our elected officials into working together again. This no compromise under any conditions is BS and the ones that are so openly expressing this stand need to be removed for the good of the country.

      December 13, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hey Bombo

      I've got a question for you my Canadian friend. On one of these other blogs, a person was ranting about how the US is turning into Canada, cost wise, on some items. Beer for instance. He states that a twelve pack would cost about $40.00 usd.
      Now it has been many, many years since i've been to your country, but I find it hard to believe that my Molson Blue has inflated that much. What's the scoop ?

      December 13, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playing games

      hey bombo what's a 24 pack of bud light run in canada? What was it before the health care act was implemented. How much is a dozen eggs or a loaf of bread?

      December 13, 2012 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playing games

      @bobcats question to bombo. I'm surrounded by Canadians this time of year. 24 pack runs $45 up there. A big bottle of patrone(sp) is over $100! They think they died and went to heaven down here. Yup that's all to pay for their healthcare. And don't get them started on staples such as eggs or bread. Twice or three times as much as here. That's where we are headed too with obamacare.

      December 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Alcohol and cigarettes are heavily taxed, so you're looking at about $2 per beer if you buy as 12 to 24 cases. Most other items are fairly comparable in price since a few years ago when our dollar reached parity with the US dollar. Last time I was in Philadelphia on business I was planning to get some deals on electronics. Nothing really, similar prices to Edmonton.

      December 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I just love how these talking point rants are allowed such a wide berth on these blogs, yet when someone truly has something to say, they get deleted.
    Insomuch as the deficit, again, a lot of the added trillions to the deficit come from what ? Anybody ? That's right, those two pesky unfunded wars so nefariously introduced by our illustrious Mr. Bush. Surely you can see how this would add at least a couple trillion dollars to the deficit once included into the budget by President Obama.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Oh, and good day to you saywhat.

      December 13, 2012 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Hi, Rawr, hi saywhat.

    December 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ banasy

    Hello my friend. It is really good to see you. I'm rarely on here anymore myself because of the obviously unscripted new rules.
    So how are things going for you ? And how about dazzle ? Have you heard from her ?

    December 13, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    lmao @ BOMBO, that was way funny, im still laughing! Ty. Pretty much on the same page as our *romper room* congress, eh? Or maybe theyre playin *peewee playhouse* this week. For sure theyre not working. And hello @ bobcat, banasy and saywhat!

    December 13, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    lol @ BOMBO, that was way funny, im still lol! Ty. Pretty much on the same page as our *romper room* congress, eh? Or maybe theyre playin *peewee hermans playhouse* this week. For sure theyre not working. And hello @ bobcat, banasy and saywhat!

    December 13, 2012 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sincerely

    romperroom congress huh? All Obama wants to do is raise taxes On the rich which will do nothing concerning the debt. That's all he has to offer. PERIOD. How ignorant do you have to be?

    December 13, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      The sooner you get that it is CONGRESS that won't play nice, the ignorant do YOU have to be that all of the freaking budget woes that has come out of DC in the past decade or so rest squarely on the shoulders of a jerk that went to 2 wars that weren't funded because it would be easier to just shunt it off to whoever came next?
      Your boy lost, your party is making it exceedingly maintain any credibility they have left, and you still want to blame ONE man.
      It's about compromise, not obstruction.

      December 13, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Not as ignorant as you i guess! I dont have some half baked notion that everything wrong in our country falls on the shoulders of one man! And if it did what the h@// do we need congress for? All they are high-end welfare recipients, gettin pd 2 do nuthin

    December 13, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Thank you @ banasy! Why is it so much easier to blame one person when everyone knows it takes a village! And we DONT live in a dictator country which is what they are implying our PRES 2 be! His draft of obamacare was 2 be only AFFORDABLE healthcare (tbc)

    December 13, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Until CONGRESS and all THEIR special interests groups starting adding all kinds of crapola purely out of their spiteful intent to make him fail! Thank GOD most Americans saw their tatics for what they were and voted him back in!

    December 13, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And the wealthy SHOULD have to pay the same tax rate as the working class. Simple logic! And companies sending jobs overseas and employing child labor should NOT be given a tax break, in fact they should be taxed MORE! SIMPLE LOGIC again!

    December 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bobcat (in a hat)©


    December 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©

    test again

    December 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |