December 14th, 2012
07:41 AM ET

Friday'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...

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - The fiscal cliff crisis, Susan Rice's decision and North Korea will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with White House reporters. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. Deficit

    Yes Chrissy. I know we lost. America lost. 20 TRILLION dollar debt here we come. If that's not concerning to you then you are dillusional. Taxing the rich alone will solve nothing. Your boy needs to put something on the table other than that.

    December 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      America didn't "lose"; if your boy was meant to get elected, he WOULD have been.
      Compromise is needed; NOT just by one side, either.
      How much is due to the war that wasn't/isn't funded?
      The warmongers lost.
      Your side needs to put something on the table besides "no."
      No matter what the POTUS puts on the table, it will always be "no".

      Term limits are needed, and it's time to get *that* ball rolling, too.
      Career politicians on both sides of the aisle need to go!

      December 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Get serious

      All Obama has to offer is tax the rich. That's it. That will fund about seven days in a years budget. It's rediculous! 20 trillion dollar deficit is where we are heading and Obama doesn't want to treat this issue seriously. Tax the rich. Who cares. Put something else on the table. He won't do it tho. He is intentionally bankrupting the country. Congrats! You asked for it

      December 14, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deficit

      ok I'll put it this way. I challenge anyone here to tell me and everyone else what Obama has put on the table other than raising taxes on the rich. Simple question.

      December 14, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    On the 'Cliff', today's news is that the Congress is seeking a massive increase of funds for Israel's anti missile system.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    President Obama had slated $ 210 m. The Senate not to be outdone raised it to $420 million and the House in proving its unshakable loyalty to Netanyahu increased it to $ 680 million.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    That folks is in addition to $ 1.3 billion military aid on its way to Israel.
    And we worry about us.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    I see, as many sanctions as Israel has had they are being rewarded rather than penalized. And when I get penalized for parking on the wrong side of the street ... It never fails to get enforced!

    December 14, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    I know we have been raised on the thought that its all for a 'good' cause & that our very existence depends on serving those who rule Israel. But pl take a moment to dwell on this thought with rationale without the 'hereafter' hovering around.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    Bad analogy. Better still, that School shooting, the gunman, if he were alive, would get executed! What of the Israeli Government and their body count ?

    December 14, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    Is it our good ole Powers that be setting up Israel to eventually turn on them? What is your view of the recent donation @ saywhat

    December 14, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    We are Americans @ Mary we don't matter in the 'heavenly' scheme of things which our law makers have ordained for us.
    So just forbear & repent.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    I would go a step further @ saywhat, to say that none (all peoples of the earth) but those inducted into the "One World Order" matter.

    December 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    Aptly said @Mary.
    Another face of this massive ' collaboration' is our m.s media. They keep these things away from the eyes & ears of American public. no questions are ever asked.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    My take on this 'donation' is that this mindless support with as an article said " cowardice at our hearts" has to end for the sake of this country of ours. Period.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ Deficit, if you are talking to me i have not posted anything today until this post! But yes America did lose, when they voted in GWB!

    December 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    I totally agree. term limits and about time the ball gets roliing
    And twice @chrissy to the misfortune of this country.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    And your team needs to put something on the table besides another damn war. Which its beginning to look more likely every day! Stop funding every other countrys problems, raise taxes on companies outsourcing jobs and using child labor, just a cpl things.

    December 14, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deficit

      i see two days later that you still can't answer my question. It was a simple one. What does your boy have to offer besides taxing the rich? Nothing. Nada. Zip. Nil. I see boener is gonna cave on it this am. Great! Seven days of savings. 20 trillion here we come

      December 16, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
    • China

      We want our nearly $17 trillion dollars back. Game changer there huh? PS thank you mr Obama for the addition 7 trillion in just four short years. Your the best. Pleasure doin business with you. Chrissy this is the reality. Wake up! We are broke and your guy isn't serious about fixing it

      December 16, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
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