December 21st, 2012
07:52 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...

9:00 am ET - School safety forum - In the wake of the Newtown shooting, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will address a Washington on the need for comprehensive protocols and policies to protect students from violence and crime.

9:12 am ET - Space station docking - A Soyuz spacecraft carrying the newest crew members for the international space station docks at the station.

9:30 am ET - Moment of silence for Newtown - People across the United States and around the world observe a moment of silence in memory fo the victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting.

10:00 am ET - Boehner briefing - Now that his Plan B proposal appears to be kaput, what's House Speaker John Boehner's next move on the fiscal cliff crisis?  He'll speak about that at a Capitol Hill briefing.

10:45 am ET - NRA news conference - In the wake of the Newtown shooting, the National Rifle Association holds a news conference in Washington. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. Newtown Hoax

    Obviously, it DOES matter what you want to post. Many are the posted comments that are later deleted based on what information was posted.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Newtown Hoax

    Both Lanza and Holmes (the Aurora shooter) have dads.
    Holmes' dad is the man who designed a computer program that successfully exposed Barclays Bank for LIBOR fixing. Barclay's has already admitted to their part in this criminal activity and are cooperating with investigations of other banksters, and have been fined 420 million dollars.
    Lanza's dad is also a LIBOR scandal whistleblower. What are the odds on 2 men blowing the whistle on a 300 trillion dollar-plus banking scam both being the fathers of serial killers? What? 300,000,000,000 to 1? (eyebrow raised)

    December 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You are perpetuating the hoax, and you have still not learned the difference between a serial killer and a mass murderer.
      Please provide credible proof of a hoax, and learn the difference between the two terms I gave you.

      December 22, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Newtown Hoax

    Surely you folks have all seen videos of a second gunman being chased off school property and arrested by now.
    That Lanza was a lone gunman is a lie. (eyebrow raise)

    December 22, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yesterday, you stated it was the third gunman being arrested in the woods.
      Which is it?
      Eyebrows raised, indeed.

      December 22, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Will you please provide either the link to the video site, or the keywords?
    I cannot find it.
    I would be most interested in seeing this.
    And, again, WHY wouldn't the gov't not take the easy way out and just kill the dads instead of launching an elaborate hoax to turn their sons into mass murderers?
    Please present credible evidence that this is what the gov't did.
    Supposition is just that: supposition.
    Or vanity writing.
    Which one?

    December 22, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      La la la la da de, la la la la da di

      Good afternoon banasy.

      December 22, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Both of the Fathers (Auroa shooter Homes and Conn shooter Adam Lanza) were set to testify in the LIBOR SCANDAL before a Senate panel. How many eyebrows would be raised if BOTH men were killed. *Enter*, the shootings, to silence the fathers. Usually the *lie* gets more and more elaborate to cover-up the previous lie.

      December 22, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good afternoon, Rawr.
      Yes, the beat goes on.
      I am wondering which theory is the true one: that the shotters were hopelessly overmedicated and just snapped, that the shooters were overmedicated, just snapped in conjunction with one to two others in CT, that the gov't is the overlord of a vast conspiracy to silence a couple of whistleblowers, or if, in fact, there are only six degrees of separation between the world and Kevin Bacon.

      December 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I am asking for evidence that any of this happened.
      It has been asserted, but there has been no evidence other than supposition.
      I have asked this several times now; there are six degrees of separation between the world and Kevin Bacon, also.
      One can find a conspiracy in any scenario if one tries hard enough.
      I am not saying it didn't happen, just give me some credible evidence that it did.

      December 22, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Again, repeating what I asked evidence for is not evidence...please supply me with credible evidence that isn't 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon.

      December 22, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      *Both* Fathers were set to testify at the *same* hearing on the *same* subject; the LIBOR scandal

      December 22, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      the idea that these men so widely located would be called to testify, and that each would have a son accused of mass murder defies statistics, @ bobcat (in a hat)©

      December 22, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Yes, Mary, you have repeated that several times, but that is not evidence, that's coincidence.
      First, it was SSRI's, then it was 3 gunmen, then 2 gunmen, then it's a conspiracy to get these two men to shut up... without one shred of credible evidence.
      Although it may defy statistics, your theory, without evidence, defies logic, @Mary.
      Where's the video?

      December 22, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Mary, repeating the same thing over and over isn't evidence.
      Where is the evidence?
      6 degrees of separation is not EVIDENCE!

      December 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And statistical probability does not equal statistical impossibility...nor does it prove that somebody deliberately turned these kids into mass killers.

      December 22, 2012 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A boy was constantly nagging his father to get him a Christmas tree. Each year, the father told him, "I don't want to pay for it." At last, son finally managed to exasperate his father and he went out with his axe. Thirty minutes later, he returned with a great big Christmas tree. The son was amazed that his father returned so soon and asked, "How did you cut it down so fast?" The father replied, "Oh! It's from the tree lot." "So why did you took the axe with you?", the son asked. "Because I didn't want to pay for it.", the father replied.

    December 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ bobcat (in a hat)©, What's your take on the shooting (Auroa and Conn) with respects to the connection of both Fathers set to testify in the LIBOR scandal ?

    December 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ Mary
      Actually I can't see the connection of one young man in Colorado shooting innocents in a theatre and one on the otherside of the country in Conneticutt walking into a school and killing babies having anything to do with their repective fathers being whistleblowers and being called to testify.
      What does that have to do with anything ?

      December 22, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      @ bobcat (in a hat)© , Read my 2:47 post and you'll see

      December 22, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Evidence. Please back up your statements with something more than tenuous coincidences.

      December 22, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    I am asking for evidence.
    I haven't gotten any yet.
    I wonder why?

    December 22, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
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