January 9th, 2013
07:33 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

President Obama will be inaugurated for a second term in office on Monday, January 21.  CNN.com Live is your home for all your inauguration coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET - Connecticut State of the State Address - Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy delivers his annual State of the State address to lawmakers.  Malloy is expected to discuss the Sandy Hook shootings and Hurricane Sandy, among other topics.  New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds his State of the State Address at 1:30 pm ET.

1:45 pm ET - White House briefing - The debt ceiling debate and President Obama's Cabinet will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

6:45 pm ET - Ehud Barak honored at Pentagon -  Defense Secretary Leon Panetta hosts an honor cordon to welcome Israel Defense Minister Ehud Barak.  This will likely be the final U.S. trip as Israeli Defense Minister for Barak, who says he will retire from politics after Israeli elections this month.

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

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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I've got a revelation for you guys that I forgot to mention yesterday. Now please all my friends, sit down and strap yourself in before you read this, for this truly is a shock and awe moment. Are you ready ? Okay, here it goes.

    I read an article yesterday that says, al queda has infiltrated the ranks of the Syrian rebels. And not only that, they are becoming the dominating faction. OMG, who'd a thunk.
    I truly hope I didn't cause too much distress to you with this astonishing news.

    January 9, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • saywhat

      Good one my friend. Wish those brilliant minds in Washington could read this too

      January 9, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A fellow walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat. A few minutes later a nurse's aid came out and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she took down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told him to wait in the examining room. Ten minutes later a nurse came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." So she gave him a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, told him to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor. Fifteen minutes later the doctor came in and asked him what he had. He said, "Shingles." The doctor said, "Where?" He said, "Outside in the truck. Where do you want them?"

    January 9, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    God morning@bobcat.
    My response was blocked.

    January 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning saywhat

    I find it very offensive that they deem us so ignorant when it comes to seeing things as they are. Do they truly believe that we had no clue to this from the beginning ?

    January 9, 2013 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Philip

    Of course by now all are aware of Al-Jazeera news agency, the so-called "voice" of al Quida, having it's humble beginnings (original headquarters) on a US Military Base near Doha, Qatar.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    And now Al-Jazeera has purchased airwave rights here is the US as well.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    @bobcat. It was the 14 million dollar National Adult Literacy Survey 2002-2006 that deemed US ignorant. Get a clue.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Why do you act deliberately obtuse when it comes to the intent of one's posts?
      And then tell someone to get a clue, when it's apparent you need one as well?
      Bobcat was talking about Al Quaida; do you yourself have reading comprehension problems?
      Or is a thread that is not of your own choosing what makes you so?

      January 9, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Philip

    According to the most comprehensive (and expensive) study ever done on the subject of US adult literacy (mentioned above), 23.7% of US adults are no longer able to derive simple information from written words without pictures to help them understand.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Yes I have seen you disclosure of the ALS 2003-2006 on many occasions. But if you consider yourself ignorant, so be it. But please speak for yourself and not as sume everyone else fits that category as well.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Correction, it should read 2002-2006

      January 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    Don't blame me for whatthat study concluded. (certain citizens among US are ignorant) I've never needed pictures to tell me how to intsall a child safety seat like 23.7% of US do since taking meds with side-effects such as weight gain and brain damage became so popular in America.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      There are specific instructions because of the silly litigation cases that people will take advantage of if a company doesn't spell things out.
      It has nothing to do with medicine at all. Get a clue.

      January 9, 2013 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Wondering if that 23.7% of US ignorant ones includes the medicated men who murdered our schoolchildren and moviegoers recently.

    January 9, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Is anyone here familiar with the name Alex Jones ?

    January 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. the prophet

    Yeah and he be be alone all are leaving him too, media show the pictures of oval room couldn't belive how terrible it is decorated look like a topical room of the projects

    January 9, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |