January 22nd, 2013
07:38 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

President Obama will deliver his fourth State of the Union address before Congress on February 12.  Watch CNN.com Live for all of your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Senate back in session - Senators return from their recess to discuss and debate aid for Superstorm Sandy victims, the debt ceiling and other issues.

10:45 am ET - National Prayer Service - It's a tradition going back to the days of George Washington.  Today, President Obama, Vice President Biden and their families participate in the National Prayer Service at Washington's National Cathedral.

11:30 am ET - White House briefing - The debt ceiling, Algeria and President Obama's Cabinet will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

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  1. chrissy

    For those of you wondering how are government is wasting money why dont you start by asking the GOP why its been so necessary for them to authorize 179 trips to the MOON since sept??? And HOW MUCH has that cost the american taxpayers? Sheesh!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Wax off

      "Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America's debt limit."

      - Then-Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., in a March 16, 2006 floor speech explaining his decision to oppose a request to increase the federal debt limit, then set at $8.2 trillion
      Why would he have such a great change in philosophy in 6 short years? Any takers on that question? Anyone.

      January 22, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Oops meant *our* government not are!

    January 22, 2013 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    @Wax off – I would assume it may have been 1 of the 19 times Bush asked for a debt ceiling and he had succeeded at least in 7 of those. The republicans do not wish to give up something that is fun to get them off the earth when it goes to h3ll in a hand bag, they will be able to buy their wealthy bums off. The rest of us will be able to sit on earth and spin.

    January 22, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    How many fillibusters have we had? I cannot find the number. I think they stopped counting after year 2010 and in 2012 they fillibustered everything to make President Obama look bad. Anyone saying that the Senate has not passed a budget? Look no further than the republicans nixing anything useful from the dems. In 2014 I hope the republicans lose alot of seats for not caring whether the middle class or poor survived their vindictive hostage taking of the american people. Bachman did not win by much. The rest of the holdups should be dismissed.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Good morning@chrissy &@Scottish Mama.
    The Party of War, NO and Obstructionism.Filibusters their weapons, making this presidency fail, their sole objective. America & American people , way down the ladder for them.
    Every thinking American would have had some inkling by now of what the GOP has now become.

    January 22, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    I still CANT fathom WHY when we are on the brink of financial ruin why they felt it was necessary to finance 179 trips to the FREAKIN MOON??? Thats 179 trips in 5 MONTHS people!!! Does no one else find this peculier?

    January 23, 2013 at 1:04 am | Report abuse |