January 23rd, 2013
07:47 AM ET

Wednesday'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 your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

9:00 am ET - Benghazi attack hearing - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is on Capitol Hill today to discuss last year's attack of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  She'll first appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee at 2:00 pm ET.

10:30 am ET - Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan - The deputy commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan will speak with reporters on current military operations in the war-torn country.

12:30 pm 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.

Time TBA - House debt ceiling vote - House lawmakers are expected to vote sometime today on a proposal that would allow the debt ceiling to be suspended until May 18, allowing the Treasury Department to borrow money without fear of default.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Tyisha

    government getting bigger and we are getting smaller. Obamas dream in motion

    January 23, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      This is the debt getting bigger, it does not make the government bigger.

      January 23, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    I do surely hope that Obama's dreams for this country materialize against all endeavors to the contrary by the Party of War & NO.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    I am surprised that there is no mention of Israeli elections.Perhaps because netanyahu barely managed to stay on.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    People of Israel have spoken bringing the country sanely back to center left. Winner is Yesh Atid the party whose priority has always been the peace process.
    Far right madcaps have been bruised in these elections.
    I congratulate the people.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Right time for the US to take a lead in moving the peace process forward & sincerely aim for a resolution of the conflict.

    January 23, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ saywhat
      I've been trying to respond, but again am being blocked.

      I'm just trying to say that at least now we have the president who is not afraid of peace.. Hopefully now that Netanyahu has been shown what the people want, he will be more open to the peace process without all of his ridicoulous conditions.

      January 23, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  6. jack lee

    they're starving to death and they don't find any help. now they invade them with military strike. may God be with those poor africans.

    January 23, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Thanks@bobcat.Have a good evening. I'm being blocked to for the past hr.

    January 23, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    I've been trying to post too but keep getting blocked. Hello out there!

    January 23, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO on a Yoda kick

    To the center his coalition will move but still in power Netanyahu will be. Uncertain the future appears.

    January 23, 2013 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |