January 25th, 2013
07:42 AM ET

Friday'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...

11:00 am ET - Gun violence roundtable - The Obama administration takes its gun policy message on the road, as Vice President Biden and others lead a roundtable discussion on gun violence in Richmond, Virginia.

12:00 pm ET - March for Life rally in Washington - Thousands of anti-abortion activists and supporters rally and march to mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision on abortion.

1:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Gun control, spending and North Korea will likely top Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

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


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  1. execspec

    Would you please give all of this Te'o stuff a rest. No one that I have talked to gives a care about this . We have spent a week on a college football player , priorites? I had never even heard of him before you started, why does this matter. America is coming apart at the seems and if not for Kim and her sister or some football player the screen would be dark

    January 25, 2013 at 8:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      I agree. I support this young man. When it comes to when one of your mistakes and people can only feel when the press makes a good man cry, I really pity our press. I think the person they should have went after was the A- hole that was dishonest. Ladies Manti is a real man, nab him up. In a perfect world, the beautiful young lady and Manti would get together and stuff it in the perps face. Any NFL would be lucky to have this young man. Learn from it Manti and move on, and tell the press to stuff it.

      January 25, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
  2. what are you afraid of CNN?

    Where is covereage of the march for life? there are >500,000 people in DC marching on an issue they care about and no coverage? The silence on this network speaks louder than words. Why exactly are you afraid to objectively report on an event? I think it is because the truth of who these people are (normal everyday citizens from all walks of life) and what they stand for is too threatening for some... but why? if they are wrong what do you have to lose by reporting on their event and what they are saying? Unbiased media???? I dont believe it exists anymore.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • fisbar6

      CNN is afraid they might have to change their lives! They have over 500,000 people protesting and they are afraid that something they might hear or report will change the way they have to live. Shame on them! Shame on CNN! Wimps- only going after a story that they believe is mainstreem.

      January 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Scottish Mama

    Katie Couric – Shame on U. Your ratings must be floundering to stoop so low. Why don't you have the dems and gop on and grill them like you grilled this young man, maybe we could hold them accountable for their mistakes.

    January 25, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    We can nit pick all day long on when life begins; fact is, it IS life, every cell being life in it self, therefore it IS murder...

    January 25, 2013 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Dear Mary, It is legal. Some people do not believe as you do. So if it is legal and some do not believe as you do why not let them make the choice. Why should religious or people who do not agree with it make the decision? If you do not agree with it do not get one. I also have said on here many times that 78% of people who are abortion users are affilliated with a religion. I think those people should be able to use contraception and the number would be 78% less.
      Also if a man can get viagra for a hard on for 4 hours on insurance, women should be able to get contraception on insurance policies.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    @ Scottish Mama, Yes, everyone has a right to their beliefs; it's the God given rights we have from birth; choice. My point is, that God is the head of the household, whether one believes in him or not. More over, even when one cherry picks which commands to believe in, it will be him that rules eternally one day with out Satan around. Some people just don't believe God to be real and that this life is all their is; threatening their chance for eternal life... I struggle every day to walk down that road; but not when it comes to my belief in God. We all fall short and all have it coming. Now I am on company time. See you around

    January 25, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    @ Scottish Mama, Yes, everyone has a right to their beliefs; it's the God given rights we have from birth; choice. My point is, that God is the head of the household, whether one believes in him or not.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      My point god is not the head of every household of non-believers. It may be in yours. It is also my point that even in religious households even more of them have abortions. Seeing we are more human that god-like, does it not make more sense for prevention than abortion?

      January 25, 2013 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      He is the head of the household that will be eternal though; that being the one that matters. I get your point. And I'm not opposed to the pill as life never happens in that case.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Not in every household Mary. And if it is in yours you have a choice, don't take a non-believers choice, is all my point is. I would not take your religion in a free society, don't take a non-believers or a religious persons freedom to do what is right for her. I would believe that it is a gut wrenching decision to make anyway, it is their cross to bear.

      January 25, 2013 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    More over, even when one cherry picks which commands to believe in, it will be him that rules eternally one day with out Satan around.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @Mary I think when someone says cherry pick, I am assuming me, lol. Then I guess you are assuming that everyone should and does believe there are commandments. In the meantime it is our laws that prevail in a free society, in which you and I live.
      It is our culture we must change and our love of children that should guide us. Seeing that is most religious people which turn to abortion than people whom use contraception or are non-religious tells me that sex will not stop among the religious, so prevention is the key to abortion. The world is not flat, the inquisition was not a recruiting device, and telling your women contraception is wrong, may be wrong. I do not have to be religious to see that abortion may be wrong, but I will not take choice from my sisters, whom are the care takers of their bodies. How about just love your neighbor despite their failings.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    I struggle every day, but not when it comes to the obvious; abortion IS murder whether one believes in God or not and we all have that right to chose our own actions.

    January 25, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mary

    @ Scottish Mama, My comments aren't getting thru and I am on company time now, so I will respond later...

    January 25, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Mary Neither are mine. So I will post in bits and get back to your responses. I am guessing when you say cherry picking you are speaking to me. lol

      January 25, 2013 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Good it posted. Cherry picking commandments would be assuming everyone believes in them. In a truly free society, the people whom do not believe, should be able to have their beliefs also. So in that society the believers can choose not to have abortions and the non-believers should be able to choose. It is not for the believers to say we do not condone abortions therefore everyone must obey our beliefs system. Since it is the believers whom have the most abortions than I think it is the believers whom need to take contraception for prevention. The world is not flat, the inquisition was not a recuiting device, religion has been wrong before maybe they are wrong now.

      January 25, 2013 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    @Scottish Mama:
    The latest figure I read is 83%.
    For an interesting read on the duplicity of the RCC, look up the story about how the RCC is being sued for wrongful death in CO, and their defense: life doesn't begin until after the child is born and takes its first breath.
    It's in the Colorado Independent.

    January 25, 2013 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      So it is going up in the religious society. Thank you banasy. My point also that did not post was that just because the religious cannot prevent pregnancy, that just because the number is higher, that the religious should not make decisions for the non-believers, just because they cannot control the abortions among believers. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. I will read it thanks, banasy.

      January 25, 2013 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      I agree, Scottish Mama; it all goes back to contraception; and while the religious absolutely have a right to their beliefs, attemptng to codify their beliefs into law is going to be soundly challenged by the rights guaranteed under our Const itution.

      January 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    @ Mary: Faith is a Journey, NOT A GUILT TRIP!

    January 25, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  12. saywhat

    good morning all.
    A contentious issue and will always remain so to the point of becoming violent at times. Religion does play a role in this debate and would also always remain so.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat

    As for coverage by CNN. What can one expect from a media which takes its positioning from influences other than journalistic
    A lot goes on on our soil & abroad which is ignored by design.

    January 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Cnn no longer has investigative journalists overseas; citing $ issues, they eliminated the investigative bureau.

      January 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    They just have'reliable' sources abroad.
    Have a good day.

    January 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Wasn't it *reliable* sources that got into the Iraq war?

      January 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat)©

    New subject :

    Pual Ryan says they can balance the budget in ten years. The following is one of the reasons it "might", but not likely be possible.

    Another reason: Ironically, given Republicans' opposition to raising taxes, Ryan's job will be made somewhat easier this year by the more than $600 billion in new revenue that will be raised thanks to the fiscal cliff deal that Congress passed over New Year's.

    For instance, Ryan's budget last year would have racked up a roughly $250 billion deficit in 2022. The new revenue would reduce that to about $130 billion .

    January 25, 2013 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |