January 30th, 2013
07:37 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 of your political coverage.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Gun violence hearing - Expect sparks to fly at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on America's gun violence crisis.  Among those testifying - former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, as well as the NRA's Wayne LaPierre.

12:30 pm ET - White House briefing - Gun violence, immigration and spending will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

6:00 pm ET - Newtown school safety hearing - A fourth public hearing focusing on school safety will be held in Newtown, Connecticut.

6:15 pm ET - NASA satellite launch - NASA will attempt to launch the first of a new generation of communications satellites from Cape Canaveral.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Gun Control • On CNN.com today • Politics
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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A blonde had just totaled her car in a horrific accident. Miraculously, she managed to pry herself from the wreckage without a scratch and was applying fresh lipstick when the state trooper arrived.

    "My God!" the trooper gasped. "Your car looks like an accordion that was stomped on by an elephant. Are you OK ma'am?"

    "Yes, officer, I'm just fine" the blonde chirped.

    "Well, how in the world did this happen?" the officer asked as he surveyed the wrecked car.

    "Officer, it was the strangest thing!" the blonde began. I was driving along this road when from out of nowhere this TREE pops up in front of me. So I swerved to the right, and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ANOTHER tree! I served to the right and there was another tree! I swerved to the left and there was ...."

    "Uh, ma'am", the officer said, cutting her off, "There isn't a tree on this road for 30 miles. That was your air freshener swinging back and forth."

    January 30, 2013 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      Nothing is better than a lunch break and a joke from @bobcat(in a hat). Hello to you and Scottish Mama too.

      January 30, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hello dazzle

      Long time no see. How are you doing ?

      January 30, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Thanks for the morning funny, Rawr.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Hey banasy

      How are you doing dear lady ? Sitting here waiting on the main body of this storm to get here. The winds so far are atrocious. Could be another of those uh oh moments.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Michael

    The critism from Obama about foxnews reminds me of china silencing the masses. Tell me what's the difference?

    January 30, 2013 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      It seems like a forever @bobcat(in a hat) but I am well and the temperatures on the east coast are 71 degrees. How are you my friend?

      January 30, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Chino valley

    A communist a Muslim and an illegal alien walk into a bar. The bartender says "hello mr. President".

    January 30, 2013 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    @Michael- see no difference between Fauxnews and China, they both are communists and they spy on people.

    January 30, 2013 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Thank you for answering in the Faux news way, if you really knew what faux news is, it is an entertainment channel, not a news channel. It is also not news it is OPINIONS of the minions on there.
      If you look at PRESIDENT OBAMA'S executive orders, NONE take guns away from law abiding citizens.
      The sky is falling network OPINIONS are not fact. Read his executive orders and then come back and tell me which ones take guns away from law abiding gun owners.

      January 30, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      thank you for answering the CNN way of eluding my point. Dodge reflect and spin. That's exactly what you just did Scottie. This is too easy with you people.

      January 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      NO dodging, what is your point? Say what he has done to overspend? How is he DOING it? And again FOX is not a news channel. They were taken to court for not reporting truth and said because they were an entertainment channel they did not have to report the truth. So you cannot hold them to telling FACTUAL information. So they say something, does not make it true. Is your name really Rush or Cavuto? Rush another entertainment station.

      January 30, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      From what I understand, Fox News is not allowed to broadcast in Canada.
      Ask yourself why.

      January 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @banasy- Wow, I just looked that up. They are not allowed to broadcast because they lie. lol

      January 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      We get Fox News here.

      January 30, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    second your 12:58
    @Scottish Mama
    Right on
    Faux News is part of the problem.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    "Successful launch of a monkey in space by Iran & safe return is a cause for concern" US official. Today's news item.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Indeed. Who among us can be sure of what that MONKEY will do next.

      January 30, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    as expected comments are being blocked.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    I see you saywhat and hello to you!

    January 30, 2013 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    Hello dazzle, saywhat and banasy. @saywhat I do not know anything about rockets or missles, but if they can put a monkey in space, can they reach the US with a nuke missle? Any scientist out there know? Where is a good physicist when you need 'em?

    January 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Rocketry's not that complicated. It's the accuracy of the guidance system that is very difficult. Practically anyone can get something into orbit if they buy the technology, spend the money, and put the effort into it. Hitting the Pentagon from a launch site in the mountains is a much more ambitious endeavor. They might have the range, but they'd more likely hit a corn field.

      January 30, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Scottish Mama

    Hello bobcat(iah).

    January 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Scottish Mama

    bombo – thank you – hello. They did not print the rest of my post. It was nice and to you.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Scottish Mama

    Well BOMBO I am not a rocket scientist.lol that was one sentence.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Scottish Mama

    It was true in broadcasting radio. It seems Rush is not in Canada?

    January 30, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    @BOMBO-Faux news is on the televison?

    January 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Scottish Mama

    Reagan abolished the fainess doctrine and the gloves came off in 1987. And people wonder why politics are not gentile.

    January 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
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