January 31st, 2013
07:32 AM ET

Thursday'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...

9:30 am ET - Hagel on the hot seat - Former senator Chuck Hagel could be in for a bumpy ride when he faces the Senate Armed Services Committee over his nomination to become the next secretary of defense.

1:00 pm ET - White House briefing - Immigration, gun control and spending will likely top Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda when he speaks with reporters.

2:00 pm ET - Clinton's final speech as Secretary of State - This week is Hillary Clinton's last as Secretary of State.  She'll make her final public speech in her post this afternoon, when she discusses American leadership before the Council on Foreign Relations.

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


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two hunters got a pilot to fly them into the far north for elk hunting. They were quite successful in their venture and bagged six big bucks. The pilot came back, as arranged, to pick them up. They started loading their gear into the plane, including the six elk. But the pilot objected and he said, "The plane can only take four of your elk; you will have to leave two behind." They argued with him; the year before they had shot six and the pilot had allowed them to put all aboard. The plane was the same model and capacity. Reluctantly, the pilot finally permitted them to put all six aboard. But when the attempted to take off and leave the valley, the little plane could not make it and they crashed into the wilderness.

    Climbing out of the wreckage, one hunter said to the other, "Do you know where we are?"

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    January 31, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two guys are out hunting deer. The first guy says, "Did you see that?"
    "No," the second guy says.
    "Well, a bald eagle just flew overhead," the first guy says.
    "Oh," says the second guy.
    A couple of minutes later, The first guy says, "Did you see that?"
    "See what?" the second guy asks.
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    A few minutes later the first guy says: "Did you see that?"
    By now, the second guy is getting aggravated, so he says, "Yes, I did!"
    And the first guy says: "Then why did you step in it?"

    January 31, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    One day these three rats were standing outside of a food store and one of the rats got an idea.

    He said "OK this is what we're gonna do, we'll run inside, get as much cheese as we can and we'll meet back here."

    So they do it and when they get back the first rat asks the second rat "what kind of cheese did you get?" and he says "American" which makes the rats very pleased as it's one of their favorites.

    Then the second rat asks the first rat "what kind of cheese did you get?" and he replies "Cheddar", which again pleases the rats.

    So then the first two rats ask the third rat "what kind of cheese did you get?" to which he replies "Nacho Cheese"

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    And the third rat says "Well, as I was running out of the store I head the shopkeeper shouting, Hey, that's not-cho cheese"

    January 31, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol ty @ bobcat. Hope all is well with you. Hows your weather today? We are getting it now. Theres a 35 car pile up on I-75 here.

    January 31, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Good morning chrissy
      CNN is blocking me again.
      So let me just try to say We are doing well, weather is nice and thank you for that special prayer. I'll try to post again later.

      January 31, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Good morning @bobcat.Good ones Good morning@chrissy
    On Chuck Hagel, the Israeli lobby has so far spent $ 1m on anti-Hagel ads. And Israel first lawmakers are gearing up to launch an attack on Hagel during confirmation hearings.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    Someone is asleep at CNN.My posts are getting thru.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good morning saywhat
    What really is funny about this, is that the senators and congressmen who once climbed over each other to be Hagels BFF, are now the ones who are fighting his nomination. A bunch of them before had said he would make a good Sec. of defense. Now that it's President Obamas idea, they want nothing of it. Hypocrisy at its finest.

    January 31, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, naturally, Rawr.
      Did you expect anything less?

      January 31, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ banasy
      No it doesn't surprise me at all. I can't believe they have that short (selectively of course) of a memory.

      January 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, I think a selective memory is what thy are best known for...that, and obstructionism.

      January 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
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