February 13th, 2013
07:53 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

President Obama and Congress look to avert $85 billion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts scheduled for March 1.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the sequestration crisis.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Postal Service crisis hearing - The U.S. Postal Service is ending most Saturday delivery amid concerns that its time is running short.  Can the USPS be saved?  The House Government Affairs Committee looks into the matter.

10:00 am ET - Treasury Secretary nomination hearing - Jack Lew faces the Senate Finance Committee as he seeks to become the next treasury secretary.  Expect plenty of questions on the U.S. economy, spending and debt.

11:00 am ET - LAPD briefing on Dorner case - Is ex-cop and murder suspect Christopher Dorner dead?  Police are working to confirm if the remains found in a burned cabin are that of Dorner.  Meantime, Los Angeles police will brief reporters on the case.

12:00 pm ET - Obama talks manufacturing - President Obama will make his first post-State of the Union public comment in Asheville, North Carolina, where he'll discuss job growth and manufacturing.

12:30 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Jodi Arias is expected to continue her testimony at her murder trial in Arizona.  Arias is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.

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



Filed under: Barack Obama • Budget • Congress • Economy • Politics • U.S. Postal Service
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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    The USPS would be more successful if most of its employees were not so overly secure in their jobs that customers are made to feel that the USPS is doing them a tremendous favour by operating at all.
    USPS workers frequently behave with total indifference to the fact that a business must please its customers.

    February 13, 2013 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. Benn

    Agreed 100 percent. They are usually soooo rude. Most of the time I dread even going to the post office.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Benn

    And don't forget to leave your mail delivery person a gift card at Christmas – if you forget, they seem to throw your packages around a bit more the next year. I've found eBay boxes just slung up in my driveway.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Agree @JI-F

    February 13, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Among other problems that plague the USPS, having to prepay their future employees retirement/health benefits doesn't help. I know of no other business that has to do this; perhaps the House Government Affair should look into the ridiculous law Congress passed requiring this.

    February 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    This is to bobcat wherever you are: Todays Quirky News: NYCs Valentines Day Sewage Plant tour returns due to "overwhelming demand." Nothing says "love" like the smell of all the farts in Brooklyn!

    February 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And at the end of the tour they lead you to a heart shaped filter filled with all the waste. Sure says I Love You to me.

      That was funny chrissy. Thank you.

      February 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @bobcat(iah)- with a rendition of Chris Isaac's song, Heart shaped world.lol

      February 13, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    lol @chrissy.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    yes@banasy. A lot wrong there.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy- lol. Aromatherapy?

    February 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Lol @ Scottish Mama, im bettin most would say absolutely not. I cant imagine theres really an overwhelming desire to see the sewage plant either!!

    February 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    BUT im only reporting the facts with an added twist of humor! Lmao

    February 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Only the facts maam. lol

      February 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    @chrissy, aromatherapy at its worst.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      @dazzle-Nooooooooot a great first date spot either.lol

      February 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol @ dazzle, did you say 'amoniatherapy"? lol

    February 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Scottish Mama

    @chrissy- it is a fe-cal matter.lol

    February 13, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  15. dazzle ©

    LOL, you guys. The smell of the NJ Turnpike is the worst.

    February 13, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
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