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. chrissy

    Lol and @ bobcat, that was just sooo wrong! Ewwww

    February 13, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And for that special someone with you on this special day, be sure to check out their special valentine chocolate assortments.

      February 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    @bobcat(iah)- was the platter made of poohter?lol

    February 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      No, I think they cut the poohters out first. You know, just like they do with chickens.

      February 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Basil Wrathbone

    My posts are being blocked again. Here! Have a hat, you mad hatters! *tosses hat*

    February 13, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Basil Wrathbone

      I detect a different filtering process. CNN is indeed sinking to new lows, egad!

      February 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Here Basil, try using my hat. It might work.

      February 13, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    @ chrissy
    Yeah, it's my favorite so far too. Being able to throw all kinds of "crap" out here. This is "almost" as much fun as fracking.

    February 13, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    So @ Basil, you gave them a *mad hat* you say? How awesome was that? And i agree @ bobcat, with all the *crap* we see here daily its refreshing
    to see some real crap! Ok well maybe refreshing would be incorrect but you know what i mean. Lol

    February 13, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Scottish Mama

    Maybe CNN needs an enema?

    February 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Lol ok this has been the most fun ive had on here in quite some time. Crap is crap and its really hard for anyone to argue with it!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      I like to talk crap.

      February 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Basil Wrathbone

    To paraphrase Hitchens, if you gave CNN an enema you could bury it in a matchbox!

    February 13, 2013 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Basil Wrathbone

      ...and you could then carry it around with you and no one would know you had CNN in your pocket!
      It's brilliant!

      February 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol you are one funny guy @ Basil. But even if it meant having cnn in my pocket there would be no way i would carry that!

    February 13, 2013 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mary

    Crap is my favorite FUN word 😉

    February 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol mine too @ Mary. And one of the first words my grandkids learned to say well lol!

    February 13, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Tell them to hold their tongue and say, Big Red Fire Truck.

      February 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Lol @ chrissy, Your my kinda grandma, for sure!
    @ bobcat (in a hat)©, I think you and chrissy would make an entertaining pair as grandparents 😉 I'm past my bedtime... Night all

    February 13, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good night Mary.

    February 13, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    Maybe is I say merde it will get past the censors. Hello and good night all.

    February 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Good night @ Mary and thank you! I like to think im a good grandma too. Im pretty sure my babies love me as their grandma too.

    February 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
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