February 15th, 2013
07:42 AM ET

Friday'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 - U.S. drone aircraft hearing - A House science subcommittee holds a hearing on the use of unmanned aircraft over U.S. airspace.

11:10 am ET - Presidential Citizens Medal ceremony - Former Sen. Harris Wofford, Olympic runner Billy Mills and pediatrician Dr. T. Berry Brazelton are among honored with America's second-highest civilian award.  They will be recognized at the White House.

2:00 pm ET - Earth-buzzing asteroid passes planet - You've been hearing about it for some time.  Now, today is the day.  See the close, but safe, flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14, which will come as close as 17,200 miles to Earth's surface.

3:40 pm ET - Obama talks economy - President Obama drops by his hometown of Chicago this afternoon to discuss ways to strengthen the economy for the middle class.

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


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  1. bobcat (in a hat)©


    Can fat people go skinny dipping?
    Can you be a closet claustrophobic?
    Why is the word "abbreviation" so long?
    Is it possible to be totally partial?
    What's another word for thesaurus?
    If a book about failures doesn't sell is it a success?
    If a funeral procession is at night, do folks drive with their lights off?
    When companies ship Styrofoam, what do they pack it in?
    If you are cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you read all right?
    If a stealth bomber crashes in a forest is there a sound?
    If a parsley farmer is sued, do they garnish his wages?

    February 15, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I found myself drowning in an ocean made out of orange soda yesterday.
    It took me a while to work out it was just a Fanta sea.

    February 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    I apologize in advance for this.

    A man walked into the bar at a hotel that was hosting a convention of personal hygiene product salesmen. He sat down at a table with some of his fellow salesmen.

    Immediately one of the other salesmen says to him: "Hey Bill! We were just talking about you. Your territory sucks! Nobody was ever able to make a living in it before you. But now, you son-of-a-gun, you win the all-expense-paid trip to Vegas three years in a row, selling almost twice as much as anyone else in the whole Southwest region! How in the heck do you do it?"

    Bill replied, "Its easy! I take a big engraved silver bowl and fill it up with fresh dog crap. Next I garnish it carefully with parsley sprigs, celery stalks, scallions, olives and thin-sliced red bell pepper rings. I take this to the airport and set it on a table on an elegantly embroidered white tablecloth. I serve samples on co cktail wafers to all who pass by. As soon as someone takes a bite they usually say 'Jesus Christ!! This stuff tastes like CRAP!!'

    I reply 'Yes sir! That's what it is!
    Would you care to buy a toothbrush?"

    February 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      OMG, Rawr!!!
      Good thing you gave us a caveat!

      February 15, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Heymann

      I think you need to apologize some more. That's a crap joke.

      February 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Nope. I'm only allocated one apology per crap joke.

      February 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat, thank you.

    February 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Please don't use the name "Pete" in such a way. It annoys me.
    Good grief.

    February 15, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy©

    Nah, just a gentle jest from the Chavez thread. I have forgotten you lack a sense of humor.

    February 15, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©


    February 15, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    I see that IT is, damn him.

    February 15, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
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