February 19th, 2013
07:49 AM ET

Tuesday'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...

10:45 am ET - Obama's sequestration warning - President Obama will ask Congress to work with him to avoid the March 1 spending cuts in remarks from Washington.

11:30 am ET - White House briefing - Sequestration will also be on the mind of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney when he speaks with reporters.

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

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


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Ancient Texan

    If he would just agree to spending CUTS and less "investments" (pay-back to special interests), the automatic cuts could be avoided. He's addicted to big government and big spending.

    February 19, 2013 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©


    One sunny day a man decided to go jump from an airplane. When he jumped there was good and bad news....
    Good news: He had a parachute.
    Bad News: It didnt work.
    Good News: There was a haystack down below.
    Bad news: There was a pitchfork in the haystack.
    Good News: He missed the pitchfork.
    Bad News: He missed the haystack.

    February 19, 2013 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two men died and went to Heaven. St. Peter greeted them, and said, "I'm sorry, gentlemen, but your mansions aren't ready yet. Until they are, I can send you back to Earth as whatever you want to be."

    "Great!" said the first guy, "I want to be an eagle soaring above beautiful scenery!"

    "No problem," replied St. Peter, and POOF! The guy was gone. "And what do you want to be," St. Peter asked the other guy.

    "I'd like to be one cool stud!", was the reply.

    "Easy," replied St. Peter, and the other guy was gone.

    After a few months, their mansions were finished, and St. Peter sent an angel to fetch them back. "You'll find them easily," he says, "One of them is soaring above the Grand Canyon, and the other one is on a snow tire somewhere in Detroit!"

    February 19, 2013 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • ronvan

      Bobcat: your a riot! Keep em coming!

      February 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good ones @bobcat. Thanks.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Sequestration is going to hurt economy not help it grow. Automatic across the board cuts can hurt emergency essential services and people can lose jobs among other effects.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Good afternoon saywhat

    These automatic cuts are going to have a severe efftect on our security. From the police to firemen, from EMS to TSA, and all other departments that are created for our protection. Our congress has been trying to cut these essential services forever. At a time when individual violence is becoming an everyday occurence, I don't see how this could be acceptable to anyone.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ken

      Let's not forget that these automatic cuts were Obamas idea back in 2011 shall we. Did you guys forget that little detail?

      February 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    Rightly said@ bobcat
    Folks need to understand the 'intent' that drives those pushing sequestration.

    February 19, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. candi

    I dont see how money can fix anything. never mind the revenues and minus. how about expanded business more jobs grow more apple trees more food more solar uses top conerve energy. I dont want plastic in our food chain never mind horse meat I will pass on that one.

    February 19, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |