February 22nd, 2013
07:36 AM ET

Friday's live events

$85 billion in automatic across-the-board spending cuts could happen if President Obama and Congress don't reach a deal by March 1.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on this story.

Today's programming highlights...

The Jodi Arias murder trial is in recess until Monday.

11:20 am ET - White House briefing - Spending cuts, immigration and gun control will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with the White House press corps.

1:30 pm ET - Trayvon Martin case hearing - Attorneys for George Zimmerman will ask a judge to require the attorney for Trayvon Martin's family to answer questions under oath.  Zimmerman is not expected to attend the hearing.

2:15 pm ET - Danica Patrick talks Daytona 500 - Daytona 500 pole winner Danica Patrick will speak with reporters in Florida ahead of Sunday's race.

3:00 pm ET - Kerry meets with Japanese foreign minister - Secretary of State John Kerry and his Japanese counterpart meet with reporters following closed-door talks in Washington.

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soundoff (37 Responses)
  1. Mia

    Now let's not forget that the POTUS demanded this sequester in 2011. Congress passed it.

    February 22, 2013 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    $50 billion could be cut quite easily. Thats how much the US spends annually on foreigne aid.

    February 22, 2013 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well I guess it was inevitable that Zimmerman was back in the news. Just waiting for al thel wars of words to begin between the posters. AGAIN

    February 22, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  4. ..

    “When you look at this final agreement that we came to with the White House, I got 98 percent of what I wanted,” Boehner told CBS News at the time. “I’m pretty happy.”
    Eighteen months later, with one week before the $1 trillion in deep, indiscriminate cuts to defense and domestic programs begin to take effect, Boehner is blaming Obama and refusing to consider any new tax revenues as part of a deal to avoid the sequester.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Israel is the largest recipient of US foreign aid, we have provided them with $115 billion of just the 'announced' aid. Who in this country's legislature has the backbone to demand a cut?

    February 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    In 2011 Boehner & other Repub leaders suuported a package to raise the debt ceiling which included 'sequestration'.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    President Obama has proposed a balanced approach as sequestration itself is not the solution.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Hello all, @bobcat(iah) I promise not to say or type that name. @little mister, I doubt it. I hope the politicos can get an agreement and soon.

    February 22, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Hamsta

    LIbEraliSm = Nazism. Why is Obama doing everything as Hitler did it? Wait a minute, I already answered that quesyion.

    February 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Look up Nazism. You have little to no understanding of it. Look up term limits, also. You seem to have little to no understanding of it.

      February 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Hey@Hamsta your sense of humor sure awakens today.

    February 22, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    “A senior Nazi visits a factory and asks the manager whether he still has Social Democrats among his workforce.
    “Yes, 80 percent,” comes the reply.
    “Do you also have members of the Catholic Center Party?” “Yes, 20 percent,” the manager responds.
    "Don’t you have any National Socialists?”
    “Yes we’re all Nazis now!”

    February 22, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Isn't this the kind of stuff you babble about Hamsta ? Can you see how ridiculous it is ?

      February 22, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two men meet. “Nice to see you’re free again. How was the concentration camp?”
    “Great! Breakfast in bed, a choice of coffee or chocolate, and for lunch we got soup, meat and dessert. And we played games in the afternoon before getting coffee and cakes. Then a little snooze and we watched movies after dinner.”
    The man was astonished: “That’s great! I recently spoke to Meyer, who was also locked up there. He told me a different story.”
    The other man nods gravely and says: “Yes, well that’s why they’ve picked him up again.”

    February 22, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. saywhat


    February 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
  14. dazzle ©

    @bobcat(in a hat) you rock my friend. LOL

    February 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Well i see my question was deleted about the Zimmerman case, so ill ask it again. How can his lawyer demand that Treyvons familys lawyer be questioned under oath? Isnt that privileged information between a client and his lawyer??

    February 22, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Chrissy, the defense wanted to question TM's family lawyer about an interview he gave; since the interview was made publicly, it isn't considered privileged information. The motion was denied anyway, making it a moot point.

      February 22, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
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