March 1st, 2013
07:47 AM ET

Friday's live events

$85 billion in automatic spending cuts begin today as President Obama and Congress struggle to find a solution to the crisis.  Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage on this story.

Today's programming highlights...

The Jodi Arias trial resumes on Monday.

10:10 am ET - SpaceX launches cargo mission - SpaceX will attempt to launch its second official cargo supply mission to the International Space Station.

10:30 am ET - Spending cuts briefing - GOP members of the House Armed Services Committee will call for an end to repeated cuts to national security programs at a Capitol Hill briefing.

11:30 am ET - White House briefing - This morning's closed-door talks between President Obama and Congressional leaders on forced spending cuts will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing.

12:00 pm ET - Detroit learns its fate - The city of Detroit, Michigan, is dealing with a financial crisis of its own, one so bad that a state review revealed the city can't fix the problem on its own.  Michigan's governor will reveal what the state will do for Detroit.

3:00 pm ET - Ashley Judd goes to Washington - She's known as an actress, activist and diehard Kentucky basketball fan, but is Ashley Judd looking toward Capitol Hill?  Rumors are abounding that Judd is contemplating a run for Senate.  She'll test her political mettle when she speaks at a women's health rights event in Washington.

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

 


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soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. stuart

    bring it on. Wake up the country.

    March 1, 2013 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  2. Hamsta

    Good, more spending cuts tahat need to happen: welfare, government salaries and pensions, Obama's ridiculously expensive vacations, government phones, child protective services, EPA, department of edecation.

    March 1, 2013 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
    • .

      Get rid the Department of Education, end up looking like this uneducated poster. ^^

      March 1, 2013 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • .

      Child protective services are state agencies. You education is(n't) showing.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. More free stuff for me

    Less Department of Defense, more sec 8 housing, food stamps, and free medicaid percoset! Oh, and daycare should also be a human right. Free daycare means earlier better government indoctrination of youth and all those teaching majors that got Cs can now find good union jobs. Make the rich pay their fair share!

    March 1, 2013 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      How does it feel to know a broke Russian commi is richer than you? That's right, Moscow Russia is now the billionaire capital of the world. Why? Answer: what you just said.

      March 1, 2013 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • More free stuff for me

      Let me explain this to you, smart guy:

      1. If he's a billionaire, he's not a broke commie. He's a rich capitalist.

      2. Capitalism is evil. It doesn't distribute wealth equally. Obama's greatness is in ushering in a new consciousness, where those with means can unselfishly care for their fellow American who have greater needs. If Russia is OK with capitalistic barbarism, then shame on them. In the new America, Obama understands and cares for me, not the evil rich people.

      March 1, 2013 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Are you really thatsarcastic? Or just that stupid? That is exactly what is destroying America. Margaret Thatcher said a simply as it can be said: " The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of someone else's money.".

      March 1, 2013 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      I guess I have to explain to the ill informed welfare junkies and occupy protestors that just 1% of a billion is alot more than 100% of the 20 or 30 thousand that they make. The rich already pay their fair share and then some. Why don't you work on not being such a leech and a failure and earn your own way. Maybe if you actually look for a job you will find the rich man also provides you with a job.

      March 1, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  4. Libby

    Ok so where was the uproar when Obama wasted a half a trillion on his failed energy company? This is only 84 billion (lol only) and some folks are walkin around like it's the end of the world. Americans are to blame for this as you elected an over spending tyrant. You asked for it

    March 1, 2013 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Happy Birthday N and dazzle.

    March 1, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I was in the grocery store the other day. 24ct. American cheese slices marked $6.49. Also marked as a WIC item. I am not on assistance. My budget would not allow me the spend $6.49 either. Rather your forced to make a decision on buying somthing "that only resembles" the cheese for $6.49. Or. You simply do without, while some able bodied person ahead of you "gets it for free".

    March 1, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Welcome to the wonderful world of socialism, better described as left wing insanity or simply Nazism.

      March 1, 2013 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • .

      ^^ doesn't know what socialism or Nazism means.

      March 1, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Cmon everyone lets sing!

    Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness,
    Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve;
    Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
    Refrain:
    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves;
    Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in the sheaves,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
    Sowing in the sunshine, sowing in the shadows,
    Fearing neither clouds nor winter’s chilling breeze;
    By and by the harvest, and the labor ended,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.
    Going forth with weeping, sowing for the Master,
    Though the loss sustained our spirit often grieves;
    When our weeping’s over, He will bid us welcome,
    We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves.

    March 1, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Once again the GOP has proven to the citizens of this nation that it is the special interest groups that really count. Now would be the perfect time to enact a new public caneing law into affect. Then every citizen can show this group of fools our appreciation!

    March 1, 2013 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Happy Birthday dazzle.

    March 1, 2013 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      The old lady was being interviewed by reporters on the occasion of her 110th birthday. "What do you think is the reason for your long life?" they asked her. "Oh," she replied, "I suppose it's because I was born such a long time ago."

      Ba Da Bhoomp Chiiiing

      March 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Ya know @ hamsta, calling people failures does not induce them to listen to whatever kinda message youre trying to send. And please tell me how youve become such a roaring success in life. And are you comfortable with your tax dollars being sent everywhere in the guise of foreign aid without your permission?

    March 1, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lmao @ bobcat, that was the quick recovery plan eh? Well it worked lol.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Two Irishmen walk into a pet shop. Right away they go over to the bird section. Gerry says to Paddy, “Dat’s dem”. The clerk comes over and asks if he can help them. “Yeah, we’ll take four of dem dere birds in dat cage op dere,” says Gerry, “Put dem in a peeper bag.” The clerk does and the two guys pay for the birds and leave the shop.

    They get into Gerry’s van and drive until they are high up in the hills and stop at the top of a cliff with a 500-foot drop. “Dis looks loike a grand place, eh?” says Gerry. “Oh, yeh, dis looks good,” replies Paddy.

    They flip a coin and Gerry wins the toss. “I guess I git to go first, eh Paddy?” says Gerry. He then takes two birds out of the bag, places them on his shoulders and jumps off the cliff.

    Paddy watches as his mate drops off the edge and goes straight down for a few seconds followed by a ‘SPLAT’. As Paddy looks over the edge of the cliff he shakes his head and says, “Fock dat, dis budgie jumpin’ is
    too fockin’ dangerous for me”

    March 1, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      A minute later, Seamus arrives. He too has been to the pet shop and he walks up carrying the familiar ‘peeper bag’. He pulls a parrot out of the bag, and then Paddy notices that, in his other hand, Seamus is carrying a gun.

      Hi, Paddy. Watch this,” Seamus says and launches himself over the edge of the cliff. Paddy watches as half way down, Seamus takes the gun and blows the parrot’s head off. Seamus continues to plummet until there is a SPLAT!, as he joins Gerry’s remains at the bottom. Paddy shakes his head and says, “An’ oim never troyin’ dat parrotshooting nider”

      March 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      A few minutes after Seamus splats himself Sean strolls up. He too has been to the pet shop and he walks up carrying the familiar ‘peeper bag’. Instead of a parrot he pulls a chicken out of the bag, and launches himself of the cliff with the usual result. Once more Paddy shakes his head – “Fock me Sean, first der was Gerry wit his budgie jumping, den Seamus parrot shooting and now you blimmin’ hen gliding”

      March 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lol paddy sounds JUST like my irish italian mum!

    March 1, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saywhat

    Good morning all.
    Why did the Congress go on a ten day vacation as it always does when the nation needs them most?
    salaries & perks of the members should be the first to get the axe

    March 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    Oh! And we have seen and suffered the ugly side of capitalism also.
    Standing up to Big business & special interests, the rule of the Corporations is not socialism.

    March 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
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