March 5th, 2013
07:40 AM ET

Tuesday's live events

$85 billion in automatic across-the-board cuts became law last week, as President Obama and Congress struggle to find a solution to the crisis.  Watch Live for continuing coverage on this story.

Today's programming highlights...

8:30 am ET - Menendez speaks at AIPAC - Embattled Sen. Robert Menendez returns to the public eye this morning as he addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's policy conference in Washington.

10:15 am ET - North Korea hearing - Dennis Rodman's controversial visit has put North Korea back in the spotlight.  The House Foreign Affairs Committee will look at strategies aimed at cutting off North Korea's access to hard currency.

12:30 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - The defense will continue its re-direct questioning of Jodi Arias at her murder trial in Arizona.  She is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.

12:45 pm ET - White House briefing - Forced spending cuts and a possible government shutdown will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with the White House press corps.

3:00 pm ET - Spending bill considered - With debate continuing on spending cuts, the House Rules Committee will discuss legislation aimed at funding federal government departments and agencies for the rest of the fiscal year. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Budget • Congress • Dollars & Sense • Economy • Politics
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Henry

    I see no one wants to enter the realm of this subject. I wouldn't either with the failure that's in office

    March 5, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Henry,what realm are we supposidly scared of,not on these sites ignorence abounds!!And trust me Henry if republicans haven't hung themselves over this sequester deal they've almost unanimously voted for in both houses then they're bullet proof..But remember bud anyone including a rock has more intelligence ,personally and patriotism than your idol in Bush and you know facts about his eight worthless years don't lie do they!!So say howdy to Pres.Obama because as you've last heard he's been reelected to fix Bushs catastrophes and he'll be around long after your boys on Capital Hill are gone!!

      March 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Henry

    Pete do you think that 17 trillion is just too much or do you think that it should be at around 25 trillion. Of course you don't. So why do u gripe about a measly 85 billion when it's the best thing we got to get spending under control in Washington? Now I hear that Obama has cancelled white house tours as a result of the cuts. Your boys attempt to demonize pubs is backfiring in his blue gum face

    March 5, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Henry,quit the 17 trillion nitwit ,much of that was here when Pres.Obama took office not publicized like the monthly war expense never put in Bushs yearly budgets to be balanced were they!!.And if your ignorent ,arrogent reps didn't screwup before with Boehner saying publicly he got his 98% and he won't compremise they sure made a big boo boo voting almost unanimously in both houses for this sequester designed by your republicans that's now their death warrents happily signed by the president..Now Henry in what realm do you think your ignorent republicans are from because as far as Chrissy and I are concerned, not from here!!

      March 5, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      hey there petey. I hate to get simple on ya but apparently I'm dealing with a simple mind. Bush deficit at end of eight years was nine trill. Now four short years later it's nearly doubled. That's ok with you?? Don't dodge the question again please.

      March 6, 2013 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      Blue gums. That's funny

      March 6, 2013 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Henry,you are simple thinking that Bush had only 9 trillion in a deficet .Now Henry if you count wars,Medicare Part D ,unemployement for 800,000 people a month and tax cuts for the wealthy all unfunded bud what does it add up too!Remember that it cost over 9 billion a month ,13 billion just for deployment just for Iraqs war and you tell me if you're so smart how did Bush balance a budget without these unfunded debacles,he didn't and lied to you and me as usual!!And remember Henry if you're so intelligent dont you think if Bushs deals were all on the governments charge card they'd have to be paid off sometime or you don't ever pay them,please let me know because if you budget your household like Bush did our country your ass would be out in the street and you know I'm right!!Remember too it took Pres.Roosevelt 12 years to fix Pres.Hoovers Great Depression, a democrate as usual fixing the screwups of a republican,its historic bud and pathedic as well..Just read on your partys screwups from Hoover to your idol Bushs and you won't argue with me on this subject anymore again simpleton!!

      March 6, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Hmmm @ Henry, them pubs have done a fairly good job of demonizing theirselves all on their own!

    March 5, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Henry

      As is Obama at the moment. Take the shovel away from him. He's burying himself

      March 6, 2013 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Pete, nope they are aliens. And they come from planet R E P U G N A N T!

    March 5, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Not a mention of the emails sent by top white house officials instructing department heads to make the sequestration cuts " as bad as we made them out to be"? Not a mention of John Kerry giving $250 million to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt?

    March 5, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Hearsay @ hamsta.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Hamsta

    I see, just report on things that make Obama look good ans be silent about things that don't make him look good, Geobelles did the same thing for Hitler and their are still stupid people that suck up the propoganda like it's Kool-Aid.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Lol. Lol. Lol. Lol. Lol. Lol.

      March 5, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Opal

      Is that bazany person crazy. Sounds like it. Maybe she's high. Lol

      March 6, 2013 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Pete

      @Hamsta,and how long did it take for you to find out about Hitlers chief propaganda specialist Joseph Goebbels..Probibly went back to my past posts to look intelligent didn't yah smart guy!!

      March 6, 2013 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Hamsta where drd you hear this from? Ive checked out news everywhere today and i saw no such thing. And btw i dont *report* on anything except an occasional Quirky News so you can take that theory and you know what with it!

    March 5, 2013 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mao, Stalin, and Lenin

    We like Obama too.

    March 5, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Plus @ Hamsta, YOUR reports arent too reliable. The other day you reported that since Obama was voted in the DOW was at its lowest ever and now ya see how true that wasNT!

    March 5, 2013 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      No I did not, you better check again.

      March 6, 2013 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Well duh @ Henry! Maybe thats because the cost of Bush's 2 wars was hidden from the public and now that Obama has revealed it the public is seeing the TRUE deficit??

    March 6, 2013 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  12. albert george

    live events that show real incident taking place... which it cannot be edited or changed... i like seeing in live then looking it later.. free classified sites in chennai .

    March 6, 2013 at 2:37 am | Report abuse |