March 6th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Wednesday'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...

9:30 am ET - Justice Department oversight hearing - Attorney General Eric Holder may discuss spending cuts and drones when he testifies at an oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

11:00 am ET - Cardinals hold Vatican prayer service - As we await a date for the conclave to elect the next pope, Roman Catholic cardinals will hold a prayer service inside St. Peter's Basilica.

12:00 pm ET - White House briefing - Forced spending cuts and a potential government shutdown will likely dominate Press Secretary Jay Carney's agenda with White House reporters.

1:00 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Jodi Arias is expected to begin answering juror questions at her murder trial in Arizona.  The state is one of only three that permits jurors to question witnesses after lawyers finish their questioning. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Budget • Congress • Dollars & Sense • Economy • Eric Holder • Politics
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  1. Anonymous

    Hamsta yup no mention on here about the leaked emails from the white house saying they gonna make these budget cut "look as painful as possible". If I added nine trillion to the deficit in four short years IDE want to place the blame on someone else too. Obama showing his true colors now.

    March 6, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Making sense

      Instead of canceling white house tours maybe Obama should cancel his high profile golf outings with tiger woods. That in itself would pay for the white house tours.

      March 6, 2013 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      A Muslim an illegal alien and a communist walk into a bar. Bartender says "hello mr president".

      March 6, 2013 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      anomymous, making no sense, jill you are all in the losers club. Weak stupid ignorant fox news racist jokes yawnnnnnn how boring, how low brow, how ignorant, lol keep it up!

      March 6, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Also not mentioned is that except for s kel, this thread is authored by one gigantic troll who thinks we're too stupid to know that.

      March 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • wicked

      aw is poor little S Kel having a bad day? Poor baby

      March 6, 2013 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      No you ignorramous wicked! Are you a typical dence fox news slave??? Read (if you can home schooled ) my statment aaaaaaggggggaaaaaaiiiiiiinnnnnnn! Lol

      March 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mind crime

      i have total control of you and it's hilarious. This started as a college project and I proved my point. Thank you S Kel. I'll be getting an A

      March 7, 2013 at 2:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    The Conspiracy

    Folks, have you ever noticed that when you're over the hill, everything
    seems uphill from where you are? Stairs are steeper. Groceries are
    heavier. And everything is farther away. Yesterday I walked to the
    corner and was dumbfounded to discover how long our street had become.
    And that's not all.

    March 6, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      People are less considerate now, especially the young ones. They speak
      in whispers all the time, and if you ask them to speak up, they just
      repeat themselves, endlessly mouthing the same silent message until
      they're red in the face and exhausted.
      What do they think I am, a lip reader?

      March 6, 2013 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Goodness sakes, they are so much younger than they used
      to be when I was their age!

      On the other hand, people my own age are so much older than I am. I ran
      into an old classmate the other day, and she has aged so much that she
      didn't even recognize me. I got to thinking about the poor dear while I
      was combing my hair this morning, and in so doing I glanced at my own
      reflection. REALLY NOW . . .
      they don't even make mirrors like they used to!

      March 6, 2013 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      And everyone drives so fast today . . . you're risking life and limb if
      you happen to pull onto the freeway in front of them. All I can say is,
      their brakes must wear out awfully fast, the way I see them screech and
      swerve in my rearview mirror.

      Even clothing manufacturers are becoming less civilized these days. Why
      else would they suddenly start labeling a size 6 dress as a 12? Do they
      think no one notices that these things no longer fit around the waist,
      hips, thighs, and bosom? And too, the fabric in dresses and
      slacks is so skimpy these days (especially around the hips and waist),
      that it's almost impossible to reach my shoelaces! The sizes just don't
      run the way they used to.

      March 6, 2013 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      The people who make bathroom scales are pulling the same prank, but in
      reverse. Do they think I actually "believe" the number I see on that
      dial? HA! I would never let myself weigh that much! Just whom do these
      people think they're fooling? I'd like to call up someone in authority
      to report what's going on ... but the telephone company is in on the
      conspiracy, too. They've printed the phone books in such small type that
      no one could ever find a number in there!

      Pass the conspiracy theory on to your friends!!

      March 6, 2013 at 10:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    Thanks & good morning @bobcat.

    March 6, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    "Despite Washington fiscal woes no cuts in the exorbitant aid to Israel" Hagel to Barak.

    March 6, 2013 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    " Iran must be brought to its knees" says Centcom Chief. In the same breath he says "I am paid to take a dimmer view of Iranians".

    March 6, 2013 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  6. saywhat

    by lightening, I suppose.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    further comments blocked.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    @bobcat you are thought provoking today my friend.

    March 6, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel, ty you said it all.

    March 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    At the smiley face person, 99.9% of the time i think you rock and are hillarious as hell but this time youre wrong.

    March 6, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Well, I could care less if I get your approval or not. And, oh yeah, no I'm not.

      March 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    4 jokes from bobcat, outstanding.

    March 6, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Well yea you are, bobcat isnt a troll. Saywhat isnt a troll and im not a troll! However you might be!

    March 6, 2013 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bambi

    85 billion are big cuts

    March 6, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Name s kel

    Cnn sucks at times

    March 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol @ s kel, lately thats MOST of the time huh?

    March 6, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |