March 7th, 2013
07:41 AM ET

Thursday's live events

$85 billion in automatic across-the-board spending 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...

10:00 am ET - North Korea policy hearing - As North Korea makes new threats amid possible U.N. sanctions over its nuclear ambitions, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee meets to discuss existing U.S. policy toward Pyongyang.

10:30 am ET - Pelosi weekly briefing - The battle over government funding and spending cuts will likely take center stage as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly briefing with reporters.  House Speaker John Boehner holds a similar briefing at 11:15 am ET.

12:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The spending fight will also top the agenda of Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing with White House reporters.

1:00 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Jodi Arias will continue to answer juror questions at her murder trial in Arizona.  She is accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.

2:30 pm ET - Cybersecurity hearing - What can the federal government and private sector do to strengthen America's cybersecurity?  That's the focus of a joint Senate committee hearing. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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  1. bambi

    $85 billion is so much.

    March 7, 2013 at 7:45 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A blonde tried to sell her old car. But she was having a lot of problems finding a buyer because the car had 250,000 miles on it. One day, she told her problem to a brunette she worked with at a salon.

    The brunette told her, "There is a possibility to make the car easier to sell, but it's not legal."

    "That doesn't matter," replied the blonde, "if I only can sell the car."

    "Okay," said the brunette. "Here is the address of a friend of mine. He owns a car repair shop. Tell him I sent you and he will turn the counter in your car back to 50,000 miles. Then it should not be a problem to sell your car anymore."

    The following weekend, the blonde made the trip to the mechanic.

    About one month after that, the brunette saw the blonde and asked, "Did you sell your car?"

    "No," replied the blonde," why should I? It only has 50,000 miles on it."

    March 7, 2013 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat


    March 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Kim

    Jodi Arius said that she called 911 on a prior boyfriend and that her prior boyfriend grabbed the phone and gave an excuse that it was an accident. She said it was a bad experience and that is why she never called the police via 911 on Travis.

    I don't believe her and this is why...the police are required to show up on any 911 call for the exact reason that she gave as her excuse. An abuser would grab the phone, make the excuse to the police; then possibly finish the reason she called 911 to begin with. Any police violent detective knows that.

    My second concern with this Mormon girl is does she think that it is the the Mormon belief that lying is ok? She sure did a lot of that as a Mormon after she sliced, diced and shot Travis. If she says its not the Mormon belief that it is ok to lie so much, why did she rattle lie after lie as a Mormon?

    March 7, 2013 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Why have you gone out of you way to put so much emphasis on Morman ? Do you think they are the only ones that lie to cover their a$$ ? If you do, you are very misguided.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      Whoops, that would be Mormon.

      March 7, 2013 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hamsta

    Still no mention of those white house emails instructing department heads not to "contradict what we said the sequester to be"? Still no mention of the fact that John Kerry gave $250 million to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt? Still no accountability for Benghazi? How can you say the Obama administration is doing a good job?

    March 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      "Still no mention of the fact that John Kerry gave $250 million to the muslim brotherhood in Egypt?"
      Cnn reported 4 days ago that the United States were authorizing money to Egypt's government.
      It was "mentioned". You didn't look beyond this blog, which is one extremely small part of CNN's website.

      March 7, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      " Still no accountability for Benghazi?" The person who took responsibity for this is no longer serving the United States in her capacity.
      I'm sure she'll be held accountable in the same timely manner as Bush and Cheney being held accountable for their war crimes, as the warrant for their arrest has them charged with.

      March 7, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      As for those White house emails, all evidence that I have turned up were posts written by you, Hamsta. I even entered your quote “contradict what we said the sequester to be".
      Please provide me with a reference/citation as to where you obtained this information. Thanks.

      March 7, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      Typical liberal argument, dodge the subject, bash the opposing party and detour the subject to something no longer relevant. This isn't about Bush, it is about Obama's failures. But I can't completely blame you, they say to lead by wxample and his best example is to blame a youtube video, stall and come up with every excuse to not accept responsibility and blame his predesessor. But hey that's what liberals do.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And I cannot blame you for trying to deflect that you deliberately told some untruths here; when faced with duplicity, this is what you tend to do.
      Question: exactly what, since Mrs. Clinton has taken responsibility, would you like have happen? Arrest and prosecution, I expect. As I stated, it will probably happen in the same timely manner as other crminals. And yes, Bush and Cheney's are still relevant. Too bad you want to give mass murderers a pass.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And I may no such detour, Hamsta; but by starting in with your baseless attacks, this is what you just did.
      And if past history isn't relevant, how is bringing up Nazis all the time remotely relevant? It isn't, so if you are going to hold me to some standard, kindly adhere to it yourself.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • ..

      Hamsta, the only one dodging anything is you. You've been proven wrong. Are you a liar as well? Address that, please. And not by attacking others, or liberals, or yo mama, or whatever stalling tactics you use, dude. Well? We're waiting........

      March 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Still no mention cuz its probably not true. Its not been mentioned on any news networks either!

    March 7, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dazzle ©

    I am awaiting a response @hamsta. Where did you read or hear about the White House emails.?

    March 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      You won't find it on liberal media because liberals don't want you to know about it. It has been posted and reposted on for 4 days now.

      March 7, 2013 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hamsta

      As a matter of fact liberal media doesn't tell you a lot about Obama's Stalinisic agenda.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name s kel

      hamsta im waiting on paul rands drone to visit you.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Hamstya. The Drudge Report isn't media at ALL. It's a private site, and he is classified as a blogger...I guess I should have specified a reputable, credible source.
      Saying Drudge is real and can be trusted is exactly like saying Jon Stewart's news is real and can be trusted. My gosh!

      March 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Folk, do you want to know who Drudge hyper links the most articles to? Alex Jones. Yes, that's right. The King of conspiracy theorists. Need I say more?
      I think we have now established The Drudge Report isn't credible.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    Hmmm well @ hamsta, they had no problem reporting that he should not be allowed to go golfing at the taxpayers expense while tours of the white house were canceled so you are just full of it!

    March 7, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    And you know this SHOULD be as bad as predicted so the dense people who still believe Congress is working for them, realise that they are NOT!

    March 7, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    And is a MAJOR media? Who knew? Ive never heard of them!

    March 7, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      That's because it isn't a news site; it's an opinion site. Everything is "unofficially" attributed, and the sources are "anonymous", as are the "emails". Probably why reputable news agencies will not touch them. They don't exist.
      Oh, PS: don't visit their site; viruses have been downloaded from there. The Attorney General warned of that in 2009, I believe they said. Also, started out as a gossip/slam site. It hasn't improved.

      March 7, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Lol @ banasy, i had already surmised that and trust me i have no intention of visiting that site. I wouldnt wanta look a bobblehead like someone else. Lol

    March 7, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Look LIKE i meant to say. And hamsta the only one dodging the issue is YOU! The issue is your story is not true so im sorry, no you cannot add "cub reporter" to your lengthy resume!

    March 7, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ..

    Drudge Report?? You're kidding, right, Hamsta? You take that as a NEWS source?? No wonder you are perpetually uneducated when it comes to politics if you're taking THAT as credible source! LOL!

    March 7, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |