March 27th, 2013
07:46 AM ET

Wednesday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

12:00 pm ET (est.) - Supreme Court federal marriage law hearing reaction - This morning, the Supreme Court will consider the constitutionality of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.  That hearing will not be televised, but we will hear from lawyers and plaintiffs in the case at its conclusion.

12:00 pm ET - Jodi Arias murder trial - Today's session begins with a hearing on a defense motion to prevent the media from receiving detailed information related to defense costs.  Testimony is scheduled to resume at 1:45 pm ET.

12:15 pm ET - White House briefing - North Korea and same-sex marriage will likely be the hot topics of discussion at today's White House briefing in Washington.

1:00 pm ET - Pelosi weekly briefing - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi holds her weekly briefing with reporters.  She may discuss same-sex marriage and government spending.

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

 


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soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. bobcat (in a hat)©

    A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face
    was severely burned. The doctor told the husband that they couldn't
    graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny. So the
    husband offered to donate some of his own skin.

    However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable
    would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed
    that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and
    requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this
    was a very delicate matter.

    After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the
    woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had
    before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her
    youthful beauty!

    One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with
    emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you
    for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay
    you."

    "My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I
    see your mother kiss you on the cheek.

    March 27, 2013 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  2. the prophet

    @ Bobcat Lol lol lol

    March 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat, ty i love that joke more everytime you tell it!

    March 27, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Lenny

    We have officially reached a whopping debt of seventeen trillion dollars. Thank you mr Obama.

    March 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Obama

      You are very welcome.

      March 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ Lenny, and i imagine you, in all your infinate wisdom, believe that our POTUS caused that debt all by his self huh? Get real. Most of that debt has been accrued years before OBAMA. He just had the good grace to not hide it from the american people for a change. I know its not what we are used too, but its a neccessary evil!

    March 27, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenny

      Nine trillion added in just over four short years. Make more excuses Chrissy. Deflect dodge and elude that little fact a little more why don't cha.

      March 27, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Congress approves all expenditures. Everyone knows Obama IS Congress. Right.

      March 27, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lenny

      Oh so congress approved the two plus trillion in Obama care? Riiggghhhhtttt. Oh btw. Thirty one percent increase in everyone's health insurance too. Mine went up fourty percent. That's all your boys doin. Money out of our pockets. What a guy. Deflect that one

      March 27, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Oh, Congress DIDN'T approve the ACA? Really? Riiiiggggghhhhhttttt. And please, do give us citations as to exactly where you found those figures. Hint: pulling them out of the air doesn't count.

      March 27, 2013 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And how odd that mine didn't go up one cent. In fact, nobody I know had their insurace go up. How very strange is that?

      March 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Jesus saw a crowd chasing down a woman to stone her and approached
    them. "What's going on here, anyway?" he asked.

    "This woman was found committing adultery and the law
    says we should stone her!" one of the crowd responded.

    "Wait," yelled Jesus, "Let he who is without sin cast the first stone."

    Suddenly, a stone was thrown out from the sky, and
    knocked the woman on the side of her head.

    "Aw, c'mon, God ... " Jesus cried, "I'm trying to make a point here!"

    March 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. saywhat

    @bobcat, tops. Thanks

    March 27, 2013 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    Its besides the point that two wars alone cost us 14 trillion dollars & counting. I think Pr.Obama should be held accountable. He should pay for the crimes of his predecessors.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    @bobcat, lol again and again! Thanks.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    Haliburton,Carlyle Group, billions unaccounted for in Iraq. 4 trillion dollars missing from Pentagon (as admitted by Rumsfeld of the Bush era) should all be pinned on Pr.Obama.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pope Francis

    I didn't like that last joke.

    March 27, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Todays Quirky News: Researchers found that being alone is a significant factor in early death. OMG, YOU GUYS! TAYLOR SWIFTS DAYS ARE NUMBERED!

    March 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    @ banasy and saywhat, thank you for the reinforcement! 🙂

    March 27, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Ummm, as a matter of fact @ lenny, yea they did! Right after they slipped in all kinds of crap to benifit their special interest groups. I think you need to spend a little more time researching before you make accusations you cant back up.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Lol too bad @ Jeff Franks, his facts are based on pure fiction! And ty @ banasy, always the voice of reason.

    March 27, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, YW, chrissy, none of it is true.
      Our little "friend". You know.

      March 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
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