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LIVE NOW: First Lady Michelle Obama at the bill signing ceremony for Maryland’s Veterans Full Employment Act: Here

Coming up at 2:45PM ET: VP Biden holds a Google+ Hangout with Mayors to discuss reducing gun violence: WhiteHouse

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139 Responses to “Live Now and Coming Up….”


  1. 1 4morefor44
    April 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    forward!

  2. April 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Hiiiiiiii everyone!!!!!!!!!!

  3. April 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Congrats 4more!! 🙂

    Just posted on CNN:

    (CNN) — Authorities arrested a suspect Wednesday in the fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon, a federal law enforcement source told CNN’s Fran Townsend.

    Details about the suspect’s identity and motive were not immediately available. News of the arrest was first reported by CNN.

    Investigators identified the suspect based on two videos taken before Monday’s attack, the federal law enforcement source told Townsend.

    One of the videos was surveillance footage taken at the nearby Lord & Taylor department store, the other was shot by a Boston television station, a source who has has been briefed on the investigation exclusively told CNN’s John King.

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/17/us/boston-blasts/index.html?hpt=hp_t1

    • April 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm

      Boston Globe:

      Live blog: Bombings at the Boston Marathon
      Boston Globe source reports the suspect is enroute to courthouse this afternoon.

      Boston Globe source reports suspect being taken to US District Court in South Boston.

      http://live.boston.com/Event/Live_blog_Explosion_in_Copley_Square

    • 9 dotster3
      April 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Now they’re walking everything back—–got rid of John King—–new source says his “well-placed sources” saying no arrest, no ID. Completely the opposite of what they have been excitedly reporting. What a disgrace.

    • 12 57andfemale
      April 17, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Or maybe not. A giant cluster f**k by the 6, 7-figure earning journalists who read twitter feeds and maybe answer a phone.

      Disgraceful.

      let’s also remember that Richard Jewell was arrested and wasn’t an Iranian arrested in the Oklahoma City bombing?

      Because everyone – even alleged liberals like Krystal Ball – thinks NCIS is Real Life and murders get solved because the handsome detective barks, “Solve it!” in 46 minutes, sans commercials.

  4. 13 isonprize
    April 17, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Does anyone have a link or current information about the gun background check vote in DC?

  5. 14 Bill R.
    April 17, 2013 at 2:29 pm

  6. 15 Melanie
    April 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    Wow CNN backtracking live on air just like they did with the healthcare vote. smh

  7. April 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    @DAKGirl: *Snort* RT @Neda_Semnani Anderson Cooper has brought out his tight black shirt. Ergo, this situation could NOT be more serious .

  8. 18 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 2:32 pm

  9. 19 Nena20409
    April 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    HP has the headline this way:

    CNN, Fox……Arrested
    CBS, NBC…..No Arrest.
    AP, Reuters, In custody

    • 20 Nena20409
      April 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

      CNN, Fox…….Arrested.
      Globe…………Imminent.
      AP…………….In Custody.
      ABC, NBC…..No.

      Corrected.

  10. 21 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

  11. 22 Linda
    April 17, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Anderson Cooper making excuses ? Did they pull King off the air ?

    • 23 daisydem
      April 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

      Time for popcorn? Sounds like Fox’s election night coverage.

    • 24 Melanie
      April 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      No King is still on the air but they need to keep Townsend away from the mike. She was on 15 minutes ago and she sounded embarrassed.

  12. 25 57andfemale
    April 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    From politico:

    National Republicans are pulling the plug on Mark Sanford’s suddenly besieged congressional campaign, POLITICO has learned — a potentially fatal blow to the former South Carolina governor’s dramatic comeback bid.
    Blindsided by news that Sanford’s ex-wife has accused him of trespassing and concluding he has no plausible path to victory, the National Republican Congressional Committee has decided not to spend more money on Sanford’s behalf ahead of the May 7 special election.

    “Mark Sanford has proven he knows what it takes to win elections. At this time, the NRCC will not be engaged in this special election,” said Andrea Bozek, an NRCC spokeswoman.

  13. 26 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    • 27 daisydem
      April 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

      Not this week john; ESPN is probably still talking about whether Tiger should have disqualified himself, or was that the GOLF channel?

    • 28 57andfemale
      April 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Personally I’m waiting for the report from a high school journalism student. At least he’d face the consequences of a bad grade if he was wrong.

  14. 29 57andfemale
    April 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Gee, I remember the good ol’ days when I could read a headline or watch a national news network and, like, actually believe they were telling me the truth.

  15. 31 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 2:37 pm

  16. 34 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Huge media presence at ct. house, likely waiting for a perp walk, obviously tricked by CNN’s premature—–and presently false—- breaking news.

    • 35 daisydem
      April 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

      I don’t live in CT. but maybe I should look out my windows too. John King could have sent them my way.

  17. 36 vitaminlover
    April 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Isn’t there going to be a press conference later today?

  18. 39 isonprize
    April 17, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Boston Police are tweeting that there is NO ARREST. as of 2:39pm

    • 40 dotster3
      April 17, 2013 at 2:42 pm

      I can’t believe CNN has done it ——again—-completely false reporting on a big story. Well, yes I can.

      • 41 Nena20409
        April 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

        Jeff Zucker said that all the criticism at TeaNN….oops, CNN are jealous of CNN. Jealous exactly about what? I don’t know.

    • 42 isonprize
      April 17, 2013 at 2:49 pm

      Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 17, 2013

  19. 43 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    When I agree with Mark Knoller – you know things are bad.

  20. 51 Bill R.
    April 17, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    • 52 Vicki
      April 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      This skin color description makes me sick. I am praying the culprit has Ted kennedy type pink skin. Just the way many years ago I was relieved when David Berkowitz, Son of Sam mass murderer, was an adopted son of a jewish family, not really jewish.

      Someday I hope my grandchildren live in a color neutral society but that is not here and that is not now.

      Please please don’t let the Boston bomber be a “person of color” whatever the f–k that’s supposed to mean. Except not as good, of course.

      • 53 AJ
        April 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        Ah, Vicki, I know what you mean re: Son of Sam relief. I inherited that whole “Ein shanda fur die goyem!” fear from my mom and grandmom! Hopefully, the younger generations will be free of that.

  21. April 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    US Attorney: No arrests, no one in custody in Marathon bombing
    http://www.boston.com

  22. April 17, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    HP Headline:
    No arrest Media blows it again
    I am not surprise the so called News Organizations are nothing but a damn disgrace

  23. 56 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 2:48 pm

  24. 57 isonprize
    April 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Despite reports to the contrary there has not been an arrest in the Marathon attack.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 17, 2013

  25. April 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    When they say suspect has been identified, do they mean they know the person’s name, address, etc. or do they mean they have pinpointed the person who left the bomb(s) and now need to determine the specific identity of the person?

    • 59 57andfemale
      April 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

      yes.

    • 60 peti4-44
      April 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

      As I understand “Identified” means they have at least the name and know, who this person is.

      • April 17, 2013 at 3:11 pm

        That’s also my understanding of “identified” but given this sham of reporting, it’s was getting hard to tell if the MSM is using the same definition.

        • 62 peti4-44
          April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

          actually I think, they got him (almost or already) and he escaped. And now they are hunting him. ..just the impression I got by these crazy reports .

          • April 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

            In the midst of their backtracking, Cuomo said that the Feds stated that if they are reporting that they have a name, they are reaching (or something along those lines). At any rate, it sounds like they have not “identified” the person in the video.

            But who knows, they may come back and contradict that statement as well.

  26. 64 Nena20409
    April 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    Solid Lead. That would have been how CNN should have reported the news……instead of being Fox-lite and FoxJr—ish.

    FBI and The Justice Dept in Boston are now chiding the media from their behavior.

  27. 65 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Again, I have to ask: What this manufactured “suspect arrested-no-he-wasn’t” part of the media ploy to keep people distracted from the gun issue and the google+hangout with VP Biden?

  28. 68 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Right now, this is so true. Pete Williams called it while CNN was busy spreading rumors.

  29. 69 hopefruit2
    April 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    According to CBS:

  30. 72 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  31. 73 Gangerworld
    April 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Meanwhile suspicious packages of poison have been sent to other officials, including the President. Why have I only heard this news from Canada’s Broadcast Corporation and not from any of the US news outlets like CNN yet? Instead of this “Did they or didn’t they is he black or brown or non-white” bomb suspect merry-go-round?

  32. 74 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Quite simply, even if some of the reports are correct, I am not going to consider anything factual until it is from the mouths of the authoities, not somebody quoting any anonymous source.

  33. 75 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    • 76 donna dem 4 obama
      April 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

      The thing of it is that they don’t even have any shame. This will not be the last time this happens. The consequences for bad reporting are minimal. They know people who want to know what’s going on will continue to tune in so although they are getting called out it won’t change their practices.

      I despise our media!!!

      Can you imagine the roller coaster ride the victims families just went through in the last hour thinking some kind of justice was imminent while our news stations were being as irresponsible as they can be?

      Shameful, Shameful, Shameful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • 77 japa21
        April 17, 2013 at 3:08 pm

        The key line in that FBI statement is about unintended consequences. Reporting like this can mess up their investigations, can tip off the culprit and can lead to something happening to an innocent person. Yes it is shameful, but they have no shame. If anything they reported today just happens to have any validity (i.e. the person when finally arrested is not an albino) they can come back and say they were correct in much of what they said, and conveniently skip pass their errors.

    • 79 57andfemale
      April 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

      In other words: did any of your dumbasses pick up a phone and talk to anyone who would have direct knowledge of an arrest?

  34. 80 donna dem 4 obama
    April 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Our Media <—-Simply Pathetic!

  35. 81 Linda
    April 17, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    CNN’s ” reset ” is failing just the GOP’s

  36. April 17, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    CNN complains to its parent company that Twitter is being mean to it … Parent company says “shut up and do your homework”— dianagram (@dianagram) April 17, 2013

  37. 83 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 3:04 pm

  38. April 17, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Hilarious

    CNN complains to its parent company that Twitter is being mean to it … Parent company says “shut up and do your homework”— dianagram (@dianagram) April 17, 2013

  39. 85 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

  40. 86 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Roland Martin throwing out epic shade. 😆

  41. April 17, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    John King is reporting that John King is in custody. Wait, what??? #ThisIsCNN— Peyton’s Head (@PeytonsHead) April 17, 2013

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  44. April 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Sorry I’m late to the Twitter party. It’s been ridiculously busy at the reference desk. I’m deriving a grim satisfaction from CNN’s faceplant.

  45. 94 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Hmmmmm—–could be delivering something——but interesting….

  46. 96 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 3:13 pm

  47. 98 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 3:15 pm

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  49. 100 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

  50. April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    To cover themselves, news agencies are saying that this “reliable” source is standing by their information even after it has been disputed.

    In their rush to be first, MSM has no problem hampering an investigation. Hopefully, this reliable source is identified and dealt with appropriately.

    • 102 57andfemale
      April 17, 2013 at 3:27 pm

      So did Curveball. And that idiot spokesperson in Iraq.

      • 103 jacquelineoboomer
        April 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm

        If there weren’t victims, and I didn’t feel I should calm down (even though it’s cathartic, and gives us bystanders a voice) and respect that, I know a couple we could add to the gaggle of tweets the MSM have so richly earned:

        “Fire sale at Lord & Taylor Boston tomorrow, so says #CNN”

        “Any truth to the rumor that John King’s colleagues at #CNN are now calling him Baghdad John?”

  51. April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    “Dark Skinned” suspect approaching the KFC is said to be ashy, accompanied by what seems to be a baby’s momma. #ThisIsCNN— Gerardo Garcia (@DeNunez27) April 17, 2013

  52. 107 dotster3
    April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Evacuating courthouse because of threat (false threat to hospital earlier)——sent media across the street

  53. April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

  54. April 17, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Another one! I tell you twitter is having a field day with this CNN Screw up

    #CNNRumors A letter addressed to President Obama tested positive for AIDS. #ThisIsCNN— otto (@aut0tek) April 17, 2013

  55. 110 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Okay, so, let me get this straight. MSM says an arrest has been made and the alleged suspect will be brought to the federal courthouse in Boston. Then we hear they’ve dragged out the color wheel, to identify him or her, ’cause, dontcha know, this is America. Then we hear all of the MSM either erroneously or prematurely reported all that, and “took it back,” but not before hundreds of spectators went to the federal courthouse in Boston to see what’s up, real time. And now they’ve evacuated said federal courthouse in Boston, probably because of a threat of some kind – nobody knows, but I’m sure somebody will be making up something soon and reporting it and we’ll fall for it. And then it will be Thursday.

  56. 114 JER
    April 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

  57. April 17, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    A Boston Globe reporter at the Federal Court House in Boston …

    https://twitter.com/MiltonValencia

    Check his TL …

  58. 118 jacquelineoboomer
    April 17, 2013 at 3:26 pm

  59. 119 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

  60. 120 vitaminlover
    April 17, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    This is soooo hilarious—-Twitter is demolishing CNN. LOL!

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  63. April 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    “I have arrested the bomber myself!…..After further investigation I have let him go. DOES ANYBODY WATCH US ANYMORE?!” – CNN Anchor— Jamie Kilstein (@jamiekilstein) April 17, 2013

  64. 126 Lovepolitics2008
    April 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    CNN’s reputation took another blow today. What’s important is it’s their SECOND big, high profile screw-up within less than a year. Once is bad, twice is really, really bad.

  65. 127 Linda
    April 17, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    CNN=Crappy News Network

  66. April 17, 2013 at 3:39 pm

  67. 130 JER
    April 17, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    BOSTON (CBS) – The Moakley Federal Courthouse has been evacuated because of a bomb threat. http://boston.cbslocal.com/2013/04/17/federal-courthouse-evacuated-after-bomb-threat/

  68. 131 utaustinliberal
    April 17, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    The hashtag “CNN Headlines” is hilarious.

    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23CNNHeadlines&src=hash

    • 132 jacquelineoboomer
      April 17, 2013 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks – I’ll go check that out, while we wait for more goofball announcements from the “surreal” CNN, home for news.

  69. 133 JER
    April 17, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    Live Streaming – President Obama Welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride: http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

  70. 135 Linda
    April 17, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Breaking :

    All CNN program has been cancelled for the rest of today….

    Grief counselors have been called in to talk them down from the ledges

    For the rest of the evening , they will be re-running their reporting of the SC decision on the Affordable Care Act.

  71. 137 57andfemale
    April 17, 2013 at 3:56 pm

  72. 138 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  73. 139 japa21
    April 17, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    Does anybody know anything about Yardarm. I haven’t seen him around here and he hasn’t had a tweet since April 5.


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