• Wednesday February 27, 2013 Happening Now

      Pope Benedict the XVI gave an emotional farewell today in Vatican City in his last general audience. The Pope said ``I took this step in full awareness of its gravity and rarity but also with profound serenity of spirit.'' Amy Kellogg reports.

      No signs of a deal on the across the board cuts from sequester.

      The President speaks today during our show.

      1100EST -- POTUS makes remarks at the Rosa Parks Statue dedication. US Capitol. LIVE

      1100EST -- VPOTUS delivers remarks to the 2013 Winter-Spring Meeting of the Natl Assoc of Attys Gen on gun violence/gun safety policy. Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. LIVE

      1100EST -- Press Briefing by Press Secy Jay Carney. LIVE

      Hundreds of illegal immigrants detainees are being released across the country. Government officials say it's because of looming sequester cuts. Republicans are not happy - especially John Boehner who spoke to CBS about it last night. He was visibly angry just a few hours after he called on Senate dems to get off their "ass."

      Lots of hearings on gun control today and VP Biden is speaking at 11am on the subject. Doug McKelway reports.

      1100EST -- VPOTUS delivers remarks to the 2013 Winter-Spring Meeting of the Natl Assoc of Attys Gen on gun violence/gun safety policy. Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC. LIVE

      1000EST -- Senate Judiciary Cmte holds hearing on the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013 (S. 150), which Sen Feinstein introduced on Jan 24. The bill would make the sale, transfer, importation and manufacturing of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition feeding devices illegal. LIVE

      1540EST -- House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force chair Mike Thompson will introduce legislation aimed at "helping states keep guns away from criminals and people with a history of dangerous mental illness." CA Atty Gen Kamala Harris and law enforcement officials also participate. LIVE via LiveU

      There's also hearings on the economy today with Ben Bernanke testifying.

      1000EST -- House Financial Services Cmte holds hearing, "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy". Fed Chair Bernanke testifies. LIVE

      The Senate has approved Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary. He gets sworn in today.

      Secy of State John Kerry meeting with French officials today. Both sides getting closer to giving more aid to the Syrian opposition as the civil war there drags on.

      That huge snowstorm that dumped on the plains states is moving east today. Janice Dean and Steve Brown reporting.

      Jodi Arias back on the stand today. It's been a confusing and at times emotional week so far in the murder case against her with prosecution hammering away.

      The Supreme Court hears arguments today in a challenge to the Voting Rights Act.

      More outrageous claims by North Korea today.

      Six party talks on Iran's nuke program continue in Kazakhstan.

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