Tuesday September 20, 2011 Happening Now

War of words intensifies over the President's deficit reduction plan. GOP calling it ‘class warfare'.. Neither side seems likely to break out in bipartisanship anytime soon. The President is in NYC meeting with various world leaders.

TX Gov Rick Perry in NY today and is expected to blast the President over Israel policy. This as Palestinian leaders get closer to demanding full statehood at the U.N.

The lawyer for Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal is back in court today.. trying to clear bureaucratic hurdles to gain their release.. keep a close eye on the news wires.

Italy is not happy after a downgrade by Standard & Poor's. Keep a close eye on the markets today. That downgrade and intensifying speculation that Greece will default likely to be a drag on the markets.

Hayward police say the body discovered over the weekend *is* Michelle Le. We'll talk with our forensics expert Dr Baden and the Hayward police (if they can wade through the media circus to a camera)

Expect some gruesome testimony today in the trial of Joshua Komisarjevsky. Laura Ingle is in New Haven for the trial.

Don't ask Don't Tell is done. Gays are now allowed into the military.

Clint Henderson is the Executive Producer for “Happening Now” and an avid traveler. Follow his adventures on Twitter, ClintPHenderson, and Instagram, clintpage1.