Friday October 14, 2011 Happening Now

A confrontation between Wall Street protesters and police this morning has been delayed. The owners of the park have delayed a scheduled cleanup.

The city wanted to clean the downtown park and ban sleeping bags and tents.. some protesters might haved resisted (They've hired their own garbage truck to try and preempt the city.)

Big day of hearings on Cap Hill.

At 9:30 the House Energy and Oversight and Investigations sub cmte will hold hearings on the Solyndra loan guarantee.. newly released emails show the Treasury Department was worried the restructuring could violate federal law.

Also at 9:30 the House Foreign Affairs Committee holds a hearing on "Iran and Syria - next steps".. expect the Iran plot to come up *and* the death toll in the Syrian crackdown which has now reached 3,000.

Finally at 10am the House Homeland Security Oversight committee looks into narco-terrorism's threat to the southern border

Today is the last day to suggest ways to cut the deficit to the so-called super-committee. Already they've been flooded with advice from members of Congress

Rick Perry makes his first policy speech on energy policy today at a PA steel plant.

President Obama is touring a GM plant near Detroit today with the president of South Korea.. they are selling the free-trade deals struck this week.

We get several reads on the economy this morning. Jenna Lee will help us decide which ones we should pay attention to.

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