Thursday November 17, 2011 Happening Now

Should be some fireworks on Capitol Hill

today. Energy Secretary Steven Chu will be testifying to a House Committee on

the Solyndra scandal. He will mount a strong defense of the decision to loan

the half billion dollars to the solar panel company.

Occupy Wall Street marking 2 months of the

protest movement by threatening to take over mass transit in several cities

(including NYC subways). We'll see if that pans out and what headaches that

might cause.

The Pennsylvania lawyer for one of the

alleged victims of asst coach Jerry Sandusky says his client will testify that

he was abused by Sandusky. The lawyer also says other accusers are coming

forward as well.

President Obama is in Bali on the last leg of

his nine-day tour. One of the big stories of this trip is the President

standing up to China both in word and deed.. this may be a preview of an

election strategy.

Weekly unemployment numbers out today.

Thousands of police have been deployed in

Greece as a large protest is planned.

Let's please squeeze in a report on Syria if

we can.. the bloodshed is spiking there as protests intensify despite the

repressive Assad regime's crackdown.

The House begins debate on a balanced budget

amendment today.

Still no deal from the super committee. Now

less than a week to the so-called deadline.

The Tea Party releasing its own plan to cut

some *9 TRILLION* from the budget.. worth a look!

New Fox News polling out. Some fascinating

stuff.. we can weave into coverage.

--Clint Page Henderson

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