Happening Now - Thursday Dec. 8th

Good morning!

Trina is in for Clint today.

Jenna Lee is co-anchoring from DC (because of the White House Christmas party last to come!).

Here are some of the stories we'll be covering today with reporters/guests...

Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before a House Judiciary Committee hearing today over the "Fast and Furious" scandal.

Gov. John Corzine is on Capitol Hill today to explain how MF Global became 8th largest bankruptcy in history and where more than $1 billion in client money went-he is likely to plead the 5th.

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is accusing Hillary Clinton of encouraging election protesters.

2 new breast cancer treatments showing some of the most promising advances in a decade. We'll have Dr. Leigh Vinocur on to explain.

Newt Gingrich announcing his pledge to tap Amb John Bolton as his secretary of state at a Republican Jewish Coalition forum last night. Amb. John Bolton joins us to tell us whether he'd take the job.

President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone last night continuing their ongoing consultations on the financial situation in the eurozone. Both leaders agreed on the importance of a solution to the crisis and agreed to continue their close cooperation.

The White House announces "startup America"-a project aimed at spurring new small businesses by moving forward with a previously announced effort to launch a $1 billion fund to provide matching capital to early-stage small businesses.

House Democratic leadership meets in Oval Office with Obama around 10 am.

The man suspected of killing a 7-year-old girl in Georgia makes his first court appearance today.