Tuesday December 20, 2011 Happening Now

The threat from North Korea weighing on many people's minds today. No one really knows what happens now over there.. but there are a lot of fears over the possible new leader Kim Jung Un. He's untested and widely believed behind acts of aggression before including the torpedoing of a South Korean ship. There are growing fears it could increase tensions with China. Right now it's "wait and see."

Leon Panetta told CBS last night that Iran is just 1 year away from a nuclear weapon. Not good news. He sounded very serious when he said the U.S. wouldn't let that happen. We may need to add a guest on this.

At just after 12 today the President and First Lady will hold another troop return ceremony. We will take this live.

1205EST -- POTUS & VPOTUS attend ceremony marking the return of US Forces - Iraq Colors. Joint Base Andrews, Hangar #3. LIVE

What a mess in DC. The House is not backing down.. Looks like the payroll tax cut extension may die there. Not great news for people getting a paycheck. Now the blame game begins in earnest.

Blizzards making a mess in several states including NM, TX, OK , KS and CO.

We're now tracking the candidates as they campaign all over.. New maps need to be added to our political coverage.

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