Tuesday January 31, 2012 Happening Now

Good Morning!

Today is a big day in politics.. Florida holds its primary.. the largest so far. Most polling shows Mitt Romney with a sizeable lead. Newt Gingrich is vowing to continue on despite whatever happens today in Florida. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are holding events tonight to watch results in Florida. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are done with Florida.. both are campaigning in Colorado. Both will be at results viewing parties in Las Vegas tonight.

Just a reminder.. this elections season is coming in hard and fast.. Nevada and Maine hold their caucuses SATURDAY. Colorado and Minnesota have caucuses on TUESDAY.

Hillary Clinton is at the U.N. today trying to deal with the crisis in Syria. Russia is accusing the U.N. of pushing Syria towards civil war. It doesn't seem like it needs much help. Clinton has called on Syria to end its "brutal attacks" on its own people. As many as 80 people died in protests Sunday alone. Intense clashes are being reported in several locations today including the suburbs of Damascus.

The Dems on the House Oversight Cmte releasing a report on "Fast & Furious" today that claims top DOJ officials didn't know guns were being allowed to flow to Mexico. Republicans will likely disagree with the report's findings. They get a chance to question Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday. William La Jeunesse reports on that, and we'll talk with Congressman Darrell Issa of California. He's been very outspoken on the investigation.

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