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Monday April 9, 2012 Happening Now

Good Morning! Happy Easter.

Lots going on today.

As I mentioned, there are new fears North Korea is not only prepping a missile launch, but now a nuclear test as well. Not great news for the world. They are reportedly digging an underground tunnel for a third nuke test. It comes as Philippine Airlines now says it will divert flights from the area. It's an increasingly bad situation.

Iran, meantime, agreeing to resume six party talks is doing its typical dance of compromise and then brinkmanship. Friday, talks are set to begin between Iran and six world powers. The U.S. has made some actual demands public, though Iran is dismissing any firm pre=conditions. Interesting take on the intel on Iran in yesterday's Washington Post.

We are going to lead the 12 with a look at where we are at in the campaign for the White House. Carl Cameron and Bret Baier can talk to us about where we stand. Newt Gingrich over the weekend hinting the end may be nigh for him. Meantime Rick Santorum's campaign schedule has suddenly become very minimal. All this as speculation over who could be Mitt Romney's possible running mate is coming to a boil. NY Times has a great piece today about the tide of advertising that is about to start hitting the airwaves by the GOP. Fasten your seatbelts.

NEWT GINGRICH / NC

1000EDT -- Meet and greet at Shanahan Law Group North, 7501 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC

1145EDT -- Luncheon at Cafe Luna, 136 East Hargett Street, Raleigh, NC. ABC TAPE

RON PAUL / TX

No events planned

MITT ROMNEY / CA

No events planned

RICK SANTORUM / VA

No events planned

The President is holding the annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. Then he meets with the President of Brazil at the Oval Office. He is also scheduled to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton later today.. there are reports she won't be at the Democratic convention or play much of a roll in the campaign...

1030EDT -- POTUS attends the 2012 White House Easter Egg Roll. POTUS & FLOTUS make remarks. LIVE

1050EDT -- POTUS & FLOTUS read to guests at the Easter Egg Roll. POOL TAPE

1100EDT -- POTUS visits the Easter Egg Roll station on basketball court. POOL TAPE

1145EDT -- POTUS holds a bilateral meeting with Pres Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Oval Office. POOL TAPE SPRAY

Keep a close eye on the stock market today. We could get reaction to the less-than-fantastic jobs report from Friday.

Turkey is demanding answers from Syria after gunfire hit a refugee camp inside Syria. Meantime, a human rights organization is saying Syria is holding mass executions of civilians.

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