Thursday August 8, 2012 Happening Now

Good Morning

Less than 3 months until voters head to the polls! Hard to believe I know.

President Obama is searching for votes today in Colorado.. where the latest polling shows him running behind Governor Mitt Romney. He's pushing an economic fairness message today.. and will be speaking live during the Noon hour. It comes as the Obama campaign faces intense criticism for an ad being run in support of the President. An ad run by a pro-Obama super pac suggests Romney is to blame for the death of a woman from cancer. The Romney campaign calls it "despicable."

1245EDT -- POTUS makes remarks at a campaign event. CO State Fairgrounds, Pueblo, CO. LIVE

The Romney campaign also facing some trouble.. after suggestions of the benefits of some of the provisions of Romney's passage of health care in Massachusetts. That's not likely to please the republican base.

Governor Romney is in NYC today doing some fundraising.

Speculation is running rampant about the possibility of a VP announcement "soon." Among the names being bandied about? Chris Christie, Gen David Petraeus, Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan.. Stay tuned!


TBA EDT -- Attends fundraisers hosted by Woody Johnson, New York, NY. CLOSED


1130EDT -- NJ Gov Christie attends a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Redwood City, CA. CLOSED


1210EDT -- Rep Blackburn, Jeann Ann Bolling and Barbara Comstock attend a "Women for Mitt" rally at the Ruby Slipper Boutique, Mechanicsville, VA.

We get weekly jobless numbers today.

There is a new report out today on foreclosures. It's not great news.

Phil Keating has a good story today about what's being called "an alarming" spike in the amount of drugs flowing into the U.S. from overseas territories like Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

There's a big storm moving slowly up the coast of Mexico. It's allegedly re-strengthening into a hurricane.

We're going to take a closer look at that swarm of quakes in Southern California today.. Could it be a precursor of something larger? We'll ask a geologist.

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