Wednesday November 14, 2012 Happening Now

The lame duck Congress likely to dominate our coverage today with briefings on two of our top stories.. The Benghazi terror attacks and the growing Petraeus affair.

At 11am,there is a briefing on Benghazi. At 11:30am, GOP Senators are holding a news conference on the attack and investigation.

At 10am, the FBI will brief House members on the Petraeus investigation.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta briefed reporters on the scandals involving both Petraeus and General John Allen. They say our allies are not worried about the mission in Afghanistan.

President Obama set to hold his first post-election news conference today at 1:30pm. That should be interesting. He's expected to discuss what he wants out of the lame duck Congress and how adamant he will be on tax hikes for the wealthy. The President also meets with business leaders today on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff.

1000EST -- FBI Deputy Dir Sean Joyce briefs Rep. Mike Rogers and ranking member Dutch Ruppersberger on the FBI investigation into Petraeus. CLOSED / LIVE STAKEOUT via LiveU

1100EST -- State Dept under Secy Kennedy and Asst Secy Boswell brief members of the Senate Homeland Security and Govt Affairs Cmte on Benghazi. CLOSED / LIVE STAKEOUT via LiveU

1130EST -- Sens McCain, Graham, and Ayotte hold press conference regarding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. LIVE

1330EST -- POTUS holds news conference. East Room. LIVE

1445EST -- POTUS & VPOTUS attend meeting with business ldrs "to discuss the actions we need to take to keep our economy growing and find a balanced approach to reduce our deficit." Roosevelt Room. CLOSED

New reports that the budget deficit rose to $120B last month.

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