Wednesday December 5, 2012 Happening Now

President Obama hosting business leaders at the White House today. He'll speak with them live, and then take questions from the Business Roundtable - a group of CEO's that is demanding action to stop us from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff."

1050EST -- POTUS delivers remarks to Business Roundtable member CEO's and answers questions. Business Roundtable, Washington, DC. LIVE for remarks only

There is a closed-door, bipartisan, classified briefing for members on what happened in Benghazi, Libya on September 11th. Catherine Herridge is reporting on any details we get.

1000EST -- DNI Clapper leads a bipartisan, classified briefing for members on Libya. Participants include NCTC Dir Matthew Olsen, Undersecy of State Patrick Kennedy, Asst Secy of Defense for Special Ops / Low Intensity Conflict Gary Reid, Vice Dir Ops (J3) Joint Staff Maj Gen Darryl Roberson, and FBI Asst Dir for Counterterrorism Div Mr. Andrew McCabe. LIVE STAKEOUT

Jennifer Griffin reporting today on Al Qaeda gaining a stronghold in Mali. There is also a 9am Senate hearing on the African failed state.

Carl Cameron reporting today on the GOP Kemp dinner last night, and the future of the GOP.

That strike that shut down the ports of Southern California is over. Workers will return to work today.

Northern California getting more of what they don't need - rain. Up to six inches today on the already water-logged region.

More than 200 dead in a typhoon in the Philippines.

Egyptian President Muhammed Morsi is back in the Presidential palace today after being forced to flee by violent protesters (during Happening Now yesterday). Lots of fertile ground to cover here.

The U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-moon says "no deal" to the idea of asylum for Syrian dictator Bashir Assad. Assad has said he will "die in Syria" before leaving under any circumstances, but things continue to deteriorate on the ground. Yesterday, NATO approved a Patriot missile system for Turkey.. in part to protect it from errant missiles fired from Syria.

Poachers continue the wholesale slaughter of elephants and rhinos in Africa. Kenyan officials say another four rhinos have been killed. Growing demand for ivory in China and Asia to blame. Hillary Clinton spoke out yesterday about the problem.

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