Thursday January 3, 2013 Happening Now

New Congress today. The 113th. Same old trouble. Look to see if Speaker John Boehner survives as Speaker. Outrage growing over Sandy funding.

Couple of live events we should build:

1130EST -- Sen Kirk returns to Congress 1 yr after suffering an ischemic stroke and commemorates his return by walking up the Senate steps. LIVE via LiveU

1200EST -- VP Biden holds the ceremonial swearing-in of senators in the Old Senate Chamber. LIVE

1230EST -- Doctors and Clinicians who treated Sen Kirk hold media availability immediately following the Senator's climb of the Capitol steps. FNC TAPE

1200EST -- VPOTUS holds ceremonial swearings-in of sens in the Old Senate Chamber. LIVE

We are awaiting some reports on hiring:

0815EST -- ADP releases ADP private payroll employment report.

0830EST -- Labor Dept releases weekly jobless claims.

Also note.. the warning from Moody's about America's credit rating.

Drone attack near Afghanistan/Pakistan border may have killed a top Taliban commander.

Hillary Clinton out of the hospital.

Sandy Hook kids have first full day of classes at new school in CT.

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