Happening Now Friday October 18, 2013

As you heard during "Happening Now" yesterday, the President is laying out three big priorities now that the shutdown and debt limit fight are behind us. A new bipartisan budget, immigration reform and a new farm bill. A bipartisan budget committee met for the first time yesterday, but they remain far apart and it remains to be seen what will come of it.. or of the President's agenda.

President Obama nominates a former top Pentagon lawyer - Jeh Johnson - to head the Department of Homeland Security today. It was a bit of a surprise pick. It's expected to be a signal of a renewed focus on security.

Carl Cameron takes a look at the very exciting race in Virginia for governor.

Catherine Herridge has more good information today on a terror threat from Al-Shabab in Africa. They were the terrorists behind that horrific mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Herridge reports terrorists in North Africa and the Middle East want to kill Westerners and Americans. There's also word that a plot has been uncovered to attack the U.N. compound in Mogadishu. It could be the beginning on a big push against western targets.

Scathing critique of the U.N. by Saudi Arabia. The Saudi foreign minister says the 15 member Security Council is incapable of resolving conflicts.. and declined to take a seat on the Council. Saudi Arabia points to Syria as an example of failure.

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) workers are out on strike this morning. That's going to mean a tough commute for some folks in the San Francisco area.

There's a fascinating new study out on sleep.. there's a reason we need it so badly. Stay tuned

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