9:30 am ET - Liza Minnelli on Wall Street - Entertainer Liza Minnelli, actor Cheyenne Jackson and fashion designer Kenneth Cole ring the opening bell on Wall Street on behalf of The Foundation for AIDS Research and to raise awareness for World AIDS Day.
10:30 am ET - Pentagon briefing on Afghanistan - U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward briefs reporters on detention operations in Afghanistan.
1:00 pm ET - White House briefing - The White House holds its daily briefing with reporters.
2:00 pm ET - Pentagon briefing - Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen brief reporters from the Pentagon. They are expected to discuss a new report on gays and lesbians in the military.
3:30 pm ET - Debt commission briefing - The co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform brief reporters on the state of negotiations.
4:00 pm ET - Sen. Chris Dodd says farewell - Sen. Christopher Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, delivers his final speech on the Senate floor. Dodd did not seek re-election this year.
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