Expect a busy day today on CNN.com Live as an astronaut heads to the international space station, the Senate finally votes on whether to extend tax cuts, and the probe continues into a shooting in Florida.
Today's programming highlights:
9:15 am ET - President Obama statement - President Obama makes remarks at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington.
9:30 am ET - Senate in session - Senators are expected to vote on a tax package that includes an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts.Â Lawmakers may also bring up a proposal to ratify the new START accord on nuclear weapons between the U.S. and Russia.
10:30 am ET - Florida school board shooting briefing -Â Authorities and others brief the public Â on their investigation into Tuesday's shooting incident at a school board meeting in Panama City, Florida.
11:15 am ET - State Department town hall meeting - What are the State Department's biggest diplomatic challenges over the next two decades?Â That's the question Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will bring up during a special town hall meeting in Washington.
2:09 pm ET - Astronauts head to international space station - CNN has been following Cady Coleman's training to join the international space station crew.Â Now, Coleman gets her chance, as she and two others lift off from Kazakhstan on a mission to the space station.
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