December 20th, 2012
08:19 AM ET

Thursday's live events

Watch Live for continuing coverage of the investigation and fallout from the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Today's programming highlights...

8:00 am ET - Senate hearing on Benghazi - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and the lessons learned from it.  The House Foreign Relations Committee hosts a similar hearing at 1:00 pm ET.

10:00 am ET - Inouye lies in state - The late Sen. Daniel Inouye, who represented Hawaii in Congress for more than five decades, will lie in state in the Capital Rotunda.  The honor is reserved for presidents and other significant civic figures.

11:00 am ET - Sandy recovery hearing - A Congressional hearing on Superstorm Sandy will focus on how areas affected by the storm can rebuild their housing and transportation infrastructures. Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    Lets hope they get that funding program straightened out for superstorm sandy victims b4 they get all that snow. Get those pet projects outta there that have nothing to do with the storm and concentrate on the real victims!

    December 20, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    7 reasons the world will end in 2012

    1. Mayan Calendar

    The first mob to predict 2012 as the end of the world were the Mayans, a bloodthirsty race that were good at two things:

    Building highly accurate astrological equipment out of stone and Sacrificing Virgins.

    Thousands of years ago they managed to calculate the length of the lunar moon as 329.53020 days, only 34 seconds out. The Mayan calendar predicts that the Earth will end on December 21, 2012. Given that they were pretty close to the mark with the lunar cycle, it’s likely they’ve got the end of the world right as well.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Well, no, the calandar doesñ't say the world will end, just this phase of the planet's age...

      I am glad you are all right.
      Dazzle is being blocked; she sends her salutations as well.

      December 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Cindy

    My prayers are with the families in Newtown.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    Good morning folks.
    So tomorrow the world as we know it ends and a new phase begins. What we have managed to do to Mother Earth and upon its surface and are doing to each , little wonder that the Earth itself may want to rid itself of us the ingrates.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    And Jeffrey just likes the pepperoni, no pizza! Get a life! Glad to hear youre ok @ bobcat!

    December 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    awaiting moderation why? Cuz that story is untrue about the mayan calendar? You can look it up, theyve found more of the mayan calendar. And good afternoon @ saywhat and bobcat.

    December 20, 2012 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ma & pa

    Aaawwwwpoooo. Da worl dant be endn. No vorries. Evn us folk kno dat vorl end ony kno by Hebbenle Fadder. Cuz da Bible tol us so. Scammers, scram on oudda hea. De truf be de truf eddy vey ye sayit. Meerrry Chrrissstmaaass!

    December 21, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. ma & pa

    And a Happy New Year!

    December 21, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  9. ma & pa

    Maybe a good newyears Resolution would be to live more gently with everyone, including ourselves.

    December 21, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  10. Hide Behindp

    Actually I think the Mayan Calander marked the date to stop sacrificing virgins.
    They knew there would be none left in 2013

    December 21, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |