Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT as a part of Current TV’s “Currently Feeding The Need” hunger initiative to talk about farm bills to control prices, provide nutritional programs and help small farming businesses provide jobs

• Comedian Lewis Black calls in at 10:20am ET / 7:20am PT to talk about his new 2013 Running On Empty tour, and about the news of the day

• President Barack Obama welcomes congressional leaders from both parties to the White House today for initial discussions as to how they might avert the looming “fiscal cliff.”

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) rejected the president’s plan for House GOP to quickly pass Senate legislation that would extend middle class tax cuts, and he alternatively called on the Senate to take up House-passed legislation to extend all of the current tax rates for one year.

The CIA Inspector General has launched an investigation into the conduct of former Director David Petraeus. The investigation was ordered to ensure there was no wrongdoing and that no agency resources were expended improperly by Petraeus.

• Sen. John McCain is calling for more information on Benghazi, but he had a press conference yesterday instead of going to a closed briefing where Obama officials were giving more information.