The Rude Pundit calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the GOP’s stalling tactics in coming up with a solution to avoid the fiscal cliff

Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters For America, calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to co-host Right Wing World

President Obama is urging Congress to extend tax breaks for the middle class, saying it’s “unacceptable for some Republicans in Congress to hold middle class tax cuts hostage simply because they refuse to let tax rates go up on the wealthiest Americans.”

• House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said that despite receiving a counterproposal from the White House as part of a deal to avoid a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts, no progress had been made between Republicans and Democrats.

• House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi will try to force a vote on the House floor to extend current tax rates for the middle class this week if Republicans do not act, the California Democrat announced on Friday

• Police say Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, 25, shot and killed his girlfriend Saturday morning before going to the team stadium and and committing suicide by shooting himself in the head as he was talking to coaches.