• Political Strategist Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to co-host Right Wing World

Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the fiscal cliff negotiations

DupuyTina Dupuy, editor in chief of TheContributor.com calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about her most recent column on who’s been naughty and who’s been nice in politics

President Obama’s GOP foes in Congress worked on Wednesday to turn up the heat on the White House on the fiscal cliff. The GOP push came after the release of a new poll showing Americans side with the president with time running short to defuse the economic time bomb.

Barack Obama holds a substantial advantage over John Boehner in handling budget negotiations to avoid the fiscal cliff: Nearly twice as many Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll approve of the president’s work on the issue so far as favor the speaker’s approach.

• North Korea’s successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile hit its target: it bolstered the standing of its young tyrant Kim Jong Un and raised the specter of being able to eventually strike the U.S. with a nuclear weapon.

Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) is being treated for early stage prostate cancer but will stay on the job throughout his nearly four-week treatment, his office said Wednesday. His prognosis is said to be excellent.