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

Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about the upcoming debt ceiling fight, and about the talk of gun control in DC

Harper• Actress Valerie Harper (“Rhoda” “Valerie”) calls in at 10:25am ET / 7:25am PT to talk about her upcoming guest voice gig on “The Simpsons”

• The Obama administration, including Vice President Biden, today is sitting down with gun owners groups — including the National Rifle Association — as officials look at ways to curb gun violence.

The U.S. Congress should accept in the next round of deficit-reduction talks that revenue from taxes must be raised further if it expects President Obama to sign off on a deal, the president’s top economic adviser, Gene Sperling, said in an interview.

• The composition of President Obama’s second term Cabinet became clearer Wednesday, with Labor Secretary Hilda Solis resigning and three other members of the president’s team deciding to stay on amid concerns about diversity in Obama’s inner circle.

With flu cases in Boston up tenfold from last year, the mayor declared a public health emergency yesterday as authorities around the U.S. scrambled to cope with a rising number of patients.