Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 9am ET / 6am PT for the hour to co-host Right Wing World

Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY) calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about what needs to be done to avoid going over the fiscal cliff

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and senior White House aide Rob Nabors are visiting separately Thursday with the four leaders of the House and Senate to discuss how to avert a series of tax increases and spending cuts due to begin in January.

• House Speaker John Boehner (R), the man at the center of negotiations with President Obama, today rejected Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole’s suggestion to pass an extension of tax cuts for 98 percent of people, declare victory, and go home.

President Obama yesterday defended United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice against criticism from Senate Republicans, saying she is “extraordinary.”

Mitt Romney will finally make it to the White House today, but only for a 12:30 p.m. EST private — make that very private, no reporters — lunch with President Barack Obama.