Kennedy LawfordChristopher Kennedy Lawford and Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy call in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about Christopher’s new book, “RECOVER TO LIVE: Kick Any Habit, Manage Any Addiction”

Charlie Pierce of Esquire’s Politics Blog calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about the upcoming fight over the debt ceiling

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about the debt ceiling fight, the fiscal cliff deal and the Chuck Hagel nomination for Secretary of Defense

• Former Ambassador James Hormel calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to talk about the Chuck Hagel nomination, and Hagel’s 1998 anti-gay remarks about Hormel

President Obama yesterday nominated GOP former Sen. Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary, and top White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director. Obama pressed the Senate to confirm them quickly, warning “we don’t like to leave a lot of gaps” in senior national security posts.

President Barack Obama is slated to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Friday, the White House said in a statement.

The No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide rolled top-ranked Notre Dame, 42-14, for the BCS championship last night, locking up a second straight national title and third in four years with another laugher of a title game.