yarmuthRep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT to talk about the debt ceiling fight, and about the GOP digging in with their positions

• Seeking to spur fresh action on gun legislation, Vice President Joe Biden is meeting today at the White House with victims groups and gun-safety organizations as a part of a series of gatherings aimed at building consensus around proposals to curb gun violence following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.

• Two years after she was shot at point-blank range while meeting with constituents in Tucson, former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, joined by her husband, Mark Kelly, are launching an initiative urging Congress to pass legislation to curb gun violence.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is calling for a delay in confirming President Barack Obama’s pick of John Brennan for CIA director until the administration provides answers on the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

House Speaker John Boehner drew a 51 percent disapproval rating and a 31 percent approval rating for his handling of the fiscal cliff deal in an ABC News poll released Tuesday morning. Among registered voters, Boehner received a 56 percent disapproval and 30 percent approval rating.