1. Fiscal Cliff

    Obama to Meet Congressional Leaders

    Elaine Thompson/AP

    When even Starbucks baristas can’t agree to get along, things are not looking good on the Hill. President Obama will meet with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday, communications director Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday. Obama will meet with House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. A Reuters/Ipsos poll released Thursday shows that more Americans blame the Republicans for the crisis than the Democrats or the president. Meanwhile, Boehner said the House will return to its session on Sunday, one day before the fiscal-cliff deadline. Get your parachutes ready, folks…

    Read it at Reuters