1. COMPROMISE

    Biden to Meet NRA

    Vice President Joe Biden, left, listens as President Barack Obama announces that Biden will lead an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence in response to the Connecticut school shooting, during a news conference in the briefing room of the White House on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Vice President Joe Biden. (Evan Vucci/AP)

    First the fiscal cliff, now the NRA—Joe Biden must really like impossible negotiations. The vice president will meet with the powerful gun lobbying group on Thursday as the leader of President Obama’s gun violence task force. Formed in the wake of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., Biden’s task force is said to be working on significant changes to the nation’s gun laws, reportedly to be sent to the president by the end of the month. The NRA, which had defiantly rejected calls for stricter gun laws immediately after the shooting, said on Tuesday it would send a representative to the meeting “to hear what they have to say.”

    Read it at The Hill