It’s up to two men — President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner — to cut a deal on the fiscal cliff. Boehner is asking that he and the president negotiate alone. And the Speaker is newly empowered by the strong backing he’s received from rank-and-file House Republicans.
Secretary Clinton also praised embattled UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who may be her successor at the State Department.
Nate Silver looks at a deep red state that may become a swing state in the not-too-distant future.