Come Together: President Barack Obama cuts his vacation short to return to Washington today to deal with the fiscal crisis, and Starbucks Corp. will use its ubiquitous coffee cups to tell U.S. lawmakers to come up with a deal to avoid going over the fiscal cliff, Reuters reports.
Weak Watchdog: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' ability to thwart gun violence is hamstrung by legislative restrictions and by loopholes in federal gun laws, The New York Times reports.
Worst CEOs: Brian Dunn, who resigned as chief executive of Best Buy after allegations surfaced that he had an inappropriate relationship with a much younger subordinate, tops Bloomberg Businessweek's list of the worst CEOs of 2012. Also included are the heads of Research in Motion, Netflix and Hewlett-Packard.
Meet the Police: D.C. police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on “Meet the Press," the Washington Post reports.