Our Starting Point Thursday... Big Money. We'll talk about developments in the fiscal cliff negotiations and also update you on the Powerball drawing. (fun fact of the day: if we go over the fiscal cliff and Congress does nothing, a single winner of the Powerball jackpot (at $550M) would pay $16,569,200 more in taxes (taking the lump sum payout). We're also talking about the latest setback for Amb. Susan Rice. We've got:
7:15am ET - Sen. John Barrasso (R) Wyoming
7:30am ET - Rep. Adam Schiff (D) California
7:50am ET - Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and author of, "The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?"
8am ET - Rep. Tom Cole (R) Oklahoma
8:15am ET - Steven Holcomb, author of, "My Journey from Blindness to Olympic Gold"
8:30am ET - Rep. Connie Mack (R) Florida and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R) California
8:50am ET - John Avlon, co-Author of, "Deadline Artists – Scandals, Tragedies & Triumphs: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns"