The talk in Washington is all about the "fiscal cliff" and what the president and Congress need to do to avoid it. Watch CNN.com Live for continuing coverage of the fiscal cliff debate.
Today's programming highlights...
10:00 am ET - Lessons from Hurricane Sandy hearing - Hurricane Sandy has come and gone, and now the federal government is taking a look at how the country prepared, responded and recovered from the storm. The House Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the issue.
11:30 am ET (estimate) - Governors discuss fiscal cliff - Six U.S. governors address reporters outside the White House following talks with President Obama on fiscal cliff fears.
5:00 pm ET - Capitol Christmas Tree lighting ceremony - Lawmakers and others gather outside the U.S. Capitol building for the lighting of the 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree.
7:30 pm ET - GOP lawmakers discuss policy - The 2012 presidential election may have ended a month ago, but already there are those prognosticating who may seek the White House in 2016. Two of those alleged frontrunners, GOP Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Marco Rubio, address an awards dinner.
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