Gun control debate is again at the forefront after a tragic Conn. school shooting. Amidst continued fiscal cliff talks, Susan Rice chooses not to pursue the Secretary of State nomination. Plus, the U.S. recognizes the Syrian opposition. Joining Gwen: Reid Wilson, National Journal Hotline; Martha Raddatz, ABC News; David Sanger, New York Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine and CBS News.
On the Webcast Extra: The panelists discuss up and coming Republicans looking to fill the leadership void in the wake of Mitt Romney’s loss. Also, what does the passage of Michigan’s right-to-work legislation mean for the future of labor? Plus, what is the significance of North Korea’s rocket launch? After Susan Rice bows out, the panelists consider changes in the national security team.