FROM THE BLOGS:

All reason leaves the GOP
Dick Polman at the Philadelphia Inquirer says the GOP has lost its sanity.

David Gregory makes the gun rights activists' argument
David French at the National Review says the "Meet the Press" host’s stunt makes a strong argument for gun rights activists.

Do Democrats want to take us over the cliff?
Debra Saunders at the SF Chronicle thinks so.

What I learned from being in Congress
Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ari.) writes in the American Spectator about his life in Congress as he faces retirement.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Reid, McConnell working on fiscal-cliff deal after meeting Obama
Alexander Bolton at The Hill has the latest “fiscal cliff” update.

Another debt-ceiling showdown looms
Two Republican senators on Friday introduced a plan to reduce entitlement spending for an equal increase to the federal debt ceiling, reports Alexander Bolton at The Hill.