Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Keep expectations low: “The House of Representatives will reconvene on Sunday evening, just less than 30 hours before the United States reaches the fiscal cliff.”
* While President Obama continues to reach out to congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) apparently expects Congress to fail before the Dec. 31 fiscal deadlines.
* Gun buy-back initiatives may be a drop in the bucket – less than that, really – but it’s always interesting to see strong public responses to the efforts. Take this one in Los Angeles, for example.