Freshmen! Punching In

The new Congress is sworn in today. Presenting this year’s freshmen.

In case you missed it: The New Year’s “fiscal cliff” deal, by the numbers.

It’s not all good: Payroll tax cut ended while tax breaks for NASCAR and rum were extended.

A model for the country? How Californians defeated extremist obstruction.

Five things to look for in 2013 from Wisconsin state government.

Must Read: Union busting was the “secret filling” in the demise of Hostess.

Write this on your cup: Starbucks workers organizing for better wages in Massachusetts.

White House immigration reform effort might start as soon as January.

Finally, must see video: Chris Christie rips House Republicans for delaying aid to Hurricane Sandy victims.