The economy: Steady as it goes, but it needs to go faster.
What to expect from the 113th Congress.
Related: New GOP Congressman says government should be less involved in disaster relief.
The platinum coin option: it sounds funny, but it’s actually less crazy than a debt-ceiling default.
“We’ll destroy the economy if you don’t do the spending cuts we want. Also, you have to propose the spending cuts.”
Finally: The best moment of the week was the swearing in of Senator Chris Murphy – and his 1 year-old.