Minting the Coin: Clocking Out

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 dangerous debt ceiling threat.

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.”

Obama’s biggest blemish isn’t the debt.

Finally: The best moment of the week was the swearing in of Senator Chris Murphy – and his 1 year-old.