Pelosi: Without agreement on tax rates for the rich, ‘we go over the cliff’
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said that without tax hikes for the rich, the country will go over the "fiscal cliff," reports The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy.

Jim DeMint is resigning: Here are his 7 most memorable moments
Mother Jones’s Dana Liebelson recounts some of Jim DeMint’s (R-S.C.) most memorable moments.

Boehner’s one-sided litmus test
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) threatened disloyal Republicans by saying that he would remove them from committees if their voting records didn’t follow party lines, reports Daniel Horowitz on Red State.

Business leaders siding with Obama on debt ceiling?
According to The Plum Line’s Greg Sargent, President Obama is working to enlist the support of business leaders.


Sen. Kirk to return to Capitol Hill in Jan. after recovering from stroke
The Hill’s Daniel Strauss reports that after suffering a stroke, Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) will return to the Senate on Jan. 3.

Poll: Obama’s approval rating at highest level since bin Laden’s death
According to The Hill’s Jonathan Easley, in the aftermath of the 2012 election, President Obama’s approval rating has spiked to a three-year high.