New Year, new dish, new media
Andrew Sullivan announced on Wednesday that the Daily Dish is leaving the Daily Beast and becoming its own completely independent blog. 

On gay marriage, is Illinois next?
Richard Soccarides at The New Yorker's News Desk blog analyzes whether Illinois is the next state to pass gay marriage legislation. 

Chris Christie versus every single Republican spending cut argument
During a press confernece on Wednesday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) resisted a common complaint ofCongressional Republicans on Hurricane Sandy aid: that it was full of waste, writes Dave Weigel at his blog. 

'He's under huge pressure': Schumer on Boehner's hurricane-relief paralysis
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Monday that Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is under significant pressure to hold a vote on Sandy relief aid, reports Capital New York's Reid Pillifant. 


Boehner tells GOP he’s done with one-on-one Obama talks
Boehner told House Republicans that one thing will definitely be different about the 113th Congress: no more one-on-one talks between him and President Obama, according to The Hill's Russell Berman. 

Pa. Governor sues NCAA over Penn State sanctions
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) is suing the NCAA over sanctions imposed on Penn State University in response to the Jerry Sandusky scandal, reports Mark Scolforo for The Associated Press.