The last time the House voted on a bill on New Year’s Day was in 1951 for a Korean War spending measure.
The deal to avert a “fiscal cliff” will add nearly $4 trillion to the federal debt.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is to announce plans to sue the NCAA over its sanctions against Penn State University.
Hawaii still has not certified its vote for the presidential election.
Wyoming is expecting more pot crimes because of Colorado’s legalization.
California, Illinois and Michigan have new laws barring employers from asking for their employees’ Facebook passwords.
The military is working on mutant powers.
The bill to avoid the fiscal cliff had more than just fiscal cliff issues, including subsidies for NASCAR, asparagus and a rum tax.
“Stand your ground” laws are linked to homicides.
Grover Norquists says the fiscal cliff deal is “technically” not a tax increase.
House Speaker John Boehner to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: “Go fuck yourself.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fingered the culprit for a jump in crime: too many iPhones and iPads were being swiped.
New York Rep. Peter King suggested that he might switch from the Republican Party because of the failure to approve relief for Hurricane Sandy victims.
Authorities in a county north of New York City said they would refuse to release names of local gun permit holders to a newspaper that has been publishing the identities of thousands of license-holding residents.
Hugo Chavez kept alive by life support.
Canada’s currency is melting.
An Australian court has ruled that a bureaucrat who was injured while having sex on a business trip is eligible for worker’s compensation benefits.
France’s King Louis XVI’s blood is found inside a gourd.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie expresses his frustration with Congress over tis failure to pass a Hurricane Sandy relief bill.