Yesterday, the Senate confirmed Janet Yellen as Ben Bernanke's replacement as the head of the Federal Reserve, with a vote of 56-25—a lackluster show of support that beat Bernanke's former distinction as the most-opposed Fed chair in history.
Dark money may have been outed as not the most fool-proof weapon to have in your arsenal during the 2012 presidential elections, but let's not forget—the smaller the election, the greater the impact of a big money drop.
Now that 2013 is finally done we can wash away the retrospectives and gifs and listicles of yesteryear and focus on what's bound to happen next.
First off, we have to deal with the political hangovers from the last few weeks. Congress will need to decide whether it wants to renew the emergency unemployment benefits program. If they don't our economy could suffer a major setback (and, who are we kidding, it's not too stable as it is.)