5:41 President Obama has nominated Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense and John Brennan for CIA Director.

President Obama and Chuck Hagel (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Obama and Chuck Hagel (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

5:44 Former Director of Homeland Security Tom Ridge supports the President’s nomination of Chuck Hagel.

5:55 Alabama defeated Notre Dame 42-14 to win the College Football National Championship.

5:57 Alabama Quarterback AJ McCarron’s girlfriend, Katherine Webb, became and internet sensation last night after being shown repeatedly during the television broadcast.

Katherine Webb (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

Katherine Webb (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images)

6:12 Andy Reid was introduced yesterday as the next Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

6:41 New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney apologized after saying Governor Chris Christie may have prayed for Hurricane Sandy.

6:56 Senator Pat Toomey says there needs to be a plan for spending before he will consider raising the debt ceiling.

7:22 A video of a brawl at the Cherry Hill Mall was posted online over the weekend.

7:47 Paul Krugman supports the minting of a $1 trillion coin to avert the debt ceiling crisis.

8:46 A new poll shows that Ed Rendell would lead Tom Corbett in a hypothetical race for Governor.

8:49 New Jersey Democrats, including Corey Booker, are lining up to replace Senator Frank Lautenberg at the end of his term.

8:50 Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apologized for saying Hurricane Sandy damaged New York and New Jersey more than Hurrican Katrina damaged New Orleans.