It's New Year's Eve and a lot of balls will be dropping.
And not just at midnight.
I'm talking about the ones attached to Congressional Republicans:
WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff are putting the finishing touches on a plea deal that could be announced as early as Tuesday, according to people familiar with the negotiations.
The plea agreement would secure the lobbyist's testimony against several members of Congress who received favors from him or his clients.
Everything changes on New Year's Day.
Happy New Year's everyone.