A couple of stories as we head into the last day of the year tomorrow:
First, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been hospitalized as a routine procedure after her follow-up exam to clear her to return to work after her recent illness and concussion turned up a blood clot. Her docs are not fooling around on this one, and it's a good thing this one was caught when it was. Blood clots are no joke.
Second, still no fiscal cliff deal as of tonight, and all sides seem to agree that the defense sequestration cuts are going to happen regardless, which could lead to some 800,000 defense contractors having to take some unpaid leave. Also, no joke.
We'll see where we are tomorrow night. I'll also pull out my 2012 predictions from last year, and make my 2013 predictions. Hopefully, we'll have some good news for you guys on New Year's Day, too.