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- On Capitol Hill, mixing faith and politics | How much of a role will religion play in the new Congress? In a special live broadcast from Capitol Hill, congressmen talk about how their religion factors into their thinking and voting (Talk of the Nation, NPR)
- New majority's choice: should GOP policies be reversed? | As they take control of Congress, Democrats are divided on how much energy to spend trying to undo tax cuts, deregulation and abortion restrictions (The New York Times)
- Jefferson's Koran used in ceremony | Rep. Peter Hoekstra, Michigan Republican, said, "It was much ado about nothing. All 435 members just took the oath, en masse, without anyone putting their hand on any book. (The Washington Times)