Good Monday morning, Alley readers. Here are the early headlines.
Republican Sen. Mark Kirk of Illinois who suffered a stroke nearly a year ago hopes to return to Congress in January, according to reports.
Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus expects President Obama to unveil a sweeping plan to avert falling off the fiscal cliff if he's reelected, Politico reports.
The major effects of sequestration can be avoided for a few weeks, according to a new report fro OMB Watch, Politico reports.
Democrat Tim Kaine is leading Republican George Allen by three points in the Virginia Senate race, according to a new poll.