Vice President Biden during Monday’s inauguration ceremonies. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Here’s what the Loop is reading today:

Diamond Joe’s big day — Nobody seemed to be having more fun yesterday than Vice President Biden.

A Hagel cheat sheet — As former senator Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) gets ready for the hotseat, here are some of the toughest questions he could face.

Deadline addiction — Congress might be paralyzed, but it’s still got one move down pat: the can-kick.

Fanboy alert — Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) is apparently a huge Beyonce fan. But that Jay-Z guy? Who’s he?