1. Ed O'Keefe has the latest on the spending bill set to be released by Congress soon.

2. Amy Davidson picks the seven addresses that defined 2014 at the New Yorker.

3. The three establishment candidates Republican donors are eyeing for 2016? According to Nicholas Confessore at the New York Times: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.

4. Adam Goldman answers questions you might have about the soon-to-be released Senate torture report.

5. Sen. Mary Landrieu's loss was the big news in Louisiana this week, but for something completely different, here is an investigation from ProPublica on how the state is dealing with its vanishing coast.