UPDATE: Abramoff pleads guilty .
As everyone in the world knows, today the new year starts off with lobbyist Jack Abramoff expected to plead guilty to numerous felonies. At some point, he is expected to sing sweetly about his deals with his GOP allies. He is appearing before a federal judge in Washington, D.C. about, well, now. (12:15 p.m. EST) We may get more details when the Justice Department holds an expected news conference later today. Stay tuned for further developments.