- Barack Obama picks a new chief of staff.
- A former CIA officer faces charges for leaking classified material to the press.
- Packages ignite in two government buildings in Maryland, leaving two workers with slightly burnt fingers.
- Congress collectively reads the Constitution, though most legislators don't stick around for the whole thing.
- NPR's news editor resigns following a review of the Juan Williams affair.
- Egyptian Muslims show solidarity with Coptic Christians by serving as shields at Christmas Eve masses.
- Defense Secretary Robert Gates wants to slow the growth of the military budget (but not actually reduce it) by cutting in some areas and increasing others.
- The Richmond police accidentally release their homeland security and crowd control guides to local anarchists.
In short, it's using the power of the state to punish his enemies and make the world the way he wants it to be.
The Kentucky senator wants the Senate to consider offsetting spending cuts before approving limitless, automatic spending for the rest of the century.
Landlords are suing to overturn state rental regulations that limit how much they can charge tenants and who they can rent to.
The pundit made the claim at a Senate hearing on allegations of tech censorship against conservatives.