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  • Today's comic by Tom Tomorrow is Cliff notes:
    Cartoon by Tom Tomorrow - Cliff notes
  • What you missed on Sunday Kos ...
  • On the bright side, they still beat used car salesmen:
    Americans’ opinion of congressional honesty has improved over the last year, but lawmakers are still more distrusted than even used car salesmen, according to a poll released Monday.

    More than half of Americans — 54 percent — have a low or very low opinion of congressional honesty and ethics, Gallup found. That’s improved from 2011, when 64 percent had a low or very low opinion.

  • Allowing for the era when this happened, it's pretty funny:
    Four years after telling Carper, Frank told his mentor, House Speaker Tip O’Neil (D-Mass.), because former Rep. Bob Bauman (R-Md.) was on the verge of publishing a book that indirectly implied Frank’s homosexuality. Concerned that the book might cause a stir, Frank went to see O’Neil, who initially dismissed the news as a bad rumor.

    “But I said, ‘Well, in this case it’s true,’” Frank recalled, adding that O’Neil responded with some sadness and told him: “I thought you might be the first Jewish speaker.”

    O’Neil then alerted his press secretary, future talk show host Chris Matthews, that Frank soon “may be coming out of the room.” Aides had to explain to O’Neil that in fact Frank was coming out of the closet.

  • Something you probably never expected to read:
    It's official. Pope Benedict's handle on Twitter will be @pontifex. [...]

    The Vatican said on Monday that the pope will start tweeting on December 12, the feast of the Madonna of Guadalupe.

  • And something you probably never, ever expected to read ... booyah!
    Cadet Chapel, the landmark gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, was hosting its first same-sex wedding Saturday.

    Penelope Gnesin and Brenda Sue Fulton, a West Point graduate, were exchanging vows in the regal church in an afternoon ceremony attended by around 250 guests and conducted by a senior Army chaplain.

  • Apparently it's not too early:
    “Look, again, it’s way too early to talk about 2016, [Montana Gov. Brian] Schweitzer said on CNN’s “State of The Union.” “I’m governor of Montana until January. At that point, I will no longer have a governor’s mansion. I won’t have a driver, I won’t have security, so I will have a little time on my hands. I think I did mention that I have a warm regard for the people of Iowa and New Hampshire.”
  • An interesting petition:
    Congress and the President must forfeit their pay and healthcare benefits until the fiscal cliff is resolved. And they must pass a solution, not a stop-gap.

    And, if they miss the Jan 1 deadline, all of Congress and the President must take a permanent 15% pay cut. Their pay cannot be raised for two years.

  • Well, I'll sleep better tonight:
    Musician Kid Rock, who was a celebrity surrogate for Mitt Romney, said President Barack Obama wasted no time in jokingly acknowledging their campaign rivalry Sunday.

    "It was nice. I saw the president tonight. He said, 'I'm still here.' I said, 'No hard feelings,' " Rock said, laughing.

  • Attention holiday shoppers! The Netroots Nation Holiday Bazaar is now open for business. Here's your chance to bid on dozens of handcrafted items, created by members of this very Great Orange Community, while also helping Netroots Nation do the great work that they do. Oh, and there will be chocolate. Lots and lots of chocolate. Get out your virtual auction paddle and go forth and bid!
  • Despite numerous technical problems today, the Kagro in the Morning show pushed on through, and after a shortened visit with Greg Dworkin, we turned to another extensive look at the filibuster reform fight by reviewing this past weekend's excellent Up with Chris Hayes episode focusing on the issue with a panel of experts that included an actual former Senate Parliamentarian. And still, there was more to add, believe it or not! Armando also joined in, and we make the case that there's no logical reason why unlimited debate should be read to mean unending debate.

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