*Despite a last minute filibustering attempt by Republicans, the Senate has officially passed an end of the year operating budget for the United States government.
*The Health Care Reform debate, and the anti-Health Care Reform attack ads, continue; including one that allegedly has lawyers representing the Geico Insurance Company looking into for potential copyright infringement violations.
*Iran has agreed (in principle) to the United Nations deal of swapping their enriched uranium for nuclear reactor ready fuel rods, but wants to do so on their own terms.
*I honestly don't know whether this is good news or bad news. But after recent hacking incidents, the Associate Press reports that while scientists investigating climate change/global warming had some reservations about revealing everything in light of wondering how the results would be accepted, they did NOT fake the evidence proving global warming!
*After numerous delays, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner will have its maiden flight this coming Tuesday.
*Depending upon the weather in your area, this weekend concludes the annual Geminids meteor shower.
*The Bowl bids have been set as the NCAA teams prepare for the holiday game season.
*Tiger Woods is taking a sabbatical of indefinite length from golf to try and work on the personal and marriage aspects of his life, after news of (multiple?) mistress troubles stemming from his recent car crash. The Professional Golf Association wishes him well and looks forward to his return. Meanwhile, the Gillette Corporation has announced that they will be cutting back on Woods' services in promotional spots for their products.
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