Joe.My.God: National Organization for Marriage calls the waaahmbulance on Prop 8 hearings.
News Hounds: Senator James Inhofe and Fox News' Gretchen Carlson get their dumb on for the holidays.
Taegan Goddard: GOP may tap "Prince of Pork" to head House Appropriations Committee.
Attytood: U.S. government to borrow $1.6 million from China to pay Jayson Werth to play baseball in Washington.
Matthew Yglesias: The real tax cut sellout.
Down with Tyranny: The clock is ticking on filling judicial vacancies.
Speaking of which, your quote of the day: "I can't thank Jon Kyl enough for making sure the judges I nominate get a fair hearing and an up or down vote on the floor of the United States Senate." (George W. Bush)
Guest blogging Mike's Blog Round Up this week is Jon Perr from Perrspectives. Send your tips, recommendations, comments and angst to mbr AT perrspectives DOT com.