Orrin Hatch is leaving the Senate. Good.
The Capitol Lounge shutdown cocktail menu offers discounted drinks to Federal Employees. (open thread)
And the chant of the year: "We call BS!"
Driftglass @mr_electrico and @bluegal wish all our readers and friends at C&L a delightful holiday.
Who do YOU think are the best and worst of the political year? (Besides Trump. We are giving ZERO awards to Trump this year.)
And all the best wishes for 2019 from all of us at Crooks and Liars. (Open Thread)
The incoming House Intelligence Chair wants the "acting" AG to know: Watch out.
No sympathy for ya, Donald.
FAIL. Mercedes Schlapp thought she was in the Fox and Friends safe space but Brian Kilmeade is still on the warpath against Trump on Syria.
Pat Toomey (R-PA) makes noises on Meet the Press about standing up to the "president" on foreign policy.
In any normal administration, the Treasury Secretary would be fired for this.
Bring out the pole and air your grievances (open thread, of course!)
Robert Mueller and Santa in his sleigh is a common sight on comedy shows these days. (Open thread)
One-Third of Americans could not name their state's governor in a recent Johns Hopkins survey. And yes, we can blame the media for that.
Republican Scott Perry doesn't think furloughed workers will be affected by the Trump shutdown. "Who’s living that they’re not going to make it to the next paycheck?" He makes $174K a year.