Gov. Rod Blagojevich is expected to name former Illinois attorney general Roland Burris to fill Obama's senate seat. See, Burris was smart to wait until after Christmas, when everything is cheaper.

In the Minnesota senate race, Al Franken is ahead of Republican Norm Coleman by a whopping 50 votes… for now. Maybe we don't really need a Minnesota senator?

Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol has her baby; Bristol's Oxycontin dealing future mother-in-law couldn't be happier!

RNC chairman wannabe Chip Saltsman's "Barack the Magic Negro" controversy is not a big deal… to other racists.

On the two year anniversary of Saddam Hussein's death, Iraq prepares to open up a museum—filled with bloody nooses, torture devices and documentation of atrocities. But wait until you see the gift shop!

Hey proponents of the Columbia River Crossing project! READ THIS.

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em! The smoking ban starts at midnight tomorrow night! Here's how it affected Chicago who instituted their ban a year ago.

Israel launches airstrikes at Gaza for the fourth day straight as millions worldwide wonder, "Wait… why are these guys so mad at each other?" If you feel as dumb about this situation as I do, here's a very good primer of the situation courtesy of The Rachel Maddow Show.