Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D-Conn) will announce today he is not seeking another term, putting the Dem's 60-vote senate majority in danger... again. (JESUS! Holding on to this stupid majority is like trying to hold on to a hot girlfriend—at some point you have to say, "Is it worth it?")

Gahh! The Democrats are dropping like flies!

Britain's Labour Party attempts to stage a "not actually a coup, guv'nah" against Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Obama urges Congress to hurry up already and push through the ever tenuous health care reform overhaul.

Also Obama: "When a suspected terrorist is able to board a plane with explosives on Christmas Day, the system has failed in a potentially disastrous way."

Is Washington, D.C. overreacting to the underpants bomber incident? Fareed Zakaria says "hell to the yeah."

Headline: "Suspected US drones kill 12 in Pakistan." (Whenever they say "drones" the first thing I think of are your office mates.)

MLB pitcher Randy "the awkwardly nicknamed 'Big Unit'" Johnson retires after 22 seasons.

Blazers get clawed by the Grizzlies (get it?), 109-105.

According to Beaverton police, the man who narrowly avoided being run over by a MAX train was kicked onto the track in an "impromptu wrestling match."

Snow Report! NUTHIN'. But 7 inches of powder is expected Thursday, and more on Saturday.

And finally, Mariah Carey acts uncharacteristically WEIRD during her acceptance speech at the Palm Springs Film Festival. Wait... did I say "uncharacteristically"?