Matt Damon gets well-deserved black eye.
Matt Damon gets well-deserved black eye. Chris Mansfield / Getty

GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! It's been a long long time, can't explain why you crossed my mind. I guess it's just to say, gee whiz, it's Christmas. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

Trump is getting increasingly nervous about Robert Mueller's investigation into his administration, and his lawyers are starting to fire back, claiming that the FBI improperly took the Trump transition team's emails—even though most legal experts deny that stupid claim. And while the president says he has no plans to fire Mueller, PANIC MODE IS SETTING IN.

Speaking of panicking, the GOP is scrambling to pass their lousy, corrupt tax bill early in the week, and make a deal with Democrats to keep the government from shutting down.

Fighting cancer, Sen. John McCain is leaving Washington early to spend the holiday with his family—though his absence is unlikely to stop the passage of the lousy, corrupt tax bill.

Trump is set to reveal his national security plan today, which includes (no surprise) tightening our borders, and (surprise) tougher language against Russia and China.

Some Democratic senators are asking Al Franken to reverse his decision to step down after multiple accusations of sexual harassment and assault.

In case you missed this story from Friday, the CDC is being prohibited by the Trump administration from using the following seven words: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “evidence-based” and “science-based.” THIS STORY IS FUCKED UP.

Jerry Richards, the owner of the Carolina Panthers, is selling his franchise after revelations of sexual inappropriate behavior and making a racial slur.

Actor Matt Damon really stepped into it this weekend in an interview with ABC News in which he tried to mansplain the #MeToo movement. It did not go well for him.

Thousands of travelers were grounded yesterday when a power outage shut down Atlanta International Airport.

Now what about today's WEATHER? Warmer with occasional showers and a high of 52.

And finally, you know that feeling when you're sure you find the line? Yeah, not the line.