The Washington, DC area's jobless rate remains much lower than the national numbers at 6.1%. Of course, the rate of people in Washington who are actually WORKING at their jobs is about 3.1%.
Consumers spent $18.7 billion online in the first month of the holiday season... mostly buying pepper spray to protect themselves for that one time they do have to step foot in the mall.
Newt in the Red
Newt Gingrich's campaign is $1.2 million in debt... which is about what it costs each month to get all his ex-wives to keep shutting up.
Citi Job Cuts
Citigroup is cutting 4,500 jobs. The bank is getting so understaffed, it's asking its top customers to make their own risky stupid investments.
Alec Baldwin was booted from an American Airlines flight yesterday for not turning his cell phone off. Wait a minute, you mean there are still people who want to talk on the phone with Alec Baldwin?
43 BC: Marcus Tullius Cicero is assassinated. His killers remain unknown because no one said nothing to the cops.
1965: Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras simultaneously lift mutual excommunications against each other... and then finally announce that they are dating.
1988: Yasser Arafat recognizes the right of Israel to exist... so he can bomb it.