The Senate honored Bill of Rights Day by rolling back constitutional rights, passing the Defense bill; Obama declines to veto as threatened.We open with Steppenwolf’s “Monster” song from 1970, which is quite appropriate.
–Nuclear Regulatory Commission infighting–Sen. Boxer calls it “character assassination”
–Boxer also pushing tax holiday for foreign profits of US firms
–Morgan Stanley, other job creators announce layoffs
–Panetta cheerleads troops in Afghanistan
–Pakistan plans to tax US supplies trucked to Afghanistan
–TIME names “the protester” Person of the Year
–Nixon library fires archivist who told the truth about Watergate; music by Chicago DJ John Records Landecker