Majority Leader Harry Reid talks to reporters after the Senate Democratic policy luncheon on Dec. 14 (Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Images).
–The Senate will pass the tax deal today and is likely to move on to START.
–Jon Kyl says Reid is ruining Christmas. Matt Yglesias pines for a Hebraic Senate session.
–Remember the porkatorium? Neither does Mitch McConnell.
–Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform support the “tax hike prevention bill” after all.
–John Thune dings its detractors.
—Chris Cillizza and Tim Mak handicap Steele’s re-election chances. Some donors chafe.
–So does National Review.
—Admiral Mullen and some intelligence officials are losing patience with Pakistan.
–And the high sheriffs have selected Mark Zuckerberg as TIME’s Person of the Year. The Tea Party and Julian Assange are among the runners-up.
What did I miss?