Will Fort Hood be used to expand PATRIOT Act? - emptywheel, Firedoglake
Key House Dem: The numbers were close - Ezra Klein
GOP giving women 'back-of-the-hand treatment' - Lee Fang, Think Progress
Obama v. Carter on Iran - Conn Carroll, The Foundry
Will they use time wisely - Jennifer Rubin, contentions
Nelson demands Stupak language in bill - John McCormack, TWS
Have yourself a nutty little Christmas - Michelle Cottle, The Plank
MA-SEN candidate opposes Stupak amendment - Chris Bowers, Open Left
How can women support House health bill? - Meg White, Buzzflash
Fall of Berlin Wall a great day for liberty - George Allen, The Conservatives
Wow, dude, it's really not about you - Matt Welch, Hit and Run
Fort Hood and guns - Jay Nordlinger, The Corner
Dems go it alone - Jay Newton-Small, Swampland
Recovery even slower than thought earlier today - Jon Shazar, Dealbreaker
More pushback against Stupak amendment - Mike Lillis, Wash. Independent

W.H. won’t rule out budget reconciliation rules on healthcare - The Hill
Germany celebrates fall of Berlin Wall - Washington Post
Financial overhaul lets SEC fund itself - Wall Street Journal
Iran charges three Americans with espionage - Los Angeles Times