· President George W. Bush continues his war against low-income children without health insurance and vetoes a proposed expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program, "the seventh veto of Mr. Bush’s presidency and the second veto of a children’s health bill. Mr. Bush rejected a similar bill in October, despite support from Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill."
· Oprah Winfrey confirms the very straight! Alicia Keys is set to play the very straight! Lena Horne in an upcoming biopic about the legendary entertainer's life. Soulbounce: "If done right, this Lena Horne role could do for Alicia Keys what playing Dorothy Dandridge did for Halle Berry."
· Report: "Mitt Romney's campaign is already hinting at a final-week television and direct-mail campaign intended to tap opposition" among hardcore Republican voters to New Hampshire's new civil unions law that becomes effective on January 1. That's just days before the New Hampshire primary.
· Senate Judiciary Committee votes 12-7 to approve contempt resolutions against Karl Rove and WH Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten "for their refusal to comply with the U.S. attorney investigation." Republicans Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) supported the resolutions.
· House votes 222-199 for the FY2008 Intelligence Authorization bill to ban waterboarding.
· Florida: Sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage say they have enough signatures to put the measure on the November 2008 ballot. "If the measure goes on the ballot and passes, Florida would become the 28th state to ban gay marriage with a constitutional amendment."
· Be the first person to have a DVD copy of Patrik-Ian Polk's PUNKS. While the director prepares his cult film for a 2008 DVD release, he has "listed a copy of the DVD and an autographed poster for sale on eBay with 100% of proceeds going to the Black AIDS Institute." The item number of the charity auction is 180189350216 and closes on December 14 at 6 p.m. PT."