"The Daily Show's" segment on Fox News' Christmas paranoia doesn't get better than this clip where Jon Stewart takes down both Gretchen Carlson and Megyn Kelly for their absurd statements about nativity scenes and Santa. Whether or not you're celebrating the holiday, take some time to make it jollier with some Stewart inspired laughter.
While the U.S. is by far the world's largest arms supplier, Russia has reportedly signed a deal with Myanmar -- against which many in the West have imposed sanctions -- to provide the country formerly known as Burma with 20 MiG-29 fighter planes. For, you know, uh, defense.
Sen. Jim Webb is the first senior U.S. official in more than 10 years to visit Burma, triggering speculation that the White House may be trying to nudge the authoritarian regime there into a "new era of engagement." The trip follows the recent ludicrous sentencing of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi to 18 more months of house arrest.
Either the U.S. economy was in the pool during the last three months of 2008 or the economic crisis is worse than expected. The nation's GDP shrank 6.25 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, almost doubling the preceding quarter's contraction rate of 3.8 percent.