Tim Johnson Updates: Why Must There Be News So Close to Christmas?
* Senator Tim Johnson apparently suffered a "brain hemorrhage," or "an intracerebral bleed caused by a congenital arteriovenous malformation," which you might remember as the thing that happened to Nate on Six Feet Under.
* Even if Johnson resigns, the January 4 "organizing resolution" could -- could -- keep the Senate in Democratic control. We didn't pay attention all that closely to how (this ain't Hotline, fer chrissakes), but Time attempts to explain here.
* South Dakota's Secretary of State has a totally kickass website, mustache. Also, people are paying attention to him for the first and last time in history. He was also Kip in Napolean Dynomite. A journalist tells us that he ends calls with "Mmmmmkay bye."