Here’s what the Loop is reading Monday:
The filibuster gets its day in federal court. Will it let opponents get a word in edgewise?
Blueprint for a deal? — SNL dreamed up one way “fiscal cliff” negotiations could get settled: President Obama could feel so sorry for House Speaker Boehner that he agrees to his terms. In a skit, Obama comforts Boehner, who is being tormented by his colleagues, “pushed into the congressional ladies washroom, naked from the waist down,” Obama says, later imploring: “Leave this poor, orange man alone.”
And since it’s pile-on-Boehner day, reports say he might face a challenge for the speakership.
Charlie Crist gets style points for his announcement of his switch over to the Democratic party: He tweeted a picture of himself at a White House party, holding his new registration form.