Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
Ever hear about the time Susan Rice punk’d her Russian counterpart by posting in the UN Security Council offices a picture of his face on the Grinch’s body? Manuel Roig-Franzia reports that many debate whether this was “undiplomatically inappropriate or unconventionally charming.” (We wonder: Do the Russians even know what the Grinch is?) Many fascinating details about the maybe-next secretary of state in this profile. Revelation: The standout high school point guard still has never played basketball with Obama.
In other news: Ben Affleck takes to the op-ed page on behalf of war-torn eastern Congo. The actor/director/celebvocate urges President Obama to appoint a special envoy to try to broker a cease-fire.
Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: It’s Kennedy Center Honors time: Let’s try to guess the surprise guests