Other interesting stories in The Washington Post:
Amazing old Hollywood scandal: Jazz musician Hal Schaefer almost died in 1954 — after DiMaggio and Sinatra found out he was sleeping with Marilyn Monroe. Happily, he survived that scary night and lived until age 87; here’s Schaefer’s fascinating obituary.
In other news: Paula Broadwell won’t be charged with cyber-stalking; meanwhile, meet two other civilians who held unusual sway over Gen. David Petraeus . . . . Texas coach who inspired “Friday Night Lights” steps down from the job. . . . Time’s Person of the Year? The president. Boring! (updated 10:30 a.m.)
Looking for today’s Reliable Source? Start here: Mitt Romney’s Christmas card for 2012: Their biggest family portrait thus far