Here are our picks for the five stories to read this morning:

Fiona Moran, of Alexandria, VA digs in during a bout of tug-o-war during a SEAL Team Physical Training, Inc. class. (Matt McClain/FOR THE WASHINGTON POST)

Jack Johnson sentencing today. A federal judge is expected to sentence the former Prince George’s County executive Tuesday. Johnson pleaded guilty earlier this year to extortion and witness tampering. He faces up to 14 years in prison.

So much for holiday spirit. One of the first displays to go up on the lawn of the Loudoun County Courthouse this year depicted a skeleton dressed as Santa Claus hanging from a crucifix. Meantime, on half a dozen streets in the eastern part of Loudoun, thefts of holiday decorations were reported last week to the sheriff’s office.

Jackson Browne sings for Occupy D.C. He was a celebvocate of the ’70s and ’80s but less familiar to many of the 20-something occupiers.

Virginia debate guide. What to watch for during into the first debate of Virginia’s U.S. Senate race, as Republican George Allen and Democrat Timothy M. Kaine square off Wednesday.

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