(Today in mustaches and Edwardian attire: David Lloyd George in 1908, Chancellor of the Exchequer and future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.)
- Kosovo independence upheld by International Court of Justice. Russia, China and Spain not happy.
- All--around fabulous guy Desmond Tutu announces retirement. I'll drink a toast to Tutu tonight, won't you do the same?
- House votes today on Senate unemployment extension. President expected to sign. Christian Science Monitor answers some frequently asked questions, or FAQ's to you young 'uns.
- Queers get consultative status at United Nations. President Obama describes the victory as bringing "the United Nations (...) closer to the ideals on which it was founded, and to values of inclusion and equality to which the United States is deeply committed." Isn't that nice?