Your Friday night news dump for this week:
Dawn Johnsen is withdrawing her nomination to the DoJ's Office of Legal Counsel after 15 months of a Congress with at least 59 Democratic Senators in it still unable to confirm her. Pretty clear the White House really did hang her out to dry on this one. This happening the same day as the Justice Stevens retirement? Not an accident.
No more smoking on Navy submarines below decks after the end of the year. (On the other hand, the Navy has a really "aggressive" stop smoking program.)
The Dow topped 11,000 before falling back under the bell.
Kyrgyzstan's ousted president took the country's money and ran.
Charlie Crist? Not so good in the fundraising department compared to that Marco Rubio guy.