Happy Monday. Congratulations for surviving Black Friday, a dark day indeed for humanity.
In case you haven't heard, the first-year of Obama Part II hasn't exactly gone as planned. Democrats think the reboot needs a reboot. (The Hill)
Healthcare.gov also hasn't gone as planned, despite the predictably glowing reviews from the White House. (Washington Times)
Wall Street banks dodge yet another bullet, this time in credit-default swaps. (Wall Street Journal)
What the market for lords-a-leaping is anybody's guess, but the surging cost has pushed the "12 Days of Christmas" price level into scary territory. (Associated Press)
—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.