1. Boehner is at his wits’ end with the tea party, and today he let the world know. After conservative groups tried to persuade Republican lawmakers to vote against the budget deal, the Speaker told reporters that they have “lost all credibility.” Have they? Chris Hayes discusses with Buzzfeed’s John Stanton, Connecticut Representative Rosa DeLauro, and Contributing Writer to Essence Magazine Dr. Julianne Malveaux.
2. Some folks have got the fear. Fear of a black Santa. Fox’s Megyn Kelly told her viewers that “Santa is white” and that “Jesus was a white man too.” Kelly was responding to an article written by Aisha Harris, who argues for a more expansive view of Santa. Chris Hayes is joined by Harris in studio. In the meantime, watch the video.
3. Michigan lawmakers passed a bill requiring women with private insurance plans to purchase an additional rider for abortions. The bill prevailed despite a veto by the state’s Republican governor, Rick Snyder.
3. Matt Yglesias from Slate argues: “Flying is safer, cheaper, and better than ever. And luggage fees are great.” Joining Chris Hayes to discuss the joys of air travel are President of FlyersRights.org, Paul Hudson, Comedian Lizz Winstead, Slate’s Matt Yglesias.