Morning Maddow: December 19

Report: Prosecutors will wait to announce charges against VA Gov. McDonnell until after the new year. (Washington Post)

Why even though the budget has passed, it can still fall apart. (Huffington Post)

One of Janet Yellen’s Democratic critics now says he’ll vote for her confirmation as Fed Chair. (WSJ)

Republican payback for filibuster reform in the Senate. (Huffington Post)

Abortion numbers drop at North Dakota’s only clinic. (AP)

Pennsyvlania’s House votes to downsize. (Washington Post)

Liz Cheney’s husband is registered to vote in two states. (Politico)

Spacewalking with snorkels. (NBC News)

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Morning Maddow: December 19