Today’s Most Popular Stories 12.23.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for December 23, 2009:

Washington Post: Party Crashers: A trail of accusations leads to Tareq and Michaele Salahi

Washington Times: ‘Balloon boy’s’ parents get jail time, strict probation

Washington Examiner: When legerdemain is used to pass an unpopular bill

USA Today: At least 40 hurt when jet overshoots Jamaican runway

CQ Politics: Republicans Lodge Constitutional Challenge to Health Bill

The Hill: After quiet first months, Franken’s sharp tongue emerges in Senate

Politico: Obama plans for health care delay, new jobs bill

ABC News: Another TSA Security Goof? Details of Air Marshal Guns

CBS News: M.D.: Had to Be Drugs that Killed Murphy

Fox News: Bin Laden’s Closest Family Found Hiding in Iran

MSNBC News: Senate clears last hurdle before final health vote

CNN: Jailbreak fugitive updates Facebook page

Wall Street Journal: American Airlines Jet Skids Off Runway

NPR: Teaching Black Women To Embrace Breast-Feeding

Roll Call: Deal Reached to Allow Health Care Vote at 8 a.m. Christmas Eve

National Journal: Senate Moves Up Final Overhaul Vote

Bloomberg News: U.S. Economy: Spending Increases, New-Home Sales

Gallup.Com: The Decade in Review: Four Key Trends

Talking Points Memo: Tea Partier Calls C-SPAN, Worried His Prayers For Byrd To Die Got Inhofe Instead

Politics Daily: Democrats Strip Griffith of Committee Assignments

Reuters: Senate health bill clears final hurdle