Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is clinging to life, and U.S. leadership is considering whether his death might help improve relations with the country. Sean Penn just isn't enough. In the meantime, the nation's Supreme Court approved delaying Chavez's inauguration.
- TSA workers are very happy the Sacramento Board of Supervisors has rescinded a plan to privatize screening at Sacramento International Airport.
- Vice President Joe Biden's gun control busywork will give the media plenty of opportunities for sound bites with him saying the government must take "immediate action" and planning various meetings with various interests.
- It is officially no longer illegal to record cops in Illinois. The Supreme Court refused to take up the case, which leaves the last ruling (that the law violated the First Amendment) standing.
- A German firm is developing a laser that can take down drones. They better hurry before President Obama runs out of guys on his kill list.
- Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may give her testimony on the Benghazi Consulate attacks on Jan. 22.
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