Ground War — Israeli forces enter the Gaza Strip. This will not end well for anybody.
Minnesota Recount Complete — Al Franken is ahead by 225 votes; Coleman will go to court.
More Jobless Aid — The Obama stimulus package will include “major expansion” of unemployment compensation and health care. The GOP will scream “Socialism!” while the people who get it will breathe a little easier.
They Spy… A Lot — Maryland police monitored a lot more advocacy groups than previously reported.
Still Clueless — Ben Feller at the AP summarizes Bush’s personality:
Bush is insistently — some say unforgivably — optimistic, no matter how low his poll numbers get. “Every day has been pretty joyous,” he said recently, summing up one of the hardest presidencies ever known.
2008 Was an Average Year — At least as far as rainfall was concerned in South Florida.