Satire of Islam faces brutal assault as 3 masked gunman kill 12 at “Charlie Hebdo” newspaper in Paris today….
–in Hong Kong, 23 members of legislative council stage yellow umbrella walkout, demanding changes to Beijing-controlled election rules
–our limited democracy took sharp right turn with GOP taking control of Senate, expanding its majority in the House
–in coverage of the sentencing of former Virginia governor McDonnell, Rachel Maddow lists politicians in prison, ignores Don Siegelman
–Ryan Faith offers smart analysis of the failed impact of Senate torture report at Vice
–Sean Penn has quietly helped free an American who was jailed in Bolivia