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