Attempted Attack: In the wake of a failed Christmas Day attack on an airplane bound for Detroit, critics are asking whether the suspect slipped through security holes, and President Barack Obama has ordered a security review, according to a story in The New York Times.
Turmoil in Iran: At least 10 protesters died after police opened fire into crowds Sunday, and hundreds were reportedly injured, The New York Times reports.
Percy Sutton Passes Away: Sutton, a civil rights lawyer who represented Malcolm X and became one of New York's most prominent black politicians, died Saturday. The New York Times obituary is here, and reaction to his death is here. The Washington Post obituary is here.
Slowing Climate Change: Politico reports moderate Democrats want the White House to back off plans to pass a cap-and-trade bill in 2010.
Nominees Pending: Some of the Obama administration's nominees have been stuck in legislative limbo for months, The New York Times reports.