Talking Tough: With a deadline fast approaching, President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders in Copenhagen today to come to a compromise on a global climate change accord. "The time for talk is over," he said. Read the New York Times article.
Quiet Time: Senate watchers were atwitter yesterday over footage of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) refusing to give Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) extra time to finish his remarks from the Senate floor. Significant? Who knows. Funny? Definitely.
Future of the FDIC: The Wall Street Journal profiles FDIC Chair Sheila Bair's efforts to safeguard her agency's turf while the Senate ponders an overhaul of the financial regulatory system.
Part Time: Despite predictions that fewer lawyers would be willing to cut their hours in a plunging economy, the percentage of attorneys working part time edged up slightly in 2009, writes The National Law Journal's Karen Sloan.