NSA Reforms: President Barack Obama said Friday that he would look over the National Security Agency's surveillance activities during the holidays and would make a "pretty definitive statement" in January about potential reforms, The Washington Post reports. Speaking at a year-end news conference, Obama said that "just because we can do something doesn't mean we should."
IRS Head: The Senate on Friday confirmed John Koskinen to lead the Internal Revenue Service, POLITICO reports. He was the non-executive chairman of Freddie Mac from 2008 to 2011. The IRS hasn't had a permanent head in more than a year.
New Judge: The Senate on Friday also confirmed Brian Davis as a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Davis, a Nassau County circuit judge, was first nominated for the federal judgeship in February 2012.