• Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 9:30am ET / 6:30am PT to talk about whether the Dems should forget about The South

alazraqui• Actor and comedian Carlos Alazraqui joins us in the Los Angeles Bureau at 11am ET / 8am PT for “Coffee With Carlos”

• The Senate Intelligence Committee released the findings from their investigation into the CIA’s torture techniques yesterday, saying that the methods were not only ineffective at gathering information, but that the CIA misled Congress and the public about the program to keep it going.

• President Obama said he believed it was “important” for the Senate to release the results of its investigation into the CIA’s use of torture, saying in a interview that “One of the things that sets us apart from other countries is that when we make mistakes, we admit them.”

• Republicans and Democrats agreed Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion spending bill to avoid a government shutdown and delay a politically-charged struggle over President Barack Obama’s new immigration policy until the new year.

• A South African judge has ruled that prosecutors can appeal the acquittal on murder charges of Oscar Pistorius, who was convicted of culpable homicide in the death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Prosecutors are seeking a 15-year punishment