• Michael Tomasky of “The Daily Beast” calls in at 10am ET / 7am PT from Israel to talk about the violence since he’s been there

yarmuthRep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about how the new Congress will work with or against President Obama

• Dean Obeidallah, columnist for “The Daily Beast” calls in at 11am ET / 8am PT to talk about the possible review of US hostage policy

• The Senate on Tuesday narrowly rejected a bill to fast track construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, with supporters of the bill falling just one vote short of the 60 votes needed for passage. The bill failed by one vote, with a final tally of 59 to 41.

• Worshipers have returned to a synagogue in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof, a day after a horrific attack by two Palestinians left five people dead. Three of the four slain rabbis were dual U.S.-Israeli nationals. An Israeli police officer was also killed in the attack.

• A business owner, two pastors, a community activist and a police detective are among the 16 people appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to an independent panel tasked with helping the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson heal after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

• A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on the Buffalo area, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.