GOOD MORNING, BLOGTOWN! That don't mean you gotta stop dancin', cuz the way that you move is so demandin'. LET'S GO TO PRESS.

In his last press conference of his first term, President Obama will speak today on holding Republicans to the fire in regards to the debt limit. (YAH, but what about the GUN limit?)

At least both sides of the gun debate agree on one thing: Punish the lying liars who provide false information to get guns.

Speaking of which, a rural Clackamas County man, who was claimed to be suicidal and possessing multiple weapons, was shot by police early this morning.

Locally, new Mayor Charlie Hales steps up for gun control, planning a press conference this morning urging the government, according to the O, "to call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, require criminal background checks for all gun sales and make gun trafficking a federal crime."

Broken record time: The Syrian government does it again, launching air strikes into the suburbs of Damascus, killing at least 30—of which 15 of those were CHILDREN.

Islamist rebels advance in their bid to overtake a Malian town, sending the French and the U.N. into a tizzy.

Mentioned yesterday, but worth repeating: Another brutal gang rape in India, when seven men attack a single woman on a bus.

Yeeeee-haw! California is sittin' on a butt-load of OIL! (Now if all them dad-blamed en-vi-RO-mentalists would go on and git.)

Saudi Arabia beheads a maid after an infant dies while in her care. GAH.

Waitasecond... French people who are against same-sex marriage? Their "sexy quotient" just dropped 38 percent!

Besides Jodie Foster's fantastically bizarre coming out speech, here are the best moments from last night's not-too-bad Golden Globes.

Now here's what's going on in your neck of the woods: Cold and cloudy today with a high of 35—though expect sunnier weather as we move through the week.

And finally, here is Alison Hallett's favorite magician in the world. Waaaahtch!