Hot Links: Jan Brewer Prepares to Take Over as Governor; Another Study Questions Taser Safety; Phoenix Murders Decrease
She's not wasting any time: Jan Brewer, the conservative Republican Arizona secretary of state, is gathering a transition team to begin her serendipitous coup of the State Capitol's 9th Floor. Tasers shock at higher powers than expected, according to a new study. Murders in Phoenix are decreasing, but keep your head down -- one still happens about every other day. Sheriff Arpaio won't submit charges on two little kids who hanged a kitten after playing Grand Theft Auto. And for the terrible economic news of the day: The nation appears to plunge deeper into recession with a new report showing extreme numbers of job losses.