Morning Buzz: Dec. 3, 2007

Constitutional changes proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, which would have permitted him to run indefinitely for re-election, narrowly failed at the polls, producing a mixed reaction among foes and supporters. The measures were voted down by 51 to 49 percent. This was Chávez's first electoral defeat, leading some U.S. officials to believe that Venezuelans are wary of their leader's having unchecked power.

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Constitutional changes proposed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, which would have permitted him to run indefinitely for re-election, narrowly failed at the polls, producing a mixed reaction among foes and supporters. The measures were voted down by 51 to 49 percent. This was Chávez's first electoral defeat, leading some U.S. officials to believe that Venezuelans are wary of their leader's having unchecked power.

After an emotional loss to the Buffalo Bills yesterday, Washington Redskins teammates will join friends, family, and fans of their star safety today in Miami for Sean Taylor's funeral. Thousands are anticipated to attend. Meanwhile, four young men suspected in the fatal shooting of Taylor last week at his home are being held in a jail on the other side of Florida.

Shock jock Don Imus, who left the airwaves after making racially insensitive comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, returned to radio today. His new show has a lineup that includes two black comedians. Imus repeatedly apologized on the air this morning for his remarks and also hosted two presidential candidates, Sens. John McCain and Chris Dodd.