Thursday’s Mini-Report

THURSDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Chrysler is poised to eliminate a fourth of its U.S. dealerships.

* The House passed the war supplemental, 368 to 60.

* More of this, please: “President Obama took his populist campaign against the credit card industry into the country on Thursday, declaring ‘enough’s enough’ of predatory practices and pressing Congress to pass new limits on ‘anytime, any-reason rate hikes,’ unfair late fees and misleading policies.”

* After some minor modifications, it looks like marriage equality will be legal in New Hampshire, too.

* I guess Arlen Specter suddenly noticed his new political circumstances: he’s nearly done putting together a new EFCA compromise measure. The devil, of course, will be in the details.

* On a related note, Dick Cheney seems to have done unions a favor by lashing out at EFCA this week.

* Alberto Gonzales doesn’t know what “empathy” means. What a joke.

* Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) thinks the humane thing to do would be to keep detainees at Gitmo, so they can enjoy “the tropical breezes.” He’s a joke, too.

* Democrats closing ranks around John Murtha strikes me as a bad idea.

* House Republicans plan to try to kill energy reform through attacking it with more than 100 amendments before it can advance from the Energy and Commerce Committee.

* Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) was gracious enough to concede that President Obama is not deliberately trying to destroy the country. It’s a setback for Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas).

* Michele Bachmann, still nutty.

* The Washington Times’ John Solomon explains what happened yesterday with the unfortunate issue involving the president’s children.

* I still have no idea who Elisabeth Hasselbeck is, or why her political opinions are of any significance, but she seems to have a habit of saying things that don’t make any sense.

* And finally, the sooner Jim Cramer stops whining about Jon Stewart, the better it will be for his reputation. The world has moved on, Jim, you should, too.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.