THURSDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Iraq: “Three U.S. soldiers and 12 Iraqis were killed Thursday by a bomb at a crowded market in the southern Baghdad neighborhood of Doura, residents and U.S. and Iraqi officials said.”
* The U.S. death toll from H1N1 reached 10 today.
* Edward Liddy, CEO of AIG, is stepping down from his post.
* GM and UAW have reached a new deal that could save the company billions.
* Ahmed Ghailani, a “high value” Gitmo detainee will stand trial in New York City in a civilian criminal court.
* The latest data on global warming paints a bleak picture.
* When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Ted Kennedy’s cancer had gone into remission, it’s possible that Reid didn’t know what he was talking about.
* Reid and Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) will meet tonight to strategize on an EFCA compromise.
* Overhauling the federal student-loan program moves forward.
* A week after filibustering David Hayes’ Interior Department nomination, Sens. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) and Lisa Murkowski (R- Alaska) backed off and allowed Hayes to be confirmed last night.
* Will Democrats on the House Agriculture Committee derail energy reform?
* Will California get a bailout?
* How about a law mandating a week of paid vacation?
* For all the right-wing panic over Obama and gun control, Tom Coburn’s measure about loaded firearms in national parks is poised to become law.
* Steven Pearlstein is making sense about the costs of health care reform.
* Glenn Beck sure does whine a lot about people being mean to him.
* Evan Bayh is doing his best to make Joe Lieberman look like Democrat of the Year.
* Ed Schultz vs. the entire cast of “Morning Joe.”
* The RNC makes a lot of dumb attacks, but this one is dumber than most.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.