THURSDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Nidal Hasan was charged today with 13 counts of premeditated murder.
* Fed targets overdraft fees: “The Federal Reserve on Thursday released a new rule to prohibit banks from automatically enrolling customers in overdraft protection programs, which charge fees when consumers spend more than they have.”
* Defense Secretary Robert Gates targets leaks coming out of the Pentagon.
* Would “work-sharing” programs help improve the job market?
* ACORN sues the federal government.
* The results in New York’s 23rd probably won’t be overturned.
* CNN’s John King will replace Lou Dobbs in the 7 p.m. (eastern) slot.
* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) ponders new funding options for health care reform, including raising the Medicare tax for those making more than $250,000.
* Rep. Steve Buyer (R) of Indiana should probably hire a good lawyer right about now.
* Who’s going to defend child labor? Other than assorted business groups and their lobbyists, that is.
* Even for the RNC, this new flip-flop talk is just stupid.
* If a school is going to have multiple chaplains to accommodate a spiritually diverse student body, it’s only natural for there to be questions about the lack of a humanist chaplain.
* Paul Krugman: “So the whole idea of Fox Business is problematic. It’s Fox, which means that it’s basically an arm of the GOP; but that’s a terrible match for business coverage, because the economy just refuses to punish liberals and reward conservatives the way it’s supposed to.”
* The sample in that Gallup poll yesterday was a little skewed with regards to party I.D.
* Did Michele Bachmann and Steve King violate House rules by using their official sites for grassroots organizing? Probably.
* Joe Klein thinks Jamie Kirchick is a “dishonest [expletive]” and a “[expletiving] propagandist.” That’s not unreasonable.
* Remember, you, too, can learn to speak Tea Bag. (thanks to D.L. for the tip)
* And finally, The Onion reflects on the big media story of the day: “Acting on anonymous tips from within the Hispanic-American community, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials on Wednesday deported Luis Miguel Salvador Aguila Dominguez, who has been living illegally in the United States under the name Lou Dobbs for 48 years.”
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.