THURSDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Haiti: “Aid flowed into the ravaged Haitian capital on Thursday, and relief workers began shifting their focus to longer-term challenges, primary among them providing shelter for as many as a million people displaced by last week’s earthquake.”
* Mass relocation for Haiti’s homeless: “Haitian officials launched Thursday a huge operation to move hundreds of thousands of homeless outside the ruined capital, as medics worked feverishly to treat the countless injured. In a bid to house an estimated 500,000 left destitute by the January 12 quake, the Haitian government said it was seeking to relocate them out of squalid, stinking tent cities into accommodation outside Port-au-Prince.”
* Looks like Wall Street doesn’t care for calls for additional accountability on Wall Street.
* Good advice: “The reform campaign Health Care for America Now has taken stock of the week’s events, and have a simple message for Democrats: As leadership, and leading members and labor groups are suggesting, pass the Senate health care bill, tie it to a separate bill enacting key fixes. But more importantly: Get it done. Now.”
* Good stuff from Clinton on Internet freedoms: “Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called Thursday for unfettered access to the Internet around the globe after several incidents of online censorship and cyber attacks have presented new questions for the role of technology in diplomacy.”
* Not good: “More Americans than anticipated filed claims for unemployment benefits last week, reflecting a backlog of applications from the year-end holidays.”
* Republicans are “overjoyed” at the “unprecedented influence corporations will now have in federal campaigns” in the wake of the Citizens United ruling from the Supreme Court.
* Air America Radio is no more.
* The Anti-Defamation League isn’t pleased with Rush Limbaugh’s casual anti-Semitism.
* Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) isn’t exactly in a rush to help those suffering from a broken health care system.
* Today’s college freshmen seem awfully nervous about the future.
* A newspaper in Philly ran a photo of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) today, with a caption that read, “How will Dems recover after losing majority?”
* Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), who was just inaugurated last week, will deliver the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on Wednesday.
* Be on the lookout for a new right-wing talking point: Obama “invaded” Haiti without congressional approval.
* And it was a bit of a surprise to see Cindy McCain, Sen. John McCain’s wife, endorse gay marriage and publicly protest California’s Prop 8.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.