FRIDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* HRC in Russia: “U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that American and Russian negotiators are ‘on the brink’ of agreement on a nuclear arms reduction treaty.”
* Rep. Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.) was a “no” on health care, now she’s a “yes.” That makes six in the “no to yes” category, which is absolutely critical to success.
* Rep. Brad Ellsworth (D-Ind.) was a yes, and announced that he’ll stay a yes. A key vote, to be sure.
* Health care vote watch: Jason Altmire (D-Pa.) was a no and will stay a no, Mary Jo Kilroy (D-Ohio) was a yes and will stay a yes.
* Democratic memo published by Politico appears to be a fake.
* The memo hoax was pushed aggressively by leading congressional Republicans.
* Looks like the president’s speech to the House caucus will be on the Hill, instead of the White House.
* Thanks to Republican budget cuts in Arizona, 47,000 low-income children will lose their health coverage.
* Sean Hannity has some explaining to do.
* Follow-up on the guy in Ohio with Parkinson’s who was mocked and upbraided by right-wing activists.
* Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) have an immigration reform plan.
* Christiane Amanpour is a surprisingly good choice for ABC’s “This Week.”
* Re-organizing No Child Left Behind with an eye towards higher-ed.
* Let’s not overlook the significance of the date: the U.S. invasion of Iraq began seven years ago today.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.