Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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

* Rescue efforts have been suspended at the mine near Montcoal, West Virginia.

* An overhaul of the U.S. approach to nuclear security: “President Obama said Monday that he was revamping American nuclear strategy to substantially narrow the conditions under which the United States would use nuclear weapons. But the president said in an interview that he was carving out an exception for ‘outliers like Iran and North Korea’ that have violated or renounced the main treaty to halt nuclear proliferation.”

* A unanimous appeals court decision is a major blow to net neutrality: “Comcast on Tuesday won its federal lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission in a ruling that undermines the agency’s ability to regulate Internet service providers just as it unrolls a sweeping broadband agenda.”

* Afghan President Hamid Karzai was scheduled to visit the White House in mid-May. Given Karzai’s increasingly erratic behavior, the visit is now in doubt.

* Iraq: “Coordinated bombings across Baghdad destroyed seven buildings and killed at least 35 people on Tuesday, Iraqi authorities said, bringing the number slain around the capital in the last five days to more than 100.”

* Concerns over Greece’s debt crisis linger.

* Don’t be surprised if U.S. taxpayers make a net profit from the bank bailouts.

* After MSNBC learned that David Shuster had auditioned for a new show at CNN, MSNBC suspended Shuster “indefinitely.”

* Colleges are cutting costs everywhere, “even at schools that have no cost.”

* It’s surprisingly common how often I wonder whether Weekly Standard pieces are parodies. That’s not a good sign.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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Steve Benen

Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.