WEDNESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Upheaval in Kyrgyzstan: “Large-scale protests on Wednesday appeared to overthrow the government of Kyrgyzstan, an important Amerian ally in Central Asia. Government officials said at least 41 people had been killed in bloody fighting between riot police and demonstrators in the capital of Bishkek and elsewhere in the country.”
* Still ducking responsibility: “Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan defended his stewardship of the U.S. economy in the run-up to the financial crisis Wednesday, rebuffing accusations that regulatory and other failures by the Fed under his leadership were a major cause of the near-collapse of the financial system.”
* Upper Big Branch mine: “High levels of dangerous methane gas made it impossible for rescuers to venture inside a coal mine Wednesday to search for survivors of an explosion that killed 25 workers.”
* President Obama arrives in Prague to sign a new arms treaty with Russia.
* If all goes well, G.M. would like to repay its taxpayer loans five years early.
* An American-born radical cleric, affiliated with al Qaeda, has found his name on a kill list. The debate begins on whether this is legally dubious, or just kind of scary.
* Wait, military officials can’t find their copies of the 2007 attack in Iraq that killed two Reuters journalists?
* David Ignatius reports that President Obama is “seriously considering” proposing an American peace plan to resolve the Palestinian conflict.
* Newt Gingrich sure does lie a lot.
* Rachel Maddow takes a closer look at heavily-edited ACORN tapes.
* A plaza to remember the “stand in the schoolhouse door.”
* White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs described remarks from CNN contributor Erick Erickson about the American Community Survey as “remarkably crazy.” Sounds about right.
* And Rupert Murdoch, which owns Fox News, said last night that he doesn’t believe the Republican network should be “supporting the Tea Party.” I think it’s a little late for that.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.