FRIDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* As expected, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) signed into law an odious new anti-immigrant bill today.
* At least 58 people killed in Iraq: “A coordinated series of explosions struck a party headquarters, two mosques, a market and a shop in Baghdad on Friday, deepening the country’s turmoil amid a political impasse and a concerted military campaign against the leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq.”
* Pulling the alarm: “Pushed to the brink of bankruptcy, Greece on Friday requested a massive, $56 billion rescue that is aimed at preventing a financial meltdown in the heart of Europe and will test the resolve of the European Union to uphold its pledge to bail out the troubled Mediterranean nation.”
* New home sales surged 27% in March. It was “the biggest monthly increase in 47 years.”
* Is the climate/energy bill dead?
* The Treasury Department expects the overall price tag for TARP to be as low as $87 billion, when all is said and done.
* Death threats force Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) to close his district offices.
* The disaster at the Deepwater Horizon rig has not gone unnoticed in the context of the debate over drilling policy.
* FCC Commissioner Michael Copps envisions a major fight over net neutrality.
* Congressional Dems craft a legislative plan to respond to the Citizens United ruling.
* President Obama is the most popular leader in the world. Conservatives will no doubt try to argue that this is awful news.
* Killing an American by firing-squad? In the 21st century?
* The DADT conspiracy theories don’t stand up well to scrutiny.
* Matt Yglesias underscores the problem with Jonah Goldberg’s work.
* Lt. Col. Terrence Lakin, the Army doctor who’s convinced the president isn’t a natural born citizen, has thrown away a decorated military career.
* Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s (R) ridiculous lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act may help in unexpected ways.
* Republicans lawmakers want to “start over.” On what? On everything.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.