Tuesday’s Mini-Report

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Three suicide bombers in Kabul: “Several attackers stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital, Kabul, Tuesday night, and witnesses said shooting and a loud explosion were heard as Afghan security forces rushed to the scene.” The number of casualties is not yet clear.

* Greek riots ahead of austerity vote: “Parliament must pass the measures — which include wage cuts, tax increases and privatizations, in a recession-starved country — before Greece’s foreign lenders unlock the next installment of aid that the country needs to avoid default.”

* Geithner’s endorsement reportedly helped seal the deal: “Christine Lagarde on Tuesday became the first woman to be appointed to the helm of the International Monetary Fund, taking on one of the most powerful positions in global finance as a worsening crisis in Greece threatens the euro currency union and rattles financial markets worldwide.”

* I’ll take good news where I can find it: “Prices of single-family homes snapped eight straight months of declines in April, according to a closely watched report released Tuesday.”

* Good for Lynch: “Gov. John Lynch has vetoed a bill that requires voters to show photo identification to vote in New Hampshire.”

* The DREAM Act almost certainly can’t overcome Republican opposition, but Senate Democrats haven’t given up just yet.

* It’s hard to overstate just how bad an idea the Coburn/Lieberman Medicare plan is.

* Just a few days old, New York’s marriage equality law is already pretty popular in the Empire State.

* News Corp. is selling MySpace. Is it a bad sign that I had forgotten MySpace existed?

* Someone tried to change John Quincy Adams’ Wikipedia page to make him a “Founding Father.” Called it.

* Colleges really ought to be more careful about who gets merit scholarships.

* A Fox News personality accused Jon Stewart of “propagandizing.” Irony is dead.

* And on a related note, former News Corp. President Peter Chernin conceded that “no one” even “pretends” that Fox News’ opinion shows are “news and factual.” Good to know.

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.