Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Europe: “A plan to address the European debt crisis might include only general principles rather than the detailed initiatives urged by the United States and other major nations, according to documents outlining elements of the plan and officials familiar with the deliberations.”
* Part of the delay has to do with enticing banks to accept deeper losses: “With less than 24 hours before the summit meeting of government chiefs in Brussels, banking representatives and European officials were locked in negotiation over what losses banks should accept.”
* Quake in Turkey: “The death toll from a deadly earthquake in eastern Turkey over the weekend has risen to more than 360, the government said Tuesday.”
* Gadhafi’s body was buried today at a secret location.
* As part of the “We Can’t Wait” campaign, President Obama today pushed a new initiative intended to lower unemployment among veterans.
* Questions about Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) dubious claims about his family history continue to intensify. All evidence suggests the right-wing lawmaker has misled the public for quite a long while.
* Despite all the recent media attention about Steve Jobs and his attitudes towards President Obama, the fact is the former Apple visionary was “really into supporting Obama in 2012” and actually “wanted to make ads” for the president’s re-election campaign.
* Media Matters rolls out new materials, including a video, on the “sabotage” question surrounding Republicans and the apparent effort to hold back the economy on purpose.
* Pat Buchanan today went after President Obama’s deceased mother. Stay classy, Pat.
* When it comes to college professors in Texas, the beatings will continue until morale improves.
* The anti-gay National Organization of Marriage has been reduced to taking pictures from Obama rallies, and pretending those crowds are their own. How sad.
* Click the link and read the whole thing: “[M]ovement conservatism has become a closed, inward-looking universe in which you get points not by sounding reasonable to uncommitted outsiders — although there are a few designated pundits who play that role professionally — but by outdoing your fellow movement members in zeal. It’s sort of reminiscent of Stalinists going after Trotskyites in the old days.”
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