Friday’s Mini-Report, 2.20.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Libya: “Three car bombs ripped through the eastern Libyan city of Qubbah on Friday, killing 40 people and wounding 70 in what officials described as a revenge attack for Egyptian air strikes on Islamist militant targets. Parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh told Al-Arabiya television the car bombs had targeted a gas station next to a security building.”
 
* Eurozone: “European leaders agreed on Friday to extend Greece’s bailout for four months after weeks of tense negotiations. The deal, reached at an emergency meeting of eurozone finance ministers here, paves the way for Greece to unlock further financial aid from a 240 billion euro, or $273 billion, bailout deal – provided the country meets certain commitments laid out by its creditors.”
 
* Remember the pipe bomb near the Colorado NAACP office? A suspect is now in police custody, though investigators now believe the accused, 44-year-old carpenter Thaddeus Murphy, “was in a rage over his financial problems and was targeting his accountant’s office.”
 
* ACA: “Taxpayers facing fines for not having health insurance in 2014 will get another chance to sign up for benefits on the Obamacare exchanges this year, federal officials announced Friday. From March 15 through April 30, individuals who learn when they file tax returns that they must pay a penalty under the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate can return to HealthCare.gov to choose a plan for the current year.”
 
* Immigration: “The Obama administration will seek a stay on a federal judge’s ruling handed down earlier this week that placed a temporary freeze on the president’s sweeping executive actions on immigration.”
 
* Virginia: “Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to a year and a day in federal prison – a penalty less than what federal prosecutors had sought but one that will still put her behind bars briefly.”
 
* Michelle Goldberg’s gut-wrenching report: “Feminist writers are so besieged by online abuse that some have begun to retire.”
 
* This guy’s having a rough year: “Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., has repeatedly spent taxpayer and campaign funds to rent aircraft that are not certified charter services, despite House rules and federal law that generally prohibit the use of private aircraft for official and campaign use.”
 
* A potential problem for Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly: “[F]or years, O’Reilly has recounted dramatic stories about his own war reporting that don’t withstand scrutiny – even claiming he acted heroically in a war zone that he apparently never set foot in.”
 
* David Corn added today: “These are the questions Bill O’Reilly won’t answer. Why won’t the Fox News host address the evidence he mischaracterized his wartime reporting experience?”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Friday's Mini-Report, 2.20.15