Friday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Syria: “The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly denounced Syria’s crackdown on dissent Friday in a symbolic effort meant to push the deadlocked Security Council and the world at large into action on stopping the country’s civil war.”

* Oh, austerity, when will you ever learn: “The Spanish government has unveiled a savings package worth [$125 billion] over three years as it tries to restore confidence in its public sector finances.”

* The contempt vote wasn’t enough; House Republicans now intend to sue Attorney General Eric Holder.

* President Obama responded to the new jobs report this morning, and pressed congressional Republicans on tax policy.

* Voting rights in Texas: “A federal judge in Galveston on Thursday partially blocked new Texas registration laws that critics say amount to vote suppression because they prevent large voter registration drives. U.S. District Judge Gregg Costa blocked the state from enforcing five provisions of the laws that its defenders say are aimed at preventing voter fraud.”

* Cass Sunstein, who led a sweeping Obama administration review of existing federal regulations, is returning to Harvard Law School after three years at the White House.

* Congress is addressing the STOCK Act’s loophole after an embarrassing CNN report aired this week.

* Does Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) regret equating contraception access to 9/11 and the bombing of Pearl Harbor? Apparently not.

* I’m actually looking forward to this: “NASA’s next Mars rover is due to land in just a few days, and the huge robot’s handlers can hardly wait.”

* And Rick “Kiss My Ass” Gorka’s time away from the campaign trail apparently won’t last long – he’ll be back speaking on Mitt Romney’s behalf next week.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Friday's Mini-Report

Updated