Friday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* After a day of awful economic news, are you looking for someone who’s found some silver linings? Dan Gross has you covered: “[T]here was plenty of other news to digest. It was all pretty much non-tragic. Some of it was even good.”

* Targeting Iran: “From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.”

* Bond revoked: “A Florida judge on Friday revoked the bond of George Zimmerman, who has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting of Trayvon Martin, after state prosecutors filed a motion contending that Mr. Zimmerman had misled the court about his finances.”

* Why are so many still buzzing about last night’s gubernatorial debate in Wisconsin? In part because of moments like these.

* The New York Times editorial board tackles the counter-terrorism “kill list” used by the Obama White House: “A unilateral campaign of death is untenable. To provide real assurance, President Obama should publish clear guidelines for targeting to be carried out by nonpoliticians, making assassination truly a last resort, and allow an outside court to review the evidence before placing Americans on a kill list.”

* House Republicans may be willing to deal on student loan interest rates after all.

* Why we can’t have nice things: “Economic experts agree that spending cuts in a weak economy hurt the creation of jobs and economic growth. Though Republicans in Congress spent much of 2011 demanding spending cuts, the media are amplifying their attacks on President Obama’s economic record.”

* And CNN no longer wants the “Fox & Friends” producer who created the anti-Obama attack ad, but he’ll remain a paid employee at Fox News.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Friday's Mini-Report

Updated