Friday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* It’s a busy weekend for international diplomacy, with a G8 meeting at Camp David, followed by a NATO gathering in Chicago on Monday.

* Tehran: “The United Nations nuclear monitoring agency said on Friday that its leader would travel to Iran on Sunday for a meeting with the country’s top nuclear negotiator. The unexpected development signaled that both sides had stepped up both the urgency of resolving their dispute and the seniority of the officials doing the negotiating.”

* More on this on Monday: “The House beat back an unusual coalition of liberal and conservative lawmakers on Friday and approved a contentious Pentagon policy bill that preserves the power of indefinite detention of terrorism suspects apprehended” on U.S. soil.

* Not allowing Rep. Eleanor Holmen Norton (D-D.C.) to speak at a hearing about policy in D.C. really is outrageous.

* The story of Dr. Robert L. Spitzer’s apology to the LGBT community over the use of so-called reparative therapy to “cure” homosexuality.

* It probably won’t happen, but plenty of House Republicans still want to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over “Fast and Furious” documents.

* There’s reason to believe the conservative Washington Times knew it had an apparent plagiarist, but chose to cover up the controversy.

* And finally, “The Ricketts Plan” to use race-baiting ads against President Obama was quickly scrapped, but many on the right, including Fox’s Sean Hannity, believe the idea had real merit.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Friday's Mini-Report

Updated