Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Squeezing Tehran: “President Barack Obama said Friday he was plowing ahead with potential sanctions against countries that keep buying oil from Iran, including allies of the United States, in a deepening campaign to starve Iran of money for its disputed nuclear program.”
* Will that send oil prices soaring? Maybe not: “President Barack Obama determined there is enough crude on world markets to take the step without harming U.S. allies.”
* In case you missed the news out of Wisconsin earlier: “A federal judge in Madison on Friday ruled that portions of Act 10 – which removed most collective bargaining for most public employees – are unconstitutional.”
* Pushing back against the rumors: “South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley strongly denied rumors Thursday that she could be indicted on charges of tax fraud in connection with a Sikh center where her parents are top officials.”
* Congress is out for a recess, but under an agreement reached with the Senate, President Obama will not be making any recess appointments.
* Wall Street: “Rising consumer spending boosted stocks on Friday as Wall Street closed its best first quarter since 1998.”
* Speaking of Wall Street, though initial expectations were that TARP would cost taxpayers $700 billion, the new price tag appears to be $32 billion.
* McCain, Lieberman, and Graham are nothing if not predictable.
* In retrospect, Mr. Elevator For My Cars probably shouldn’t have made fun of John Kerry’s wealth and the size of his house in 2004.
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