Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Syria: “An Islamist suicide car bomber killed at least 50 Syrian security men on Monday, an opposition group said, in one of the bloodiest single attacks on President Bashar Assad’s forces. It came a day after Syrian government forces killed 179 people, said the Syrian Network for Human Rights, an activist monitoring group.”

* Rachel spoke with msnbc’s Andrea Mitchell this afternoon about a variety election-related developments, most notably the early-voting fiascos throughout Florida.

* It came as something of a surprise to see the Financial Times endorse President Obama.

* It was also surprising that the Romney campaign allowed Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to appear on stage at a campaign rally this morning.

* I’m glad Obama wrote back to 10-year-old Sophia Bailey Klugh, who has two dads and agrees with the president about marriage equality.

* Speaking of the president doing nice things, it was awfully kind of the president to put Bruce Springsteen on the phone after a conversation with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R).

* In retrospect, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) still thinks her widely-condemned, anti-Muslim witch hunt was a good idea.

* Jonathan Cohn’s argument that 2012 is “the most important election of our lives” is very persuasive.

* Tom Edsall stresses a point I’ve argued many times: “If Romney wins Ohio, every campaign in future elections is going to give much more serious consideration to lying and to open defiance of media rebuttals as a legitimate campaign expedient.” If Americans reward mendacity, they’ll get more of it.

* And the Tweet of the Day award clearly goes to Newark Mayor Cory Booker (D).

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report

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