Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Two American service members were killed in an insurgent attack in Afghanistan on Saturday, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said.

* Additional details on the Pakistani bombing Tricia noted earlier: “Quick action by Pakistani security forces saved the lives of two American diplomats and two Pakistani U.S. consular staff members whose armored vehicle was attacked by a suicide car-bomber in the northwestern city of Peshawar on Monday.”

* President Obama honored Labor Day with remarks to members of the United Auto Workers in Toledo. Not surprisingly, he emphasized his rescue of the American auto industry.

* Wildfires: “A wildfire in the Angeles National Forest that forced the evacuation of thousands of visitors has grown another 500 acres and additional firefighting resources have been requested.”

* A rough year for the Secret Service: “The stolen U-Haul truck holding equipment for one of Vice President Joe Biden’s events was recovered in Detroit today, but some if its contents are missing.”

* Suzanne Barr, chief of staff to ICE Director John Morton, resigned over the weekend, “amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least three Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees.”

* Not surprisingly, Texas has appealed the court ruling that struck down its voter-ID law.

* Did Bain Capital use a tax-avoidance strategy available only to very wealthy executives to circumvent the law? New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (D) wants to know.

* Academic papers are generally ignored outside of academic circles. Columbia University’s Michael Woodford’s latest is a notable exception.

* John Burton, California’s Democratic state party chairman, told reporters earlier in reference to Republicans, “They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie … Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it.” Burton’s Nazi comparison was quickly denounced by Obama campaign officials, among others.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report

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