Today’s edition of quick hits:
* A Eurozone rescue package for Greece is nearly complete, but some hurdles remain.
* As Syrian tanks and troops prepare for a ground assault on Homs, the Red Cross hopes to broker a cease-fire to allow emergency aid in.
* A deadly crash: “Four Air Force Special Operators on a spy mission over east Africa died when their U-28 plane crashed as it was returning to Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.”
* A Chicago Booth poll of economists found that 80% believe the Recovery Act improved the nation’s jobs landscape. Somehow, 0% of congressional Republicans agree.
* The New York Times editorial board believes the controversies surrounding Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) are serious enough to warrant an investigation.
* As the recent incident involving Stephen Breyer reminds us, Supreme Court justices should probably have some additional security.
* The far-right worldview in a nutshell: “Don’t get an abortion and you don’t have to worry about any sort of mandated ultrasound.” Or translated, “Exercise your rights the way conservatives prefer, or expect medically-unnecessary transvaginal procedures.”
* And on msnbc earlier today, newly-hired Santorum campaign spokesperson Alice Stewart, referring to the Obama administration’s environmental policies, criticized the president’s “radical Islamic policies.” Stewart later said she “misspoke.”
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