Monday’s Mini-Report


Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Iraq’s Sunni leaders are ending their boycott of Parliament, easing (but not ending) the nation’s political crisis.

* European leaders are crafting a fiscal compact, but there are “few signs of producing a comprehensive solution for the sovereign debt crisis or a credible plan to revive fragile economies across Europe’s weakened Mediterranean tier.”

* Brad Plumer has a good piece detailing where things stand.

* Violence in Syria is escalating, and a new effort at diplomacy from Russian officials appears to be a bust.

* A credible alternative to SOPA: the Online Protection and Enforcement of Digital Trade (OPEN) Act.

* The final price tag for TARP is expected to be $34 billion – roughly one-tenth a previous estimate.

* Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) takes “constituent services” to new, life-saving heights.

* Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) wants Democratic leaders to “get the hell out of the United States of America.”

* Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) has a nasty habit of saying things that aren’t true.

* Miss Piggy 1, Fox News 0.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report