Monday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The United States is “reviewing every aspect” of our relationship with Egypt.

* On a related note, White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters today the administration is reviewing its annual aid package, and added that senior administration officials, in one-on-one conversations with military leaders in Egypt, “have made clear that it is incumbent upon the interim government in Egypt to transition back to a democratically elected government.”

* In Egypt, a court ordered that former President Hosni Mubarak be freed, though “it remained possible that the authorities would find a way to keep him in detention and his release did not appear imminent.” Over the last 24 hours, Egyptian security forces have killed 36 Islamists in its custody, while suspected militants were reported to have killed “at least 24 police officers and wounded 3 others in an attack on their minibuses in the restive northern Sinai region.”

* British officials gave the White House a “heads up” about the nine-hour detention of David Miranda at Heathrow Airport yesterday, though the administration insists this was “a law enforcement action” taken by the British government, not at the behest of the U.S.

* For his part, Greenwald has vowed to take a more “aggressive” posture, adding, “I think they’ll regret what they’ve done.”

* San Diego: “Two inside, anonymous sources tell KGTV that lawyers for San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (D) were in a mediation session an attorney for the city and attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing at least one of the women who has accused Filner of sexual harassment. A retired federal judge is presiding over the mediation, which was designed to include a review of a potential resignation by Filner.”

* Gun violence: “At least six people were killed and 27 others wounded in weekend gun violence across Chicago.”

* Good thinking: “With precious time remaining before the health care exchanges established by the president’s health care law are up and running, the Obama administration is rolling out new initiatives to encourage enrollment. The latest of these is set to be unveiled on Monday, when the Department of Health and Human Services will debut a video contest – complete with cash prizes – designed to persuade younger consumers to get insurance.”

* Fox Entertainment is no longer going to be involved with NBC’s mini-series on Hillary Clinton.

* Hmm: “Scotland Yard is investigating News International as a ‘corporate suspect’ over hacking and bribing offences, it can be revealed.”

* And Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has reached the point at which he’s even lost Jennifer Rubin.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Monday's Mini-Report

Updated