Thursday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Details out of Ft. Bragg are still coming in: “A U.S. Army official confirms to NBC News that there was a shooting at about 3:30 p.m. ET at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. At least one person has been shot near the 18th Airborne Headquarters in a ‘distinctly military headquarters area,’ the official said.”

* It’s apparently common for establishment pundits to say today’s health care ruling is bad news for President Obama, but I tend to think the opposite – it’s a historic victory.

* Incidentally, Obama was initially led to believe the mandate had been struck down, based on erroneous news reports, before getting the good news from his counsel’s office.

* Syria: “Syrian insurgents struck at high-profile targets in the capital region on Thursday for the third time this week, demonstrating their increasing effectiveness and reach in the conflict.”

* Let’s just say it wasn’t a good day for CNN.

* Maybe Senate Republicans should suck up to Jamie Dimon a little more: “Losses on JPMorgan Chase’s bungled trade could total as much as $9 billion, far exceeding earlier public estimates, according to people who have been briefed on the situation.”

* To advance the highway bill, Republicans had to give up on Keystone XL, while Democrats had to give up on bike paths.

* The other high court ruling: “The Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a federal law that made it a crime to falsely claim being awarded a top military honor, saying the law infringed on the Constitution’s First Amendment protection of free speech.”

* Florida’s voter purge continues, at least in theory: “U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle won’t grant the U.S. Department of Justice’s request to stop Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott’s purge of registered voters.”

* And I hope I’m not the only one who finds this exciting: “The life of Carl Sagan now fills the tabletops of two vast rooms in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. The life arrived in recent weeks at the building’s loading dock on 41 pallets containing 798 boxes.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Thursday's Mini-Report

Updated