Thursday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* No visible injuries: “Surveillance video footage of George Zimmerman being led from a police car shortly after he fatally teenager Trayvon Martin does not appear to show any injuries or bloodstains.”

* The region’s diplomatic agenda: “Turkey’s prime minister arrived in Iran on Thursday for talks dominated by the violence engulfing Syria, while U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon presented an Arab League summit in Baghdad with a U.N.-endorsed plan for ending the fighting and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton headed to the region for discussions focused on the crisis.”

* Crisis averted, for now: “Congress on Thursday pushed through a 90-day stopgap measure to extend current highway funding, averting a halt in road and infrastructure projects because of the inability of lawmakers to agree on a broader transportation measure.”

* We know what recent GDP reports tell us about economic growth, but there’s an alternate measure of economic activity called “gross domestic income,” which shows an even stronger recovery.

* At various points during this week’s hearings at the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia’s questions “echoed lines of attack you’d just as likely read on a conservative blog or in an RNC email blast.”

* There are plenty of rumors today about a possible indictment against South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), but for now, there’s been no official confirmation.

* The House voted on the Simpson-Bowles budget plan yesterday. How’d it turn out? In the final tally, it was defeated, 382 to 38.

* And during a floor debate over the Violence Against Women Act in the House yesterday, Rep. Gwen Moore (D) of Wisconsin spoke of her own personal horrors in remarks that won’t soon be forgotten. Republican opposition to VAWA continues to delay the bill.

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Thursday's Mini-Report

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