Thursday’s Mini-Report, 8.6.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* An important warning: “The White House has warned the Turkish government that the war against the Islamic State in Syria must be ‘carefully bound’ so as not to go on the offensive against Kurdish fighters, President Barack Obama said Wednesday.”
 
* Congressional Democrats continue to announce their support for the international nuclear agreement with Iran, including Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), who was considered “on the fence” as of a few days ago. Those hoping to kill the diplomatic deal face increasingly long odds.
 
* Kane’s days in office are probably numbered: “Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on the state attorney general to step down amid the criminal charges filed against her. Wolf said Thursday that fellow Democrat Kathleen Kane should resign from her elected office because she cannot do the job of the state’s top law enforcement officer while facing such serious charges.”
 
* Forever more, September 22 will be recognized in the United States as National Voter Registration Day. Good to know.
 
* Fingers crossed: “The federal government is getting more confident that this year’s Atlantic Ocean hurricane season will be mild. The National Hurricane Center, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), said Thursday there is a 90 percent chance that the Atlantic hurricane season will be ‘below normal.’”
 
* IRS: “A Senate committee on Wednesday closed a two-year investigation with unanimous agreement that mismanagement at the Internal Revenue Service led it to improperly target conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status. But a report by the panel did not suggest that any laws were broken, and Republicans and Democrats were divided over whether White House politics was behind the problems.”
 
* Good advice: “In a seven-hour meeting Wednesday with 150 business school deans and other institutional leaders at an office west of the White House, the government’s Council on Women and Girls urged schools to do a better job at recruiting female students and training MBAs to support a workforce that would be more flexible for women.”
 
* When politicians make false claims about Planned Parenthood’s work, it’s annoying. When media professionals do the same thing, it serves as an example of lazy pundits detracting from the public discourse.
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Thursday's Mini-Report, 8.6.15