Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 10.20.15

Updated
Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* A memorandum of understanding: “Russia and the United States signed an agreement on Tuesday that regulates all aircraft and drone flights over Syria, the defense departments of both countries announced.”
 
* A new day in Canada: “Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government Monday, resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper’s attempt to shift the nation to the right and returning a legendary name for liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister’s office. Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, became Canada’s new prime minister after his Liberal Party won a majority of Parliament’s 338 seats.”
 
* Ohio has “delayed executions until 2017 because of problems finding supplies of lethal injection drugs. The announcement on Monday means Ohio will go at least two years without putting anyone to death and marks another setback in efforts to carry out capital punishment in the state.”
 
* Oh, to be a fly on the wall for this one: “Rep. Paul Ryan will meet with members of the House Freedom Caucus Tuesday afternoon, the surest sign he is seriously considering a bid for House speaker, according to multiple sources familiar with the gathering. The meeting will take place ahead of a full gathering of the House Republican Conference at 7 p.m.”
 
* The Death Hug: “Harry Reid just gave Paul Ryan an unwelcome endorsement for speaker. The Democratic leader offered his surprise backing for Ryan (R-Wis.) to assume the House speakership, saying he hopes Ryan runs and wins the job because he’s a ‘Paul Ryan fan.’”
 
* What could possibly go wrong? “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday insisted the House would have to move first on raising the debt ceiling.”
 
* Tennessee: “Gov. Bill Haslam (R) may not be on board with a bill offered earlier this month that would keep elementary and middle school students from learning about religion. The legislation was proposed amidst complaints from parents and lawmakers that students were learning too much about Islam.”
 
* It’s a shame he’s leaving: “After finally meeting President Obama last night, Ahmed Mohamed and his family plan to leave the United States for the foreseeable future…. The Mohameds announced today that they’ve accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for the 14-year-old’s high school and college in Doha, Qatar.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Tuesday's Mini-Report, 10.20.15

Updated