Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The predictable outcome at the 5th Circuit: “President Barack Obama’s plan to protect from deportation an estimated 5 million people living in the United States illegally suffered another setback Monday in a ruling from a New Orleans-based federal appeals court.”
* Related news: “The Obama administration will ask the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court injunction that has held up a new program that potentially would shield up to 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation. The decision to take the case to the high court comes a day after a federal appeals panel ruled against the administration, keeping the new program on hold nearly a year after President Obama announced it.”
* NDAA: “The Senate passed a bill that bans moving Guantanamo Bay detainees to the United States – something Barack Obama has been trying to do since he was sworn in as president. The Senate voted Tuesday on the $607 billion defense policy bill, which passed the House last week, 370-58.” Today’s vote was 91 to 3.
* This one was 93 to 0: “The Senate on Tuesday passed a fiscal year 2016 funding bill for veterans’ benefits and military construction, making it the first spending bill to clear the upper chamber this year.”
* Alabama: “In a news conference Monday, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson said the three officers are on leave pending an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of three students, which was captured on video.”
* Missouri: “A day after the top two leaders of the University of Missouri stepped down, under fire over the handling of racial tensions on campus, the university on Tuesday named a law professor and administrator to a new high-level diversity post.”
* Russia “will counter NATO’s U.S.-led missile defense program by deploying new strike weapons capable of piercing the shield, President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. Putin told defense officials that by developing defenses against ballistic missiles Washington aims to “neutralize” Russia’s strategic nuclear deterrent and gain a ‘decisive military superiority.’”
* Encouraging trend: “The U.S. high school dropout rate has fallen in recent years, with the number of dropouts declining from 1 million in 2008 to about 750,000 in 2012, according to a new study to be released Tuesday.”
* If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu intends to undo some of the political damage he’s done in the United States, he appears to be moving in the opposite direction.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
More Like This
Best of MSNBC
Tuesday's Mini-Report, 11.10.15