Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Zimbabwe: “Robert Mugabe, the world’s oldest ruler, resigned as Zimbabwe’s president on Tuesday, signaling the final end of his decades in power after last week’s military coup.”
* A tragic story gets worse: “Four weeks after his funeral, more remains of slain U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson have been identified, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday. The remains were retrieved from the spot near the village of Tongo Tongo, Niger, where Johnson and three other American soldiers were ambushed and killed on Oct. 4 by ISIS-linked militants.”
* Net neutrality: “Everything from the way you use banking apps to the speed of your Netflix stream could soon be changing, if all goes to plan for the Federal Communications Commission. The FCC’s mission – essentially gutting the internet as we know it – would allow service providers to create so-called fast and slow lanes for subscribers.”
* Rose destroyed his career: “Talk show host and journalist Charlie Rose was fired Tuesday by CBS News, PBS and Bloomberg in the wake of eight women accusing him of sexual harassment and unwanted advances in a report in The Washington Post.”
* Franken, meanwhile, is not without defenders: “Three dozen women who worked with Sen. Al Franken during his tenure on ‘Saturday Night Live’ came out in defense of the Minnesota Democrat facing allegations of sexual misconduct.”
* Uber didn’t need more bad publicity: “Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies Inc., a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief security officer, and one of his deputies for their roles in keeping the hack under wraps.”
* If you thought Brett Talley’s judicial nomination couldn’t look worse, think again.
* Bringing nepotism to the swamp: “Most people have heard of Ivanka and Jared, but the first family is far from the only group of relatives staffing the Trump administration. A Daily Beast examination of public records reveals that there are at least 20 families, joined by either blood or marriage, in which multiple members hold some federal post or appointment.”
* When Donald Trump talks about the unemployment rate dropping below 4%, he may not fully understand what that means in a historical context.
* A gem from The Atlantic’s Adam Serwer: “Trump’s supporters backed a time-honored American political tradition, disavowing racism while promising to enact a broad agenda of discrimination.”
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.