Tuesday’s Mini-Report, 2.6.18

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The next deadline is the day after tomorrow: “President Donald Trump cheered on the idea of another government shutdown on Tuesday, telling lawmakers at a White House roundtable that he would ‘love’ to see one if it helped get a tough immigration deal through Congress.”

* So, Trump’s going to claim he fixed the stock market, right? “Wall Street had a wild ride Tuesday as the Dow Jones industrial average swung back into the green, ending the day up 550 points after a dramatic opening saw the blue-chip index sink by almost the same amount.”

* The House of Representatives “easily passed major reforms to the way sexual harassment is reported in Congress Tuesday, a measure aimed at overhauling the secretive, excessively complicated system in place for decades.”

* Finance industry: “Banks are closing branches at the fastest pace in decades, as they leave less profitable regions and fewer customers use tellers for routine transactions.”

* An unhelpful mistake: “The US Defense Department was forced to correct several mistakes in its Nuclear Posture Review after an initial version of the report released last week labeled Taiwan as part of China and included the disputed Kuril islands in a chart depicting Russia.”

* Is this supposed to make Americans feel safer? “On a recent Wednesday morning, Syed Ahmed Jamal was getting ready to take his daughter to school when he was stopped outside his home in Lawrence, Kan. Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement were on his front lawn. Before Jamal, 55, could say goodbye to his wife and three children, the ICE agents detained him and led him away in handcuffs.”

* Guantanamo: “In a surprise move, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis on Monday fired the top official overseeing the trials of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks and other alleged war criminals held at Guantanamo.”

* This was pretty darn impressive: “SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket nails its maiden test flight”

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