Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Bernanke still not taking any steps to improve the economy: “The Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, said Tuesday that the Fed was seeking greater clarity about the health of the recovery as it weighs the need for a new round of economic stimulus.”

* Syria: “Damascus was tense on Tuesday as clashes between the Syrian army and rebels near the city center extended into a third day.” Government forces, among other things, fired from helicopters and reinforced the number of tanks on the streets.

* House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office put together a video, welcoming Dick Cheney back to Capitol Hill.

* A case to watch: “The Obama campaign filed a lawsuit with the state of Ohio Tuesday afternoon in an effort to bring back three days of early voting removed by the state’s Republican-controlled state legislature.”

* Yesterday, Senate Republicans killed the Disclose Act. Today, they killed it again.

* The Boy Scouts completed a two-year review and decided they still prefer to discriminate against gay people.

* Are congressional Democrats outraged by the Koch brothers trying to buy the 2012 elections? Ask Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.).

* The House Ethics Committee has ended its probe of freshman Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.), and will take no further action.

* A new problem for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R): “A company that plays a critical role in New Jersey’s corrections system, running halfway houses as large as prisons, has had such severe financial difficulties over the last four years that it contemplated filing for bankruptcy in 2010, according to newly disclosed documents.”

* And Rush Limbaugh is absolutely convinced the new Batman movie is part of a liberal plot to undermine Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. He wasn’t kidding.

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Tuesday's Mini-Report

Updated