Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Tahrir Square is once again the center of massive Egyptian protests.

* On a related note, ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak’s health is reportedly failing. Reuters reports that he “was declared clinically dead by his doctors on Tuesday.” (Update: Mubarak is now reportedly “clinging to life” in a military hospital.)

* Eurozone: “As Greece’s political parties maneuvered to form a new government Tuesday, the country’s creditors were signaling a willingness to discuss revised terms for Greece’s bailout package to reflect its rapidly deteriorating economy.”

* Might Germany step up? “Angela Merkel is poised to allow the eurozone’s 750bn bailout fund to buy up the bonds of crisis-hit governments in a desperate effort to drive down borrowing costs for Spain and Italy and prevent the single currency from imploding.”

* Pakistan: “The Supreme Court dismissed Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Tuesday, drastically escalating a confrontation between the government and the judiciary and plunging the political system into turmoil.”

* Flame virus: “The United States and Israel jointly developed a sophisticated computer virus nicknamed Flame that collected critical intelligence in preparation for cyber-sabotage attacks aimed at slowing Iran’s ability to develop a nuclear weapon, according to Western officials with knowledge of the effort.”

* Demanding answers: “If JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon got the kid-gloves treatment in the Senate, the boxing gloves were out in the House Tuesday.”

* The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will begin “releasing detailed information on Americans’ complaints about their credit cards, part of a public database that the agency hopes will be both comprehensive and granular.” Good.

* Former Gabrielle Giffords aide Ron Barber is now Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.).

* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is aware of Internet memes.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Tuesday's Mini-Report

Updated