Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* They can still probably afford good lawyers: “The Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining potential wrongdoing surrounding JPMorgan Chase’s $2 billion trading loss, people briefed on the matter said Tuesday.”

* Greece: “Greek political leaders said Tuesday that they had failed to find consensus to form a government, pushing the rudderless country to new elections amid political instability and volatility in financial markets that could push Greece to abandon the euro.”

* Murdoch media scandal: “Rebekah Brooks, the former head of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper empire and a close friend of Prime Minister David Cameron, was formally charged on Tuesday.”

* Counter-proliferation: “Gen. James E. Cartwright, the retired vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a former commander of the United States’ nuclear forces, is adding his voice to those who are calling for a drastic reduction in the number of nuclear warheads below the levels set by agreements with Russia.”

* Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is reportedly planning to move forward with President Obama’s nominees to the Federal Reserve Board. Whether Senate Republicans will allow the chamber to vote on them is far from clear.

* Colorado: “A bill that would have allowed civil unions for same-sex couples in Colorado was defeated on Monday night during a special legislative session called by Gov. John W. Hickenlooper to debate the issue.”

* I have a hard time understanding why conservatives, who used to consider themselves the patriotism police, would celebrate someone renouncing their American citizenship to avoid paying taxes.

* In Virginia, Republican state lawmakers apparently believe gay people who believe in gay rights shouldn’t be allowed to serve as judges. It’s the 21st century; I just thought I’d mention that.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Tuesday's Mini-Report

Updated