Tuesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* President Obama makes a spirited pitch in support of comprehensive immigration reform, appearing at a big event in Nevada.

* My favorite line in Obama’s remarks: “When we talk about that in the abstract, it is easy sometimes for the discussion to take on a feeling of us versus them. And when that happens, a lot of folks forget that most of us used to be them.”

* Congratulations, Secretary Kerry: “The Senate confirmed President Barack Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D- Mass, to be secretary of state Tuesday. The vote was 94 to 3, with three Republicans – Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla. – voting against him.”

* The Virginia GOP scheme to rig the presidential election died in a state legislative committee today, following an 11-to-4 vote.

* On a related note, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R), who’s been open to the scheme, said today’s he’s “very skeptical” of the plan, adding, “I don’t think this is the appropriate time to really look at it.”

* He did a surprisingly good job: “Ray LaHood, the former Republican congressman from Illinois who has run the nation’s Transportation Department under President Obama, will not serve a second term, he told department employees in a letter on Tuesday.”

* Egypt’s top military officer warned today “of the potential ‘collapse of the state’ if political forces in the country did not reconcile, reflecting growing impatience with the country’s growing unrest.”

* Let this headline sink in for a moment: “Father of Newtown victim heckled at hearing.”

* Hmm: “Fox News Sees Its Worst Ratings Since 2001.”

* The Washington Free Beacon is “an important innovator in the right-wing pseudo-journalism world. Hackneyed spin, routine misstatements, and paranoid hyperbole are not the accidental by-product of ideological zeal but its stated goal.”

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Tuesday's Mini-Report

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