Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 11.11.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Veterans Day: “President Obama focused his Veterans Day remarks on the growing ranks of former troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and are now searching for new ways to serve their country at home.”
 
* Missouri: “A 19-year-old white male was arrested Wednesday by University of Missouri police for posting threats to the racially roiled campus on social media, authorities said.”
 
* I think the White House has a very different perspective: “Newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan warned President Barack Obama on Tuesday against attempting to use an executive order to close the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.”
 
* Related news: “As Congress awaits the administration’s plans to close Guantanamo Bay, Democrats are suggesting it might not be a bad thing if President Obama shutters the facility unilaterally. While Democratic leaders are being careful not to implore Obama directly to cut Congress out of his decision-making process, they are giving the president ample political cover to use executive authority to shutter the controversial detention facility.”
 
* Myanmar: “Myanmar’s military establishment on Wednesday acknowledged the victory of the country’s democracy movement led by the Nobel Peace laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, raising hopes for a peaceful transfer of power after five decades of military domination.”
 
* I can see the congressional hearings now: “The Department of Veterans Affairs doled out more than $142 million in bonuses to executives and employees for performance in 2014 even as scandals over veterans’ health care and other issues racked the agency.”
 
* Ratings: “More than 13 million people watched Tuesday night’s Republican debate on the Fox Business Network, according to Nielsen figures provided by the network. The prime-time debate drew 13.5 million viewers, making it the highest-rated program in the network’s eight-year history. That’s just shy of the 14 million for the CNBC debate Oct. 28.”
 
* FIFA: “Sepp Blatter, the recently suspended president of FIFA, global soccer’s governing organization, has been hospitalized for what’s being called a ‘small emotional breakdown.’”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 11.11.15