Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 2.25.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* New York: “Three men from Brooklyn, New York, were arrested and accused of plotting to wage jihad for ISIS, authorities said Wednesday. One of them had offered to kill President Barack Obama if the militants asked him to, they said.”
 
* Tick tock: “The Senate voted Wednesday to move ahead with a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security after Democratic leaders dropped an earlier pledge to block it unless they get assurances from House Republican leaders that it would pass their chamber. The bill advanced on a procedural vote by a 98-2 margin.”
 
* This could get ugly: “Rank-and-file House Republicans on Wednesday bashed the Senate GOP’s plan to vote on a ‘clean’ Homeland Security funding bill, arguing they wanted to stand firm in attacking President Obama’s immigration actions.”
 
* The Fed: “House Republicans on Wednesday peppered Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, with pointed questions about the central bank’s stimulus campaign and its responsibilities as a financial regulator.”
 
* Not the news Japan wanted to hear: “The operator of Japan’s tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant admitted it failed to report a radioactive rainwater leak from the facility for about 10 months.”
 
* This could go on for a while: “President Barack Obama might have vetoed the Keystone XL Pipeline, but the fight over the pipeline is far from over. House Speaker John Boehner said as much in a video message after Monday’s veto: ‘All I want to say is the fight’s not over.’”
 
* Smart move: “The Treasury Department has an easy fix for taxpayers who filed their returns using inaccurate data sent by HealthCare.gov: They don’t have to do anything at all.”
 
* Net neutrality drama: “A Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission wants to see changes that could narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules set for a vote on Thursday. Mignon Clyburn, one of three Democrats on the FCC, has asked Chairman Tom Wheeler to roll back some of his provisions before the full commission votes on them, FCC officials said.”
 
* This fight doesn’t fall neatly along partisan lines: “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday there’s ‘no way in hell’ he will let the Export-Import Bank shut down. Graham also said opposition to the bank ‘makes no friggin’ sense.’”
 
* NRA: “Donations to the National Rifle Association soared in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, new filings show. Contributions and grants to the NRA in 2013 totaled $96.4 million, up 11.5% from the $86.4 million raised the previous year, according to the latest financial disclosure form filed by the gun group with the IRS.”
 
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.
 

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 2.25.15