Wednesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The FBI confirmed on the record today that it has opened a “preliminary investigation” into JPMorgan’s massive trading loss.

* Greece: “As Greek political leaders assembled a caretaker government Wednesday to usher in new elections next month, bankers across Athens were monitoring a worrisome development: the continued flight of billions of euros from the country amid renewed concern over Greece’s fate within the euro currency union.”

* Vice President Biden’s working class background gives him credibility to make comments like these on the stump in Ohio:

* The National Coalition for Men endorsed the House Republicans’ watered-down version of the Violence Against Women Act today, arguing that it doesn’t do enough for men. This probably isn’t the support the GOP leadership was hoping for.

* Collecting what’s owed may be impossible: “A Weston, Fla., family has won a landmark $323 million court decision against Iran and Syria, six years after their son was killed by a suicide bomber in Tel Aviv.”

* I’d sure like to see it: “Why Justice Souter should publish his secret dissent in Citizens United.”

* Hawaii has banned plastic bags at checkout counters altogether, a national first.

* Just go away: “In his newest video, conservative videographer James O’Keefe claims that during his organization’s latest inept voter fraud sting in North Carolina, ‘we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead.’ Unfortunately for O’Keefe, the person whose ballot his operative sought is actually alive, as is indicated by the raw video his organization posted online.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report

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