Wednesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* What’s next in Egypt?

* In related news: “Egyptian military leaders have assured the Obama administration that they are not interested in long-term rule following their toppling of President Mohammed Morsi and have appointed a government of civilian technocrats to temporarily run the country in an apparent bid to forestall potential U.S. sanctions, American officials said Wednesday.”

* Pakistan: “At least 17 people were killed in a U.S drone attack in the volatile North Waziristan tribal region in northwest Pakistan early Wednesday, officials said. Local residents and security officials said the aircraft fired four missiles and struck a house at Sara-e-Darpakhel area of Miranshah, which is located near the Afghan border.”

* Texas: “Texas Republicans voted early Wednesday to move forward with new abortion restrictions, after limiting testimony at a public hearing, refusing to consider Democratic amendments and imposing strict security precautions to prevent disruptions from protesting abortion-rights supporters.”

* Their anger is understandable: “Latin American leaders reacted with fury on Wednesday to the diversion of the airplane carrying President Evo Morales of Bolivia through European airspace, calling it a grave offense to all of their countries, unjustified by suspicions that the fugitive American former security contractor, Edward J. Snowden, was on board.”

* Arizona: “Three days after 19 firefighters perished in a wildfire, questions over what exactly went wrong loomed largest.”

* The Edward Snowden story is overwhelming the NSA story. That’s not a positive development.

* The latest CBO analysis of comprehensive immigration reform offers proponents more good news, which would be useful if conservative opponents cared about policy details.

* And even a week later, Bill O’Reilly is struggling to deal with the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling. I guess for some, acceptance takes longer than it should.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report

Updated