Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 9.13.17

Today’s edition of quick hits:

* The latest school mass-shooting: “One student was killed and at least three others were injured Wednesday after gunfire erupted at a Washington state high school.”

* Trump-Russia: “Michael G. Flynn, the son of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, is a subject of the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign, according to four current and former government officials.”

* Tragedy in Florida: “Police are investigating what led to the deaths of six people who were inside a sweltering hot Florida nursing home left powerless by Hurricane Irma.”

* Daniel A. Craig: “President Donald Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 spot at the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrew from consideration on Wednesday after NBC News raised questions about a federal investigation that found he had falsified government travel and timekeeping records when he served in the Bush administration in 2005.”

* The final vote on this was 61-36: “The Senate on Wednesday voted down an amendment that would have forced Congress to pass a new law authorizing the U.S. to wage war against ISIS and combat threats overseas.”

* CHIP deal: “The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and the top Democrat on the panel announced on Tuesday night that they had reached agreement on a plan to prevent the imminent exhaustion of federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.”

* No rush, guys: “Trump administration officials and congressional Republican leaders are promising a new framework in two weeks for legislation that would overhaul the U.S. tax code – though they’ve shied away from releasing any details about how the changes would affect individuals or corporations.”

* Trump is apparently prepared to sign this: “Congress has approved a resolution condemning white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups following a white-nationalist rally in Virginia that descended into deadly violence.”

* This is a story worth watching: “The Interior Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) is examining the extraordinary and politically suspect reassignment of dozens of Senior Executive Service (SES) members.”

* And every time the president tries to talk about the GDP, here and abroad, he proves how very confused he is.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.13.17