Wednesday’s Mini-Report, 9.16.15

Today’s edition of quick hits:
 
* Ahmed Mohamed will face no charges in Irving, Texas. He has, however, received an invitation to the White House.
 
* An ugly scene: “Hungarian police officers moved against hundreds of migrants on Wednesday, attacking them with batons, water cannons and tear gas after they tried to surge through a border crossing that had been blocked for a second day.”
 
* The case against him is less than rock-solid: “An Oklahoma death-row inmate … won a two-week reprieve just hours before his scheduled execution on Wednesday. Richard Glossip had filed a last-minute appeal arguing new evidence pointed to his innocence in the 1997 murder of a hotel owner.”
 
* There will be a lot of eyes on the Fed tomorrow: “Janet L. Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, faces a crucial moment on Thursday when the Fed’s policy-making committee announces whether the time has come to start raising interest rates.”
 
* Another intelligence misstep? “A group of intelligence analysts have provided investigators with documents they say show that senior military officers manipulated the conclusions of reports on the war against the Islamic State, according to several government officials, as lawmakers from both parties voiced growing anger that they may have received a distorted picture about the military campaign’s progress.”
 
* More good ACA news that Obamacare critics will pretend not to notice: “The 2.9 percentage-point decline in 2014 in the share of Americans who are uninsured – and the 8.8 million decline in the number of uninsured – mark the largest single-year reductions on record.”
 
* A new Washington Post/ABC News poll found that a plurality of Americans support the Iran deal. When the pollster included some details about the policy, public support went up to 51%.
 
* And on a related note: “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to visit with congressional leaders when he comes to Washington in early November, according to a Republican leadership source. Netanyahu is visiting with President Barack Obama on Nov. 9 for the first time after the U.S. and other major countries cut a deal meant to curb Iran’s nuclear program.”
 
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Wednesday's Mini-Report, 9.16.15