Today's edition of quick hits:
* Brutal tornadoes slice across Indiana, Kentucky, Alabama, and Tennessee.
* Syria: "The Syrian authorities on Friday blocked without explanation an officially sanctioned Red Cross convoy laden with food and medical supplies from entering a devastated neighborhood in the central city of Homs, one day after the army overwhelmed the main rebel stronghold there following a brutal month-long siege."
* Afghanistan: "Military investigators have concluded that five soldiers were involved in the incineration of a pile of Korans in Afghanistan last week, according to U.S. military officials who have been briefed on the inquiry."
* At of this afternoon, four of Rush Limbaugh's sponsors have pulled their ads.
* GM: "General Motors has told 1,300 employees at its Detroit Hamtramck that they will be temporarily laid off for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt and its European counterpart."
* Don't miss Jeffrey Goldberg's must-read interview with President Obama on Iran and Israel.
* Compare Mitt Romney's 2002 rhetoric about DC to his 2012 rhetoric. (Hint: they're not similar.)
* Why should Republicans drop their pointless opposition to the Dream Act? Because of amazing kids like Daniela Palaez.
* R.I.P, James Q. Wilson.
* And Romney loves the trees in Michigan, and not just for their height.
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