Today’s edition of quick hits.
* Florida prepares: “Hurricane Ian became a major Category 3 storm early Tuesday and will continue to strengthen as it approaches Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Ian made landfall early Tuesday in western Cuba, U.S. officials said.”
* Russia’s mass exodus: “The flow of Russian men of fighting age looking to leave the country persisted Tuesday amid fears the government would soon close its borders to stop those trying to evade President Vladimir Putin’s draft.”
* Adjust your calendars: “The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol postponed a public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, citing a major hurricane that is expected to make landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast. ... The panel’s leaders did not immediately provide a new date for the hearing, which would have been its first in roughly two months.”
* Kyle Young’s sentencing: “A Donald Trump fan who brought his teenage son along as he assaulted then-D.C. police officer Mike Fanone and another officer at the Capitol on Jan. 6 was sentenced to more than seven years in prison on Tuesday.”
* In related news: “Kyle Fitzsimons, a Maine man who joined rioters at the Capitol, has been convicted on 11 counts including assaulting, resisting or impeding police officers. Fitzsimons charged to the frontlines on Jan. 6, 2021, to attack law enforcement.”
* I’m so old, I remember when Republicans pretended to care about influential officials using private email for their jobs: “The Department of Justice filed a motion Monday asking a judge to order former White House adviser Peter Navarro to return government email communications he allegedly handled through a private account while serving in the Trump administration.”
* A lot of headlines yesterday brushed past the "over 30 years" part of this price tag: "President Joe Biden’s student loan cancellation plan will cost an estimated $400 billion over 30 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office."
* A case that’s been simmering for a while: “Four people pleaded guilty on Monday to misdemeanors for their roles in absentee ballot fraud in rural North Carolina during the 2016 and 2018 elections. The convictions stemmed from an investigation that in part resulted in a do-over congressional election.”
* On Capitol Hill: “The Congressional Workers Union announced on Monday via Twitter that the office of Rep. Andy Levin, D-Mich., won its union election — the first one to do so on the Hill. According to the union, the vote was unanimous.”
* The kids are all right: “Students across Virginia protested Tuesday in response to new guidelines putting restrictions on transgender students in the state’s public schools.”
* The DART probe slamming into Dimorphos was, and is, amazing: “Impact confirmed. The dramatic moment when a NASA spacecraft intentionally flew head-on into an asteroid was captured by a tiny, Italian-built satellite that was designed to survey the aftermath of the cosmic collision.”
See you tomorrow.