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Monday's Mini-Report, 2.26.18

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* No one should give Trump any ideas: "China's plan for President Xi Jinping to remain in office indefinitely saw censors block satirical commentary and online searches for 'two-term limit,' also triggering comparisons to North Korea's ruling dynasty."

* North Pole: "Temperatures may have soared as high as 35 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) at the pole, according to the U.S. Global Forecast System model.... Such extreme warm intrusions in the Arctic, once rare, are becoming more routine, research has shown. A study published last July found that since 1980, these events are becoming more frequent, longer-lasting and more intense."

* Alarmingly typical: "President Trump's personal pilot is 'in the mix' to lead the Federal Aviation Administration, a White House official confirmed Sunday night."

* Trying to accommodate the American president's idiosyncratic views: "President Trump's threat to rip up the Iran nuclear deal has touched off an urgent scramble in European capitals to preserve the agreement -- not by rewriting it, but by creating a successor deal intended to halt Iran's ballistic missile program and make permanent the restrictions on its ability to produce nuclear fuel."

* Sign of the times: "A former law student and male stripper prosecuted for invasion of privacy for secretly filming sex partners two decades ago is now seeking a pardon from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, indicted under the same criminal statute last week."

* Four years ago, Trump said the U.S. Olympic team's lackluster showing in the medal count was "another Obama embarrassment." Oops.

* I wish he'd stop doing this: "As conspiracy theorists accuse survivors of the Florida school shooting of being 'crisis actors,' President Trump on Saturday retweeted a fringe radio host who once used identical language to peddle hoaxes about the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre in 2012."

* Good: "A West Virginia judge has tossed out a lawsuit filed by a coal magnate who was ridiculed on HBO's late-night show 'Last Week Tonight' by host John Oliver."

* The NRA's Wayne LaPierre in 1999: "We believe in absolutely gun-free, zero-tolerance, totally safe schools. That means no guns in America's schools. Period."

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.