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Thursday's Mini-Report, 2.15.18

Today's edition of quick hits.

Today's edition of quick hits:

* This makes Trump's tweet this morning look a little worse: "A YouTube user who used the same name as the suspected Florida gunman was investigated by the FBI for a comment boasting about plans to shoot up a school, the agency said Thursday."

* As expected: "The Senate ended its immigration debate this week exactly where it began — in a stalemate."

* Hmm: "Steve Bannon, who served as President Donald Trump's chief strategist, was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, NBC News has learned from two sources familiar with the proceedings."

* In related news: "House Republican leaders are weighing 'further steps' to force former top White House strategist Stephen K. Bannon to answer investigators' questions in their probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election -- including potentially declaring him in contempt of Congress -- after a Thursday interview they called 'frustrating.'"

* Really? "On the campaign trail Donald Trump said he wanted to keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open and 'load it up with some bad dudes.' But President Trump may actually oversee a slight decrease in the population."

* South African President Jacob Zuma resigned yesterday "in a televised address to the nation, ending a turbulent tenure marred by corruption scandals that sapped the popularity of the ruling African National Congress and hurt one of Africa's biggest economies."

* Stormy Daniels "believes she is now free to discuss an alleged sexual encounter with the man who is now president, her manager told The Associated Press Wednesday."

* Inflation news: "The consumer price index, which measures how quickly prices are going up in the U.S. economy, rose at a faster than anticipated 2.1 percent in January, compared with a year ago, triggering fears of another rocky run on Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points at the open, but traders ultimately dismissed the news [on Wednesday] and the Dow closed up over 250 points."

* I'm not sure this is a good idea: "If staff turmoil at the White House has President Donald Trump searching for leadership advice, he's in luck: One of his top aides is here to help. An official on Trump's National Security Council -- where stressed-out aides aren't exactly known for their ample free time -- has launched a website and related podcast on leadership."

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.