Today's edition of quick hits:
* Remarkably, Chen Guangcheng, "the blind, self-taught lawyer known for his outspoken opposition to China's forced abortion and sterilization policies, has escaped from house arrest."
* Any chance we'll see recess appointments while Congress is out next week? Apparently not.
* Mitt Romney condemned the Recovery Act to students at Otterbein College today, a school that benefited from stimulus money. Oops.
* Also, Romney is still complaining about the president "slow jamming" the news with Jimmy Fallon. I don't know why.
* The Republican-led House approved CISPA last night, 248 to 168. If it manages to pass the Senate, it will be vetoed.
* Presidential Medal of Freedom honorees have been announced, and the list includes Madeleine Albright, Bob Dylan, John Glenn, Toni Morrison, and Pat Summitt.
* And the 50th anniversary of "To Kill A Mockingbird" is well worth celebrating. It's one of my favorite films, based on one of my favorite books.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.