TUESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Wall Street was relatively quiet today, for a change.
* It looks like Robert Gates will stay on as Defense Secretary. More on this tomorrow.
* Karzai wants a timetable on the war in Afghanistan?
* Hank Paulson has used half of the $700 billion bailout package, and is now eyeing the other half.
* Obama will limit contributions to his inaugural committee. While recent presidents have accepted donations as high as $250,000, Obama will cap contributions at $50,000.
* Is it me, or have there been a lot of criminals working in Bush’s White House?
* Fox News won’t replace Colmes, and Hannity will host the prime-time show by himself.
* Obama’s healthcare team means business.
* You know, counter-terrorism really can be a law-enforcement issue, Republican talking points notwithstanding.
* The White House has played fast and loose with the list of “the coalition of the willing.”
* Great, Glenn Beck is talking about secession.
* Mark Halperin’s complaints about the media and Obama are pretty tiresome.
* Does Hillary Clinton have an “emolument” problem relating to the Secretary of State job?
* CNN will have to re-hire 110 workers who were dismissed for being union members.
* Duke Cunningham apparently doesn’t have a lot of friends.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.