WEDNESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:

* As expected, Hillary Clinton released her convention delegates at an event this afternoon.

* In an apparent effort to drive me batty, CNN is running its own reports on Clinton and “body-language experts.”

* With a hurricane on the horizon, New Orleans is weighing an evacuation plan.

* We still don’t know for sure if Rep. Don Young won his Republican primary in Alaska yesterday.

* Dan Pfieffer, Obama’s communications director, thinks the Gallup daily tracking poll is “the worst thing that’s happened in journalism in 20 years.”

* Even after Paul Begala set the record straight, on the air, CNN still managed to screw up the Casey-in-’92 story.

* Ratings for Clinton’s speech last night were pretty strong.

* Rudy Giuliani steps all over the McCain campaign line, insists this would be an awful time for a president with no executive experience.

* Why do I think Rachel Maddow is the best in the biz? This is why: “[S]he is determined to avoid the left-right pairings that sustain much of cable news. ‘It creates fake balance,’ she says. ‘I’m sorry — we’re going to have a debate about whether or not the Earth is flat? It doesn’t make sense to have a debate about whether offshore drilling is going to bring down gas prices. You know what? It’s not. The fact that it’s false ought to be reported, or you’re advancing a lie.’”

* It’s a shame the Blue Dogs aren’t interested in hanging out with Glenn Greenwald.

* Wouldn’t this be fun? “There’s quiet buzz in Washington this week that convicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and several colleagues — including scam-artist Michael Scanlon — will be sentenced soon for their roles in the 2005 tribes-and-bribes scandal. These rumors have circulated before, so perhaps it’s the natural gossip of idle politicos during the Capitol’s dog days. But individuals tangentially related to the case say the sentences could come as early as next week, during the Republican convention.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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Follow Steve on Twitter @stevebenen. Steve Benen is a producer at MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show. He was the principal contributor to the Washington Monthly's Political Animal blog from August 2008 until January 2012.