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

* As expected, the Fed left interest rates unchanged.

* Pakistan is threatening to shoot at U.S. Special Forces that enter their country without an invitation.

* Democrats are suing to prevent Michigan Republicans from challenging voters based on home foreclosures.

* Fascinating item in Salon on Todd Palin.

* Under the circumstances, McCain may want to learn the initials for the Securities Investor Protection Corporation.

* Charlie Rangel doesn’t plan on giving up his gavel.

* CNN’s Candy Crowley offers a good example of what’s wrong with the media’s campaign coverage.

* MSNBC’s Jon Decker offers a good example of what’s ridiculous about the media’s campaign coverage.

* McCain is, even now, lying about the Bridge to Nowhere.

* If it seems like the media is blatantly ignoring Joe Biden, it’s because the media is blatantly ignoring Joe Biden.

* Push-polls rear their ugly head? Maybe.

* Reporters aboard McCain’s plane are getting a little restless.

* Harry Reid sees similarities between McCain and Herbert Hoover. Paul Krugman is thinking along the same lines.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Steve Benen

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.