MONDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* I’m scheduled to be a guest on MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show” this evening. The show starts at 9 p.m. eastern, and I hope readers will tune in.
* Another rough day on Wall Street: “Stocks slumped Monday, with the Dow losing 373 points, as investors worried about the specifics of the government’s $700 billion bailout plan and rocketing oil prices – which saw the biggest one-day dollar gain ever.”
* If you missed it over the weekend, 53 were killed in Islamabad on Saturday, when a huge suicide truck bomb struck a Marriott Hotel. An additional 266 were wounded in the attack, believed to be one of the largest terrorist attacks ever in Pakistan.
* Sen. Ted Stevens’ (R-Alaska) trial begins today. He’ll be the first sitting senator to face a jury trial in more than 27 years.
* The Hill reports this afternoon: “House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-Mass.) on Monday said ‘a great deal of progress’ has been made on the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill, even though congressional Democrats have supplemented the administration’s proposal with their own versions.”
* Senate Republicans don’t exactly love the Paulson bailout plan.
* If the New York Times is “in the tank” for Dems, why no stories about the Keating Five scandal?
* McCain wants a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants … from Ireland.
* Stop the shredders: “A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction [Saturday] ordering Vice President Cheney and the National Archives to preserve all of his official records.”
* McCain was asked last night why Sarah Palin can’t be interviewed or host press conferences. McCain responded, “The American people are vetting her.” I have no idea what this means.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.