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

* George Stephanopoulos reports, “McCain holds key to administration’s bailout passage.”

* Even House Republicans aren’t listening to Cheney anymore.

* Reports out of Afghanistan remain “grim.”

* Limbaugh just can’t help himself.

* It’ll be tougher for the right to blame Dems and minority families for the mortgage crisis given Rick Davis’ role in praising minority homeownership.

* And it’ll be even tougher still given the Bush/Cheney ’04 campaign’s position on the same issue.

* “NBC Nightly News” ran a pretty good story last night on the two major parties’ tax policies.

* It never ceases to amaze me what some local Republican officials are willing to say to a reporter on the record.

* The NRA lying about Obama and gun control? You don’t say.

* I haven’t seen a mea culpa from a congressional candidate like this in quite a while.

* The McCain campaign was for the New York Times before it was against it.

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.