FRIDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The good news is the Dow finished up about 144 points for the day. The bad news is the Dow lost 14% of its value for the month, making October 2008 among the worst on record.
* Al Gore returns to the scene of the crime.
* If you missed it, Rachel Maddow’s interview with Obama was excellent, and went beyond the predictable questions that dominate typical candidate interviews. Take a look.
* When Liddy Dole falls in a ditch, she keeps digging.
* According to House Minority Leader John Boehner, Bush’s Justice Department is biased … against Republicans. (One day, at some point in the distant future, congressional Republicans will find and choose sensible leaders. I’m genuinely looking forward to it.)
* For those Americans making under $100,000, and most do, Obama’s tax cut is clearly bigger than McCain’s.
* Even now, Palin won’t say if she’ll vote for convicted felon Ted Stevens.
* Under the circumstances, I think it’s fair to describe Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) as “scandal-plagued.”
* Bill O’Reilly is a legend in his own mind.
* Fivethirtyeight has an interesting photo montage of McCain campaign field offices.
* Depending on how things go next week, we’re likely to hear a lot more from a guy named Josh Segall, who’s running in Alabama’s 3rd congressional district.
* Drudge’s influence really has waned.
* Bill Kristol bites the hand that feeds, blasting his employer, the New York Times.
* Obama is drawing a lot of support from newspaper editorial boards.
* Obama is drawing even more support from college newspaper editorial boards.
* And finally, it’s with sadness that I note the death of the legendary Louis “Studs” Terkel, who passed away today at his Chicago home. He was 96.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.