MONDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Layoffs at the DHL Express center in southern Ohio may total 8,000 workers.
* Another down day on Wall Street.
* Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D) will stay on as DCCC chairman, to the relief of the party.
* Even after all of his Lieberman’s ugly attacks and betrayals, Barack Obama has sent word that he wants the Connecticut independent in the Democratic caucus next year. No word, however, on whether Obama wants Lieberman to keep his committee chairmanship.
* TPM reports that former President Clinton “is making calls on Sen. Lieberman’s behalf.”
* The lawsuit over White House emails is still ongoing, and the Bush gang keeps losing.
* Don’t bother looking for Obama cabinet announcements this week; there apparently won’t be any.
* Obama’s preferred choice to replace him in the Senate is Valerie Jarrett, a Chicago lawyer and one of Obama’s closest advisers.
* China’s stimulus package sounds pretty good.
* A right-wing leader in the Polish parliament condemned Obama’s election last week, insisting that it “marks the end of white man’s civilization.” The comments were condemned by Poland’s foreign ministry.
* Good move: the Obama White House is adding Mike Lux to the team.
* It won’t be pleasant, but the Defense Business Board, a senior Pentagon advisory group, believes the current Pentagon budget is “not sustainable” and has to be cut significantly.
* Interesting statistical tidbit: “The Dem share of the House vote … was higher than Obama’s share of the Prez vote.”
* Can you imagine how bad an American newspaper would have to be to blow off Obama’s victory last week?
* Joe Scarborough’s on-air F-bomb, and the reaction to it, was pretty amusing this morning.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.