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

* Yet another rough day on Wall Street.

* Obama prefers a very different approach to the war in Afghanistan than the one taken by Bush.

* No cabinet announcements until after Thanksgiving?

* Obama’s team unveiled ethics guidelines today for those working in the transition operation. Most notably, “no federal lobbyist can raise or contribute money for the transition efforts, no one who has lobbied in the last 12 months can advise the transition on the policy area on which they lobbied, no one involved in the policy work of the transition can lobby on that issue for a calendar year.”

* Americans seem optimistic that Obama will get the country’s economy back on track.

* A caucus vote will decide Lieberman’s fate.

* We’re more probably more likely to see Valerie Jarrett working in the White House than serving in the Senate.

* Interesting observation: “By bankrolling opposition to same-sex marriage in California, the LDS church has earned some serious cred in social conservative circles.”

* Is voting reform on the horizon?

* John Edwards is coming out of hiding. Can he make a “comeback“? (I kind of doubt it.)

* Romney is helping finance Norm Coleman’s recount effort in Minnesota? I guess 2012 positioning really is underway.

* Guns really are flying off the shelves.

* And finally, do check out Olbermann’s “Special Comment” on Prop. 8.

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.