MONDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* The Dow finished up nearly 400 points today. This, combined with Friday’s gains, mark the Dow’s biggest two-day percentage gain since October 1987.
* Home prices plunged in October.
* Rep. Virgil Goode (R-Va.), one of Congress’ most offensive members, was declared the loser of his competitive House race today. He’s demanding a recount.
* I’m not sure if there’s any real point to polling voters on Obama’s transition, but for what it’s worth, 67% approve of the president-elect’s efforts thus far.
* Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack (D) will not be the next Secretary of Agriculture.
* Wal-Mart fired Jim Hirni, its top in-house Republican lobbyist, for his ties to the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal.
* I really didn’t think Dick Morris could get any lower. I stand corrected.
* GM’s CEO got the message about traveling to Washington in a private jet.
* A good piece on EFCA from John Blevins.
* Some of the major daily newspapers found a way to make a whole lot of quick, easy money: sell Obama-related stuff.
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.