Monday’s Mini-Report

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

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* Another very painful day on Wall Street, with the Dow closing down nearly 680 points, or 7.7%. Things were even worse in other indexes, with the S&P 500 dropping 8.9%, and the Nasdaq down 8.95%.

* Indian officials are demanding full cooperation from Pakistan in the wake of last week’s horrific terrorist attack in Mumbai.

* ABC News reports today that U.S. intelligence agencies warned their Indian counterparts several weeks ago about a potential terrorist attack “from the sea against hotels and business centers in Mumbai.” Among the specific locations included in the U.S. warning was the Taj hotel.

* Governors, who have to run balanced budgets, are counting on Obama and congressional Democrats to deliver on a major stimulus package.

* Hillary Clinton will resign from her Senate seat, but not just yet.

* The Obama transition team has modified the copyright notice on to embrace the freest Creative Commons license. Cool.

* Arizona Democrats are going to miss Janet Napolitano for more reasons than one.

* If NBC News is really smart, it will ask Rachel Maddow to anchor “Meet the Press.”

* Glenn Beck was scheduled to join Fox News in the spring. Instead, he’ll start the day before Obama’s inauguration.

* Is Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) responsible for a secret hold on Neil Barofsky, the Treasury Department’s Inspector General for the $700 billion bailout? Maybe.

* If I’m searching for a specific news item, I turn to Google News. If I want to know what bloggers are talking about, I turn to Memeorandum.

* Why is it that Larry Kudlow seems to always be wrong?

* The far-right talking about autoworkers making $75 a hour is wrong, but the myth lingers with the media’s help.

* And if you want to work in the Obama administration, prepare to get in a very long line. While Bush received 44,000 applications in 2001, and Clinton received 125,000 applications in 1993, Obama’s team has received 290,000 applications — a number that may grow to 1 million by the time he takes office.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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Steve Benen

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.