WEDNESDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* It was a relatively quiet day on Wall Street, with all of the major indexes showing modest gains.
* Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is, as was rumored yesterday, the person identified in the criminal complaint against Blagojevich as “Senate Candidate No. 5.” He will speak with federal investigators fairly soon.
* Jackson insists he did nothing wrong, and assumed Blagojevich was weighing possible Senate candidates on their merits.
* One of Blagojevich’s top aides, Deputy Gov. Bob Greenlee, resigned today.
* We’re hearing a series of new rumors about Obama’s environmental team, including the likely appointment of Los Angeles Deputy Mayor Nancy Sutley as the chair of Obama’s Council on Environmental Quality.
* The financial crisis has taken its toll on NPR, which announced today that it is cutting 64 jobs and cancelling two programs.
* Significant parts of Big Business appear to be on board with Obama’s stimulus plan.
* Rachel Maddow introduces “enhanced history reenactment” to cable news. It was hilarious.
* Surviving members of the Tuskegee Airmen have been invited to attend Obama’s inauguration.
* I enjoyed Ezra Klein’s piece today connecting “Frost/Nixon” to the nation’s need for closure after Bush’s eight years in office.
* Name that quote: Rod Blagojevich vs. Tony Soprano. (I got nine out of 10. How’d you do?)
Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.