MONDAY’S MINI-REPORT…. Today’s edition of quick hits:
* Let’s just say it was an unpleasant day on Wall Street.
* A new batch of Bush’s secret anti-terror memos were made public today by the Obama administration.
* For crying out loud, another cabinet-level nominee who hasn’t quite paid all of his taxes?
* David Moffett, installed as CEO of Freddie Mac last year, is resigning.
* Speaking of resignations, the CEO of Blackwater, or whatever it’s called now, is also stepping down.
* Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has an interesting new scandal on his hands.
* Rep. Ellen Tauscher (D-Calif.) is introducing legislation to undo “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”
* Greg Sargent got his hands on Bill Kristol’s 1993 healthcare memo.
* Howard Dean conceded that he told administration officials that he was interested in the HHS job. That obviously didn’t work out, but Dean is planning to work on healthcare issues through Democracy for America.
* Congress isn’t exactly popular, but it’s getting less unpopular.
* Union leaders are very pleased thus far with the Obama White House. “Republicans and business leaders are not so happy.”
* The video of the King County Sheriff’s deputy pummeling a 15-year-old girl in a holding cell is just brutal.
* Why did the RNC force its finance director out?
* Do read Joe Klein on the class warfare of the Reagan era.
* Despite what you may hear from a Republican member of the Virginia state assembly, the stimulus bill isn’t like slavery.
* And finally, Rush Limbaugh generated huge applause at CPAC for labeling the White House agenda as a “bastardization of the Constitution.” He proceeded to say, “We believe that the preamble to the Constitution contains an inarguable truth that we are all endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty, freedom, and the pursuit of happiness.” Given his interest in the “bastardization of the Constitution,” it’s worth noting that these words aren’t in the preamble to the Constitution.
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