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

* The guard shot at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has died.

* The suspected killer is a “birther” with a long list of groups of people he hates.

* A car bomb at a crowded food market in southern Iraq killed about 30 people today and wounded dozens more.

* The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal on the Chrysler sale to Fiat, and the deal was reportedly wrapped up today.

* NYT: “The Obama administration on Wednesday appointed a compensation overseer with broad discretion to set the pay for 175 top executives at seven of the nation’s largest companies, which have received hundreds of billions of dollars in federal assistance to survive.”

* Seventeen Uighurs find a new home in Palau.

* A “grass-roots rebellion” was launched against the Taliban in a remote area of northern Pakistan yesterday.

* The U.N. Security Council is moving closer towards toughening export and financial sanctions on North Korea, including possible inspections of North Korean ships.

* Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) took an unusually antagonist attitude towards HCAN, the major health care reform coalition, this afternoon. “I am unaware that HCAN has any votes on the floor of the United States Senate,” Conrad said, after saying he doesn’t much care what the progressive coalition thinks.

* Organizing for America takes the next step in organizing in support of health care reform.

* Hopes that Ted Kennedy would rejoin the Senate appear to have been overly optimistic — he is poised to undergo a new round of chemotherapy and is not expected back in June.

* Operation Rescue may purchase Dr. George Tiller’s clinic.

* Maine considers creating a unicameral legislature.

* Hey, look, Liz Cheney is on national television again. And wouldn’t you know it, she’s still lying about her father’s record.

* It looks like David Letterman’s anti-Palin “Top 10 List” went too far.

* I have no idea why conservative media personalities continue to pick fights with Jon Stewart, but Joe Scarborough can’t seem to help himself.

* Jeremiah Wright has become a ridiculous parody of himself.

* And some Senate Dems had a little fun yesterday, putting together a guide for lawmakers who feel they can’t scrutinize Sotomayor and tackle their usual Senate duties. It’s called, “A Handy How-To Guide for Republican Judiciary Members: Special mastication and ambulation edition.” It offers step-by step instructions on how to walk and chew gum at the same time.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

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