Thursday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Oh my: “Hundreds of thousands of people in New York City, Long Island and New Jersey may not have power restored for up to 10 more days, officials warned Thursday. Meanwhile, weather forecasters said a winter storm could hit the Northeast next week.”

* Using the military: “In a rare airlift, the Defense Department is flying 17 aircraft from California to New York loaded with power generation equipment and crews to help restore electricity to the millions of homes and businesses devastated by Superstorm Sandy.”

* After several days away from the campaign trail, President Obama returned to the stump today with a speech in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

* Bastards: “Watch out: Scammers trying to cash in on Superstorm Sandy are on their way. The destruction caused by the storm gives the bad guys a major opportunity to steal your money or personal information.”

* Saudi Arabia: “At least 22 people were killed when a fuel truck crashed into an overpass in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Thursday, triggering an explosion that brought down an industrial building and torched nearby vehicles, officials and state media said.”

* Start thinking ahead: “As the Northeast struggles with the aftermath of the massive storm Sandy, many experts say the government for years has underestimated how much of the nation is prone to flooding, given the increasing likelihood of extreme weather due to climate change and the prospect of future sea level rise.”

* Kudos to the editors of Businessweek for being direct and unsubtle when designing their latest cover story.

* I really do love Harold Pollack’s homemade campaign videos.

* How many Fox News hosts and contributors have campaigned for Republican candidates and organizations during this election cycle? According to Media Matters’ count, 32. That’s more than I even would have guessed.

* And for the record, despite what Rush Limbaugh may tell you, early voting is legal in most states. It’s not “cheating.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Thursday's Mini-Report

Updated