Wednesday’s Mini-Report


Today’s edition of quick hits:

* House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivered an interesting speech today, responding to the election results. Of particular interest, he raised the specter of “new revenue,” but not higher taxes. More on this tomorrow.

* I think Greg Sargent’s exactly right about this: whether one is pleased or displeased by President Obama’s re-election, his victory was not “small.”

* How did the various pollsters do? Public Policy Polling had an exceptionally good cycle; Gallup and Rasmussen did not.

* In assorted House races of interest, Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) lost, Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.) won, David Rivera (R-Fla.) lost, Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) just barely won, and Allen West (R-Fla.) apparently lost.

* It’s a pleasant surprise to see Minnesota voters reject a voter-ID law. Good for them.

* No, as a matter of fact I’m not done laughing at Dick Morris.

* Strange story: “An Ohio local TV news anchor who participated in an anti-Obama program on the eve of election day took to social media on Tuesday to defend herself from critics. Yolanda Harris, an anchor at ABC affiliate WSYX in Columbus, insisted several times that she ‘had no choice in the matter.’”

* Bill O’Reilly may not have thought this one through: “It’s not a traditional America anymore….The white establishment is now the minority.”

* And Simon Maloy makes clear just how bad a year the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin has had.

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report