Wednesday’s Mini-Report

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Today’s edition of quick hits:

* Say hello to President Obama’s newest cabinet nominee: Sally Jewell, the chief executive of REI, who’ll succeed Ken Salazar if she’s confirmed by the Senate.

* Syria: “Syrian insurgents attacked military checkpoints and other targets in parts of central Damascus on Wednesday, antigovernment activist groups reported, shattering a lull in the fighting as prospects for any talks between the antagonists appeared to dim.”

* I’ll miss Saturday mail delivery: “It’s been debated for months, but on Wednesday the United States Postal Service announced it’s not going to deliver first-class mail on Saturdays anymore.”

* This is, by the way, largely the result of congressional incompetence.

* Today in gun violence: “Two young children and a woman were killed and a third child was wounded in a shooting at a northeast Denver house, police said Wednesday. That wounded child was in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center.”

* I guess the Scouts weren’t prepared: “Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is delaying until May a vote on whether to ease its policy of excluding gays as Scouts and adult leaders. Any eventual decision is likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting.”

* Strange bedfellows: “Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will offer a resolution next week commending President Barack Obama’s use of drones and the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki. ‘Every member of Congress needs to get on board,’ Graham said. ‘It’s not fair to the president to let him, leave him out there alone quite frankly. He’s getting hit from libertarians and the left.’”

* Rubio: “Senator Marco Rubio will give the Republicans’ response to the State of the Union address, party leaders announced on Wednesday. Mr. Rubio, a first-term senator from Florida, will deliver his speech in both English and Spanish.”

* Did you hear about the construction of a replica Oval Office during renovations to the existing one? Apparently, the reports weren’t quite true. Rachel will have more on this tonight.

* Public Policy Polling’s annual survey on media is, at a minimum, consistent: “We find once again this year that Democrats trust everything except Fox, and Republicans don’t trust anything other than Fox.”

Anything to add? Consider this an open thread.

Wednesday's Mini-Report

Updated