Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:15 PM ET, January 30, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
John Edwards to Quit Presidential Race  —  John Edwards will end his presidential bid today, a source close to the Edwards campaign confirmed.  —  The former North Carolina senator is scheduled to speak in New Orleans this afternoon — an appearance billed as an anti-poverty speech …
RELATED:
CNN:
Edwards quitting presidential race  —  (CNN) — Former Sen. John Edwards is dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, CNN has learned.  —  Edwards has told top advisers about his decision.  It is expected he will announce it at a speech in New Orleans, Louisiana, at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
John Edwards to quit presidential race  —  DENVER - Democrat John Edwards is exiting the presidential race Wednesday, ending a scrappy underdog bid in which he steered his rivals toward progressive ideals while grappling with family hardship that roused voters' sympathies, The Associated Press has learned.
Dick Morris / The Hill:
McCain may win, Romney can't  —  Some may agree with Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) positions on his myriad of causes and enthusiasms.  Others may embrace Mitt Romney's record as governor and his experience in business.  But one fact remains pre-eminent — McCain has a much better chance …
Associated Press:
John Edwards to Drop Out of Presidential Race  —  Former Senator's Campaign Adviser: 'It Just Became Clear It Wasn't Going to Happen'  —  Former Senator John Edwards, D-N.C., will drop out of the Democratic presidential race on Wednesday.  —  “It just became clear it wasn't going to happen …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Edwards' Departure & A New Democratic Race  —  Former senator John Edwards (N.C.) will end his bid for the presidency today in New Orleans, bringing to a close a five-year quest for the nation's highest office.  —  Edwards will be joined by his wife, Elizabeth, as well as his three children on stage.
Discussion: Power Line and Sister Toldjah
New York Times:
For Giuliani, a Dizzying Free-Fall  —  As Rudolph W. Giuliani ponders his political mortality, many observers point to the hubris and strategic miscalculations that plagued his campaign.
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Why John Edwards Won
Discussion: The Caucus and Matthew Yglesias
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
The Heart Of The Democratic Party
Discussion: The New Republic
Ross Douthat:
Fortune's Favorite  —  For the first six months of this presidential campaign, everything went wrong for John McCain, putting him in a position where to win the nomination, he needed just about everything else to go his way.  And with the exception of the Michigan primary, that's exactly what's happened.
RELATED:
Krooney / The Page:
THE “STOP ROMNEY” COALITION
RELATED:
The Corner:
It's All Over  —  Assuming there is no shocking revelation …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
What Part Of Not Authorized Did Khalilzad Not Understand?  —  The State Department reacted angrily to the appearance of UN Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad on a panel at the Davos Economic Forum, along with two members of the Iranian government.  The US restricts diplomatic contacts with Iran …
RELATED:
Benny Avni / New York Sun:   U.N. Envoy Speaks on Panel With Iran Officials, Angering Rice
Donald Lambro / Washington Times:
Talk radio impugns McCain's liberal record  —  Conservative talk radio is ganging up on presidential candidate John McCain, attacking him for joining Democrats to push liberal legislation and opposing bedrock Republican positions from tax cuts to immigration.
RELATED:
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
Mukasey Offers View on Waterboarding  —  WASHINGTON — Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey said Tuesday that the harsh C.I.A. interrogation technique known as waterboarding was not clearly illegal, and suggested that it could be used against terrorism suspects once again if requested by the White House.
RELATED:
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Compassionate to the End  —  When President Bush took his final walk to the rostrum of the House chamber, his speech and manner conveyed little nostalgia.  He views both meditation on the past and speculation about his legacy with equal suspicion, preferring to live in the urgency of the now.
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Fox News is in for a very rough 2008  —  My guess is that Fox News guru Roger Ailes has been reaching for the Tums more often than usual early in the New Year, and there are lots of reasons for the hovering angst.  —  Let's take an extended multiple choice quiz.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
The Politico:
Rudy defeat marks end of 9/11 politics  —  Rudy Giuliani's distant third-place finish in Florida may put an end to his bid for president, and it seems also to mark the beginning of the end of a period in Republican politics that began on Sept. 11, 2001.  —  Giuliani's national celebrity …
Wall Street Journal:
Terminated  —  Arnold Schwarzenegger's “universal” health-care plan died in the California legislature on Monday, in what can only be called a mercy killing.  So let's conduct a political autopsy, because there are important lessons here for the national health-care debate.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and Commentary
David Brooks / NYT:
What Florida Taught Me  —  Here are a few things I learned Tuesday night.  —  First, good candidates are never completely out of it.  Several months ago I was covering a John McCain event in Keene, New Hampshire.  It was at the low point of the McCain candidacy, after his staff explosion and when the campaign bank account was dry.
Discussion: Hot Air
Chicago Sun Times:
Obama cuts Rezko ties  —  Barack Obama on Tuesday night aimed to scrub Tony Rezko's taint off his political fund-raising machine, saying he's identified all remaining donations to his U.S. Senate campaign that are tied to the indicted businessman and is donating them to charity.
Discussion: Wonkette and Chicago Boyz
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:15 PM ET, January 30, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Timothy Karr / The Huffington Post:
Why the Airwaves Auction Matters to Progressives
Wall Street Journal:
The Daniel Pearl Standard
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
On To The McCain-Kennedy Ticket  —  Oh, stop whining.
Haaretz:
Obama and the Jewish question
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Much Ado About Not Much  —  Cheering supporters?  Check.
Discussion: Norwegianity and The Caucus
 Earlier Items: 
Douglas A. Blackmon / Wall Street Journal:
Carter Stays Neutral in Race, But Praises Obama's Oratory
Danny / Beltway Blogroll:
All Good Blogs Must Come To An End
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Seeing Red Over Hillary
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
How McCain Won  —  Rich, you may recall that we talked …
Discussion: Vox Popoli