Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:50 PM ET, July 19, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Reuters:
Iraqi PM backs Obama troop exit plan: report  —  BERLIN (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told a German magazine he supported prospective U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposal that U.S. troops should leave Iraq within 16 months.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Obama Opens a Foreign Tour in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — Senator Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday, opening a high-stakes foreign trip in a country that is increasingly the focus of his clash with Senator John McCain in the presidential campaign over whether the war …
Spiegel Online:
Iraq Leader Maliki Supports Obama's Withdrawal Plans  —  In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Barack Obama's 16 timeframe for a withdrawal from Iraq is the right one.  —  Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki supports US presidential candidate Barack Obama's plan …
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
MALIKI BACKS BARACK OBAMA'S IRAQ PLAN.  —  To really understand the importance of Maliki's comments, you need to consider their opposite.  Imagine if Maliki had walked in front of the cameras and said, “at this stage, a timetable for withdrawal is unrealistic, and we hope our American friends …
CNN:
Obama lands in Afghanistan  —  KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama arrived Saturday in Afghanistan on the first stop of his tour of the Middle East and Europe, aimed at boosting the U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful's foreign policy credentials, his campaign confirmed.
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
BARACK OBAMA ON IRAQ.— The McCain campaign has a long, nearly 8-minute ad up on its website, which is mostly just video clips of Barack Obama's statements on Iraq, interspersed with derogatory slides expressing negative conclusions about Obama.  Personally, I could do without the ominous music …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Open Left
Washington Post / The Trail:
Obama Travels to Afghanistan  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama arrived in Afghanistan Saturday, according to a campaign spokesman, the first stop on a weeklong foreign tour that will take him to seven countries, including Iraq.  —  Details of his itinerary in the war zone …
Discussion: The Fix, Commentary and TIME.com
Spiegel Online:
‘The Tenure of Coalition Troops in Iraq Should Be Limited’
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Barack Obama arrives in Afghanistan
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Think Progress:
Live Blogging: Al Gore To Appear This Morning At Netroots Nation Convention  —  “Former Vice President Al Gore is scheduled to speak this morning to more than 2,000 bloggers and others meeting at the Netroots Nation convention.  His appearance here has been kept hush hush …
RELATED:
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Al Gore Is Special Guest Star at Netroots Nation
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
McCain, 71, nods off on ‘Late Night with Conan’  —  By the time Sen. John McCain gets on NBC's “Late Night with Conan O'Brien” tonight, it's gonna look like it's way past the veteran senator's bedtime.  —  The show was, of course, taped this afternoon, a little bit late due to a very surprising event …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
‘Stunningly Shameful’  —  The Bush administration flip-flops on Iran.  —  On January 23, 2008, during her keynote speech at the glitzy World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Condoleezza Rice made a surprisingly friendly gesture to the Iranian regime.  She said, in this final year …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Political harmony v. the rule of law: an easy choice for the political establishment  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  Former Congressman Harold Ford appeared at the Netroots Nation conference yesterday, argued that Bush officials shouldn't be held accountable for crimes they committed while in office …
RELATED:
Washington Wire:
Democratic Party Unity Proves Elusive at Netroots Gathering
Gateway Pundit:
McCAIN CLAIMS VICTORY IN IRAQ— Let the Gnashing of Teeth Begin  —  My, what a difference 2 years and a successful surge make in a political landscape.  —  Two years ago Republicans cringed when Iraq was discussed.  —  ...Not any more.  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democrats could not surrender in time for defeat in Iraq.
RELATED:
Dan Ariely / New York Times:
Eyes Off the Price  —  Durham, N.C.  —  AS I stand at the gas station filling my tank, the meter tallies how much it's going to cost me.  At this station, a gallon is $4.26, and as the meter passes the $20 mark, then the $30, I realize that I am paying too much attention to the price of gasoline.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
The China Beat:
Things We'd Rather You Not Say on the Web, Or Anywhere Else  —  Following George Carlin's death last month, China Beat got to thinking about his “seven dirty words” and what those same “seven words” might be in China.  We invited David Bandurski of China Media Project to write a satirical piece …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Gramm stands down  —  Former Sen. Phil Gramm is stepping down from his post as national co-chair for John McCain a week after creating headaches for the campaign by calling Americans “whiners” and saying the country was only experiencing a “mental recession.”
RELATED:
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:50 PM ET, July 19, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Site News: 

Nothing recent. See Techmeme News for earlier news.

 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
Mini-memeorandum: memeorandum for mobiles
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Conservative Group to Air Anti-Obama Ads
Discussion: TIME.com
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
While Hyping Obama's Trip, CBS Notes 'Blistering Critiques …
Michael Falcone / The Caucus:
Obama's Lobbyist Policy Excludes Cleland
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Subliminal Messaging, or Over-Active Imaginations?
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed Driscoll.com
Mark Thoma / Economist's View:
Tim Duy: Not So Bad?
Ashley Johnson / National Journal Online:
Promises to Keep  —  IF HISTORY IS ANY GUIDE, THE NEXT PRESIDENT …
Discussion: The Swamp
Julie Satow / New York Sun:
Tax Rates For New Yorkers Would Top 50% Under Obama
 Earlier Items: 
Joel Stein / Los Angeles Times:
How to make fun of Obama  —  Tips for those who find it too hard …
WorldNetDaily:
State Dept. promotes ‘Mosques in America’
Discussion: The Corner and QandO
Catherine Donaldson-Evans / Fox News:
PETA Expands Ad Campaign That Uses Teen Pregnancy to Push Pet Message
Anjeanette Damon / Reno Gazette-Journal:
GOP cancels state convention; panel to pick Nevada national delegates
Discussion: Washington Wire and MSNBC
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
A Bear's Best Friends?
Washington Post:
Acceptance of Gay People in Military Grows Dramatically
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Dead Left  —  The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
 

 
From Techmeme:

Amazon:
Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 23% to $19.34 Billion

Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Facebook and Uber Discuss Integration of Car Service Into Messenger

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Google's $1B purchase of Twitch confirmed — joins YouTube for new video empire

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Tech news essentials
Mediagazer
 Must-read media news
WeSmirch
 Celebrity news and gossip