Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:10 AM ET, December 9, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Chicago Breaking News:
Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody  —  Updated at 9:08 a.m.: Blagojevich and Harris were arrested simultaneously at their homes at about 6:15 a.m., according to the FBI.  They were transported to FBI headquarters in Chicago, where they remained at 9 a.m.
RELATED:
Chicago Tribune:
Blagojevich's Senate selection process investigated  —  Federal probe widens to Obama's vacant seat  —  UPDATE: Source: Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody  —  A source said today that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was taken into federal custody at his North Side home this morning.
MSNBC:
Ill. governor arrested on corruption charges  —  Feds: Blagojevich sought to profit from choosing Obama's Senate successor  —  WASHINGTON - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator …
Discussion: TVNewser, Swampland and Sister Toldjah
WBBM-TV:
Gov. Rod Blagojevich Arrested On Federal Charges  —  CHICAGO (CBS) ― Authorities in Chicago have arrested Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich on federal charges.  —  U.S. Attorney's office spokesman Randall Samborn says both Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arrested Tuesday.
Mike Robinson / Associated Press:
Ill. Gov. arrested in Obama successor probe  —  CHICAGO - Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to get financial benefits through his authority to appoint a U.S. senator to fill the vacancy left by Barack Obama's election as president.
Discussion: Townhall.com, Babalu Blog and Corrente
WBBM-TV:
Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich  —  CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office:  —  Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging …
Discussion: Fox News, Gawker and Blogs of War
CNN:
Feds: Blagojevich put ‘for sale’ sign on Obama replacement
Discussion: Swords Crossed
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
Cracks appear in Obama foreign policy team … WASHINGTON (AP) - The first sign of cracks in President-elect Barack Obama's foreign policy team of rivals emerged on Monday as his choices for secretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations visited the State Department.
Discussion: Babalu Blog and RedState
RELATED:
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
The Bill Clinton loopholes
Discussion: TIME.com
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
For Bush's staff, upbeat talking points on his tenure  —  Administration officials get a memo from the White House suggesting what to say about the last eight years: President Bush upheld ‘the honor and the dignity of his office,’ for one.  —  Reporting from Washington …
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
Breitbart's big, red Hollywood  —  After playing supporting roles to big names in media and politics, Andrew Breitbart is poised to become the protagonist in his own story.  —  The publisher of the online news aggregator Breitbart.com helped launch and run two of today's most influential media …
Discussion: Power Line and Don Surber
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — With six weeks before taking office, President-elect Barack Obama is having one heck of a honeymoon, a new national poll suggests.  —  Nearly eight in 10 Americans questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey …
The Politico:
Boehner: Future of GOP is Cao  —  One week ago, most Republicans had never heard of Anh “Joseph” Cao.  Those who were aware he was challenging Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) thought he had almost no chance of winning.  Not a single Republican in the state's congressional delegation donated to his campaign.
RELATED:
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Cao's Upset of Rep. Jefferson in Louisiana Gives Republicans a New Hero
Discussion: TIME.com and Real Clear Politics
Kari Lydersen / Washington Post:
Illinois Governor Supports Workers Occupying Closed Chicago Factory  —  Workers occupying a Chicago factory that closed abruptly last week gained a significant political ally Monday in their fight to receive back benefits, when Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich (D) ordered state agencies …
Discussion: Bark Bark Woof Woof
RELATED:
Reuters:
Homeowners re-defaulting after getting aid  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Recent data suggests that many borrowers who received help with mortgage modifications earlier this year tended to re-default on their payments, a top U.S. banking regulator said on Monday.
Discussion: A Blog For All, Don Surber and QandO
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The media's disingenuous failure to state the obvious.  —  The obvious is sometimes the most difficult thing to discern, and few things are more amusing than the efforts of our journals of record to keep “open” minds about the self-evident, and thus to create mysteries when the real task of reportage is to dispel them.
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Did Democrats peak too early?  —  Did the Democrats' exile end too soon?  —  That may be a question that nags at more than a few party activists once all the partying is done.  —  Democrats have clearly come a long way in rebuilding their party infrastructure since falling from power in the late 1990s.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and The Swamp
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Pelosi likes idea of ‘car czar’ to audit bailout  —  WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says Congress could act on an auto bailout as early as the end of the day.  —  Majority Leader Harry Reid said that a final agreement with the White House on help for Detroit's Big Three could come …
RELATED:
David M. Halbfinger / New York Times:
Kennedy Is Said to Be Politicking for His Niece  —  While Caroline Kennedy is maintaining her public silence about whether she wishes to succeed Senator Hillary Clinton, her uncle, Senator Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, has been working behind the scenes on her behalf, according to Democratic aides.
Linda Hirshman / New York Times:
Where Are the New Jobs for Women?  —  BARACK OBAMA has announced a plan to stimulate the economy by creating 2.5 million jobs over the next two years.  He intends to use the opportunity to make good on two campaign promises — to invest in road and bridge maintenance and school repair …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Al Gore waves off official role  —  He may be assembling a Team of Heavyweights, but Barack Obama isn't likely to have the full-time services of one of the most formidable powers on the political landscape.  —  When Obama and Joe Biden sit down with Al Gore at noon Tuesday in Chicago …
Gideon Rachman / Financial Times:
And now for a world government  —  I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US.  I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana.  But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and normblog
Michael Tomasky / Guardian:
Obama and the liberals  —  If it's true that nature abhors a vacuum, then that rather unnatural state of man known as cable television is positively repulsed by one.  And so, during this lugubrious interregnum in which millions of us are still coming down from the months-long high …
Associated Press:
Zucker says NBC may scale down programming hours … NEW YORK (AP) - A terrible fall season at NBC is forcing the network to consider scaling back the number of hours it airs programming, Chief Executive Jeff Zucker told an investor conference Monday.  —  While NBC will continue to fund …
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:10 AM ET, December 9, 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: 
Gov. Tim Pawlenty / The Politico:
Cut up the credit card
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MinnPost
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Obama's Web presence loses its luster
Discussion: Townhall.com
Steven Reinberg / US News:
Malaria Vaccine Effective in Latest Trials
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Critiquing The Obama Administration
Discussion: Open Left and New York Times
New York Post:
MORE RANGEL MUCK  —  The ethical clouds hanging over Rep …
Discussion: RedState
Nick Gillespie / Reason:
We've Got Phoney-Baloney Jobs Up the Ying-Yang, Say America's Mayors!
Discussion: CBS4
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
New Deal: Business likes Obama plan
Discussion: Lost in Transition
 Earlier Items: 
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
A Self-Leaking Nominee?  —  Funny thing happened on Bronx …
Discussion: Calitics, The Politico and MSNBC
Nick Taylor / New York Times:
F.D.R. Knew How to Spend Carefully
Discussion: TalkLeft and LewRockwell.com Blog
Megan McArdle:
Schadenfreude  —  Publius accuses me of schadenfreude …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Lost in Transition:
Please Resign, Bush Tells Political Appointees
Discussion: 2008 Presidential …
 

 
From Techmeme:

Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Check Out Gmail 5.0 For Android And Google's Plan To Handle All Your Email Accounts In One App

Apple:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results

Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 8.1 with Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, SMS Relay & Instant Hotspot, more

 
Sister Sites:

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