Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:00 PM ET, April 30, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
The Politico:
Biden says avoid planes, subways; puts out clarifying statement  —  Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would not recommend taking any commercial flight or riding in a subway car “at this point” because swine flu virus can spread “in confined places.”
RELATED:
Xana O'Neill / NBC New York:
Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic  —  World Health body raises alert to level 5, one notch short of full pandemic  —  Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread …
Fox News:
Biden: Avoid Planes, Trains, Automobiles
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Chris Isidore / CNNMoney.com:
Chrysler to file for bankruptcy  —  Some lenders refuse offer to reduce debt, leading to likely bankruptcy filing.  But Chrysler expected to remain in business and complete deal with Fiat.  —  NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Chrysler LLC is going to file for bankruptcy, an administration official confirmed to CNN Thursday.
RELATED:
Micheline Maynard / New York Times:
A Primer on a Chrysler Bankruptcy  —  Chrysler is the first major automaker to file for bankruptcy and attempt to reorganize since Studebaker in 1933.  The process can be complicated.  Here is a quick look at how it is likely to play out.  —  Q. Will Chrysler cease to operate?
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Top Dems rebel on Specter  —  Senior Senate Democrats are objecting to the deal Majority Leader Harry Reid made with Sen. Arlen Specter, saying they will vote against letting the former Republican shoot to the top of powerful committees after he switches parties.
RELATED:
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Donors demand refund from Specter  —  Political switch gets expensive as lawmaker's support shrinks  —  Sen. Arlen Specter's switch to the Democratic Party is prompting his campaign donors large and small to demand their money back, including several Republican senators whose political …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Grassley eyes top Republican post on Judiciary Committee
Discussion: Washington Wire
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Condi Rice Pulls A Nixon: When the President Does It, That Means It is Not Illegal  —  Condoleezza Rice was recently speaking at Stanford when students asked her an excellent question on waterboarding and torture.  They have her answer on tape and it isn't pretty.  Condi Rice absolutely pulls a Nixon.
RELATED:
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Rice Channels Nixon: Since The President Authorized Torture, That Makes It Legal  —  Recently, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spoke with some students at Stanford University, where she is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute.  When a student asked whether Rice had authorized torture …
Discussion: Wonk Room, Hullabaloo and Democrats.com
Annie Lowrey / FP Passport:
Condi Rice defends enhanced interrogation as “legal” and “right”
Aconant / Alex Conant:
Palin and the bear  —  Coming soon to a cable TV station near you: TLC just released a YouTube video of a recent interview with Sarah Palin that has an unfortunate image of the Governor relaxing on a bear rug in her office.  Seriously:  —  I've defended Sarah Palin after recent media criticism.
RELATED:
Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Sarah Palin to Appear on American Chopper  —  Turns out the hockey mom is also a motorcycle maven.  —  Alaska Governor Sarah Palin recently welcomed the crew from Orange County Choppers - whose custom motorcycle business is featured on TLC's American Chopper - to Anchorage …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama and Churchill  —  Obama followed Bush last night in using Winston Churchill as his example of a war president:  —  “I was struck by an article that I was reading the other day talking about the fact that the British during World War II, when London was being bombed to smithereens …
RELATED:
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Some Enchanted Evening (With A Tortured Finish)
The Huffington Post:
Is Obama Reading Andrew Sullivan?  References Similar Torture Post During Presser
Discussion: The New Ledger
Celeste Katz / NY Daily News:
Elizabeth Edwards write about husband's affair in book … Campaign cad John Edwards' cheating ways made his wife, Elizabeth, sick to her stomach - literally.  —  After the former presidential hopeful confessed his betrayal, Elizabeth Edwards writes in her new book, “I cried and screamed, I went to the bathroom and threw up.”
Los Angeles Times:
Scientists see this flu strain as relatively mild  —  Genetic data indicate this outbreak won't be as deadly as that of 1918, or even the average winter.  —  As the World Health Organization raised its infectious disease alert level Wednesday and health officials confirmed the first death linked …
Discussion: Hot Air
RELATED:
Alice Miles / Times of London:
Egyptian Christians riot after swine flu cull
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, MyDD and CBS News
David Espo / Associated Press:
GOP poll shows Dems have advantage on key issues  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are widely viewed by the public as less competent than Democrats to handle issue ranging from health care to education and energy, according to internal polling presented to top GOP officials in Congress.
RELATED:
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Win By Losing?  —  Via Ed Kilgore, Ed Rogers from the Reagan …
Sam Roberts / New York Times:
No Race Gap Seen in '08 Vote Turnout  —  The historic gap between blacks and whites in voter participation evaporated in last year's presidential race, according to an analysis released today, with black, Hispanic and Asian voters comprising nearly a quarter of the electorate, setting a record.
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates
RELATED:
PewResearch.org:
Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: Most Diverse in U.S. History
Discussion: Washington Wire
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Top Senate Democrat: bankers “own” the U.S. Congress  —  Sen. Dick Durbin, on a local Chicago radio station this week, blurted out an obvious truth about Congress that, despite being blindingly obvious, is rarely spoken: “And the banks — hard to believe in a time when we're facing …
RELATED:
The Huffington Post:
Dick Durbin: Banks “Frankly Own The Place”
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Calling Spades  —  Let me precede what I am about to say by noting that I've written some of what follows before.  But I think it bears repeating, and so with that in mind, I offer this:  —  Yesterday somebody asked if I'd comment on the following passage from Byron York:
Right Wing News:
An Interview With Mark Levin  —  Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to interview wildly successful radio host Mark Levin, author of the #1 book in the nation, Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto.  —  What follows is a slightly edited transcript of our conversation.  Enjoy!
Discussion: American Power
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:00 PM ET, April 30, 2009.

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: 
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit:
CREDIT MARKETS GO JOHN GALT? … If you set out to wreck …
Discussion: The Corner
Francis Cianfrocca / The New Ledger:
Bank of America's Shareholders Vote For Change
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Megan McArdle
Jonathan Tobin / Commentary:
Sentenced to Die for Selling Real Estate to a Jew
Discussion: Israpundit
Brandon Keim / Wired Science:
Solitary Confinement: The Invisible Torture
Discussion: The Agonist
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Sestak: Specter Better Shape Up
Discussion: D-Day, Salon and The Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: Steele fights back against RNC ‘scheme’
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Gen. James Jones's Outlook as Barack Obama's National Security Adviser
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Steele: GOP ‘disingenuous’ criticizing bailouts
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Dead Certain  —  Tonight President Obama said he was …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Commentary
 

 
From Techmeme:

Re/code:
Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai

Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Apple's music sales down 13% this year; Beats Music to relaunch as part of iTunes in 2015

Kelly Hodgkins / MacRumors:
AT&T Locking Apple Interchangeable SIMs in iPad Air 2 and Retina Mini 3

 
Sister Sites:

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