Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:30 PM ET, August 23, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Lieberman: 'There's No Reason' To Deal With The Uninsured Until After The Recession  —  Last week, Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), the most conservative member of the so-called bipartisan “Gang of Six” working on the Senate Finance Committee's health care bill, stated that he preferred that Congress deal with reform incrementally.
RELATED:
Martina Stewart / CNN:
Senator to actor: ‘Make my day’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Democrat Sen. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut has a simple message for Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin: bring it on.  —  Asked Sunday on CNN's State of the Union about Baldwin's recent comments that he might move to Connecticut and mount …
New York Times:
The Uninsured  —  One of the major goals of health care reform is to cover the vast numbers of uninsured.  But how vast, really, is that pool of people?  Who are they?  And how important is it to cover all or most of them?  —  Critics play down the seriousness of the problem by pointing …
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Paul Krugman on “This Week”: “The Argument Against the Public Option is Sheer Nonsense”  —  Really great points made here, both by Robert Reich and Paul Krugman.  —  Reich notes that alienating your base while negotiating with yourself is a losing strategy (true, unless the administration's goal …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Less Than Half of Top Obama Appointees Are in Place  —  WASHINGTON — As President Obama tries to turn around a summer of setbacks, he finds himself still playing without most of his own team.  Seven months into his presidency, fewer than half of his top appointees are in place advancing his agenda.
Discussion: Balkinization
George Rush / NY Daily News:
Outed blogger blames model for ‘skank’ stink  —  Sorry seems to be the hardest word for the blogger who anonymously scorned a model as a “ho” and a “skank,” igniting a legal and media maelstrom.  —  Speaking out for the first time since a court order forced Google to reveal her identity …
New York Post:
PEEVED OBAMA TRUMPS PATERSON'S RACE CARD  —  By FREDRIC U. DICKER in Albany and MAGGIE HABERMAN in New York  —  President Obama's aides were so furious that Gov. Paterson dragged him into a rant about racism that they sent a message sharply criticizing the governor's comments just hours after he made them, The Post has learned.
Neal Gabler / Los Angeles Times:
‘Truth’ vs. ‘facts’ from America's media  —  Americans need the media to give us the truth in the healthcare debate.  —  T.S. Eliot was wrong.  August is the cruelest month.  As we head toward next month's congressional face-off on a national healthcare bill, the news media are infatuated with town hall meetings.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Beltway consensus: the Left is to blame for health care battle  —  (update below)  —  The prevailing Beltway wisdom has now ossified that the problem with the health care debate is that those hardened Leftist ideologues cling childishly and petulantly to their little “public option” …
Discussion: Denver Post, TalkLeft and Democrats.com
RELATED:
Gary Fields / Wall Street Journal:
Mullen: Afghanistan Is Deteriorating  —  WASHINGTON — Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, said Sunday that the situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated but the commanding general on the ground has not yet asked for more troops.  —  Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union …
Discussion: ChattahBox News Blog
RELATED:
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Could Afghanistan Become Obama's Vietnam?  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama had not even taken office before supporters were etching his likeness onto Mount Rushmore as another Abraham Lincoln or the second coming of Franklin D. Roosevelt.  —  Yet what if they got the wrong predecessor?
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Marine goes nuclear on Democrat over ObamaCare  —  Via, er, HotAirPundit, red meat courtesy of the good folks who hijacked our last thread.  The Democrat in question is Brian “Brown Shirts” Baird, thus the pounding he takes here is extra gratifying.  Not sure I follow the Marine's point …
RELATED:
Gaby Hinsliff / Guardian:
Brown faces new Megrahi questions  —  • Talks with Gaddafi six weeks ago  —  • US campaign for Scottish boycott  —  Gordon Brown faced fresh questions tonight after it emerged that he discussed with Colonel Gaddafi detailed conditions for the Lockerbie bomber's return nearly six weeks ago …
RELATED:
Ruth Wedgwood / Forbes:
Releasing Al-Megrahi Bodes Ill
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 7:30 PM ET, August 23, 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: 
Joseph Berger / New York Times:
McCain Says Public Option Must Be Dropped for Compromise
Discussion: Prescriptions and Balloon Juice
Amie Parnes / Politico Live's Blog:
Conrad: Congress can't pass two different health care bills
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Swine Flu Campaign Waits on Vaccine
Discussion: ChattahBox News Blog
Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Intimidation and Fraud Observed in Afghan Election
Discussion: D-Day and Associated Press
CNN:
Israel hits back over Swedish organ harvesting article
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
 Earlier Items: 
Nia-Malika Henderson / The Politico:
Obama vacations where the elite meet
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
A Cul-de-Sac of Lost Dreams, and New Ones
Discussion: Corrente and The Big Picture
Anita Kumar / Washington Post:
Virginia Governor's Race Seen as Crucial to Timothy M. Kaine's Political Future
Discussion: Commentary
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
Senator seeks data on health insurer profits
Discussion: Emptywheel and Crooks and Liars
Jeff Poor / NewsBusters.org:
Garofalo: Tea Party Protesters ‘Functionally Retarded Adults’; …
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Nicole Levy / Capital New York:
Tom Wallace and John Bellando out in big Condé Nast executive shuffle

Nick Summers / The Next Web:
Reddit Live is now official, lets anyone create their own breaking news live blog

Judith Rosen / Publishers Weekly:
Amazon Makes Plea to Authors to Quiet Down

 
Sister Sites:

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