Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:55 PM ET, October 5, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Alex Spillius / Telegraph:
Barack Obama furious at General Stanley McChrystal speech on Afghanistan  —  The relationship between President Barack Obama and the commander of Nato forces in Afghanistan has been put under severe strain by Gen Stanley McChrystal's comments on strategy for the war.
RELATED:
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Clear Voice of Bush's Pentagon Becomes Harder to Hear  —  WASHINGTON — Gen. David H. Petraeus, the face of the Iraq troop surge and a favorite of former President George W. Bush, spoke up or was called upon by President Obama “several times” during the big Afghanistan strategy session …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Telegraph: Obama furious over McChrystal speech in London
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Petraeus For President! (12 Months Late)
Los Angeles Times:
Obama quietly tries to shore up Senate support for public option  —  The president has backed off from vocally supporting the idea of government-run healthcare, but he's working to build a coalition of supporters.  The challenge: Find a version that can pass.
RELATED:
The Note:
Frist Backing Health Care Bill? Not So Fast...
Discussion: The Hill and Hot Air
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Reid, Baucus ready to split on public option as vote nears
Discussion: Time, Firedoglake, Wonk Room and Blog entry
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
No vote until later this week — at the earliest
Discussion: Weekly Standard
RELATED:
Ben Cohen / The Huffington Post:
Why Rupert Murdoch Will Fire Glenn Beck  —  Rupert Murdoch is a smart man.  In the U.K, Murdoch aligns his newspapers with the popular political party and helps them enact their policies by giving them favorable coverage.  For the past 12 years, he supported the Labour Party.
RELATED:
Sam Jones / Guardian:
Waitrose dumps Fox after Obama attack  —  His last-minute Olympic sprint to back Chicago may have come to nothing, the Afghan quagmire may be bubbling away and Sarah Palin may be topping the bestseller list, but Barack Obama can at least take comfort from the fact that Britain's most upmarket supermarket chain is on his side.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / Vanity Fair:
Wall Street's Near-Death Experience  —  With the implosion of Lehman Brothers, in September 2008, the realization dawned: Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs could be next.  In an excerpt from his new book, the author reveals the incredible scramble that took place—desperate phone calls …
RELATED:
Joan Biskupic / USA Today:
Sandra Day O'Connor says rulings are being ‘dismantled’  —  WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Retired Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor says she regrets that some of her decisions “are being dismantled” by the current Supreme Court.  —  O'Connor, who generally has avoided questions on the substance …
Discussion: Associated Press and Raw Story
RELATED:
The Politico:
GOP leaders to Steele: Back off  —  GOP leaders, in a private meeting last month, delivered a blunt and at times heated message to RNC Chairman Michael Steele: quit meddling in policy.  —  The plea was made during what was supposed to be a routine discussion about polling matters …
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Publishes Final Guides Governing Endorsements, Testimonials  —  Changes Affect Testimonial Advertisements, Bloggers, Celebrity Endorsements  —  The Federal Trade Commission today announced that it has approved final revisions to the guidance it gives to advertisers on how to keep …
Bobby Jindal / Washington Post:
Some Republican Ideas for Health Care Reform  —  A majority of so-called Republican strategists believe that health care is a Democratic issue.  They are wrong; health care is an American issue, and the Republican Party has an opportunity to demonstrate that conservative principles work when applied to real-world problems.
Jeremy W. Peters / The Caucus:
Obama to Address Gay Rights Organization  —  President Obama will speak to a gathering of gay rights activists this weekend, a day before thousands of people are expected to march on Washington in a demonstration calling for greater legal protections for gays, lesbians and transgendered Americans.
Brian W. Walsh / Washington Times:
Criminalizing everyone  —  Needed: A ‘clean line’ to determine lawfulness  —  “You don't need to know.  You can't know.”  That's what Kathy Norris, a 60-year-old grandmother of eight, was told when she tried to ask court officials why, the day before, federal agents had subjected her home to a furious search.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Some thoughts on seeing “Capitalism: A Love Story.”  —  Here's the scene in the lobby at the Sundance Theater as we arrived for the 4:35 showing of Michael Moore's new movie:  —  “Dump ¢apitali$m/Join the Socialists.”  And, indeed, the movie was a big promotion of socialism.
Discussion: Moe Lane
Washington Post:
Hard-Core Free-Marketeer  —  A Conversation With Peter Schiff: Investor, Critic, Candidate … About 5,000 people contributed to this Web site that was set up by a few kids in California.  And then I set up my own exploratory site and said: “Well, you know, I'm thinking about running.
Discussion: The Hill, Economy Watch and TPMDC
Chuck Todd / msnbc.com:
ROVE FOR RUBIO  —  From NBC's Chuck Todd  —  Over the past few weeks, Florida GOP Gov. Charlie Crist has found himself being put on the defensive more and more in the primary thanks to the challenge by ex-state House Speaker Marco Rubio.  While Crist has financially overwhelmed Rubio to date …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and TPMDC
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Inequality as Usual  —  Not long ago, liberals were insisting that income inequality was America's most serious economic problem.  —  Now there are more immediate crises: A 9.8 percent unemployment rate, a yawning budget deficit.  But the inequality issue hasn't gone away.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:55 PM ET, October 5, 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: 
Wall Street Journal:
Clunkers in Practice  —  One of Washington's all-time dumb ideas.
Rob Raffety / NY Daily News:
Clunker cash is going to cost the U.S. dearly
Yaakov Katz / Jerusalem Post:
'Hamas may put Gazans on Strip's border'
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Israel Matzav
Associated Press:
Three Americans Share Nobel Prize for Medicine
 Earlier Items: 
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
He's Back, Hat in Hand
Dean Baker / American Prospect:
New Yorker Rewrites Economic History
Bloomberg:
Roubini Says Stocks Have Risen ‘Too Soon, Too Fast’
Discussion: DailyFinance
 

 
From Techmeme:

Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
iPad Air 2: best iPad ever, but only a modest evolutionary improvement over the Air

Molly Wood / New York Times:
Apple Pay: Seamless in Stores, but Quirky Online

Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Nexus 6 hands-on: supersized, even by today's standards, with much improved camera

 
Sister Sites:

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