Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:20 PM ET, January 8, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
What we're seeing in Massachusetts  —  Because of the heavy interest we'll try to get our Massachusetts numbers out over the weekend.  But because we've already conducted most of the interviews for it here are some of the major storylines we're seeing:  —At this point a plurality …
RELATED:
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
It's On - Push Polling “Hate Group” Support for Brown  —  See update to this post: Is SEIU Behind Anti-Brown Push Polling?  —  I received this e-mail from a Massachusetts resident and businesswoman (and I verified her identity through publicly available sources), regarding a phone call she received last night:
Discussion: TD Blog and Riehl World View
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Can Dems pass health care if Brown wins?  —  The notion of a Republican winning Ted Kennedy's seat remains unlikely, despite (or perhaps because of) the recent hubbub around the race.  —  But it's a real enough possibility that Democrats have started to consider the question.
Discussion: The New Republic
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Rudy Giuliani Wrong in Saying ‘No Domestic Attacks Under Bush’  —  President Obama yesterday took personal responsibility for failures in the Christmas day terror plot, but Rudy Giuliani still isn't convinced.  —  I spoke to the former mayor of New York City this morning on GMA …
RELATED:
George Stephanopoulos / George's Bottom Line:
Giuliani Update  —  Through his spokesman, Rudy Giuliani has clarified the remarks he made this morning on GMA regarding terrorist attacks on the United States under Presidents Bush and Obama.  —  The Mayor's spokesman says that the remark “didn't come across as it was intended” …
Political Punch:
Giuliani Comments on GMA Prompt Debate
Discussion: TPM LiveWire and Mediaite
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Steele: ‘I Wrote This Book Before I Became Chairman’ (Um, Really?)  —  Appearing today on Laura Ingraham's radio show, RNC chairman Michael Steele said that he wrote his book Right Now before he became chairman.  The problem is, the book itself doesn't read like it could have possibly …
RELATED:
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Steele rival re-emerges amidst RNC turmoil
Discussion: The Palmetto Scoop
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
Steele's Book Timeline Doesn't Fit
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog and AmSpecBlog
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Senior GOP Aides And Operatives Totally Blindsided By Steele's Book …
Discussion: The Politico, TPMDC, Guardian and Daily Kos
NPR Blogs:
Loud Protests on NPR's ‘Tea Party’ Cartoon  —  For nearly two months, the animated political cartoon sat on npr.org virtually unnoticed.  And then someone discovered it, was disgusted and launched it into the blogosphere — making it a raucous rallying point for conservatives.
RELATED:
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Palin's tea party raises eyebrows  —  Sarah Palin's plan to deliver the keynote address — for a fee — at next month's first-ever National Tea Party Convention is getting renewed attention in light of her rejection Thursday of an invitation to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
Quin Hillyer / AmSpecBlog:
Memo to Palin: Get Over Yourself
Discussion: Riehl World View
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gruber responds: ‘Completely consistent’  —  One of the key voices for Congressional health care legislation, MIT economist Jon Gruber, is taking fire from the precincts of the left that oppose the Senate plan over the fact that he is on contract with Department of Health and Human Services.
RELATED:
Judson Berger / Fox News:
Economist Was Under Contract With HHS While Touting Health Reform Bill  —  MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the leading academic defenders of health care reform, is taking heat for failing to disclose consistently that he was under contract with the Department of Health and Human Services …
Emptywheel:
Jonathan Gruber Failed to Disclose His $392,600 Contracts with HHS (Updated)
James Pethokoukis:
9 reasons why the Dec. jobs report is bad news for Dems  —  Talk about one last gasp from the horrible year that was 2009.  On the political front, the December jobs numbers were terrible news for the White House and congressional Democrats in a midterm election year.  Here's how it plays out:
RELATED:
Christina Wilkie / The Hill:
Carville: Airport scanners can ‘measure my penis’  —  The debate over full body security scans just got a lot more graphic, thanks to Democratic political strategist and frequent flyer James Carville.  —  Speaking on The Tony Kornheiser Show Friday, Carville laid out, or unzipped, his vision for airport security.
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Ford Says He Won't Be ‘Bullied’  —  Under assault from allies of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former congressman Harold E. Ford Jr. fired back on Friday afternoon, saying he would be not be “bullied or intimidated” by “party bosses” as he considers challenging her in this fall's Democratic primary.
Discussion: The Hill, Gothamist and Naked Politics
RELATED:
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Ford staffs up  —  Harold Ford's bid for Senate just got a little more serious: He's hired a spokesman, and — I'm told — brought on board Mike Bloomberg's campaign manager and pollster to help with his bid.  Two sources close to the nascent campaign said the pollster, Doug Schoen …
Chris Irvine / Telegraph:
British woman ‘arrested in Dubai after being raped’  —  A 23-year-old British woman on holiday in Dubai told police she had been raped, only to be arrested herself for having illegal sexual intercourse.  —  The woman, a Muslim of Pakistani descent, was celebrating her engagement …
Discussion: theblogprof and The Jawa Report
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
White House: Geithner ‘not involved’ in latest AIG flap  —  The White House claimed Friday that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner did not play a role in alleged improper actions government officials took in the bailout of insurance giant American Insurance Group.
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
The Risk of Catastrophic Victory  —  Obama is in the midst of one.  Can the GOP avert one of their own?  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Passage of the health-care bill will be, for the administration, a catastrophic victory.  If it is voted through in time for the State of the Union Address …
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
Democrats Trapped In A Vicious Circle  —  FROM RETIREMENTS TO PARTY DEFECTIONS, THE BAD NEWS FOR 2010 KEEPS COMING.  —  In the world of economics, a virtuous circle is created when a series of positive events triggers a self-perpetuating pattern of other good occurrences — a positive feedback loop, in other words.
RELATED:
Ed Carson / Investor's Business Daily:
Cook: Dems Could Lose The House
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
A blogger's parting with the right  —  (Liz O. Baylen / Los Angeles Times / January 7, 2009)  —  Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs website once was devoted to writing about the ‘Loony Left.’ Now he prefers to focus on his liberal social views and disagreeing conservatives.
Tina Daunt / The Huffington Post:
The Secret History of Kubrick, the Blog Theme That Changed the Internet  —  Kubrick, the template that launched millions of beautiful blogs and helped transform the Internet, is expected to be retired mid-year as the default theme for the popular WordPress blogging platform.
Discussion: unbossed.com and Binary Bonsai
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Taliban's Siraj Haqqani: Rape, Murder & Videotape By Brad Thor (*Sticky*)  —  Combine Hustler's Larry Flynt with Coppola's Don Corleone and what do you get?  Siraj Haqqani, the Taliban's Godfather of Porn.  —  Allow me to set the stage for one of jihad's bravest, most pious Muslim warriors.
Discussion: Maggie's Notebook
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Cheney group recalls ‘24’  —  Liz Cheney's group, Keep America Safe, is out with a new video that casts President Obama's response to the Christmas Day terror attempt as a parody of the television show “24.”  —  The video uses unflattering moments from the administration's response …
Discussion: Wonkette
Brad Watson / WFAA-TV:
Craig James eyeing politics, not ruling out U.S. Senate run  —  DALLAS Former SMU football star and ESPN Analyst Craig James has made news recently regarding his role with his son and former Texas Tech Football Coach Mike Leach.  But James could be making news this year in politics, too.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:20 PM ET, January 8, 2010.

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: 
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
What the GOP Can Learn from a Pizza Chain
Discussion: Hot Air, Instapundit and Cold Fury
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
GOP senators write Obama letter objecting to alleged bomber's trial
Discussion: The Politico
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
CPAC: Palin Camp Didn't Give Us A Reason For Her Turning Down Invitation
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Did Saban Run Up the Score?
Discussion: Guardian and TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
Guardian:
Portugual votes to legalise gay marriage
Washington Wire:
White House: ‘Lost’ Fans Won't Be Marooned
Discussion: Mediaite
Dennis Santiago / The Huffington Post:
Walking the Talk  —  Nine days since launching the Move Your Money (MYM) zip code tool.
Discussion: Move Your Money
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

Lane Wood / Medium:
Pando founder Sarah Lacy's allusions to physical threats distort narrative on Uber scandal

Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Andrew Beaujon heading for Washingtonian

 
Sister Sites:

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