Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:30 PM ET, April 9, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
BuzzFeed:
It's “Game On” In Chicago  —  One year in, the Obama campaign unleashes itself on America.  Confident, cool, digitally dynamic.  But are they getting cocky?  —  Amy Sly for BuzzFeed  —  CHICAGO, Ill. — On the evening of April 4, campaign manager Jim Messina gathered more than 300 staffers …
RELATED:
New York Times:
Major Republican Super PAC Prepares to Take On Obama  —  American Crossroads, the biggest of the Republican “super PACs,” is planning to begin its first major anti-Obama advertising blitz of the year, a moment the Obama re-election campaign has been girding for and another sign that the general election is starting in earnest.
James Hohmann / Politico:
President Obama leads among ‘swing independents’
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Taylor Marsh
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Obama levels straight shots at Supreme Court and Ryan budget  —  ELON, N.C.  —  Conservatives are not accustomed to being on the defensive.  —  They have long experience with attacking the evils of the left and the abuses of activist judges.  They love to assail “tax-and-spend liberals” …
Discussion: msnbc.com, TalkLeft and Daily Kos
RELATED:
David Axelrod / CNN:
TRENDING: Grassley calls Obama ‘stupid’ on Twitter  —  (CNN) - Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, who has long been an outspoken critic of President Barack Obama, used scathing language in a tweet Saturday to condemn the president's remarks about the Supreme Court last week.
Discussion: TheGazette and The New Republic
Nicole Debevec / UPI:   Under the Supreme Court: High court agrees to consider corporate free speech post-Citizen United
Tim Cavanaugh / Hit & Run:
Was Obama's SCOTUS Attack Good Politics? (Special Dumbth Edition)
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Salena Zito / PittsburghLIVE.com:
Romney campaign withdraws ad targeting Santorum while daughter is hospitalized  —  Mitt Romney's presidential campaign told stations across Pennsylvania to pull until further notice a television ad targeting fellow Republican candidate Rick Santorum because Santorum's daughter is ill. The ad was slated to begin airing this morning.
RELATED:
Alexander Burns / Politico:
Mitt's Pennsylvania attack: ‘We fired him as senator, why promote him to president?’  —  Mitt Romney's multimillion-dollar Pennsylvania ad buy starts today with a cutting attack that highlights Rick Santorum's 2006 reelection loss, a source monitoring the 2012 air war tells me.
Discussion: Washington Wire, ABCNEWS, CNN and Hot Air
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Santorum's daughter Bella could be released from the hospital on Monday
Discussion: Washington Post
ABCNEWS:
Romney Campaign Pulls Negative Ad From Pennsylvania Airwaves
Discussion: The Page and HotAirPundit
Sam Baker / The Hill:
White House has diverted $500M to IRS to implement healthcare law  —  The Obama administration is quietly diverting roughly $500 million to the IRS to help implement the president's healthcare law.  —  The money is only part of the IRS's total implementation spending, and it is being provided outside the normal appropriations process.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Gullible Center  —  So, can we talk about the Paul Ryan phenomenon?  —  And yes, I mean the phenomenon, not the man.  Mr. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and the principal author of the last two Congressional Republican budget proposals, isn't especially interesting.
RELATED:
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Is the “Centrist” Brand Worth Fighting For?
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
Why Ron Paul matters more than Newt Gingrich  —  Former House speaker Newt Gingrich's long, slow fade into political oblivion in this presidential primary race has received lots — and lots — of attention.  —  Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas …
RELATED:
Mike Laws / Pundits Blog:
Pressure? What pressure?
Discussion: CNN
Brit Hume / Fox News:
Gingrich: Romney ‘most likely’ will be Republican nominee; Sens. Conrad, Johnson talk budget battle
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Yahoo! Politics!
BREITBART.COM:
O'KEEFE VOTER FRAUD INVESTIGATION: YOUNG MAN OFFERED HOLDER'S BALLOT  —  U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has declared that there is no proof that in-person voter fraud is a problem.  He's about to see proof that even he can't deny.  —  In a new video provided to Breitbart.com …
Stephen J. Rose / The Atlantic Online:
How We Spend  —  And what that tells us about the economy  —  EVEN AMERICANS WHO think they know where their money goes probably have no idea how their spending compares with that of their parents or grandparents.  But such figures yield a surprising picture of how our economy works—and how it's changing.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
The Gallup Organization / Gallup:
Obama's Monthly Job Approval Edges Higher in March  —  Approval high among core supporters; still lags with Hispanics, low-income adults  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President Barack Obama's job approval rating averaged 46% in March, up from 45% in January and February, and significantly improved …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
NBC's Bad Edit Pre-dated Today Show And Still Appears on NBC News Sites  —  Saturday and Sunday, Reuters reported it had interviewed MSNBC News President Steve Capus and others at NBC and got “the fullest explanation yet” of the network's racially-charged, misleading edit of George Zimmerman's 911 call …
RELATED:
Josh Lederman / Ballot Box:
Warren raises $6.9M, doubling Scott Brown  —  Democrat Elizabeth Warren raised $6.9 million in the first three months of 2012, doubling Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) and cementing her status as the top Senate fundraiser of the cycle.  —  Warren's astonishing first-quarter haul put her in line …
Discussion: CNN
Philip Kitcher / Opinionator:
The Taint of ‘Social Darwinism’  —  Given the well-known Republican antipathy to evolution, President Obama's recent description of the Republican budget as an example of “social Darwinism” may be a canny piece of political labeling.  In the interests of historical accuracy, however …
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
Fox Orlando Affiliate Calls Neo-Nazis ‘A Civil Rights Group’  —  The National Socialist Movement flag, as featured on their website  —  A Fox Orlando affiliate decribed Neo-Nazis as “a civil rights group” on a television broadcast and online.  The group of Neo-Nazis, known …
Geoffrey Kabaservice / The New Republic:
How Democrats Are Complicit in the Republican War Against Women  —  The Republican Party's alleged “war” against women is fast emerging as a major trope of the 2012 elections.  And the charge is largely true: As the GOP has become increasingly conservative, so too has it become increasingly hostile …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:30 PM ET, April 9, 2012.

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: 
Paul Rogers / Mercury News:
Windfall of cash could hit state treasury from global warming program
Lisa Rein / Washington Post:
For agency, a loss of technology has had down- and upsides
Scott Thurm / Wall Street Journal:
For Big Companies, Life Is Good
Discussion: Via Meadia
Rick Santorum / NY Daily News:
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel
Discussion: GOP 12
Anna M. Tinsley / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Fort Worth engineer who got Obama's attention still doesn't have a job
Discussion: Politico and New York Magazine
Brooks Boliek / Politico:
AOL in $1.056B deal with Microsoft
Discussion: New York Magazine
 Earlier Items: 
Dinesh Nair / Reuters:
Abu Dhabi sells stake in electric carmaker Tesla
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Kristian Jebsen / The Daily Beast:
Brazil's Surge in Violence Against Gays Is Just Getting Worse
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Jonathan Martinand Alexander Burns / Politico:
‘Orphan’ state parties worry GOP
Discussion: Washington Wire
Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:
GOP Rep. Vicky Hartzler: ‘I Have Doubts That It Is Really His Real Birth Certificate’
Daily Mail:
Click to rate Rating (0)
Discussion: Right Wing News
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Federal Funds to Train the Jobless Are Drying Up
Matt Welch / Reason:
When Losers Write History
 

 
From Techmeme:

Liz Gannes / Re/code:
Apple to Buy Radio App Swell for $30 Million

Michael J. de la Merced / New York Times:
Zillow to Acquire Trulia for $3.5 Billion

Mitchell Baker / The Mozilla Blog:
Interim Mozilla CEO Chris Beard appointed as permanent CEO

 
Sister Sites:

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