Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:45 PM ET, November 17, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Washington Post:
BREAKING: The president knew the truth about Benghazi  —  In a blockbuster report, John Solomon, the former Associated Press and Post reporter, has ferreted out the president's daily brief that informed him within 72 hours of the Sept. 11 attack that the Benghazi attack was a jihadist operation.
RELATED:
John Solomon / WashingtonGuardian:
Officials divulge that Obama was told it was armed extremists, not a spontaneous mob, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens  —  U.S. intelligence told President Barack Obama and senior administration officials within 72 hours of the Benghazi tragedy that the attack was likely carried …
Discussion: Power Line and Hot Air
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Petraeus Says U.S. Tried to Avoid Tipping Off Terrorists  —  WASHINGTON — David H. Petraeus, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, told lawmakers on Friday that classified intelligence reports revealed that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic mission in Libya …
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israel Sticks to Tough Approach in Conflict With Hamas  —  TEL AVIV — With rockets landing on the outskirts of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem on Friday and the Egyptian prime minister making a solidarity visit to Gaza, the accelerating conflict between Israel and Hamas — reminiscent in many ways …
Discussion: americanthinker.com and Mondoweiss
RELATED:
Rami G. Khouri / Agence Global:   What's New in the Gaza-Israel Battle
Jeffrey Goldberg / The Atlantic Online:
The Iron Dome, Press Bias, and Israel's Lack of Strategic Thinking
Discussion: Guardian, JTA and The Daily Dish
Sohrab Ahmari / Wall Street Journal:
How Free Speech Died on Campus  —  A young activist describes how universities became the most authoritarian institutions in America.  —  New York  —  At Yale University, you can be prevented from putting an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote on your T-shirt.  At Tufts, you can be censured for quoting certain passages from the Quran.
Discussion: Althouse
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Democrats Unlikely to Regain House in 2014  —  Democrats did not have as strong a performance in races for the United States House of Representatives last week as they did in the contests for the Senate and the presidency.  Instead, Republicans retained control of the chamber.
Muhammad Lila / ABCNEWS:
Oops!  Taliban Reveal Identities of Their Mailing List Members  —  Somewhere out there, Mullah Omar must be shaking his head.  —  In a Dilbert-esque faux pax, a Taliban spokesperson sent out a routine email last week with one notable difference.He publicly CC'd the names of everyone on his mailing list.
Palm Beach Post:
St. Lucie will recount early votes in Murphy-West race Saturday morning at 9 a.m.  —  Dennis Petrinic (center) of Port St. Lucie and Roger Gangitano (right) of Melbourne yell at counter-protestors across Second Avenue in downtown Fort Pierce during a demonstration Friday morning in front of the St. Lucie County courthouse.
RELATED:
Politico:   Judge denies Allen West recount request
George Bennett / Post on Politics:
Judge denies Allen West's recount request; focus now on 4 p.m. canvassing board meeting
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid and Boehner split over timing for deficit-reduction deal  —  A rift has emerged between Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) over the timing of a deficit-reduction deal, which they discussed at the White House Friday.  —  The disagreement stems from a battle for leverage.
Discussion: Politico and CNN
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Anonymous takes down over 650 Israeli sites, wipes databases, leaks email addresses and passwords  —  When the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) this week began taking military action in the Gaza strip against Hamas (as the IDF announced on Twitter), Anonymous declared its own war as part of #OpIsrael.
Breanna Edwards / Politico:
Ex-Rep. Tom Davis: Women, minorities ‘scared’ of GOP  —  A pair of Republican centrists on Friday offered this blunt prognosis of their party after its electoral drubbing: Many women and minorities are simply frightened of the GOP.  —  “Some of the groups that would have agreed with us on a lot of issues, they don't even look at us.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Telegraph:
Young drivers could be banned from carrying non-family passengers  —  Young drivers could be banned from carrying passengers, other than family members, under options being considered by Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary.  —  Under options being considered, young people could be banned …
Discussion: BBC, Guardian and National Updates
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Ted Cruz: Mitt Romney ‘French-kissed’ Barack Obama  —  Sen.-elect Ted Cruz believes Mitt Romney got a little too close to Barack Obama in the third presidential debate.  —  “I'm pretty certain Mitt Romney actually French-kissed Barack Obama,” Cruz said in a speech at the Federalist Society's annual conference Friday.
John O'Brien / Syracuse Post-Standard:
Cortland County district attorney admits acting in porn movies in 1970s  —  Mark Suben, the Cortland County district attorney, said today he acted in pornographic movies in the 1970s.  —  In a 3 p.m. news conference today, he admitted that he lied about his history to The Post-Standard …
Matthew Hendley / Valley Fever:
Obama Voters No Longer Allowed at Pinetop Gun Store — “Effective Immediately”  —  If you're one of the 736 people in Pinetop who voted for President Obama last week, let it be known that you are no longer welcome inside one of the town's gun shops.  —  At least, that's according to the store's owner …
RELATED:
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
Arizona Gun Store: No Obama Voters Allowed
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:45 PM ET, November 17, 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: 
Rebecca Schoenkopf / Wonkette:
Anonymous Claims It Stopped Karl Rove From Hacking The Election By Hacking ORCA, We Think
Discussion: Addicting Info and Balloon Juice
Jack Coleman / NewsBusters.org:
Next Year, Year After, Whenever: Pelosi's Addled Take on US Departure From Afghanistan
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Brian Thompson / nbcnewyork.com:
Human Waste Continues to Pour into NY Harbor After Sandy
Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Paula Broadwell, FBI Agent?
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why are observations of inflation so biased? And biased by gender?
Discussion: EconLog and Mother Jones
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
Compassionate Conservatism Redux
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Justice Department Examining Ways To Make Voting Easier, Heeding President's Call To ‘Fix’ Long Lines
Discussion: Daily Kos and Talking Points Memo
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
Who's to Blame for the Hostess Bankruptcy: Wall Street, Unions, or Carbs?
 Earlier Items: 
Neil Munro / The Daily Caller:
House GOP: Obama officials using secret emails to avoid oversight
Travis Waldron / ThinkProgress:
Income Inequality Has Risen In Nearly Every State Over The Last Three Decades
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
Why Lower Tax Rates Are Good for Everyone
Discussion: Examiner
Meghan McCain / The Daily Beast:
Meghan McCain on Why the Republican Party Needs to Wake Up
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Todd Ruger / The BLT:
Alito Defends ‘Citizens’ in Speech to Federalist Society
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Reince Priebus tries to lock down RNC chair again
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Wire
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Israel Censor Wants To Pre-Approve New York Times Coverage Of Soldier

Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs

Charlie Beckett / Polis:
Should news get personal? Emotion and objectivity in the face of suffering

 
Sister Sites:

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