Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:50 AM ET, December 6, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
WH ‘Absolutely’ Willing To Go Off ‘Fiscal Cliff’  —  President Obama's lead negotiator in the “fiscal cliff” talks said the administration is “absolutely” willing to allow the package of deep automatic spending cuts and across-the-board tax hikes to take effect Jan. 1, unless Republicans drop …
RELATED:
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
Boehner Gains Strong Backing of House G.O.P.  —  WASHINGTON — With a daunting fiscal crisis looming and conservatives outside the House torching him at every turn, Speaker John A. Boehner might be assumed to have a shaky hold on his gavel.  Instead, it appears he is enjoying the broadest support …
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Obama Rejects GOP ‘Doomsday’ Plan  —  With the economy hanging in the balance, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner today tangled over who's to blame for the “fiscal cliff” standoff and what to do if lawmakers can't reach a broad deficit-reduction agreement in 27 days.
Alexis Levinson / The Daily Caller:
Conservative group launches campaign to ‘depose’ Boehner from speakership
Discussion: The American Mind
Byron Tau / Politico:
Geithner: ‘Absolutely’ willing to go off the fiscal cliff
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Weasel Zippers, CNN and ABCNEWS
New York Times:
Don't Use Debt Ceiling as Weapon, Obama Tells G.O.P.
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Louie Gohmert Casts Lone Vote To Keep ‘Lunatic’ In Federal Code … REACT:  —  FOLLOW:  —  Video, Flat Tax, Louie Gohmert, Gohmert Lunatic, Louie Gohmert Flat Tax, Louie Gohmert Lunatic, Louie Gohmert Tea Party, Politics News  —  WASHINGTON — The House voted on Wednesday to strike the word …
Discussion: 2chambers, Daily Kos and The Raw Story
RELATED:
Associated Press:
Congress votes to remove word ‘lunatic’ from federal law, saying it has no place in code
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Mediaite
Ben Ratliff / New York Times:
Dave Brubeck |  1920-2012: Dave Brubeck, Jazz Musician, Dies at 91  —  Dave Brubeck, the pianist and composer who helped make jazz popular again in the 1950s and '60s with recordings like “Time Out,” the first jazz album to sell a million copies, and “Take Five,” the still instantly recognizable hit single …
RELATED:
Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
Dave Brubeck, worldwide ambassador of jazz, dies at 91
Discussion: FIRST DRAFT
World News:
Syria loads chemical weapons into bombs; military awaits Assad's order  —  So far, intelligence sources say, bombs loaded with the components of sarin haven't yet been loaded onto planes.  NBC's Jim Miklaszewski reports.  —  The Syrian military is prepared to use chemical weapons …
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
Rubio: I Don't ‘Pass Judgment’ On The ‘Sin’ Of Homosexuality (Except When I Do)  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who has called for the Republican Party to be more inclusive of minorities, said Wednesday that while his faith teaches homosexuality is a sin, he does not judge sinners.
RELATED:
Fox News:   Marco Rubio, Paul Ryan Talk 2016 Republican Vision and Eye the ‘47 Percent’
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Marco Rubio Clarifies The Earth's Age: It's ‘At Least 4.5 Billion Years Old’
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
The Lesbian Past of Bill de Blasio's Wife  —  Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray.  (Photo: Getty)  —  Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, an all-but-officially announced mayoral hopeful, has prominently featured his wife Chirlane McCray in his campaign literature and on his web site.
Donal Griffin / Bloomberg:
Citigroup to Cut 11,000 Jobs, Take $1 Billion Charge  —  Citigroup Job Cuts Not Surprising, Cohan Says  —  Citigroup Inc. (C)'s Michael Corbat, who took over as chief executive officer less than two months ago, will cut more than 11,000 jobs and pull back from some emerging markets to drive …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
RELATED:
Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Wall Street Bank Cuts 11,000 Jobs After Paying Ousted Executives $14 Million  —  Citigroup announced on Wednesday that it will cut 11,000 jobs, or 4 percent of its workforce, in an effort to trim expenses.  —  The moves comes one month after Citigroup paid out nearly $14 million to two former executives …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Ramsey Cox / The Hill:
Reid blocks Senate vote on Obama's deficit-reduction plan  —  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday offered an amendment to force a vote on President Obama's deficit-reduction plan, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was having none of it.
RELATED:
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Train Wreck: The New York Post's Subway Cover  —  “It all happened so fast.”  —  That's what R. Umar Abbasi, a freelance photographer for The New York Post, said of the fatal subway incident on Monday that he caught with his camera.  One man threw another into harm's way, causing him to be run over by an oncoming train.
After Marriage:
Mexican Supreme Court strikes down gay marriage ban  —  The Supreme Court of Mexico issued a unanimous ruling Wednesday afternoon that paves the way to universal marriage rights in the country.  —  The actual ruling won't be published for a little while, but the gay rights advocates who brought …
New York Times:
U.S.-Approved Weapons Transfer Ended Up With Libyan Jihadis  —  WASHINGTON — The Obama administration secretly gave its blessing to arms shipments to Libyan rebels from Qatar last year, but American officials later grew alarmed as evidence grew that Qatar was turning some of the weapons …
Joel Kotkin / Forbes:
The Blue-State Suicide Pact  —  Click for full photo gallery: The Fiscal Cliff: States Whose Citizens Stand To Lose The Most  —  With their enthusiastic backing of President Obama and the Democratic Party on Election Day, the bluest parts of America may have embraced a program utterly at odds with their economic self-interest.
Seth Perlman / WLS-TV:
TSA: State Sen. Donne Trotter tried to bring handgun, bullets through O'Hare security  —  Illinois State Senator Donne Trotter is charged with felony after allegedly trying to bring a handgun and bullets through security at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
Discussion: Roll Call and Politico
David Feith / Wall Street Journal:
Dancing Around Genocide  —  At Human Rights Watch, a bitter behind-the-scenes battle over Iran's calls to annihilate Israel.  —  Is promoting genocide a human-rights violation?  You might think that's an easy question.  But it isn't at Human Rights Watch, where a bitter debate is raging …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:50 AM ET, December 6, 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: 
Tom Coburn, M.D., United States Senator from Oklahoma:
Dr. Coburn Releases “Safety at Any Price” Report on Questionable Grant Spending at Department of Homeland Security
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Romney can retire later
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Iron Empires, Iron Fists, Iron Domes
Discussion: Power Line and Israel Matzav
Jonathan Ansfield / New York Times:
How Crash Cover-Up Altered China's Succession
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Pelosi: Dems must say No to raising Medicare eligibility age
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Abortion For Military Rape Victims Amendment Passes Senate
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Raw Story
Associated Press:
SD US Sen. Johnson Opens Possibility He Won't Run
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Rush Limbaugh:
The GOP Seminar in Surrender
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Illinois and New Jersey Miscellany
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Top GOP Rep Wants ‘More Pain’ For Middle Class, While Preserving Tax Cuts For The Rich
Alex Pareene / Salon:
Simpson-Bowles is magic  —  It's every pundit's favorite budget plan …
Associated Press:
House Would Extend Protection for Past Presidents
Discussion: The Talking Dog and Politico
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The 60 Best Conservative Blogs For 2012 (6th Annual)
Discussion: Vox Popoli
PunditTracker Blog:
Vote: Worst Political Prediction of 2012
Discussion: Truthdig and Applesauce
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Washington Post:
New Post publisher: Strong Washington ties and longtime interest in the news business

Kara Swisher / Re/code:
AOL's Brand CEO Susan Lyne Stepping Down to Run Women-Focused Fund for Company

The Wire:
ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven Sotloff

 
Sister Sites:

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