Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:45 AM ET, December 26, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Americans' Optimism Wanes About Averting “Fiscal Cliff”  —  Obama, Democratic leaders see increase in approval on budget negotiations  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Americans' optimism that President Barack Obama and congressional leaders will reach a budget agreement before Jan. 1 has waned somewhat over the past week.
Discussion: Politico, CNN and The Hill
RELATED:
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Obama Returning to Capital to Seek Fiscal Deal  —  KAILUA, Hawaii — President Obama was planning to cut his Christmas vacation short and return to Washington to make a last-ditch push for a compromise on a tax and spending dispute that remains stubbornly unresolved.
Katie Glueck / Politico:
Police probe NBC's David Gregory on gun clip  —  The Washington Metropolitan Police Department is investigating whether any city laws were violated when NBC's David Gregory displayed what appeared to be a 30-round gun magazine on NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday, a spokesman confirmed to POLITICO.
RELATED:
Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
UN votes to reopen talks on arms-trade treaty opposed by NRA
Discussion: Reuters
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
FreedomWorks tea party group nearly falls apart in fight between old and new guard  —  The day after Labor Day, just as campaign season was entering its final frenzy, FreedomWorks, the Washington-based tea party organization, went into free fall.  —  Richard K. Armey, the group's chairman …
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Frank Luntz: NRA not listening to public  —  Pollster Frank Luntz, who has studied attitudes about gun control, said on Wednesday that he doesn't “think the NRA is listening” to the American public in the wake of the massacre of 20 children at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's …
Norman J. Ornstein / Washington Post:
Look beyond the Capitol for the next speaker  —  Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of “It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism.”
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Joshua Green / Wonkblog:
Jack Klugman's secret, lifesaving legacy  —  The actor Jack Klugman died on Christmas Eve at age 90.  Klugman was best known for his roles as the unkempt sportswriter in “The Odd Couple” and as the crusading medical examiner on “Quincy, M.E.” the wildly popular 1980s medical drama.
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Virginia embodies GOP's woes  —  RICHMOND, Va. — Look no further than Virginia to catch a glimpse of the GOP's national dilemma.  —  As the Old Dominion becomes a firmly centrist state, more closely resembling the rest of the country demographically and politically, Virginia Republicans are shifting rightward.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Aviva Shen / ThinkProgress:
Petition To Deport CNN Host For Gun Control Support Reaches 60,000 Signatures  —  A petition to deport CNN host Piers Morgan over his heated comments on gun control has reached more than 62,000 signatures in just 4 days, far exceeding the threshold required for a White House response.
Greta Van Susteren / Gretawire:
FNC's ED HENRY just emailed me news about President Obama  —  Below is from FNC's Ed Henry:  —  An administration official tells Fox it is now “likely” the President flies back to Washington late Wednesday night to deal with the fiscal cliff.  —  Last Friday the President told reporters in Washington …
Discussion: Politico, Business Insider and Mediaite
Trip Gabriel / New York Times:
Clout Diminished, Tea Party Turns to Narrower Issues  —  The Tea Party might not be over, but it is increasingly clear that the election last month significantly weakened the once-surging movement, which nearly captured control of the Republican Party through a potent combination of populism and fury.
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Refi Program Expansion Eyed  —  The Obama administration is considering expanding its mortgage-refinancing programs to include borrowers whose mortgages aren't backed by the government and who owe more than their homes are worth, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Discussion: naked capitalism
BBC:
Nigeria gunmen ‘kill at least five Christians’  —  Gunmen in the northern Nigerian state of Yobe have shot dead at least five Christians, a human rights worker in the area has told the BBC.  —  He said that a church in Peri village near Potiskum, the economic capital of Yobe, was set on fire in an attack late on Christmas Eve.
RELATED:
FRANCE 24:
Gunmen kill six at Nigerian Christmas service
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:45 AM ET, December 26, 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: 
Glenn Harlan Reynolds / USA Today:
Column: Reflections on Newtown
Discussion: Hit & Run
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Give Chuck a Chance
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Israel Matzav
ABCNEWS:
President Barack Obama is likely to cut short his traditional …
Discussion: Politico
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Romm / ThinkProgress:
The Ghost Of Climate Yet To Come
Discussion: Pirate's Cove
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Ryan Chittum / Columbia Journalism Review:
The news business should refuse Facebook's deal

Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Flipboard debuts a big redesign and The Daily Edition, a morning news section

Liam Andrew / Nieman Lab:
Controlled chaos: As journalism and documentary film converge in digital, what lessons can they share?

 
Sister Sites:

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