Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:00 PM ET, December 30, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Politico:
No cliff deal as final hour approaches  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell still haven't struck a deal to prevent taxes from rising on wage earners in the new year, sources say, as eleventh-hour negotiations to avert historic tax hikes approach a make-or-break moment Sunday.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Fiscal Talks Resume With Deadline in Mind  —  WASHINGTON — Negotiations over a last-ditch agreement to head off large tax increases and sweeping spending cuts in the new year appeared to resume on Sunday afternoon after Republican senators withdrew a demand that any deal must include …
Wall Street Journal:
Pentagon Readying 800,000 for Rolling Layoffs
Discussion: Hot Air
Amie Parnes / The Hill:
Obama: ‘Pressure’ on Congress, blames GOP as deadline nears
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and CNN
Washington Post:
Senators trade proposals into night to avoid ‘fiscal cliff’
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Lindsay Graham: I Will Destroy America's Solvency Unless The Social Security Retirement Age Is Raised  —  Although official Washington is currently fixated on the so-called “Fiscal Cliff,” the biggest threat to American prosperity is the debt ceiling, which must be raised in February to prevent economic catastrophe.
RELATED:
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
GOP senators backing away from Social Security demand  —  GOP senators on Sunday backed away from demanding that cuts to Social Security benefits be included in any “fiscal cliff” deal.  —  The call to include a measure of inflation known as the chained consumer price index, or “chained CPI …
Discussion: Washington Examiner
Jared Bernstein / On the Economy:
My Views on Spending Cuts and Entitlements
Peter Baker / New York Times:
Newtown Task Force Returns Biden to Gun Control Arena  —  WASHINGTON — Never much known for restraint, Joseph R. Biden Jr. did not hold back during a presidential primary debate in 2007 when a voter asking about gun rights in a recorded video displayed a fearsome-looking semiautomatic rifle and declared, “This is my baby.”
RELATED:
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013  —  President Obama on Sunday said he would make gun control a priority in his new term, pledging to put his “full weight” behind passing new restrictions on firearms in 2013.  —  “I'm going to be putting forward a package …
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein: US has to ‘bite the bullet’ and enact new gun-control restrictions
Discussion: Politico and Infowars
Pat Buchanan / Townhall.com:
Why the War Party Fears Hagel  —  In the fortnight since Chuck Hagel's name was floated for secretary of defense, we have witnessed Washington at its worst.  —  Who is Chuck Hagel?  —  Born in North Platte, Neb., he was a squad leader in Vietnam, twice wounded, who came home to work …
Discussion: Power Line
RELATED:
Ron Radosh / PJ Media:
The Meaning of Pat Buchanan's Surpising Endorsement of Chuck Hagel as Secretary of Defense
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Some Thoughts About The Kingdom of Thailand  —  With Former Prime Minister Abhisit.  —  On Christmas Eve, ThaiPBS television interviewed me in Bangkok.  The interview is scheduled to air on 31 December at 9:40PM Thailand time.  Our interview will be online here.
Howard Kurtz / Daily Download:
Meet the President: David Gregory's Low-Intensity Interview  —  Well, this time David Gregory didn't brandish any weapons or show much firepower.  —  He pressed Barack Obama on a few points in the president's appearance this morning, designed to seize control of the media narrative one day before the fiscal cliff deadline.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Mediaite
CNN:
Boehner says Obama should ‘lead, not cast blame’  —  (CNN) - House Speaker John Boehner hit back at President Barack Obama's appearance on NBC's “Meet the Press” Sunday, where the president faulted Republicans for the ongoing stalemate in the fiscal cliff battle.  —  Read Boehner's full statement after the jump.
Discussion: Mediaite
RELATED:
Ashley Killough / CNN:
Vilsack: Economy will suffer without farm bill
Discussion: Politico
Washington Post:
Worst year in Washington: The tea party  —  The Gadsden flag, which flew proudly over the 2010 midterm elections, now lies in tatters — rent by internal disagreements, losses among its most visible standard-bearers and a growing sense that the tea party movement, which once looked …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Prairie Weather
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 7:00 PM ET, December 30, 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: 
Lori Ziganto / Twitchy:
Benghazi? Whatever! There was just some ‘sloppiness’ there, says Obama [Video]
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Power Line
Daniel Strauss / The Hill:
Schumer: Better than even odds of a ‘fiscal cliff’ deal
Discussion: CNN
Victor Davis Hanson / PJ Media:
An Anatomy of a Most Peculiar Institution
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs
 Earlier Items: 
Washington Post:
In Congress, relatives lobby on bills before family members
Discussion: The Impolitic and Hullabaloo
Helen Pow / Daily Mail:
Obama picks his favourite photos of himself for 2012 (not that he likes to show off)
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Judge rebuffs feds' secret arguments on no-fly list
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Globe and Mail:
Jian Ghomeshi charged with sexual assault

Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Sun's Whitehall editor not guilty of making unlawful payments to public official

Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mail Online revenues grow 41% to £62m in 2014

 
Sister Sites:

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