Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:00 PM ET, February 1, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
TODAY IN HAGEL BASHING  —  Former Senator Chuck Hagel testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday in what can only be described as nothing more than a show.  —  There really shouldn't be as much low farce in confirming a Cabinet appointment than was on display today …
RELATED:
Winslow Wheeler / TIME:
Hagel's Hearing: Profoundly Depressing  —  Chuck Hagel at his confirmation hearing Thursday before the Senate Armed Services Committee.  —  Watching the Senate Armed Services Committee interact Thursday with former Republican Senator Chuck Hagel—President Obama's candidate to be secretary of defense …
Drew Brees / CBS News:
Schieffer: Hagel's nomination “may be in trouble”
Discussion: neo-neocon
David Weigel / Slate:
The Hagel Vote: Counting to 51 or Counting to 60?
Discussion: The Daily Caller
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
Hagel was so bad ...  Chuck just stunk up Senate
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Chuck Hagel was bad. And it doesn't matter.
Robert D. McFadden / New York Times:
Edward Koch, Former Mayor of New York, Dies at 88  —  Edward I. Koch, the master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as mayor of New York with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams, died Friday morning at age 88.
RELATED:
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Ed Koch's grave marker is inscribed with journalist Daniel Pearl's last words  —  Former New York City mayor Ed Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88.  He plans to be buried in Manhattan, the three-term mayor said in 2008.  His headstone and a memorial bench, placed at Trinity Church Cemetery in 2009 …
Ed Koch / The Huffington Post:
What's on My Tombstone, and Why
Discussion: Capital New York
David Sanger / The Caucus:
On Iran, Hagel Muddles the Message  —  Dealing with Iran is complicated, but President Obama's policy on the question of whether a nuclear-armed Iran could be successfully “contained” - the way the Soviet Union was during the cold war - is simple.  —  His answer is no.
RELATED:
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Any Profiles in Courage?  —  On October 3, 2005, President George W. Bush announced his intention to nominate his White House counsel, Harriet Miers, to succeed Sandra Day O'Connor as an associate justice of the Supreme Court.  On October 27, after vigorous statements of opposition …
Discussion: TBogg
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Hillary Clinton: ‘I am more optimistic today’  —  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said goodbye to the nation's diplomatic corps and aid workers on her last day on the job, and said she was more upbeat about the fate of the world than she had been at the start of her tenure.
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Taylor Marsh
RELATED:
Peter Nicholas / Washington Wire:
Interview: Axelrod on Hillary Clinton's Political Prospects
Sarah Kliff / Wonkblog:
The White House's contraceptives compromise  —  The Obama administration proposed broader latitude Friday for religious nonprofits that object to the mandated coverage of contraceptives, one that will allow large faith-based hospitals and universities to issue plans that do not directly provide birth control coverage.
RELATED:
Dan Merica / CNN:
Opt out option expected for religious insurers who oppose contraceptives  —  Washington (CNN) — Religiously affiliated organizations will be able to opt out of providing their employees with insurance coverage for contraceptives under updates to an Obama administration mandate that the Department …
Matt Cover / CNSNews:
IRS: Cheapest Obamacare Plan Will Be $20,000 Per Family  —  (CNSNews.com) - In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year.
RELATED:
Kevin Drum / Mother Jones:
Conservatives Shocked to Discover Healthcare in America is Really Expensive  —  “Can you respond to this?” asks a reader via Twitter.  “Conservative friends are posting it all over.”  It turns out that “this” is a headline from CNS: … Apparently conservatives are outraged by this …
Post Politics:
Scott Brown won't run for Senate  —  Former Massachusetts Republican senator Scott Brown will not run in the special election for outgoing Democratic Sen. John Kerry's seat, according to a Republican source familiar with his plans.  Brown's decision means Kerry's seat is very likely to remain in Democratic hands.
RELATED:
Howie Carr / Boston Herald:
Scott Brown is not running for Senate
Discussion: msnbc.com
Alexis Simendinger / Real Clear Politics:
2nd Oval Office Readied in White House Rehab Project  —  This summer there will be two Oval Offices in the White House complex, and it won't be a case of double vision.  —  In preparation for a major, two-year renovation of the West Wing, the government is undertaking extensive work to complete …
Discussion: CNN and Politico
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Hannity Explodes After Being Confronted By ThinkProgress About Previous Offer To Be Waterboarded For Charity  —  Fox News host Sean Hannity is so adamant that waterboarding is not torture that he once offered to be waterboarded at a charity event and donate the proceeds to soldiers' families.
Discussion: NewsHounds blog and Mediaite
Julie Watson / bigstory.ap.org:
APNEWSBREAK: MARINES ISSUE SURVEY ON WOMEN'S ROLE  —  You are here  —  Home » James F. Amos » APNewsBreak: Marines issue survey on women's role  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine Corps survey found about 17 percent of male Marine respondents who planned to stay in the service …
Suzan Fraser / Associated Press:
POLICE: SUICIDE BOMBING AT US EMBASSY, 2 DEAD … ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital on Friday, killing himself and one other person, officials said.  —  U.S. Ambassador Francis Ricciardione …
Energy.gov:
Letter from Secretary Steven Chu to Energy Department Employees Announcing His Decision Not to Serve a Second Term  —  U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu during an online town hall to discuss President Obama's clean energy and innovation agenda on January 11, 2011.  Photo by Charles Watkins, Contractor, Energy Department
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to retire  —  Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan will retire effective Feb. 22, an agency spokesman confirmed Friday.  —  Sullivan, who has led the agency since 2006, began his career with the Secret Service in 1983.
Discussion: CNN
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Alabama, North Dakota, Wyoming Most Conservative States  —  Americans slightly less conservative, slightly more liberal  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Alabama, North Dakota, and Wyoming were the most conservative states in the union in 2012, with between 49% and 50% of residents in each identifying their ideology as conservative.
Sam Baker / The Hill:
White House adviser: Obama willing to cut Medicare, but not Medicaid  —  Sperling said the White House is no longer willing to make even the Medicaid cuts it had previously supported, but acknowledged that puts more pressure on Medicare.  —  “We are not willing to accept even the Medicaid savings …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Political Watch
Politico:
Secret donors back new Obamacare push  —  Several former White House staffers have found a new way to promote Obamacare: They're spending millions of dollars in secret corporate and union cash, and they're harnessing grass-roots tactics to some of the biggest names in the health care industry.
Minnesota Legislature:
H.F. No. 243, as introduced - 88th Legislative Session (2013-2014)  —  1.2 relating to public safety; establishing a crime for manufacturing, transferring,  —  1.3or possessing large-capacity magazines; defining terms; providing criminal  —  1.4penalties; amending Minnesota Statutes 2012 sections 624.712, by adding a
Discussion: Power Line and Shot in the Dark
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:00 PM ET, February 1, 2013.

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: 
Ronald Brownstein / NationalJournal.com:
Why Obama Is Giving Up on Right-Leaning Whites
Edmund Haislmaier / The Heritage Foundation:
Obamacare “Rebranded”
Discussion: The Daily Caller and The Hill
Dylan Byers / Politico:
President Steve Capus leaving NBC News
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
Senate Democrats Achieve 60 Votes For Violence Against Women Act
Discussion: The Maddow Blog
Terence P. Jeffrey / CNSNews:
State Dept. Publicized Names, Photos of Stevens' Benghazi Security Detail Before 9/11/12 …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Lauren Weber / Wall Street Journal:
Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans
Discussion: The PJ Tatler and Via Meadia
Josh Israel / ThinkProgress:
GOP Lawmaker Behind Abortion Ban: 'We're Not Going To Allow Minorities To Run Roughshod'
 Earlier Items: 
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Looking for Mister Goodpain
Jonathan O'Connell / Washington Post:
Washington Post Co. explores the sale of its downtown headquarters
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Sen. Begich leads in GOP poll
Matt Viser / The Boston Globe:
Globally bound, John Kerry first retraces, recalls roots
Wall Street Journal:
Economy Adds 157,000 Jobs
Reuters:
‘Steven Tyler Act’ proposed in Hawaii
Discussion: Shakesville
 

 
From Techmeme:

Apple:
Apple Reports Third Quarter Results

Microsoft:
Microsoft Cloud Growth Drives Strong Fourth-Quarter Results

Brad Molen / Engadget:
Amazon Fire phone review: a unique device, but you're better off waiting for the sequel

 
Sister Sites:

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