Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:40 PM ET, February 5, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Michael Isikoff / NBCNews.com:
EXCLUSIVE: Justice Department memo reveals legal case for drone strikes on Americans  —  Tribesmen examine the rubble of a building in southeastern Yemen where American teenagerAbdulrahmen al-Awlaki and six suspected al-Qaida militants were killed in a U.S. drone strike on Oct. 14, 2011.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Memo Cites Legal Basis for Killing U.S. Citizens in Al Qaeda  —  WASHINGTON — Obama administration lawyers have asserted that it would be lawful to kill a United States citizen if “an informed, high-level official” of the government decided that the target was a ranking figure in Al Qaeda who posed …
Marc Ambinder / The Week:
Your government can kill you if...  A Justice Department …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Hullabaloo
Senator Wyden's Press Feed:
Bipartisan Group of Senators Seeks Legal Justifications for the Deliberate Killing of Americans
Discussion: Washington Post
CBO's Publications:
The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023  —  Economic growth will remain slow this year but is expected to speed up next year.  Even so, CBO projects that the unemployment rate will remain above 7.5 percent through 2014.  —  Read the report  —  Macroeconomic Effects of Alternative Budgetary Paths
RELATED:
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
CBO projects $845B budget deficit for 2013  —  The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday projected a federal budget deficit of $845 billion in 2013, the first time it has fallen below $1 trillion under President Obama.  —  The reduction in the budget deficit comes after Congress approved higher tax rates …
Discussion: Politico and The Maddow Blog
Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
House GOP thinks unthinkable on defense cuts
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Jake Sherman / Politico:
John Boehner throws cold water on Obama sequester plan
Discussion: The Fix and National Review
Jared A. Favole / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Presses Plan to Delay Spending Cuts
Discussion: Politico
Zeke Miller / BuzzFeed:
Republicans Are Upset That Obama Is Giving Remarks At The Same Time As Eric Cantor's Speech  —  GOP officials take to Twitter to voice their discontent.  —  Image by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI / Getty Images  —  WASHINGTON — Republican aides are calling out the White House for scheduling President …
Discussion: alan.com and Daily Kos
RELATED:
Politico:
Cantor 4.0 seeks to rebrand House GOP  —  House Republicans haven't settled on an agenda yet, but Majority Leader Eric Cantor is ready to rebrand the party.  —  The Virginia Republican is a metaphor for a GOP conference that is trying to modernize on the fly after a disappointing 2012 election …
CNN:
Cantor says background checks a possibility
Discussion: The Plum Line and Politico
Krissah Thompson / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's posterior again the subject of a public rant  —  They're at it again.  —  The latest public rant against Michelle Obama's effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was recently caught on tape in Alabama — the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business.
Ramesh Ponnuru / Bloomberg:
The Disgusting Consequences of Plastic-Bag Bans  —  Conservatives often point out that laws, no matter how benign they may appear, have unintended consequences.  They can reverberate in ways that not many people foresaw and nobody wanted: Raising the minimum wage can increase unemployment; prohibition can create black markets.
Discussion: Power Line, TheBlaze.com and Guardian
Justin McCurry / Guardian:
North Korea video shows US city in flames after missile attack  —  YouTube video shows city ablaze in scenes reminiscent of 9/11, as South Korea claims nuclear test imminent in Pyongyang  —  It begins benignly enough, with an image of a sleeping young North Korean man …
Christi Parsons / Los Angeles Times:
Jon Favreau, President Obama's head speechwriter, is departing  —  Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, who at times lit up social media as well as the president's addresses, is leaving.  —  President Obama and his head speechwriter, Jon Favreau, work in the Oval Office.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Dems start out ahead in Iowa Senate election  —  Steve King is the overwhelming favorite of Iowa Republicans to be their Senate candidate next year...and trails every Democratic candidate we tested against him by at least 7 points.  It's the story of the last two election cycles for Senate Republicans.
RELATED:
Frances Robles / New York Times:
Port Deal Pushed by Menendez Could Benefit Former Aide, Not Just a Major Donor  —  SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — It turns out that the lucrative port security contract pushed by Senator Robert Menendez would enrich more than just a major benefactor.  —  The contract could also benefit …
RELATED:
Ben Shapiro / BREITBART.COM:
EXCLUSIVE: RAND PAUL RESPONDS TO RON: ‘CHRIS KYLE WAS A HERO’  —  In the aftermath of Ron Paul's despicable tweet today slamming US Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, murdered on Saturday while helping a fellow soldier learn to cope with post traumatic stress syndrome, Paul's son, Senator Rand Paul …
RELATED:
Facebook:
Ron Paul · 1,118,166 like this
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Seven million will lose insurance under Obama health law  —  President Obama's health care law will push 7 million people out of their job-based insurance coverage — nearly twice the previous estimate, according to the latest estimates from the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday.
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit and Vodkapundit
Annie-Rose Strasser / ThinkProgress:
Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act  —  Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence.  The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens. Ted Cruz …
Jason Koebler / US News:
Study: Global Warming Can Be Slowed By Working Less  —  A new analysis suggests that a more ‘European’ schedule would reduce the effects of climate change  —  Want to reduce the effects of global warming?  Stop working so hard.  Working fewer hours might help slow global warming …
David Mitchell / KDVR.com:
7-year-old playing an imaginary game at school gets suspended for real  —  LOVELAND, Colo. — A 2nd grader has been suspended from school in Loveland for a make believe game he was playing.  —  The 7-year-old says he was trying to save the world.  But school administrators say he broke a key rule during his pretend play.
Wall Street Journal:
The GOP's ObamaCare Flippers  —  How the law's perverse incentives—and the health lobby—captured Arizona's Governor.  —  As D-Day looms for ObamaCare, one big question is how many states will sign up for its Medicaid expansion.  The recent and spectacular flip-flop of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer …
Andrew Sparrow / Guardian:
MPs vote overwhelmingly in favour of gay marriage - politics live blog  —  Sort by:  —  8.03pm GMT  —  The carry over motion was passed by 464 to 38 - a majority of 426.  —  All the votes related to the gay marriage bill are now over.  —  8.01pm GMT  —  Here's a pro-Cameron take on the result.
Talking Points Memo:
Hillary Clinton Debuts New Website  —  Hillary Clinton appears to have a new website.  So far, hillaryclintonoffice.com has a picture of the former secretary of state and a form for contacting her.
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Mass. GOP Buoyed by Winslow's Eyeing U.S. Senate Vacancy  —  Massachusetts Republicans got a glimmer of hope this morning after days of rejections from heavy-hitting politicians weighing possible runs in the state's upcoming special election.  Republican state Rep. Dan Winslow said today …
Discussion: Politico and alan.com
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:40 PM ET, February 5, 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: 
Mugsy / Crooks and Liars:
Today is the 10th Anniversary of Powell's Infamous UN Presentation
Russell Berman / The Hill:
In first immigration hearing, House GOP seeks middle ground on citizenship path
Discussion: Politico
Brian Tashman / Right Wing Watch:
Robertson: Boy Scouts Welcoming ‘Predators’ and ‘Pedophiles’ by Changing Anti-Gay Policy
Didi Kirsten Tatlow / IHT Rendezvous:
In China's Most-Watched Divorce Case, 3 Victories, 1 Defeat
Discussion: Mashable!, Guardian and News Desk
Jackson Diehl / Washington Post:
Static at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
How the NRA Is Helping to Pass Gun Control
Discussion: Politico and Mother Jones
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Philosophy of Data
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
David Horowitz: How Republicans can win
Discussion: neo-neocon
 Earlier Items: 
DealBook:
Dell in $24 Billion Deal to Go Private
Ian Millhiser / ThinkProgress:
Pennsylvania Republicans To Introduce New Election-Rigging Plan
Michèle A. Flournoy / Wall Street Journal:
The Right Way to Cut Pentagon Spending
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
HHS begins purge of ‘excessively burdensome’ healthcare rules
Discussion: National Review
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism and the internet: Is it the best of times? No — but it's not the worst of times either

New York Times:
Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over State TV Building

David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch

 
Sister Sites:

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