Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:20 PM ET, February 25, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
White House releases state-by-state breakdown of sequester's effects  —  The White House on Sunday detailed how deep spending cuts set to begin this week would affect programs in every state and the District, as President Obama launched a last-ditch effort to pressure congressional Republicans …
RELATED:
Jennifer Rubin / Right Turn:
Why was Michelle Obama at the Oscars?  —  It was the average too-long, unfunny, over-produced Academy Awards TV show and then, after suffering through the 10-hour (well, it seemed like it) show, there was the first lady.  In a ball gown.  With military service personnel in dress uniform behind her.
Wall Street Journal:
Fresh Front in Budget Battle  —  Congressional Leaders Discuss Deal to Avert Shutdown at Cost of Extending Cuts  —  Already looking past the current budget impasse gripping the capital, congressional leaders are quietly considering a deal to avert a government shutdown next month …
Discussion: Hot Air
Gregg Kilday / Hollywood Reporter:
Harvey Weinstein Arranged Michelle Obama's Best Picture Oscars Surprise  —  The mogul and his daughter connected the Academy and the show's producers, who flew in secret to Washington, D.C., two weeks ago.  —  Michelle Obama presenting best picture from the White House?  It was Harvey Weinstein's daughter's idea.
BuzzFeed:
Iranian News Agency Alters Image Of Michelle Obama  —  The apparent goal: modesty.  —  Iran's semi-official Fars news agency altered an image of Michelle Obama at the Academy Awards to cover her shoulders and chest, an apparent attempt to render the First Lady modest enough for public consumption …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Sen. Warner: Public does not realize how ‘stupid’ sequester cuts are
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Politico
Mark Hoffman / JSOnline:
Scott Walker sees little Wisconsin impact from federal cuts
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
Obama tells nation's governors: 'We've got more work to do'
Discussion: Politico
New York Times:
Democrats and Republicans Miscalculate on Automatic Cuts  —  WASHINGTON — With Congress unlikely to stop deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard at the military, the fiscal stalemate is highlighting a significant shift in the Republican Party: lawmakers most keenly dedicated …
RELATED:
Dan Mitchell / International Liberty:
Earth to New York Times: Please Show Us these “Deep Spending Cuts” You Keep Writing About
Discussion: Althouse
Dean Baker / American Prospect:   Fix the Economy, Not the Deficit
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
Nikki Finke's Oscar Live-Snark: Four Hours Of Unfunny Seth MacFarlane; Unnecessary Michelle Obama; ‘Argo’ Wins Best Picture  —  I'm live-snarking the 85th Oscars for the outstanding film achievements of 2012 starting at 5:30 PM PT tonight.  Comments will open when the show starts inside the Dolby Theatre.
RELATED:
Jason Rezaian / Washington Post:
Iranian media criticize Oscar win for ‘Argo’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jonathan Earle / Telegraph:
John Kerry invents country of Kyrzakhstan  —  John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of ‘Kyrzakhstan’  —  In an embarrassing slip of the tongue, Mr Kerry last week praised US diplomats working to secure “democratic institutions” in the Central Asian country, which does not exist.
Mike Riggs / Hit & Run:
White House Report Claims Sequestration Will Affect Federal Department That No Longer Exists  —  If you want a thorough agency-by-agency rundown of the budget cuts sequestration would deliver, the Office of Management and Budget has you covered.  In compliance with The Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 …
Discussion: National Review
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE HOUSE OF PAIN … - DOUBLE TAKE - PHOTO BOOTH - DAILY SHOUTS - PAGE-TURNER - DAILY COMMENT - AMY DAVIDSON - JOHN CASSIDY - BOROWITZ - RICHARD BRODY
Jonathan Martin / Politico:
Dems 2016: Will Hillary Clinton clear the field?  —  The ranks of Democratic governors are filled with ambitious politicians boasting records that would probably play well with primary voters in 2016.  —  But even as they eye a move from the statehouse to the White House …
Discussion: The Other McCain and Shakesville
Bill Mears / CNN:
Sotomayor slams controversial remarks by prosecutor  —  Washington (CNN) - Two members of the Supreme Court took the unusual step of speaking out over racially insensitive remarks by a federal prosecutor in a drug case, when rejecting review of the defendant's appeal.
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and The Raw Story
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble Weighs Its E-Reader Investment  —  Even for a company with a lot of bad news lately, the bulletin from Barnes & Noble this month had an ominous feel.  —  Barnes & Noble, the nation's largest book chain, warned that when it reports fiscal 2013 third-quarter results on Thursday …
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Barnes's Chairman Mulls Store Buyout
Facebook:
The Onion  · 2,265,644 like this  —  On behalf of The Onion, I offer my personal apology to Quvenzhané Wallis and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the tweet that was circulated last night during the Oscars.  It was crude and offensive—not to mention inconsistent …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Austerity, Italian Style  —  Two months ago, when Mario Monti stepped down as Italy's prime minister, The Economist opined that “The coming election campaign will be, above all, a test of the maturity and realism of Italian voters.”  The mature, realistic action, presumably …
Discussion: Business Insider and Paul Krugman
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Defends Government Overthrow Lie  —  On Friday we noted that The New Yorker had dug up a three year old speech in which freshman Sen. Ted Cruz had charged that there were at least a dozen professors at Harvard Law School during his time there in the mid-90s who “would say they were Marxists …
The Daily Caller:
Long-time escort confirms Senator Bob Menendez paid her for sex  —  A professional escort who travels the East Coast seeing clients in cities from Miami to Boston has identified a photo of Senator Bob Menendez as a man who paid her for sex.  The woman, in her late 30s, told The Daily Caller prior …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:20 PM ET, February 25, 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: 
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Herald Tribune to Be Renamed The International New York Times
Kevin Robillard / Politico:
Bill unveiled to legalize medical pot
Quinn Ford / DNAinfo.com New York:
Louis Farrakhan: Gang Members Can Serve As Protectors
Marc Frank / Reuters:
Cuban leader Raul Castro says he will retire in 2018
Discussion: The Week, Quartz and Dean's World
Niels Lesniewski / Roll Call:
Senate Negotiators Not Close to Deal on Gun Background Checks, Coburn Says
Discussion: Bloomberg and Daily Kos
Shushannah Walshe / ABCNEWS:
Judd Makes Steps Toward Senate Bid
Discussion: Post Politics
Lee Drutman / Sunlight Foundation Blog:
Top government contractors spend less than a penny on politics for every dollar at stake in sequester
Discussion: The Fix and Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Rick Perry will speak at CPAC
Discussion: CNN
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Gibbs: I was ordered not to acknowledge drone program existed
Discussion: Politico
Jeff Spross / ThinkProgress:
VIEWPOINT: The Debt Everyone Is Freaking Out About Does Not Exist
Joe Palazzolo / Wall Street Journal:
Ruling on Generics Irks Businesses
Discussion: AEIdeas
James Wagner / Emory University:
From the President
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Former Pulitzer juror's opinion: the prizes stay relevant by providing benchmarks, inspiration

Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Game of Thrones Sets New Torrent Swarm Record

Johana Bhuiyan / Capital New York:
Bought by Vox as part of Curbed network, Eater outlines expansion plans, names editor in chief

 
Sister Sites:

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