Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:05 AM ET, February 27, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Rand Paul Explains His Surprise Vote For Chuck Hagel  —  “The president gets to choose political appointees,” Paul says.  —  Image by Gary Cameron / Reuters  —  WASHINGTON — Kentucky Senator Rand Paul said his support for a filibuster against Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel never meant that he would vote against Hagel's confirmation.
RELATED:
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
A matter of principle  —  What the Hagel fight did  —  Now that President Obama will finally have the defense secretary he wanted in Chuck Hagel, the question arises: Was the anti-Hagel fight worth it?  Why did Republicans decide to fight it if they weren't going to win?
Talking Points Memo:
Senate Confirms Chuck Hagel As Defense Secretary
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Fox News:
Senate approves Hagel for Defense secretary after historic nomination fight
Discussion: National Review and Atlas Shrugs
Sara Murray / Wall Street Journal:
Hagel Is Confirmed as Defense Secretary
Discussion: Algemeiner.com and Lawfare
Halimah Abdullah / CNN:
Hagel bruised but still standing
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
No CPAC Invite for Christie Because of ‘Limited Future’ in Republican Party  —  New Jersey governor Chris Christie was not invited to address the Conservative Political Action Conference because of his position on gun control, according to a source familiar with CPAC's internal deliberations who requested anonymity to speak freely.
RELATED:
Kevin Cirilli / Politico:
Charles Krauthammer: Chris Christie CPAC snub a mistake  —  Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer says it was a “vast overreaction” and “mistake” that CPAC officials didn't invite GOP New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to its upcoming conference.  —  “I think this is a vast overreaction and it's a mistake.
Elahe Izadi / NationalJournal.com:
The Real Reason Why Chris Christie Wasn't Invited to CPAC
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Hot Air
CNN:
Christie's advice for Washington
Discussion: Politico and Mediaite
Jeffrey Young / The Huffington Post:
Chris Christie Medicaid Plan To Offer Coverage To Poor New Jersey Residents
Phillip M. Bailey / WFPL:
Liberal Super PAC Goes After Mitch McConnell's ‘Chinese’ Wife  —  A Democratic group is under sharp criticism for controversial online messages about Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's wife.  —  For months, the liberal super PAC Progress Kentucky has attacked McConnell and held demonstrations at his offices and home.
RELATED:
Scott Keyes / ThinkProgress:
Liberal Super PAC Sends Racist Tweet About Mitch McConnell's Chinese Wife
Discussion: Post Politics
James Hohmann / Politico:
Tweets on Mitch McConnell's wife's race condemned
Discussion: CNN
John Stanton / BuzzFeed:
Liberals Accuse McConnell Of Favoring China Because Of Wife's Race
Discussion: WFPL, TheBlaze.com and The Daily Caller
Mark Murray / NBCNews.com:
NBC/WSJ poll: Public wary about sequester cuts, but Obama in stronger political position than GOP  —  With automatic, across-the-board spending cuts set to begin Friday, majorities of Americans believe they aren't a good idea and say the contentious budget negotiations make them less confident …
RELATED:
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Republicans are losing the spending argument  —  For the past several years, congressional Republicans have focused relentlessly on a single message: Washington — led by President Obama — is spending too much money, and it needs to stop.  —  But according to new Washington Post-ABC News polling …
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Bloomberg's cash paves way to Jackson's seat  —  A multimillion-dollar ad blitz by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stop an NRA-backed House candidate in Illinois paid off Tuesday night, as local official Robin Kelly crushed more than a dozen Democratic candidates vying to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Discussion: CNN
RELATED:
Associated Press:   Ex-legislator Robin Kelly wins Democratic race for ex-US Rep. Jackson Jr.'s Chicago-area seat
Chicago Tribune:
Decision day in race to replace ex-Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
Discussion: Truthdig, Roll Call and First Read
Lindsey Boerma / CBS News:
Reason for mass release of illegal immigrants “hard to believe,” Boehner says  —  House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Tuesday in an interview with CBS News blasted the “outrageous” move by federal immigration officials to OK the release of hundreds of illegal immigrants as a way to save money ahead …
Discussion: Politico and Washington Post
RELATED:
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Sequester: A secret plan  —  President Obama's massive and voluble campaign against the sequester has a deep political motivation that is not apparent on the surface.  He is engaging in a battle he knows he'll lose.  Republicans are not going to budge on agreeing to tax hikes to avoid …
Binyamin Appelbaum / New York Times:
As Budgets Face Cuts, Austerity Kills Government Jobs  —  WASHINGTON — The federal government, the nation's largest consumer and investor, is cutting back at a pace exceeded in the last half-century only by the military demobilizations after the Vietnam War and the cold war.
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Wave of Immigrants Released Ahead of Automatic Budget Cuts  —  In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released a wave of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country in an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said.
RELATED:
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The Republican Sequestration Plan  —  Whether or not you agree with it, and whether or not it will work, President Obama's strategy on sequestration is perfectly obvious.  His goal is to end the automatic budget cuts, which he regards as stupidly constructed and likely to harm the economy …
Deadline Detroit:
U.P. State Senator Tom Casperson Is Some Kind Of Birther  —  State Sen. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, was on Michael Patrick Shiels' Lansing radio program today and had some fun and interesting things to say about where President Obama was born.  —  Casperson, whose name might sound familiar …
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Republicans: CIA nominee involved in Benghazi talking points  —  President Obama's pick to head the CIA was involved in crafting controversial talking points about last year's attack in Benghazi, Republicans said Tuesday after viewing intelligence documents.
Discussion: Townhall.com and Hot Air
Kyle Trygstad / Roll Call:
Senate's Democratic Class of '08 Faces New Challenges  —  First-term Democratic senators from competitive states are key to party keeping majority  —  The class of senators swept into office riding Barack Obama's coattails in 2008 — giving Democrats a supermajority in the process …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House expected to pass Senate version of VAWA bill this week  —  After a year-long fight over how to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), House Republicans are now prepared to allow a vote this week on the Senate-passed language.  —  The House Rules Committee on Tuesday evening approved …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:05 AM ET, February 27, 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: 
BBC:
‘Put disabled children down’ Cornwall councillor sorry
Discussion: Guardian
Harriet McLeod / Reuters:
Shooting at South Carolina university wounds one: school
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Voting Act Challenge Hinges on a Formula
Discussion: ACS Blog
Nicole Flatow / ThinkProgress:
Caltech Physicist: If All Science Were Run Like Marijuana Research, Creationists Would Control Paleontology
Discussion: Daily Kos
Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Apple Joins Morgan Stanley to Back Gay Marriage at Supreme Court
Discussion: Towleroad News #gay
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
WaPo/Pew sequestration poll question oddly missing an option
Igor Volsky / ThinkProgress:
Why Everything Republicans Are Saying About The Sequester Is Wrong
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon:
Bachmann: 'I didn't get anything wrong'
Discussion: The Raw Story
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
9th Circuit judges split over anti-Bush protest
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google sues to block Mississippi AG Jim Hood's “burdensome, retaliatory” subpoena of records, issues a document preservation notice to MPAA

Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
New York Times to set up digital hub in London

Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Nikki Finke, Hollywood Chronicler, Said to Be in Talks With Politico

 
Sister Sites:

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