Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:25 AM ET, December 8, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
The Hill:
GOP touts campaign to blunt Obama's executive powers  —  House Republicans say they're proud of their 2013 campaign to stymie President Obama's regulatory agenda, even as Congress comes under fire for one of its least productive years.  —  The bitterly divided Congress will pass fewer laws in 2013 than any year in modern history.
RELATED:
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Immigration advocates bank on budget deal to rescue overhaul
Discussion: americanthinker.com
Bill Keller / New York Times:
Nelson Mandela, Communist  —  IN 2011, the British historian Stephen Ellis published a paper concluding that Nelson Mandela had been a member of the South African Communist Party — indeed, a member of its governing Central Committee.  Although Mandela's African National Congress …
Chad Terhune / Los Angeles Times:
Covered California gave consumers' contact info to agents  —  California's health exchange has provided insurance agents with names and contact information for tens of thousands of people who went online to check out coverage but didn't ask to be contacted.  —  Covered California Executive …
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
An Education in College Justice  —  Under pressure from the Obama administration, a university tramples the rights of the accused.  —  Joshua Strange will never forget the girl he met in May 2011.  —  Both were underclassmen at Alabama's Auburn University when a common acquaintance introduced them.
Michael Gartland / New York Post:
Venom between Obama and Rangel  —  They're two of the most powerful African-American politicians in the land.  And by most accounts, President Obama and Rep. Charles Rangel hate each other.  —  The most recently revealed salvo in their war of words — Obama's assertion that Rangel is a …
Jennifer Haberkorn / Politico:
GOP governor ‘all in’ on ACA  —  In a Republican party that's gone all out against Obamacare, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval went all in.  —  Sandoval is the only Republican governor whose state is both running its own health insurance exchange this year and expanding its Medicaid program under the health law.
Spero News:
Colin Powell wants US to adopt universal health care  —  Asks why single-payer systems in Europe have not been adopted in the United States.  —  Former Secretary of State Colin Powell said universal health care should be available to all Americans.  He was speaking at a charity event for prostate survivors in Seattle.
Discussion: The Reaction
Wall Street Journal:
The ObamaCare Buck Finally Stops  —  President Obama says blame the government, not President Obama.  —  President Obama has found someone to blame for the Affordable Care Act's rolling failures besides Republicans.  ObamaCare is the government's fault, not his.
Megan McArdle / Bloomberg:
Lazy Journalists Aren't to Blame for Death of Print  —  This week's announcement that New York magazine was becoming a biweekly was greeted, in my profession, with the sort of cheer that might herald the announcement of a sewer line backup or a mid-honeymoon appendectomy.  —  New York magazine is very successful.
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots and Vox Popoli
Philadelphia News, Local News, Weather …:
Gay Teacher Fired After Applying to Marry Partner  —  Griffin, an alumnus of the private all boys liberal arts Catholic high school, had taught Spanish and French at the school for the past 12 years.  —  High school teacher Michael Griffin was fired from his position at Holy Ghost Preparatory School …
Associated Press:
Obama: Diplomacy Best Approach to Iran Nuke Crisis  —  President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50/50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
RELATED:
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Containing Iran is the least awful choice
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
New York Times:
Wall Street Mothers, Stay-Home Fathers  —  As Husbands Do Domestic Duty, These Women Are Free to Achieve  —  Marielle Jan de Beur often catches the 6:27 a.m. train to Grand Central Terminal, waiting on the Westchester platform with a swarm of dark-suited men, and then walks 10 blocks …
James Hohmann / Politico:
Ex-RNC chair Ed Gillespie weighs Mark Warner challenge in Virginia  —  HOT SPRINGS, Va.—Former Republican National Committee chairman Ed Gillespie is considering a run against Virginia Sen. Mark Warner (D) next year.  —  “It's a very winnable race,” the powerful GOP insider told POLITICO in a Saturday afternoon interview.
Discussion: Reuters
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:25 AM ET, December 8, 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: 
Steven Brill / TIME:
Bungling the Easy Stuff
Mark Steyn / National Review:
The Post-Work Economy  —  A permanent dependency class means …
BBC:
Syria conflict: Foreign jihadists ‘use Turkey safe houses’
Decca Aitkenhead / Guardian:
Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Outside the Beltway
Marin Cogan / NationalJournal.com:
Is This 36-Year-Old Veteran the Future of the GOP?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Betsy's Page
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
American Veteran Seized by North Korea During a Tour Returns Home
Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Those Media Hysterics Who Said Obama's Presidency Was Dead Were Wrong. Again.
Discussion: Liberal Values
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Newspaper industry narrowed revenue loss in 2013 as paywall plans increased

Todd Spangler / Variety:
British Pathé Uploads Entire 85,000-Film Archive to YouTube in HD

Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Smaller Barnes & Noble Stores? 'Yes, It's Possible,' Says Leonard Riggio

 
Sister Sites:

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