Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:10 PM ET, December 26, 2013

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
John H. Cochrane / Wall Street Journal:
What to Do When ObamaCare Unravels  —  Health insurance should be individual, portable across jobs, states and providers, and lifelong and renewable.  —  The unraveling of the Affordable Care Act presents a historic opportunity for change.  Its proponents call it “settled law,” …
Discussion: Power Line and americanthinker.com
RELATED:
Fox News:
The doctor won't see you?  Analysts warn ObamaCare plans could resemble Medicaid  —  July 14, 2013: A doctor in Altamont, Tenn., examines a patient at a rural clinic.Reuters  —  Those signing up for private health care coverage on the ObamaCare exchanges may be in for an unpleasant surprise …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Brent Budowsky / The Hill:
ObamaCare sales surge  —  Remember Budowsky's first law of insider punditry: When the media and political herds are tripping over each other's hoofs while stampeding in a certain direction, the herds are almost always wrong.  —  Take note of the fact that in recent days …
David Nather / Politico:
A very nervous New Year's for Obamacare
Discussion: Mediaite
Washington Monthly:   After Obamacare  —  A frenzy of hospital mergers could leave …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
CNN Poll: GOP has edge in early midterm indicator  —  Washington (CNN) - Democrats have lost their advantage and Republicans now have a slight edge in the battle for control of Congress, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/ORC International survey released Thursday also indicates …
RELATED:
CNN:
Poll: This is a ‘do-nothing’ Congress  —  Washington (CNN) - The worst Congress ever.  —  That's the verdict from two-thirds of Americans about the track record of the 113th Congress, according to a new national poll.  And a CNN/ORC International poll released Thursday also indicates …
Lee Habeeb / National Review:
A&E's Duck Dynasty Dilemma  —  It had never happened before.  When big, powerful TV executives ask a star to apologize for what they deem inappropriate comments or behavior, the star simply complies.  A team of publicists is assembled, the star does the obligatory apology tour for the press …
RELATED:
Katherine Skiba / Chicago Tribune:
Michelle Obama at 50  —  Trailblazing first lady is ‘American superwoman,’ championing causes, raising a family  —  First lady Michelle Obama will be the guest of honor at a White House dance party next month when she turns “50 and fabulous,” as she put it recently.
Discussion: Politico
RELATED:
Ron Christie / The Daily Beast:   After a Lousy Year, How Obama Can Turn His Presidency Around
Theda Skocpol / The Atlantic Online:
Why the Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere  —  The demise of the Tea Party was loudly announced right after Congress voted on October 16 to lift the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government.  “Finally!  The Republican Fever Is Broken,” exulted Jamelle Bouie atThe Daily Beast …
Wall Street Journal:
GOP, Business Recast Message  —  Republican Leaders, Allies Aim to Diminish Clout of Most-Conservative Activists  —  Republican leaders and their corporate allies have launched an array of efforts aimed at diminishing the clout of the party's most conservative activists and promoting legislation instead of confrontation next year.
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Kidnapped American asks U.S. to negotiate with al-Qaeda for his release  —  A U.S. government contractor kidnapped by al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan in 2011 has recorded a video message calling on the Obama administration to negotiate with his captors, saying he feels “totally abandoned and forgotten.”
RELATED:
New York Times:
U.S. Sends Arms to Aid Iraq Fight With Extremists
Katy / KTRK-TV:
Katy man charged with hate crime for attack  —  KATY, TX (KTRK) — A Katy man has been charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly assaulting a 79-year-old African-American man in a knockout game-style attack, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.  —  According to investigators …
Katie Glueck / Politico:
The Francis factor: Pope's economic ideas rattle GOP  —  “He's entitled to his opinion, but I think we should look carefully at what he's saying,” Toomey said.  “It's easy to draw I think what could be mistaken, superficial conclusions from some of the things that he said.
Discussion: The Raw Story
Seth Masket / Washington Monthly:
Should Ginsberg Retire?  —  Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit StumbleUpon Delicious  —  I've got to disagree with Emily Bazelon's take on Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Bazelon is defending Ginsburg's right to stay on the Supreme Court from a number of legal and political critics who are urging her to resign …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Nicolas Loris / The Heritage Foundation:
Time to Stock Up on Incandescent Bulbs Before They Go Out Permanently  —  If your New Year's resolution is to change your light bulbs, don't worry—the federal government's here to help.  —  Beginning January 1, 2014, the federal government will ban the use of 60-watt and 40-watt incandescent light bulbs.
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
The 13 most memorable quotes of 2013  —  The year started with a deal on the fiscal cliff and ended with a deal on a two-year budget accord.  —  In between, there were fights over the Benghazi, Libya terrorist attack, National Security Agency surveillance programs, immigration reform …
Discussion: americanthinker.com
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:10 PM ET, December 26, 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: 
Sam Kleiner / The Daily Beast:
The GOP's History of Sexist Hillary-Bashing
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In a Car-Culture Clash, It's the Los Angeles Police vs. Pedestrians
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Josh Eidelson / Salon:
From fast food strikes to Wal-Mart: 2013 and the year in labor
Discussion: Lawyers, Guns & Money
Mawuli Kwabla Tsikata / citifmonline.com:
Somalia bans Christmas celebrations
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Weasel Zippers
Michael Tomasky / The Daily Beast:
America Joins the Developed World, Thanks to Obamacare
Kelley Beaucar Vlahos / Fox News:
Local courts reviving ‘debtors’ prison' for overdue fines, fees
Discussion: BillMoyers.com
 Earlier Items: 
Jordan Robertson / Bloomberg:
A New Twist in International Relations: The Corporate Keep-My-Data-Out-of-the-U.S. Clause
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Reuters:
Israel plans new settlement push while freeing Palestinian prisoners
Discussion: The Hill
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
A Work Still in Progress
Yasir Ghazi / New York Times:
Worshipers Targeted at Christmas Services in Baghdad
 

 
From Mediagazer:

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

Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Kyiv Post delivers English language news from embattled Ukraine with budget of $60k a month

Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
Comcast: Binge watching actually helps live TV ratings (exclusive)

 
Sister Sites:

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