Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
5:25 PM ET, March 31, 2014

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
The Fix:
Democrats' support for Obamacare surges  —  Democrats are rallying back behind the 2010 health-care law and boosting President Obama's ratings for handling the law's rollout, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  But most Republicans and independents remain stubbornly opposed …
RELATED:
ThinkProgress:
Fox News Host Demands To Know Why GOP Hasn't Offered An Alternative To Obamacare  —  On the final day of Obamacare's open enrollment, Fox News host Jenna Lee hammered Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about why Republicans have yet to offer a comprehensive alternative to the health law — despite repeatedly voting for its repeal.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Raw Story
Juan Williams / The Hill:
O-Care perception bests reality  —  Last week, in the run-up to Monday's deadline for enrolling in ObamaCare, I called one of the few people with a hand in designing both the Affordable Care Act and the Massachusetts healthcare reform plan signed into law in 2006 by then-Gov. Mitt Romney (R).
Discussion: CNN
Washington Post:
Maryland gears up for health exchange redo  —  On Monday, the first enrollment period for health insurance plans made possible by the Affordable Care Act will end, so call centers in Maryland plan to stay open until midnight in a last-minute effort to boost enrollment numbers.
Douglas Graham / Roll Call:
Cantor Says GOP Finishing Work on Obamacare Alternative, Details Agenda  —  House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., reiterated on Friday that the House plans to bring up a bill to replace President Barack Obama's health care law.  —  In a memo to members laying out the House agenda …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
She The People:
GOP women in midterm races say Obamacare trumps equal pay
Noam N. Levey / Los Angeles Times:
Obamacare has led to health coverage for millions more people  —  At least 9.5 million previously uninsured people have gotten health insurance since Obamacare started, surveys and reports show.  —  Precise figures on national health coverage will not be available for months …
RELATED:
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
That Good News on Obamacare?  Republicans Insist It's Not Real  —  Americans are signing up for the Affordable Care Act.  And they appear to be doing so in really big numbers.  As of the latest official update, last week, more than 6 million people had selected a private insurance plan through …
Politico:
Obamacare glitches, take two  —  The Obamacare enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, endured renewed technical problems on Monday, creating serious obstacles for people trying to sign up before the midnight deadline and stirring up all those bad memories of the botched October launch.
RELATED:
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Record volume for O-Care exchanges
Discussion: Politico and Taylor Marsh
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
HealthCare.gov restored after morning outage
Discussion: National Review
NY Daily News:
Ratings may sink Ronan Farrow's show on MSNBC  —  ‘Ronan Farrow Daily’ came in 708th in the Nielsens on Wednesday, and a network source says he ‘sort of stinks on TV’  —  Ronan Farrow's MSNBC talk show is facing cancellation amid poor ratings, sources exclusively tell Confidenti@l.
Steve Kroft / CBS News:
Is the U.S. stock market rigged?  —  Steve Kroft reports on a new book from Michael Lewis that reveals how some high-speed traders work the stock market to their advantage  —  The following script is from “Rigged” which aired on March 30, 2014.  Steve Kroft is the correspondent.
RELATED:
Michael Lewis / New York Times:
An Adaptation From ‘Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,’ by Michael Lewis
Discussion: Bloomberg View and The Verge
Justin Gillis / New York Times:
Panel's Warning on Climate Risk: Worst Is Yet to Come  —  YOKOHAMA, Japan — Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the world's oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control.
RELATED:
Justin Sink / The Hill:
Kerry on UN climate change report: ‘Costs of inaction are catastrophic’
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
How You, I, and Everyone Got the Top 1 Percent All Wrong  —  Unveiling the real story behind the richest of the rich  —  For years, I've been making the same embarrassing mistake about U.S. economic inequality.  Sorry.  —  I've written, over and over, that the most important divide …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
DHS document: 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions released in 2013  —  U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials last year released 68,000 illegal immigrants with criminal convictions, undercutting Democratic claims that President Obama has strictly enforced immigration laws.
Discussion: BREITBART.COM and RedState
RELATED:
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Other People's Pathologies  —  Over the past week or so, Jonathan Chait and I have enjoyed an ongoing debate over the rhetoric the president employs when addressing African Americans.  Here is my initial installment, Chait's initial rebuttal, my subsequent reply, and Chait's latest riposte.
Discussion: The Dish and Bloomberg View
Kenneth P. Vogel / Politico:
Sheldon Adelson: Wild card  —  Plus, Zeidman suggested that Adelson's personal feelings on the various 2016 possibilities won't factor into his decision as they did in 2012.  “None of them have a 20-year history like Newt Gingrich did,” Zeidman said of the former House speaker's relationship with Adelson.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
RELATED:
Steve Sebelius / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Christie clear winner of Adelson primary
BuzzFeed:
Exclusive: U.S. Taxpayers To Spend $400,000 For A Camel Sculpture In Pakistan  —  A camel staring at the eye of a needle would decorate a new American embassy — in a country where the average income yearly is $1,250.  —  “Camel Contemplating Needle” by John Baldessari on display …
Associated Press:
U.S. talks with Israel on release of spy Jonathan Pollard  —  JERUSALEM — The United States is talking with Israel about the possibility of releasing convicted spy Jonathan Pollard early from his life sentence as an incentive in the troubled Mideast peace negotiations, a person familiar with the situation said Monday.
Discussion: Liberaland
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 5:25 PM ET, March 31, 2014.

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: 
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
President ‘Crushed Hopes of Law School’ by Rejecting Dean Candidates Approved by Faculty
Emily Schultheis / Politico:
President Obama backs Brian Schatz over Colleen Hanabusa
Ginni Thomas / The Daily Caller:
Lila Rose became an activist against abortion at 15 years of age …
Discussion: Right Wing Watch and The Raw Story
Bloomberg:
Yellen Says Slack in Job Market Shows Need for Support
Discussion: Vox Popoli and VodkaPundit
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
How To Get Marginal Voters to the Polls
 Earlier Items: 
Jack Kim / Reuters:
North, South Korea trade artillery rounds into the sea: Seoul
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
Report: Review finds torture methods not key in bin Laden hunt
Discussion: Liberaland
Alex Wayne / Bloomberg:
Obamacare Enrollment Heading to 7 Million at Deadline
Discussion: The Agonist and Guardian
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
Inside the Koch-Funded Ads Giving Dems Fits
Discussion: RedState
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Jobs and Skills and Zombies
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
Jim Miller / Sacramento Bee:
Leland Yee's campaign debt at root of criminal behavior, authorities allege
Jackie Calmes / New York Times:
Hopes Frustrated, Many Latinos Reject the Ballot Box Altogether
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Emily Bell / Reuters Institute:
After ceding power to Silicon Valley, journalists must build own tools, explore issues of regulation, and report deeply to retain influence

Lucia Moses / Digiday:
BuzzFeed's latest traffic trick: The ‘social URL’

Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Aereo May Be Dead, But Internet TV Will Live On

 
Sister Sites:

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