Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:25 PM ET, June 13, 2014

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Fareed Zakaria / Washington Post:
Who lost Iraq?  The Iraqis did, with an assist from George W. Bush  —  It is becoming increasingly likely that Iraq has reached a turning point.  The forces hostile to the government have grown stronger, better equipped and more organized.  And having now secured arms …
RELATED:
Paul Waldman / Washington Post:
On Iraq, let's ignore those who got it all wrong  —  At noon today, President Obama issued his first statement on the deteriorating situation on Iraq.  “This is not solely or even primarily a military challenge,” he said.  “The United States will do our part, but understand that ultimately it's …
CNN:
Obama: ‘We will not be sending U.S. troops to Iraq’  —  [Adds breaking news update 12:05 p.m.]  —  President Barack Obama said Friday that the United States “will not be sending U.S. troops back into combat in Iraq,” but that he would be reviewing a range of other options to support …
Parisa Hafezi / Reuters:
Exclusive: Alarmed by Iraq, Iran open to shared role with U.S. - Iran official  —  (Reuters) - Shi'te Muslim Iran is so alarmed by Sunni insurgent gains in Iraq that it may be willing to cooperate with Washington in helping Baghdad fight back, a senior Iranian official told Reuters.
Washington Post:
Volunteers flock to defend Baghdad as insurgents seize more Iraqi territory  —  IRBIL, Iraq — Shiite clerics called on Iraqi civilians Friday to take up arms against advancing Sunni insurgents inspired by al-Qaeda, drawing the battle lines for a major sectarian confrontation in the fracturing state.
Washington Post:
Transcript: President Obama's remarks on the crisis in Iraq
CNN:
Iran sends forces to Iraq as ISIS militants press forward, official says
Discussion: The Gateway Pundit
Washington Post:
Obama says he will not send troops to Iraq but is considering ‘other options’
Reihan Salam / Slate:
We Never Should Have Left Iraq
Paul Lewis / Guardian:
Obama ‘urgently’ considering air assault on targets in Syria and Iraq
New York Times:
Iraqi Shiite Cleric Issues Call to Arms Against Sunni Militants
Discussion: Outside the Beltway and Gawker
Fazel Hawramy / Guardian:
Kurdish peshmerga seize a chaotic victory in Kirkuk
Discussion: Business Insider, The Dish and RedState
Leslie H. Gelb / The Daily Beast:
Iraq Is Vietnam 2.0 And U.S. Drones Won't Solve The Problem
Discussion: National Review
Brian Umana / Washington Post:
I'm a Democrat and I helped the tea party unseat Eric Cantor  —  People are baffled today that Rep. Eric Cantor, the House majority leader, lost his job when he lost his GOP primary Tuesday night.  A common refrain is, how could this have happened?  (Sample headline: “Why Did Cantor Lose?
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
RELATED:
Kyle Rothenberg / Fox News:
Cochran campaign says senator just joking when claimed ignorance of Cantor loss  —  Two days after Eric Cantor's primary loss received national attention, Mississippi GOP Sen. Thad Cochran — who's caught in a tight primary race of his own — said he had no idea what happened in Virginia …
Matthew Boyle / BREITBART.COM:
THAD COCHRAN: I GREW UP DOING ‘ALL KINDS OF INDECENT THINGS WITH ANIMALS’  —  Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) provided his latest head-scratching comment in public, this time joking he engaged in illicit activities with animals as a child.  —  “[We'd] get back [to the Pine Belt-Hattiesburg area of Mississippi] …
New York Times:
David Brat and Jack Trammell show unease in the spotlight  —  ASHLAND, Va. — Before the two professors became overnight political rivals in one of the most improbable, high-profile races in memory, they knew each other best as basketball teammates.  —  David Brat, the economics professor …
waysandmeans.house.gov:
IRS Claims to Have Lost Over 2 Years of Lerner Emails  —  f t # e  —  Washington, DC - Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the Internal Revenue Service informing the Committee that they have lost Lois Lerner emails from a period of January 2009 - April 2011.
Jonathan Topaz / Politico:
McCain Iraq interview gets heated  —  Sen. John McCain continued his blistering attack on President Barack Obama's handling of Iraq on Friday, again calling for his entire national security team to be replaced and saying his decisions have been very costly.  —  “The president wanted …
Politico:
Chelsea Clinton paid $600K by NBC  —  Chelsea Clinton earned an annual salary of $600,000 at NBC News before switching to a month-to-month contract earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the agreement told POLITICO.  —  Clinton, who joined NBC News as a “special correspondent” …
RELATED:
ABC News:
House GOP Conservative in Long-Shot Leadership Bid
Discussion: Politico and Outside the Beltway
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Hillary Clinton's Gay-Marriage Problem  —  Until 2013, she held a position that lots of Democratic voters now regard as deeply wrongheaded.  Some even insist that it is hateful and bigoted.  —  Hillary Clinton didn't refrain from supporting same-sex marriage for political reasons-prior to last year …
RELATED:
JSOnline:
Scott Walker declines to define stand on gay marriage today  —  For years, Gov. Scott Walker has been a rock-solid proponent of traditional marriage between one man and one woman.  —  As Milwaukee County executive, he opposed efforts to provide health care benefits to the gay partners of county employees.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:25 PM ET, June 13, 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: 
Victor Fleischer / New York Times:
How Obama Can Increase Taxes on Carried Interest
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
First on CNN: Chamber mounting new effort for embattled Cochran
Discussion: Washington Post
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Wrongness, OK and Not
Discussion: The Big Picture
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Our ‘Dead Broke’ Leaders
Discussion: The Hugh Hewitt Show
 Earlier Items: 
Tyler Cowen / New York Times:
The Pitfalls of Peace: The Lack of Major Wars May Be Hurting Economic Growth
Jonathan Allen / Bloomberg:
Clinton's Popularity Drops to 52% as 2016 Edge Shrinks
Kevin Sieff / Washington Post:
The U.S. spent $3 million on boats for landlocked Afghanistan
Discussion: The Daily Caller
 

 
From Techmeme:

Reuters:
Google, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing

Dennis Schaal / Skift:
Sources: Amazon to launch hotel booking service in January 2015

Tim Culpan / Bloomberg:
Foxconn will spend $2.6B to build dedicated Apple display plant in Taiwan

 
Sister Sites:

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