Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:50 PM ET, August 29, 2014

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Rep. Peter King Is Angry President Obama Wore A Tan Suit  —  Rep. Peter King (R-NY) went on an extended rant about President Barack Obama's decision to wear a tan suit during a statement about the terrorist group ISIS he delivered on Thursday at the White House.
Discussion: Mediaite and Pharyngula
RELATED:
Aaron Blake / Washington Post:
Why Obama's 'we don't have a strategy' gaffe stings  —  By now, President Obama's remark that “we don't have a strategy yet” has made the rounds.  Republicans were quick to pounce on it, as well they should have.  —  But while the White House went into damage-control mode …
Discussion: Hot Air and Instapundit
Larry Downing / The Daily Beast:
Why Obama Backed Off More ISIS Strikes: His Own Team Couldn't Agree on a Syria Strategy  —  After lots of bluster about striking ISIS on Syria, President Obama threw cold water on the idea, disappointing those who wanted him to broaden the war.  —  After a week of talk of eliminating the …
Judy Kurtz / The Hill:
Fashion mavens weigh in on That Suit  —  Fashionistas and style gurus are weighing in on President Obama's tan press conference suit, giving their two cents on the taupe two-piece that lit up the Internet on Thursday.  —  While Washingtonian magazine Fashion Editor Kate Bennett gives the president props for …
Politico:
Obama's campaign no-fly zone  —  In an election that Republicans want to make all about President Barack Obama, the White House is determined to make him all but disappear in the battleground states that matter.  —  The White House is putting the finishing touches on a post-Labor Day schedule …
Discussion: National Review
Judicial Watch:
Imminent Terrorist Attack Warning By Feds on US Border  —  Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices (VBIED).  High-level federal law enforcement …
Greg Sargent / Washington Post:
Morning Plum: Why top Dems are worried about politics of deportations  —  The Los Angeles Times reports this morning that the White House is considering whether to postpone Obama's politically explosive executive action to defer deportations until after the elections.
RELATED:
Byron York / Washington Examiner:   Another government shutdown? Not gonna happen
The Hill:
GOP douses shutdown threats
Discussion: Politico, PoliticusUSA and Daily Kos
Sharon Cotliar / People.com:
Chelsea Clinton Is Leaving NBC News  —  Chelsea Clinton says she's stepping out of her correspondent job as she looks forward to taking on mom duties  —  After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News - and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky …
RELATED:
Chelsea Clinton / Facebook:
Thank You  —  When I joined the NBC family in 2011 …
Discussion: CNN and The Huffington Post
Peter Beinart / The Atlantic Online:
Actually, Obama Does Have a Strategy in the Middle East  —  The president is neither a dove nor a hawk.  He's a fierce minimalist.  —  President Obama's critics often claim he doesn't have a strategy in the greater Middle East.  That's wrong.  Like it or loathe it, he does, and he's beginning to implement it against ISIS.
Discussion: Washington Post and The Reaction
Conor Friedersdorf / The Atlantic Online:
Man Arrested While Picking Up His Kids: 'The Problem Is I'm Black'  —  If you've never experienced arbitrary harassment or brutality at the hands of a police officer, or seen law enforcement act in a way that defies credulity and common sense, it can be hard to believe people who tell stories of inexplicable persecution.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Cavan Sieczkowski / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Family Has Horrifying, Violent Reaction To Son's Coming Out As Gay (GRAPHIC CONTENT)  —  Sometimes coming-out stories are heartwarming tales of acceptance and love.  Other times they are tragic accounts of abandonment and abuse.  —  Daniel Ashley Pierce, a 20-year-old from Georgia, came out as gay last October.
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
Ben Carson: No, I'm Not Sorry I Compared U.S. To Nazi Germany  —  Conservative Ben Carson isn't backing down from his previous statements likening progressives and Obama supporters to Nazi sympathizers.  —  The topic was broached and reported on in a profile of Carson in The Washington Post.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Mediaite
RELATED:
Ben Terris / Washington Post:   He's already a famous surgeon and author, so why is Ben Carson toying with a longshot presidential bid?
Michael Brown / St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Officers from St. Ann, Glendale off the job after actions during Ferguson protests  —  • By Joel Currier jcurrier@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8256 and Valerie Schremp Hahn vhahn@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8246  —  Two police officers are no longer working at their departments due to their actions during the protests in Ferguson.
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
U.N. urges U.S. to stop police brutality after Missouri shooting  —  (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white policeman touched off riots in Ferguson, Missouri.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Liberaland
RELATED:
Megan R. Wilson / The Hill:
Police lobby fights to keep gear
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Associated Press:
Haslam may submit Medicaid expansion plan in fall  —  In a move that could mean health coverage for thousands of Tennesseans, Gov. Bill Haslam said Thursday that the state may soon submit a proposal to Washington to expand Tennessee's Medicaid program but did not release any new details on how it might work.
RELATED:
Lanhee Chen / Bloomberg View:
The Republican Obamacare Battle Plan for 2015
Discussion: Forbes
Harald Doornbos / Foreign Policy:
Found: The Islamic State's Terror Laptop of Doom  —  Buried in a Dell computer captured in Syria are lessons for making bubonic plague bombs and missives on using weapons of mass destruction.  —  GOOGLE +
Linda Kinstler / The New Republic:
Putin Will Never, Ever Admit That Russia Has Invaded Ukraine  —  The presence of Russian military personnel in Ukraine is now beyond dispute, everywhere except in Russia.  On Thursday, NATO released satellite imagery of Russian combat troops operating inside Ukraine's borders …
RELATED:
Chris McDaniel / CNN:
Judge dismisses Chris McDaniel challenge  —  (CNN) - A Mississippi judge has tossed out state Sen. Chris McDaniel's challenge to that state's June 24 GOP primary runoff results, ending another chapter in one of the most bitterly contested U.S. Senate primaries in recent memory and bringing longtime …
Guardian:
Burmese beauty queen ‘vanishes with tiara’ from pageant  —  May Myat Noe alleged to have run off with crown after contest organisers said she should have breast enhancement operation  —  A Burmese beauty queen who was stripped of her title for allegedly being rude and dishonest has run off …
Discussion: Twitchy, Jezebel and The Daily Caller
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:50 PM ET, August 29, 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: 
Jay Cost / Weekly Standard:
What If There's No There There?  —  Obama's ‘vision thing.’
Discussion: Ed Driscoll
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Public Higher Education: Another Casualty of the Great Recession
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Laura Kusisto / Wall Street Journal:
A ‘Poor Door’ on a Planned New York Apartment Tower With Affordable Housing Gets a Makeover
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Catherine Rampell / Washington Post:
The one fight to have before your wedding  —  Betrothed women of the world, unite!
Discussion: Jezebel
 Earlier Items: 
Dennis Saffran / City Journal:
The Subsidy Show  —  Colbert, Fallon and the crony capitalism of the creative class
Discussion: alicublog and The Dish
Stephanie Ebbert / The Boston Globe:
Charlie Baker catches Martha Coakley, new poll shows
New York Times:
Rick Perlstein: By the Book
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Evan Smith / The Texas Tribune:
New York Times-Texas Tribune content partnership to end Dec. 31, after four years

Micah L. Sifry / Mother Jones:
Before 2012 election, Facebook increased hard news stories in 1.9M feeds, which added measurably to civic engagement and voter turnout

Rafat Ali:
It's About To Get Ugly in Media Startupland

 
Sister Sites:

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