Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:15 PM ET, March 2, 2006

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
New York Times:
Unaware as Levees Fell, Officials Expressed Relief  —  WASHINGTON, March 1 — A newly released transcript of a government videoconference shows that hours after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, federal and state officials did not know that the levees in New Orleans were failing …
RELATED ITEMS:
Hindrocket / Power Line:
MORE LEAKS; THIS TIME, KATRINA  —  Taking a cue from the CIA, someone in the federal bureaucracy has leaked transcripts and video tapes having to do with Hurricane Katrina to the Associated Press.  The AP treats the resulting story as an expose, with the headline: "Tape: Bush, Chertoff Warned Before Katrina."
Washington Post:
Video Shows Bush Being Warned on Katrina  —  Officials Detailed a Dire Threat to New Orleans  —  A newly leaked video recording of high-level government deliberations the day before Hurricane Katrina hit shows disaster officials emphatically warning President Bush that the storm posed …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Katrina Tape Transcripts Show Media Hack Job  —  For those who want to see the transcripts themselves of the video conferences, the New York Times has them for the August 28th and August 29th briefings.  The transcript for the 29th makes one garbled mention of the levees around New Orleans (page 6).
Discussion: Wizbang and A Blog For All
CNN:
Transcripts, tape show Bush, Brown warned on Katrina
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The Justices Look at Some Shapely . . . Congressional Districts  —  The Supreme Court hosted its own performance of "Beauty and the Beast" this week.  On Tuesday, it heard the plea of Anna Nicole Smith, the former stripper and Playboy Playmate seeking a share of her deceased husband's fortune.
RELATED ITEMS:
Gina Holland / Associated Press:
High Court Tackles Political Boundry Case  —  WASHINGTON - A key Supreme Court justice said Wednesday that Texas Republicans appeared to hurt minority voters when they redrew congressional boundaries that helped the GOP entrench its power in Congress.  —  But despite Justice Anthony M …
Charles Lane / Washington Post:
High Court Reviews Texas Redistricting
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:   Justices Express Concern Over Aspects of Some Texas Redistricting
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:   Alito's Note to Evangelist Is Called Just Thanks
Judd / Think Progress:
BREAKING: Al-Qaeda Infiltrated UAE Government, According To 2002 Letter  —  New evidence has emerged that key agencies of the United Arab Emirates may have been infiltrated by al-Qaeda.  In May or June of 2002, al Qaeda officials wrote a letter to the UAE government claiming the emirates were "well aware" of the infiltration.
RELATED ITEMS:
New York Times:
Doubts Back Home Fuel G.O.P. Worries Over Ports Deal  —  WASHINGTON, March 1 — Senator Jon Kyl, a staunch supporter of President Bush who faces a potentially difficult re-election fight this year, is hearing a lot from constituents in Arizona about the plan to allow a Dubai company to operate shipping terminals at Eastern ports.
BREITBART.COM:
Lawmakers still angered, but growing resigned over ports deal
Washington Post:
U.S., India Seal Nuclear Deal  —  Accord Sets Up Sharing of Data, Fuel to Satisfy Rising Energy Needs  —  NEW DELHI, March 2 — President Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh struck what both leaders called an historic agreement Thursday to provide U.S. nuclear power assistance …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Wonkette
RELATED ITEMS:
Katherine Kersten / Opinion Journal:
Black Flight  —  The exodus to charter schools.  —  MINNEAPOLIS—Something momentous is happening here in the home of prairie populism: black flight.  African-American families from the poorest neighborhoods are rapidly abandoning the district public schools, going to charter schools …
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Rhetoric of Unreality  —  When late in the spring of 1940 people of southeastern England flocked across the Channel in their pleasure craft and fishing boats to evacuate soldiers trapped on Dunkirk beaches, euphoria swept Britain.  So Prime Minister Winston Churchill sternly told the nation …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Prisons Often Shackle Pregnant Inmates in Labor  —  Shawanna Nelson, a prisoner at the McPherson Unit in Newport, Ark., had been in labor for more than 12 hours when she arrived at Newport Hospital on Sept. 20, 2003.  Ms. Nelson, whose legs were shackled together and who had been given nothing stronger …
Discussion: Norwegianity, Feministe and TalkLeft
Washington Post:
U.S. Reviewing 2nd Dubai Firm  —  The Bush administration, stung by the public outcry over the Dubai port deal, has launched a national security investigation of another Dubai-owned company set to take over plants in Georgia and Connecticut that make precision components used in engines for military aircraft and tanks.
New York Times:
U.S. Is Reducing Safety Penalties for Mine Flaws  —  CRAIGSVILLE, W.Va. — In its drive to foster a more cooperative relationship with mining companies, the Bush administration has decreased major fines for safety violations since 2001, and in nearly half the cases, it has not collected the fines …
Blue Plate Special:
The Best Blogging Newspapers in the U.S.*  —  "Who seems to really know what they're doing...?"  —  That was the starter question for the Blue Plate Special team: fifteen undergraduates in journalism at NYU, two graduate students, one professor.  (A.k.a. "the Specials" or "Blue Plates.")
Washington Post:
Saudi Group Alleges Wiretapping by U.S.  —  Defunct Charity's Suit Details Eavesdropping  —  Documents cited in federal court by a defunct Islamic charity may provide the first detailed evidence of U.S. residents being spied upon by President Bush's secret eavesdropping program …
Digger / Diggers Realm:
Citibank Offering Illegal Aliens Mortgages With Below Market Interest Rates, Down Payment Assistance And No Mortgage Insurance Requirements  —  Citibank has been offering illegal aliens mortgages by using Taxpayer ID numbers instead of Social Security numbers to bypass the fact that these people are illegal aliens.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:15 PM ET, March 2, 2006.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 See Also: 
memeorandum: site main
memeorandum River: reverse chronological memeorandum
memeorandum Mobile: for phones
memeorandum Leaderboard: memeorandum's top sources
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Murray Waas / hotstory.nationaljournal.com:
What Bush Was Told About Iraq
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Senate OKs Limiting Patriot Act Powers
Discussion: BobGeiger.com
Jim Lynch / bRight & Early:
Operation Enduring Service Update
Discussion: Iowa Voice
Seán Captain / New York Times:
From Blogger to Published Author, for $30 and Up
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
OBAMA'S ENERGY PLAN....Knight Ridder reports that Barack Obama …
Walter Cronkite / The Huffington Post:
Telling the Truth About the War on Drugs
Discussion: First Draft and TalkLeft
Karen Rouse / Denver Post:
Teacher caught in Bush "rant"
 Earlier Items: 
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
International Islamist Front's Bangladeshi Commander Captured
Discussion: Austin Bay Blog
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Head High, Hamas Member Returns From Israeli Jail
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Soviet Union ordered Pope shooting: Italy commission
Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
What's wrong with this picture?
San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. supervisors ask lawmakers to impeach Bush
Discussion: Moonbattery and Sister Toldjah
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Atlantic Monthly Selects Times Reporter as New Editor
Discussion: LA Observed
Stephanie Kirchgaessner / Financial Times:
Bill Clinton helped Dubai on ports deal