Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:50 PM ET, November 20, 2006


 Top Items: 
Fox News:
NEWS CORP. CANCELS O.J. SIMPSON BOOK AND TV SPECIAL  —  NEW YORK — News Corp., the parent company of book publisher HarperCollins and the FOX network, has canceled publication of the O.J. Simpson book and television special "If I Did It."  —  "I and senior management agree with the American public …
David Bauder / Associated Press:
O.J. Simpson Book, TV Special Canceled  —  After a firestorm of criticism, News.  Corp. said Monday that it has canceled the O.J. Simpson book and TV special "If I Did It."  —  "I and senior management agree with the American public that this was an ill-considered project," said Rupert Murdoch, News Corp. chairman.
Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
Will the West Stumble?  —  What a stupid question.  By any benchmark of economic prosperity, military power, and political stability, Western civilization—in the United States, Europe, and the former British Commonwealth—has never been stronger.  Globalization has become a euphemism for Westernization …
"Kramer's" Racist Tirade — Caught on Tape  —  WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS PROFANE AND RACIAL  —  Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident.
Poll: Clinton leads '08 Democratic pack, Kerry slips  —  (CNN) — Recently re-elected Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York is twice as popular as her nearest Democratic rivals in the 2008 presidential race, according to a new CNN poll.  —  Clinton was favored by 33 percent of people asked who they were …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mark / CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton is '08 frontrunner, Kerry's support slips  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, remains the frontrunner for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2008, with more than twice the support of any of her potential rivals, a new CNN poll shows.
Gingrich '08: The stealth candidate  —  The controversial former House Speaker seems to throw his hat in the ring as a GOP presidential candidate, and promises that health care reform will be the big issue.  An exclusive Fortune interview.  —  WASHINGTON (Fortune) — Even a crisp Guinness stout …
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
No Decisions Yet on Iraq Troop Levels, Bush Says  —  President Bush said Monday that he has made no decisions about altering the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, and he refused to discuss the pros and cons that would accompany such a decision.  —  "I haven't made any decisions about troop increases …
Mark Trumbull / Christian Science Monitor:
A brisk rise in American wages  —  Pay rose faster than the cost of living for the first time in years.  —  American paychecks are rising again at a pace not seen since the 1990s.  —  The pay increase amounts to 4 percent on average over the past 12 months, and it comes at a very helpful time for millions of households.
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Preferences Forever?  —  The University of Michigan's president does her best George Wallace impersonation.  —  Michigan voters struck a blow for equality this month, when 58% of them approved an amendment to the state constitution banning racial discrimination in public universities and contracting.
Times of London:
Fighting back: the city determined not to become al-Qaeda's capital  —  A power struggle is taking place in the Sunni triangle, with tribal leaders and coalition forces aligning against a common enemy  —  A convoy of five US military humvees, each with radios crackling and a machine-gunner poking through …
Anti-War Activists Plan 'Global Orgasm For Peace'  —  (CBS/AP) SAN FRANCISCO Two peace activists have planned a massive anti-war demonstration for the first day of winter.  —  But they don't want you marching in the streets.  They'd much rather you just stay home.
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Jose Padilla also rules Iraq  —  (updated below)  —  The New York Sun has a really, really scary column this morning about The Terrorists and how much stronger they are now because the Democrats won: … Democrats are soul mates not just with The Terrorists generally …
Discussion: NewsHog and The Sideshow
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
McCain literally sticks to the script on Iraq  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) stuck to the script yesterday during an appearance on ABC's This Week, repeating his desire to see more troops sent to Iraq.  What's interesting, however, is that McCain seemed to need his notes quite a bit to get through the discussion.
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gadflyer
Boston Globe:
Rep. Frank offers business a 'grand bargain'  —  Reduced regulations for more job benefits  —  Representative Barney Frank has proposed in a series of meetings with business groups a "grand bargain" with corporate America: Democrats would agree to reduce regulations and support free-trade deals …
Paul J. Gough / Hollywood Reporter:
Fox News Channel preps right-leaning satire  —  Fox News Channel might air two episodes of a "Daily Show"-like program with a decidedly nonliberal bent on Saturday nights in late January, with the possibility that it could become a weekly show for the channel.
Associated Press:
Iran Urges Summit With Iraq and Syria  —  Iran has invited the Iraqi and Syrian presidents to Tehran for a weekend summit with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to hash out ways to cooperate in curbing the runaway violence that has taken Iraq to the verge of civil war and threatens to spread through the region …
Donald J. Boudreaux / Christian Science Monitor:
Want world peace?  Support free trade.  —  FAIRFAX, VA. - Everyone knows that a key to the Democrats' big electoral win was their opposition to the Iraq war.  But also, as the Wall Street Journal reported recently, "Democrats' stances against free trade helped build the party's success …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and The Corner
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pelosi nixes Rangel's bill to bring back the draft (Update: Video added)  —  Oddly enough, the leadership of the anti-war party doesn't think conscription is in its political interest: … You'd think an idea floated by the incoming chairman of the Ways and Means Committee would get a few weeks of respectful consideration.
John Seewer / Associated Press:
Ohio fundraiser gets 18 years in prison  —  TOLEDO, Ohio - A former GOP fundraiser at the center of a scandal-plagued state investment in rare coins that helped Democrats seize power in the midterm elections was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison.  —  Tom Noe, a prominent coin dealer accused …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:50 PM ET, November 20, 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
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
memeorandum on Mastodon
 More Items: 
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rangel says Iraq volunteers are in it for the money, or something
Marc Caputo / Miami Herald:
Democrat files suit in Sarasota election flap
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Ethiopian Convoy Ambushed in Aweys' "Greater Somalia"
Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Democrat urges gradual Iraq withdrawal
Discussion: Eschaton
Charles Kuffner / Off the Kuff:
Anne Plummer Flaherty / Associated Press:
House panel chair pushes for Iraqi army
The myth of turning a corner in Iraq
Discussion: Eschaton and The Belmont Club
PR Newswire:
First Muslim Congressman Addresses CAIR Banquet
 Earlier Items: 
Kos / Daily Kos:
Despite narrative, "conservative" and "southern" Dem victories were scarce
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
What The GOP Leadership Elections Communicate
Discussion: Examiner, Telegraph and Hyscience
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
The Clinton Battle Plan
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
A Sometimes Awkward Changing of the Guard
Kansas City Star:
New faces, same debate on 'amnesty'
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
Schwarzenegger searches for a role in '08
Joe Kovacs / WorldNetDaily:
'Bush doesn't think America should be an actual place'
Discussion: The Corner and ParaPundit
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Schools Slow in Closing Gaps Between Races