Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:55 PM ET, June 1, 2007

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
U.S. Not Pushing for Attack on Iran, Rice Says  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sought today to minimize any sense of division within the Bush administration over Iran after the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog agency delivered a pointed new warning against what he called the …
Discussion: Balkinization
RELATED:
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Rice Insists Cheney Supports Diplomacy for Iran  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that Vice President Cheney fully supports a diplomatic course over Iran's nuclear program, denying impressions of divisions among President Bush's foreign-policy advisers.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and My Two Sense
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
CHENEY AND IRAN....Remember that report from Steve Clemons …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
John W. Dean / FindLaw's Writ:
The Bush Administration's Dilemma Regarding a Possible Libby Pardon  —  And How Outsiders Such as Fred Thompson Appear to Be Working on a Solution  —  On June 5, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton will sentence Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby …
RELATED:
Jonah Goldberg / National Review Online:
Better Off Fred?  —  Here are just a few little-known facts about Fred Thompson:  —  Every night before going to sleep, Osama bin Laden checks under his bed for Fred Thompson.  —  Though Fred Thompson left the Senate in 2003, Harry Reid still hasn't stopped wetting his pants.
Eli / Firedoglake:
The GOP's White Knight
Discussion: Guardian
Adam Zagorin / Time:
Rove Linked to Prosecution of Ex-Alabama Governor  —  In the rough and tumble of Alabama politics, the scramble for power is often a blood sport.  At the moment, the state's former Democratic governor, Don Siegelman, stands convicted of bribery and conspiracy charges and faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and TIME: Swampland
RELATED:
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Ex-Governor Says Affidavit Shows Politics in Bribe Case
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com:
RNC Outsources Phone Solicitation to DNC, Apparently  —  Well, either that, or the WSJ editorial board is manning the phones.  —  You heard yesterday that the RNC canned its in-house phone bank employees, partly due to an estimated 40% drop in small donations.
RELATED:
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The End Of The Bushes?  —  Peggy Noonan, one of my favorite columnists and always a great read, today turns her substantial rhetorical guns on what she sees as the biggest threat to the Republican Party — George Bush.  Accusing him of following his father in squandering a great political inheritance …
RELATED:
Paul Mirengoff / News Bloggers Blog:
Buyer's remorse  —  Yesterday, Cenk Uygur wrote this line: "Come on, Mr. Conservative-I-support-the-Bush- administration-no-matter-what, you don't even believe that."  As anyone with a passing familiarity of current events realizes, however, there are essentially no conservatives who support the Bush administration across-the-board.
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Obama's Inconvenient Truths  —  Presidential-primary politics tends to be played like a game of connect the dots, with all the would-be nominees running from interest group to interest group, knowing and delivering precisely what each constituency is expecting to hear.
RELATED:
ABCNEWS:
Soldiering On  —  ABC News Learns of Plans to Keep Troops in Iraq Beyond 2009  —  Sgt. John Guerra, 21, from Dallas, Tex., walks with his platoon from the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team during a patrol in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 16, 2007.
Matt Taibbiposted / Rolling Stone:
Giuliani: Worse Than Bush  —  He's cashing in on 9/11, working with Karl Rove's henchmen and in cahoots with a Swift Boat-style attack on Hillary.  Will Rudy Giuliani be Bush III?  —  >> See what people are saying about Taibbi's latest column and add your own response here.
RELATED:
Rasmussen Reports:
Number of Republicans in U.S. Hits New Low, Number of Democrats Also Decline  —  For the fourth straight month, the number of people identifying themselves as Republicans has decreased.  For the third straight month, the number of people identifying themselves as Democrats has also decreased (see history).
C. Jacob / MEMRI:
'We Are Facing a Second Nakba'-Reactions in the Palestinian Press to the Hamas-Fatah Clashes … Introduction  —  The current wave of violent Hamas-Fatah clashes is one of the most brutal the PA has known, especially considering that it broke out only a short while after the signing of the Mecca Agreement …
Art Jester / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Holsinger's church role scrutinized  —  HAND IN METHODIST RULINGS RAISES CONCERN IN GAY COMMUNITY  —  The nomination of University of Kentucky professor Dr. James W. Holsinger as U.S. surgeon general has come under fire from groups that fear his actions as a high-ranking official in the United Methodist Church indicate he is anti-gay.
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Senior Bush Aide Dan Bartlett to Resign  —  White House Counselor Among President's Longest Serving Advisers  —  White House counselor Dan Bartlett, one of President Bush's top aides and among his longest serving, said today he will resign in July,becoming the latest administration official …
Ilan Wurman / The Hill:
PETA seeks tax breaks for vegetarians  —  Citing the need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on congressional leaders to give vegetarians a tax break.  —  In a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:55 PM ET, June 1, 2007.

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 Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Reuters:
Kidney-donor TV show a hoax, producers admit
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Accuses Opponents of Immigration Bill of Fear-Mongering
Inside Higher Ed:
Economics Education 101  —  Market demand curves.  Marginal utility.
The Atlantic Online:
Beyond Polling  —  Kevin Drum kindly links to my review of Bob Shrum's memoir.
Robert Knight / NewsBusters.org:
B-I-A-S: Media Largely Ignore Spelling Bee Champ's Homeschooled Status
Little Green Footballs:
Video: Death Cult Kindergarten Graduation
Discussion: Solomonia and Hot Air
MSNBC:
'Countdown with Keith Olbermann' for May 31
Amy Fagan / Washington Times:
Colleges veer left for '07 speakers
Discussion: Attytood
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Zagorin / Time:
Detainee Abuse Was Well Planned
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
As the World Warms, the White House Aspires
Susan Beck / LAW.com:
Lone Star  —  Bracewell partners got a big name when they hired Rudolph Giuliani.
Discussion: Facing South
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Conservative Soul  —  "The beginning of my own sense …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Debating In Parallel Universes
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
OMB to keep track of fiscal 2008 earmarks
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Iraq Is Not Vietnam—Or Korea Either
Tony Paterson / The Independent:
German brain drain at highest level since 1940s
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
The hangover from the Hollywood strikes has lasted longer than anyone anticipated, as studios, networks, and streaming services simply aren't buying as much

Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
PE firm Blackstone offers ~$1.5B to purchase Hipgnosis, about 7% higher than the bid made earlier this week by Concord to which Hipgnosis' board had agreed

John Koblin / New York Times:
Antenna: ~25% of subscribers to US streaming video services, or 29M+ users, canceled 3+ of them in the past 2 years, as they increasingly jump between services

 
Sister Sites:

Techmeme
 Top news and commentary for technology's leaders, from all around the web
Mediagazer
 Top news and commentary for media professionals from all around the web
WeSmirch
 The top celebrity news from all around the web on a single page