Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:55 PM ET, September 20, 2007


 Top Items: 
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Reso Condemning MoveOn Passes Overwhelmingly, With Lots Of Dems  —  The GOP-introduced resolution condemning MoveOn just passed by a huge margin, 72-25.  Roughly half the Democrats in the Senate supported it.  —  A couple of the more interesting votes: Jim Webb, who just yesterday was a Netroots hero …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama opts out  —  The empty, symbolic fight over the MoveOn ad also appears to be testing something that was, from the beginning, a central question in the primary: Do Democrats want somebody who will be above partisan fighting (Obama), or do they want a partisan fighter (Clinton)?
Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
Democrats Should Attack Bush, Not MoveOn  —  Before a single Democrat condemns MoveOn's ad, they should insist that George W. Bush and the Republican Party repudiate the anti-military smears on war heroes that have been the hallmark of Mr. Bush's political career.
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Senate votes to do P.R. for MoveOn
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Audio: Ahmadinejad should be "physically restrained" from going to Ground Zero, says McCain; Update: Ahmadinejad backs down?  —  He's half-joking but it may come to that.  Against all odds, this thing looks like it's going to happen.  The word today from the relevant powers …
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Wes Clark Interview, Part One: The Petraeus Ad  —  If anyone can recommend an audio hosting service, please email me at stoller at so I can post the audio file of the interview.  —  I just did an interview with Wes Clark, and there's a bunch of newsworthy stuff in there …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Hey All You Anti-War Crazies....  Just shut up already, and let the Senate deal with it: … Or not.  You can sign the MoveOn petition: … Hagel, by the way, voted to condemn MoveOn.  —  I guess that's his right.  He's a Senator, after all.  —  Update: Hello!
Michael Kinsley / Time:
How Dare You!  —  Goodness gracious. oh, my paws and whiskers.  Some of the meanest, most ornery hombres around are suddenly feeling faint.  Notorious tough guys are swooning with the vapors.  The biggest beasts in the barnyard are all aflutter over something they read in the New York Times.
Michael Roston / Huffington Post:
Bush Claims He "Got A B In Econ 101"  —  In a Thursday morning morning press conference at the White House, the President engaged in a little bit of grade inflation about his academic record.  —  "You need to talk to economists," he answered when asked if there was a risk of recession in the US economy.
Jennifer Vigil / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Sanders changes mind on gay marriage  —  Mayor supports effort to overturn state ban  —  A tearful Mayor Jerry Sanders made a dramatic shift yesterday, explaining that he can no longer oppose same-sex marriages because he does not want to deny justice to people like his daughter, who is a lesbian.
Mary Mapes / The Huffington Post:
Courage for Dan Rather  —  Gee, just when I was all excited about Wednesday's big premiere of the new CBS cultural triumph Kid Nation, my old friend Dan Rather went and blew my whole evening out of the water by filing a massive lawsuit against the company.  —  Here we go again.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Poll: Clinton's lead grows, Thompson tops Giuliani  —  Other Candidates Still a Long Way behind  —  ROCHESTER, N.Y. — After officially declaring his candidacy, U.S. Senator Fred Thompson moves ahead of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in the race for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
White House:
Press Conference by the President  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  In just 10 days the State Children's Health Insurance Program, known as S-CHIP, is set to expire.  This important program helps children whose families cannot afford private health insurance, but do not qualify for Medicaid to get coverage they need.
Horses Mouth:
Okay, this is a fun postcript to the whole battle over John Bohner's "small price" remark, which this blog first reported on a couple of weeks ago.  —  Boehner has finally responded personally on television for the first time to all the criticism of his remark, a sign that the beating he's taking …
Discussion: Think Progress
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 7:55 PM ET, September 20, 2007.

View the current page or another snapshot:

 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 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
 More Items: 
Khrushchev-Nixon debate
Discussion: The Corner
Michael Forsythe / Bloomberg:
Columbia Says Ahmadinejad Appearance Not Canceled (Correct)
Discussion: Hot Air, Bloomberg and The Corner
Confederate Yankee:
A Journalistic Farce  —  Today is the two-month anniversary …
CNN Political Ticker:
Huckabee skeptical of condom use to fight AIDS in Africa
Sarah Lovenheim / Fact Checker:
GG to ML … GG to ML … ML to GG (re: arming Iran)
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
The Dissenter  —  The last Supreme Court term, which ended in June …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
McConnell: That's Right, Openness Kills Americans
Discussion: Reuters and Think Progress
 Earlier Items: 
Thomas B Edsall / Huffington Post:
Questioning Petraeus: Squandered Opportunities, Longwinded Monologues
Discussion: MSNBC and Hullabaloo
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Hirsh: Blackwater and the Bush Legacy
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
'Dream' for illegals gets a wake-up call
Discussion: The Corner and The Swamp
U.S.: Iranian commando nabbed in Iraq
Faiz / Think Progress:
Fox's goddamn hypocrisy.
Terror Watch: A Secret Lobbying Campaign