Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:00 PM ET, October 31, 2007

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Obama, Edwards attack; Clinton bombs debate  —  PHILADELPHIA - - We now know something that we did not know before: When Hillary Clinton has a bad night, she really has a bad night.  —  In a debate against six Democratic opponents at Drexel University here Tuesday, Clinton gave the worst performance of her entire campaign.
RELATED:
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Clinton On The Ropes  —  One thing that strikes me about these debates: the Democrats are much more boring than the Republicans.  I'm not entirely sure why.  My hunch is that the Democrats actually think they may need to govern the country, and the Republicans are still just having some fun in the post-Bush wreckage.
New York Times:
The Democratic Debate on MSNBC  —  The following is a transcript of the Democratic Presidential debate in Philadelphia, as provided by Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  FORMER SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS (D-NC)  —  SENATOR BARACK OBAMA (D-IL)  —  MODERATORS:  —  MR. WILLIAMS: Senator Obama, we'll begin with you.
Garance Franke-Ruta / American Prospect:
DEBATE WRAP-UP, II.
Kate Sheppard / American Prospect:
LICENSES AND PRIVILEGE.  —  Several things from last night's debate stood out for me.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Ezra Klein
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Clinton Gets No Love in Democrats Debate
Pajamas Media:
Shocking Inside DC Scandal Rumor: A Media Ethics Dilemma  —  So I was down in DC this past weekend and happened to run into a well-connected media person, who told me flatly, unequivocally that "everyone knows" The LA Times was sitting on a story, all wrapped up and ready …
Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Longtime Bush adviser leaving State  —  WASHINGTON - Karen Hughes, who led efforts to improve the U.S. image abroad and was one of President Bush's last remaining advisers from the close circle of Texas aides, will leave the government at the end of the year.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Hillary la Française, Cherchez la Femme?  —  It's an odd cultural inversion.  —  The French first lady, the one in a role where wives traditionally ignored and overlooked their husbands' peccadilloes for the greater gain of keeping their marriages intact and running the Élysée Palace …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES and MSNBC
RELATED:
Molly Ivors / Whiskey Fire:
The Chicks Are Back  —  It's hardly news that Maureen Dowd is a shallow, bitchy Mean Girl more interested in fashion and surfaces than policy.  Her place on the NYTimes opinion page reveals the lie that feminism has accomplished all it needed to and we're done with it: she's taking a place …
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Tim Russert: Stop the Inanity  —  Russert passes for a "tough" interviewer by adopting a confrontational pose rather than asking genuinely challenging questions.  Which is why he's a terrible moderator for our presidential debates.  —  Last month, near the end of the Democratic presidential debate …
Discussion: Eschaton, PBS and Ezra Klein
Military.com:
Navy Destroyer Battles Pirates  —  Sailors from the Norfolk-based destroyer James E. Williams boarded a North Korean merchant ship that had been hijacked by pirates off the coast of Somalia, while two other Navy vessels tailed a pirated Japanese ship in the same region.
Jeffrey Mize / Columbian:
Police report sheds new light on Curtis encounter  —  State Rep. Richard Curtis, R-La Center, admitted to having sex with a man he met at an adult video store in Spokane last week, according to a police report released Tuesday afternoon.  —  The police report offers a damning and far different version …
Daisy Nguyen / Associated Press:
Officials: Boy With Matches Started Fire  —  SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) - Officials blamed a wildfire that consumed more than 38,000 acres and destroyed 21 homes last week on a boy playing with matches, and said they would ask a prosecutor to consider the case.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Jay Rockefeller channels Dick Cheney's fear-mongering to urge telecom amnesty  —  Leading telecom advocate Fred Hiatt this morning turned over his Washington Post Op-Ed page today to leading telecom advocate Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman …
RELATED:
Keith L. Alexander / Washington Post:
Judge Who Lost Pant Suit Loses Job  —  Roy L. Pearson Jr., the administrative law judge who lost his $54 million lawsuit against a Northeast Washington dry cleaner, lost his job yesterday and was ordered to vacate his office, sources said.  —  Pearson, 57, who had served as a judge for two years …
The Atlantic Online:
Everything Sucks, I Blame Mexicans  —  Given that the basic conclusion is that the public is really unhappy with Bush, the Republicans, and the status quo there's something pretty depressing about this Democracy Corps (PDF) strategy memo based on some polls and focus groups.
Little Green Footballs:
Perrin Responds to 'Death Threat' Challenge: 'Uh, I Forgot'  —  Dennis Perrin, who posted an irresponsible, libelous accusation at Huffington Post that an LGF reader threatened to "track down his IP address and kill him," has posted a typically insult-laden response to my challenge to prove his allegation …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Dennis Perrin
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 4:00 PM ET, October 31, 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 Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Say Hello to the Newest Member of the Vast Left Wing Conspiracy
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Waxman: White House Withholding Abramoff Docs
Admiral William J. Fallon / United States Central …:
U.S. Central Command
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Col. Boylan's implosion accelerates
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The Global Poverty Trap
Discussion: EconLog
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
1872 mining law triggers modern-day lobbying duel
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
The Real Iraqi Miracle
Mark Kukis / Time:
Has the Surge Reached Its Limits?
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Cleric: Women's Sexy Clothing Distracting Muslim Men From Sleep, Prayers
Helen Smith / Pajamas Media:
ASK DR. HELEN: SHOULD MEN GET MARRIED?
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
House Democrats stall on FISAvote
Michelle Malkin:
The vote on LOST: American sovereignty on the line; Vote-17-4 …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Specter's pet project: Sexual abstinence
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Giuliani's Prostate Cancer Figure Is Disputed
The Fix:
UFOs and Alien Life
Matt Margolis / Blogs for Bush:
FEC Complaint Filed Against Hillary Clinton for President Committee