Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:50 AM ET, March 7, 2008


 Top Items: 
David Brooks / New York Times:
Playing by Clinton Rules  —  Barack Obama had a theory.  It was that the voters are tired of the partisan paralysis of the past 20 years.  The theory was that if Obama could inspire a grass-roots movement with a new kind of leadership, he could ride it to the White House and end gridlock in Washington.
Gerri Peev / The Scotsman:
Inside US poll battle as fight turns dirty for Democrats  —  HILLARY Clinton has been branded a “monster” by one of Barack Obama's top advisers, as the gloves come off in the race to win the Democrat nomination.  —  In recent TV appearances Mrs Clinton had looked desperate and on the back foot.
NY Daily News:
A monstrous oops for Obama  —  BY MICHAEL SAUL IN NEW YORK AND KENNETH R. BAZINET IN WASHINGTON  —  A senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama was forced to apologize Thursday night for describing Hillary Clinton as a “monster” during an interview with a Scottish newspaper …
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama adviser regrets calling Clinton a ‘monster’  —  Samantha Power.  Power in Manhattan in January 2003.  (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)  —  by Rick Pearson  —  JACKSON, Miss.—Sen. Barack Obama suffered another foreign policy snafu with one of his advisers …
Discussion: CNN and The Fact Hub
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Clinton weapon double-edged in Pa.  —  Together, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell make an odd pairing.  Clinton is the model of message discipline, a politician whose steely demeanor and unerring ways cause voters to question her authenticity.
Washington Post:
Clinton Strengths Aren't Lost on The Obama Team  —  Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are mounting campaign efforts in Pennsylvania on a scale not seen since the Iowa caucuses, even as the Obama campaign attempts to cast the April 22 contest as just another in a string of more than a dozen to go.
Discussion: MSNBC and The Politico
Kitty Bennett / The Caucus:
R.N.C. Snaps Up Domain Names
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
AP Poll: More say they're Democrats
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
CROSSING THE THRESHOLD  —  It seemed as if took the networks about half a day yesterday to realize that the most newsworthy thing to come out of Hillary's Washington press conference was, you know, the commander-in-chief threshold comment.  —  So, belatedly, here it is:
Discussion: Firedoglake
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Clinton: I've crossed commander-in-chief threshold
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Debating a Primary Do-Over
Discussion: Swampland
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Michigan and Florida Have Democrats in a State
USA Today:
Archivists block release of Clinton papers  —  LITTLE ROCK — Federal archivists at the Clinton Presidential Library are blocking the release of hundreds of pages of White House papers on pardons that the former president approved, including clemency for fugitive commodities trader Marc Rich.
Larry David / The Huffington Post:
On the Red Phone  —  Here's an idea for an Obama ad: a montage of Clinton's Sybillish personalities that have surfaced during the campaign with a solemn voiceover at the end saying, “Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?”  —  How is it that she became the one who's perceived …
Discussion: The Reaction
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
The Great Non Sequitur  —  WASHINGTON — She threw the kitchen sink at him.  Accused Barack Obama of plagiarism.  Mocked his eloquence.  Questioned his truthfulness about NAFTA.  —  Wasn't enough.  Hillary Clinton still faced extinction in Ohio and Texas.  So what do you do when you have thrown the kitchen sink?
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain begins to take charge at RNC  —  The Republican National Committee tomorrow will announce the appointment of three top John McCain loyalists to help coordinate the party's effort with McCain's campaign and to lead the joint voter contact program, according to GOP sources.
Discussion: MSNBC
Leslie Wayne / New York Times:
Party Donations Show G.O.P. Edge
Discussion: MSNBC and Redstate
Fausta / Fausta's blog:
Desperation and the Puerto Rico primary  —  It's a sign of the strange times we live that this question is being asked at all:  —  Will Puerto Rico decide everything?  —  Strange because of a number of things:  —  a.  Puerto Rico has only 8 superdelegates and 55 delegates.  —  b.
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Times of London:
Row over military uniforms in public  —  Plans to urge soldiers, sailors and airmen to wear their uniforms in public were in disarray last night after RAF personnel were ordered to dress in civilian clothes while off-duty because of persistent threats and abuse.
Matthew Yglesias:
A Friend Indeed  —  John Hagee has some odd ideas about Jews that, as a Jewish person, make me uncomfortable.  Jews, as most people know, have suffered a lot of persecution over the years.  According to Hagee, we were getting what we deserved: … Mark Kleiman points out that Abe Foxman …
Discussion: The RBC
Wall Street Journal:
Housing, Bank Troubles Deepen  —  Foreclosures Reach  —  A New Record;  —  Home Equity Falls  —  Two crucial barometers of the nation's housing market have worsened markedly in recent months, ratcheting up pressure on policy makers in Washington for action to stem the growing housing crisis …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Senate Democrats Hope for a Majority Not Seen in 30 Years: 60 Seats  —  WASHINGTON — When Mark Begich, the popular 45-year-old mayor of Anchorage, came to town for a meeting of mayors in January, he was beckoned to the Capitol by the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:50 AM ET, March 7, 2008.

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 Mastodon
 More Items: 
Tom / Snarky Bastards:
The Dune Theory of Democratic Politics, Revised
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Rein in the Obamians?  —  Obama's campaign, heretofore quite …
Hamas flags hanged outside terrorist's home
Discussion: Power Line and A Blog For All
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
Bigotry and violence made Paisley and Adams the Taliban of Europe
Discussion: The Debatable Land
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post:
NASA Wary of Relying on Russia
Deb Price / Detroit News:
Poll: Michigan's Walberg may have reelection struggle
Washington Post:
Officials Lean Toward Keeping Next Iraq Assessment Secret
Obamaworld versus Hillaryland
 Earlier Items: 
Michelle Malkin:
Special report: Tracing the Left's escalating war on military recruiters
Discussion: Hot Air
White House:
Press Briefing by Dana Perino
Discussion: Babalu Blog and First Draft
Kenneth T. Walsh / US News:
Exclusive Interview: Clinton Looks Ahead to Mississippi
Ali Eteraz:
Harvard's Gym Closing Mistake [Updated]
Camilla Cavendish / Times of London:
Get your cocaine from Superdrug  —  The celebrity glamorisation of drugs is irrelevant.
Discussion: Spectator
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Discussion: Hot Air and Washington Times
Robert Dreyfuss / The Nation:
Hothead McCain  —  If you've followed Senator John McCain at all …
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Ron Paul Moves on From Presidential Campaign

From Techmeme:

Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Elon Musk dismisses fear of advertisers leaving X after his controversial posts: “If somebody's gonna try to blackmail me with advertising ... go fuck yourself”

Alex Heath / The Verge:
OpenAI adds Microsoft as a non-voting observer on the nonprofit board that controls OpenAI, as Sam Altman's return as CEO is made official

Alex Ivanovs / Stack Diary:
Researchers develop a “divergence attack” that makes ChatGPT emit sequences copied from its training data, by prompting the LLM to repeat a word numerous times

Sister Sites:

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