Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:30 PM ET, June 20, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
RELATED:
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Why Obama's Support For FISA Cave-In Is Such A Downer  —  Here's what's so dispiriting about it.  One of the riveting things about Barack Obama's candidacy is that since the outset of the campaign he's seemed absolutely dead serious about changing the way foreign policy is discussed and argued about in this country.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and Fred Hiatt mean by “bipartisanship”  —  Update VI — first ad against Steny Hoyer -  —  Update VII — Obama announces support for “compromise” FISA/amnesty bill -  —  Update VIII - Update IX)  —  It's bad enough watching the likes of Steny Hoyer …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Backing FISA “Compromise”  —  Obama's statement on the FISA “compromise” is in, and suffice it to say that it won't make opponents of the Dem cave-in very happy.  He's supporting it.  —  Here's the key part: … Full statement after the jump.  —  Late Update: My take on his decision is here.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Where is Obama on the FISA fight? Obama responds! UPDATED 1,2, &3
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Barack's Bounce  —  The latest NEWSWEEK Poll shows the Democrat with a 15-point lead over McCain.  —  Barack finally has his bounce.  For weeks many political experts and pollsters have been wondering why the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain had stayed so tight …
RELATED:
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 46%, McCain 44%  —  Obama's margin over McCain slightly smaller than in previous days  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows Barack Obama with 46% of the support of registered voters and John McCain at 44%.  This is a slightly smaller margin …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Exclusive: MoveOn To Close Its 527 In Response To Obama's Candidacy  —  MoveOn, the advocacy group supporting Barack Obama, has decided to permanently shutter its 527 operation, partly in response to the Illinois Senator's insistence that such groups should not spend on his behalf during the general election …
RELATED:
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Ghosts in the GOP attack machine  —  In a web video emailed to supporters Thursday, Barack Obama explained that he was opting out of the public financing system because John McCain is “not going to stop the smears and attacks from his allies running so-called 527 groups who will spend millions …
Alex Koppelman / Salon:   MoveOn closes its 527 for good  —  On Friday, Talking Points …
John M. Broder / The Caucus:
The Great Seal of Obamaland?  —  At a discussion with a dozen Democratic governors in Chicago on Friday morning, each of the governors was identified with a small name plate but Senator Barack Obama sat behind a low rostrum to which was attached an official-looking seal no one had seen before.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Two Obamas  —  God, Republicans are saps.  They think that they're running against some academic liberal who wouldn't wear flag pins on his lapel, whose wife isn't proud of America and who went to some liberationist church where the pastor damned his own country.
Robert Cox / Media Bloggers Association:
Back Story AP and Drudge Retort Come to Terms  —  In what may close one chapter and signal the beginning of another, the AP and Rogers Cadenhead of Drudge Retort have come to resolution on their dispute while leaving unresolved the central source of conflict in the case …
RELATED:
The Hill:
Cheney gets last laugh  —  Vice President Dick Cheney has won his battle to withhold records from the public despite efforts by Congress and other critics who say they should be open to scrutiny.  —  The Democrats are conceding defeat.  The party's top investigator in the House …
Discussion: The New Republic
RELATED:
Emptywheel:
Scott McClellan Testimony: Rove Is a Liar and Cheney an Oil-Hungry War-Monger
Discussion: American Street, Firedoglake and Time
Lawrence B. Lindsey / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Turns FDR Upside Down  —  Sen. Barack Obama has a bad idea for “extending the life of Social Security.”  He has proposed applying the Social Security tax to incomes above $250,000, in addition to the current tax on incomes up to $102,000.  It's unfair, he explained …
Michael Barbaro / City Room:
Bloomberg Criticizes ‘Whisper Campaign’ Around Obama  —  BOCA RATON, Fla. — Injecting himself directly into the presidential campaign and speaking before one of its most crucial constituencies, Jewish voters, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday morning forcefully rejected what he called a …
Patterico's Pontifications:
The Power of the Jump: L.A. Times Buries and Waters Down Evidence That Obama Actually Broke a Public Financing Pledge  —  Last night, I was shocked to see that the L.A. Times had clearly and prominently told readers that Obama had made (and has now violated) a pledge to use public financing.
RELATED:
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Coming on Sunday from ‘NYT’: Charlie Crist's Personal Life  —  With Florida Governor Charlie Crist now being seriously floated as a VP candidate for John McCain, all those old rumors that the longtime bachelor may be gay have gained new currency — along with reports about Crist dating several women.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Confidence in Congress: Lowest Ever for Any U.S. Institution  —  Just 12% of Americans express confidence in Congress  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup's annual update on confidence in institutions finds just 12% of Americans expressing confidence in Congress, the lowest of the 16 institutions tested this year …
Discussion: The Swamp and The Trail
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:30 PM ET, June 20, 2008.

View the current page or another snapshot:


 
 Who's Hiring in Media? 
 
Add your company here
 
 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: 
Paul Kane / The Trail:
Obama Supports FISA Legislation, Angering Left
Howie Klein / Crooks and Liars:
Blue America's Steny Hoyer FISA ad
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
In Ottawa, McCain eschews overt mention of politics
Faiz / Think Progress:
Lou Dobbs finds his reason to impeach Bush... food safety.
Discussion: MarketWatch
Scott Martelle / Top of the Ticket:
Why let Jon Stewart have all the fun?
Discussion: The Swamp and Salon
Mike Huckabee / Huck PAC:
Life. Liberty. Pursuit of Happiness.
Sean / FiveThirtyEight.com:
McCain VP: Pawlenty Guarantees MN, WI?
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Hating Science  —  Kathryn, Jonah, Yuval: Good points all …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
 Earlier Items: 
Anna Jo Bratton / Associated Press:
Hagel says he'd consider VP offer from Obama
Discussion: TIME.com and Donklephant
Marc Ambinder:
The General Election Map
Discussion: MyDD and Commentary
Matthew Yglesias:
Meet The New Boss  —  Jim Henley on Barack Obama's lack …
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
BREAKING: PdF2008 Hosts Obama-McCain Twitter Debate
Matthew Yglesias:
Ahmadenijad's Clarification
Discussion: QandO
Alexis Madrigal / Wired Science:
Mars Phoenix Tweets: “We Have ICE!”
Telegraph:
Martha Stewart refused entry to the UK
Discussion: Gawker
New York Post:
CABLE GUYS LUST FOR TIM'S JOB
 

 
From Techmeme:

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Anthropic launches Claude 3.5 Sonnet, which beats its flagship model Claude 3 Opus and outperforms GPT-4o in some tests, available for free on the web and iOS

Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
iOS 18 brings a new API called AccessorySetupKit, letting third-party accessory makers build the same quick pairing experience as Apple accessories like AirPods

David Shepardson / Reuters:
In a filing, ByteDance urged a US court to strike down a law that could ban TikTok in the US, recounting lengthy talks that it says the US ended in August 2022

 
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