Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
6:55 AM ET, July 17, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Chris / TVNewser:
Breaking: What Else Jesse Jackson Said on That FNC Tape  —  Exclusive: TVNewser has been sent the transcript of what Jesse Jackson said Sunday morning July 6, as he prepared for an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend.  Below is the partial transcript we received in our tips box …
RELATED:
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Absolute Moral Authority drops the N-bomb on Obama tape …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Joe / Joe. My. God.:
Elizabeth Dole Says “F**k You” To Americans Who Died From AIDS
Jim Rutenberg / International Herald Tribune:
Media stars will accompany Obama overseas  —  WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York …
Discussion: Gawker and The Other McCain
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
INTERESTING  —  McCain camps unveils new strategy of aggressive whining about coverage of Obama's foreign trip.  From the NYT ...  First McCain wanted Obama to go to Iraq; now he's complaining that people care more about Obama's trip than his own dog-and-pony show last spring.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Bruce Ackerman / Slate:
Take Your Paws off the Presidency!  —  DOES THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAVE A SECRET SUCCESSION ORDER THAT BYPASSES CONGRESS?  —  Suppose the worst happens, and the next terrorist attack hits Washington hard, taking out the president and the vice president.  What happens next?
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
Why the Race is Tied  —  After almost six weeks of a constant Obama lead, generally in the five- to seven-point range, Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking poll records two consecutive days of a tie race (July 12-13) and a one-point Obama lead on July 14.  What happened to the Democrat's lead?
RELATED:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Morris Touch  —  Dick Morris says the race is tied:
Discussion: Eunomia
Candace Rondeaux / Washington Post:
U.S., Afghan Troops Leave Combat Outpost After Deadly Clash  —  After suffering significant setbacks in the fight against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan troops have pulled out of a combat outpost where nine American soldiers were killed in a pitched battle with Taliban fighters Sunday.
RELATED:
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
US plans to station first diplomats in Iran since 1979  —  Washington move signals thaw in relations  —  The US plans to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years as part of a remarkable turnaround in policy by President George Bush.
Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Spar With McCain Press Aides Nicolle Wallace, Brooke Buchanan (VIDEO)  —  Clearly not all reporters are enamored with John McCain's press operation.  —  Early Wednesday, the Fox affiliate in St. Louis posted video of an awkward, testy exchange between several reporters …
Larry Hunter / NY Daily News:
Hunter: This conservative activist is backing Obama  —  I'm a lifelong Republican - a supply-side conservative.  I worked in the Reagan White House.  I was the chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for five years.  In 1994, I helped write the Republican Contract with America.
Discussion: The Impolitic and NewsBusters.org
Washington Wire:
McCain Surrogate Fiorina Meets With Clinton Supporters  —  Christopher Cooper and John Emshwiller report on the presidential race.  —  The McCain campaign dispatched its top female surrogate Tuesday to meet with about 25 disaffected supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton in Westchester, N.Y.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Aide: Obama Is Stubborn Like Bush  —  Is Barack Obama an extension of George W. Bush's foreign policy?  Aides to John McCain made the argument today in a conference call meant to tout the Senator's own record.  —  Describing Obama's plan as dangerously rigid and ideological …
Discussion: The Seminal
RELATED:
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Dem leaders pressure CEOs to buck GOP  —  The Senate Democratic leadership summoned the chiefs of 17 major trade associations to the Capitol on Wednesday to send a subtle but unmistakable message: If you want our help on your issues, stop helping the Republicans block our bills.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
New York Times:
In Iraq, Affection for Obama ... but His Proposal?  —  BAGHDAD — A tough Iraqi general, a former special operations officer with a baritone voice and a barrel chest, melted into smiles when asked about Senator Barack Obama.  —  “Everyone in Iraq likes him,” said the general, Nassir al-Hiti.
Discussion: The New Editor
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Michelle O's stimulus package: $600 earrings  —  Actually, Michelle Obama has a point here: the $600 stimulus package tax rebate is kind of a gimmick.  But she chose a typically Obamesque way of expressing the thought, complete with an implication that taxpayers are wastrels who will just blow their money on luxuries:
Discussion: Tim Blair and Balloon Juice
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE DEMOCRATS' PERVERSE ENERGY POLICIES...  ...are neatly summed up by Michael Ramirez; click to enlarge:  —  To comment on this post go here.
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Obama warns against ‘fighting the last war’ … WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama warned Wednesday about the danger of “fighting the last war” as he pledged to focus on emerging nuclear, biological and cyber threats if elected president.  —  Two goals of his administration …
RELATED:
Little Green Footballs:
Now Obama is Promising to Get Rid of All Nuclear Weapons
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 6:55 AM ET, July 17, 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
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Mastodon
 
 
 More Items: 
Jori Finkel / New York Times:
Art Auctions on Cruise Ships Lead to Anger, Accusations and Lawsuits
Olivia Judson / New York Times:
Let's Get Rid of Darwinism
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Zogby:
Reuters/Zogby Poll: Obama Maintains Lead Over McCain
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Idiots Fiddle While Rome Burns
Discussion: Mathew Gross and The Agonist
Jerusalem Post:
Goldwasser, Regev to be laid to rest after 2 uncertain years
Richard Edwards / Telegraph:
‘Have-a-go heroes’ get legal right to defend themselves
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
Emptywheel:
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege to Shield Cheney's Role in Outing Valerie Plame
New York Times:
A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Gay Marriages
 Earlier Items: 
Don Babwin / Associated Press:
Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard
David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
US forces abandon Wanat outpost in Afghanistan after fierce Taleban attack
Discussion: Guardian and Crooks and Liars
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
They Get It  —  A big red-headed guy in a pickup pulling …
Ross Douthat:
Comments
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Hero's Welcome Expected in Lebanon for Captive of Israel
Mike Madden / Salon:
Barack Obama's super marketing machine
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Oregon Senate
Matt Pressman / Vanity Fair:
Why Do People Love to Hate The New York Times?
Discussion: Don Surber and Ed Driscoll.com
 

 
From Mediagazer:

Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Sources: WBD is no longer pursuing a merger with Paramount, Skydance is doing due diligence, and Comcast is exploring commercial partnerships with Paramount

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The FT launches a venture arm to invest in media and tech startups, starting with $1M for Charter, a media and insights company focused on the workplace

Wes Davis / The Verge:
Netflix confirms that it has started removing Apple iTunes billing for longtime subscribers, and now requires them to pay directly on its website

 
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