Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:40 PM ET, July 29, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Obama the Unknown  —  “Just tell me one thing Barack Obama has done that you admire,” I asked a prominent Democrat.  He paused and then said that he admired Obama's speech to the Democratic convention in 2004.  I agreed.  It was a hell of a speech, but it was just a speech.
RELATED:
Matthew Yglesias:   The Unknown Obama  —  One pundit who I guess we can be sure …
Marc Ambinder:
Sebelius, Kaine, Bayh, Biden  —  The following three Democrats are being vetted by Eric Holder and Caroline Kennedy and there is independent evidence that Obama is taking a serious look at them:  —  Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, Gov. Tim Kaine, Sen. Evan Bayh.  —  Additionally, allies …
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Kaine in ‘Serious’ Talks With Obama
David Rogers / The Politico:
Pelosi: 'I'm trying to save the planet'  —  Just call her Nancy the Navigator.  —  “I have always loved longitude,” Nancy Pelosi says before breaking into laughter.  “I love latitude; it's in the stars.  But longitude, it's about time. ...  Time and clocks and all the rest of that have always been a fascination for me.”
Michael J. Boskin / Wall Street Journal:
Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession  —  What if I told you that a prominent global political figure in recent months has proposed: abrogating key features of his government's contracts with energy companies; unilaterally renegotiating his country's international economic treaties …
RELATED:
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CLUB FOR GROWTH GOES AFTER MCCAIN
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Let's give “Blue Dogs” the boot  —  Pushing conservative Democrats out of Congress could help the party stand up to the GOP.  —  In American politics, exceedingly few positions generate overwhelming agreement across the ideological spectrum.  Even propositions that ought to be uncontroversial …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid plan splits Dems  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has split the Democratic front opposed to drilling with a plan that would open new areas for exploration.  —  Reid's proposal was meant to insulate Senate Democratic candidates from public anger over gas prices.
RELATED:
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Sen. Reid Thwarted On Bundle Of Bills
Discussion: The Hill and Capitol Briefing
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
A Canceled Obama Visit, and the Story Behind It  —  WASHINGTON — For four days, Senator John McCain has sought to keep alive a story about how Senator Barack Obama called off a visit to American troops recuperating from war wounds at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.
RELATED:
The Politico:
The campaign is all about Obama  —  If you made a movie about the general election campaign so far, John McCain would be a supporting actor.  —  Despite vulnerabilities that have kept the race closer in polls than most analysts expected - and McCain even jumped to a four-point lead among likely voters …
Alexander Marquardt / CNN:
Obama: Odds of winning are very good  —  ARLINGTON, Virginia (CNN) - Barack Obama told donors at a Monday night fundraiser just across the Potomac River from Washington that “the odds of us winning are very good.”  —  Obama was reflecting on how far the campaign had come since its early days when …
Discussion: TIME.com and Real Clear Politics
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Toby Keith's Pro-Lynching Publicity Tour Hits Colbert, CBS, And More!  —  Despite his background as a comedian, Stephen Colbert is known by many of the authors who have appeared on his show as one of the toughest interviewers in the business.  But on July 28, when country music superstar Toby Keith stepped …
Discussion: ajhs.org and Think Progress
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
McCain defends his tech smarts in S.F.  —  He says he's using computer more each day  —  GOP presidential candidate John McCain, fundraising in the San Francisco Bay Area, one of the nation's technology capitals, acknowledged Monday that he isn't a “tech freak” or entirely comfortable with the Internet, BlackBerrys or e-mail.
Wall Street Journal:
The Price of RomneyCare  —  Gearing up for 2009, liberals are eager to claim Massachusetts as a Valhalla of health reform.  Their enthusiasm is apparently evidence-proof.  —  Even Mitt Romney, who should know better, took to these pages recently to proclaim, “Health-care reform is working in Massachusetts.”
CNN:
House poised to pass apology for slavery  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The House of Representatives was poised Tuesday to pass a resolution apologizing to African-Americans for slavery and the era of Jim Crow.  —  The nonbinding resolution, which is expected to pass, was introduced by Rep. Steve Cohen …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Bradley says ‘no’ to Obama VP job.  What about Clinton?  Not her.  Him!  —  Just in case you're keeping score, yet another Democratic politician has said he would decline to be the vice presidential running mate of Sen. Barack Obama.  —  This one was a surprise, too, because, to be honest …
Discussion: Hot Air
Dean Baker / American Prospect:
It's NOT a Record Deficit and It's Not Even Close  —  Okay, I need my baseball bat here.  The government is not, repeat not, projected to run a record deficit in 2009, contrary to what you might see in the NYT, USA Today and other less than reputable news sources.  —  The latest projections show a deficit of $490 billion.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:40 PM ET, July 29, 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 Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Gallup:
Assessing the Impact of Obama's Trip
Rasmussen Reports:
Edwards, Clinton are Top Favorites — and Top Unfavorites — For Obama Veep Slot
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Deja Vu  —  This makes me primary mad all over again:
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Hot Air
Matthew Yglesias:
Low Standards  —  I see Eric Alterman paid closer attention …
Discussion: Eschaton
Hotline On Call:
AFL-CIO Drops New Mailers In OH, MI, PA, WI
Duncan Mansfield / Associated Press:
Rampage Attributed to Hatred of Liberalism
Marc Ambinder:
Discussion: An Elite Backlash Against McCain's Tone?
CNN:
McCain says he'd support 16-month Iraq timetable
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
 Earlier Items: 
Barry Schweid / Associated Press:
Study questions US strategy against al-Qaida
John Schwartz / New York Times:
The Jetpack: From Comics to a Liftoff in the Yard
Discussion: Amygdala
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Case for Rob Portman
Discussion: MSNBC
Wall Street Journal:
Perle Linked to Kurdish Oil Plan
Associated Press:
L.A. council poised to ban fast food in poor neighborhood
Discussion: QandO
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bush approves soldier's execution
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Biggest Issue  —  Why did the United States become …
Terry Eastland / Weekly Standard:
Supremely Screwed Up  —  A do-over for the High Court?
Discussion: Power Line