Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:55 AM ET, September 7, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
‘Thrown Away Flags’ Story False, Dem Convention Official Says  —  Days before the anniversary of September 11, on the same morning that John McCain and Barack Obama released a joint statement pledging to avoid politics in light of the anniversary of the terrorist attacks …
RELATED:
Fox News:
McCain Camp ‘Rescues’ Flags From Obama Rally  —  Democrats are not caring for their Stars and Stripes.  At least that's the message out of John McCain's campaign.  —  McCain supporters, claiming they rescued 12,000 miniature American flags from the site of Barack Obama's nomination acceptance speech …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama's Edge Shrinks to 2 Points  —  Election Preferences Nearly Tied Again, 47%-45%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama's advantage over John McCain has been shrinking since the start of the Republican National Convention, and is now down to just two percentage points — 47% to 45% — too close to call.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE BOGUS FLAG STORY.... It seems Fox News and some far-right blogs are excited about the latest in a series of lies from the McCain campaign — the notion that thousands of American flags from the Democratic convention were going to be thrown away.  —  Like far too many of the stories pushed …
Discussion: Alas, a blog
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard Blog:
Anatomy of a Smear  —  Blogger Charlie Martin has helpfully compiled all of the smears that the left has hurled at Sarah Palin. 54 and counting!  —  Given that we're more than halfway to the century mark in Palin smears, I think it's time to take another brief look at the left's method of smear dissemination.
RELATED:
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Thanks, Guys  —  The media's attacks on Sarah Palin backfire.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Daily Show: 2008 McCain = 2000 Bush: A case of amnesia.  —  Jon finds some eerie similarities between John McCain's convention speech and the one given by George W. Bush eight years ago.  —  Download |  Play Download |  Play  —  John Amato: McCain wants us to forget that if he wins the election …
Discussion: Liberal Values
RELATED:
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
John McCain: Democrats in Cabinet  —  John McCain and wife Cindy walk into the cabin of his campaign plane as supporters cheer after an airport campaign rally today in Colorado Springs, where McCain sat for an interview with CBS' Face The Nation.  McCain's running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin follows, behind McCain.
RELATED:
New York Times:
Loan Giant Overstated the Size of Its Capital Base  —  The government's planned takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, expected to be announced as early as this weekend, came together hurriedly after advisers poring over the companies' books for the Treasury Department concluded …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The mighty, scary press corps  —  (updated below)  —  Criticizing the McCain campaign for refusing to allow reporters to question Sarah Palin, Time's Jay Carney writes: … If only that were true.  But if there's one indisputable lesson from the last eight years, it's …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Obama rebukes Palin on earmarks  —  TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Barack Obama made his first direct criticism of Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on Saturday, saying she pretends to oppose spending earmarks when she actually has embraced them.  —  Speaking to 800 people …
RELATED:
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
McCain and Obama Plan Ground Zero Appearance
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Associated Press:   McCain, Obama plan joint stop at Ground Zero
New York Times:
An Adviser Puts His Stamp on McCain Campaign  —  ST. PAUL — It was what aides to Senator John McCain describe as probably the worst night of his campaign.  As Senator Barack Obama claimed the Democratic nomination before a cheering sea of faces on national television, Mr. McCain countered …
Discussion: Emptywheel, TIME.com and Truthdig
Jeffrey Bell / Weekly Standard:
Why They Hate Her  —  Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left.  —  For months John McCain has apparently been hoping to use his selection of a running mate to shake up the presidential race.  By picking Alaska governor Sarah Palin, McCain has accomplished that …
RELATED:
Joe Klein / Swampland:
No, Actually, It's that the Economy is Falling Apart
Discussion: Kevin Drum and Newshoggers.com
Maha / The Mahablog:   Why They Love Her  —  The Right has pinned on Sarah Palin …
Jim Myers / Tulsa World:
Inhofe says patriotism question will sink Obama  —  ST. PAUL, Minn. — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe predicted voters' uncertainty over whether Barack Obama really loves his country will help Republicans win the White House again in November.  —  A spokeswoman for the Democratic nominee …
Associated Press:
Palin church promotes converting gays  —  VP candidate hasn't expressed views on ‘pray away the gay’ movement  —  ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Gov. Sarah Palin's church is promoting a conference that promises to convert gays into heterosexuals through the power of prayer.
Michael M. Phillips / Wall Street Journal:
Palin's Hockey Rink Leads To Legal Trouble in Town She Led  —  WASILLA, Alaska — The biggest project that Sarah Palin undertook as mayor of this small town was an indoor sports complex, where locals played hockey, soccer, and basketball, especially during the long, dark Alaskan winters.
Max Blumenthal:
Palin's Pastor: God “Is Gonna Strike Out His Hand Against...America”  —  Palin's pastor, Larry Kroon, warns God “is gonna strike out his hand against” America  —  On July 20, 2008, the pastor of Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin's home church, Larry Kroon, delivered a sermon called “Sin Is Personal To God.”
RELATED:
David Frum / New York Times:
The Vanishing Republican Voter  —  I LIVE IN WASHINGTON, in a neighborhood that is home to lawyers, political consultants, television personalities and the chief executive of the TIAA-CREF pension fund.  Not exactly an abode of the superrich, but the kind of neighborhood where almost nobody does …
Jed Lewison / The Jed Report:
New GOP Spin: Palin's Not Ready  —  Todd Harris, a GOP strategist who is close to the McCain campaign, says Palin won't be available to the press for about two weeks.  His defense?  She might make “a mistake.” … This has got to be one of the craziest messaging decisions ever …
RELATED:
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:55 AM ET, September 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
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
Jon Perr / Crooks and Liars:
McCain surrenders GOP Party Platform. …
N. Gregory Mankiw / New York Times:
On Dividend Taxes, It's a Post-Partisan Race
Matt Volz / Associated Press:
Lawmaker accused of politicizing Palin probe
Discussion: First Draft
New York Times:
Seeking Details, Lawmakers Cite Anthrax Doubts
Discussion: Emptywheel
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Virginia Adds 49K New Voters in August
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Rocky Mountain high for McCain-Palin
Discussion: The Other McCain
 Earlier Items: 
Cris Barrish / delawareonline:
Analysis: Biden's wealth in his house
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Spin Cycle
New York Times:
Rival Tickets Are Redrawing Battlegrounds
Satyam / Think Progress:
Kyl: McCain's earmark pledge is ‘more symbolic than it is signficant.’
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
Partisanship Appears to Sway Opinions on Palin
Media Matters for America:
Levin: “It's not the National Organization of Liberal Women.
Discussion: pandagon.net