Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 PM ET, September 9, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home  —  Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a “per diem” allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business.
RELATED:
CNN:
McCain and Palin once again play ‘Barracuda’  —  LEBANON, Ohio (CNN) - The rock band “Heart” may have asked John McCain and Sarah Palin stop playing their song “Barracuda” at their rallies, but the campaign is apparently paying no heed.  —  The track — played at the Republican National Convention …
Michael Kinsley / Time:
Sarah Palin's Alaskonomics  —  Sarah Palin thinks she is a better American than you because she comes from a small town, and a superior human being because she isn't a journalist and never lived in Washington and likes to watch her kids play hockey.  Although Palin praised John …
Discussion: QandO
David Bernstein / The Volokh Conspiracy:
NEW WASHINGTON POST “EXPOSE” ON PALIN: You have to read …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Corner
Amanda / Think Progress:
Palin repeats Bridge to Nowhere lie.  —  Today at a rally with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in Ohio, Gov. Sarah Palin (R-AK) once again repeated the lie that she opposed the infamous Bridge to Nowhere in Alaska: … Watch it:  —  ThinkProgress has been keeping track of how many times the McCain campaign is repeating this lie.
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MEME TAKING HOLD?  —  We've now had a week of blaring headlines and one-liners about Sarah Palin as the mavericky, pork-busting reformer from Alaska.  But we seem to be witnessing the first stirrings of a backlash and a dawning realization that the ‘Sarah Palin’ we've heard …
The Hill:
Eight years after S.C., Karl Rove works with Sen. McCain's camp
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama turns up heat on Palin
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
About that Bridge....  WSJ: … I wondered about this yesterday.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Koch backs Obama, calls Palin ‘scary’  —  Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who endorsed and worked for George W. Bush in 2004, is endorsing Obama today, NY1 first reported.  —  I asked Koch just now what prompted the move.  —  “The designation of Palin to be vice president,” he said.  “She's scary.”
RELATED:
Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Biden: Palin Would Be ‘Backward Step for Women’  —  Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) says that if Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) becomes the first female vice president it will be a “backward step for women.”  —  Asked by a local television reporter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin if electing Palin …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Yuval Levin / The Corner:   A Bridge Too Far  —  As Bill Kristol notes, Barack …
Wall Street Journal:
We'll Protect Taxpayers From More Bailouts  —  The bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is another outrageous, but sadly necessary, step for these two institutions.  Given the long-term mismanagement and flawed structure of these two companies, this was the only short-term alternative …
RELATED:
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
None Dare Call It Enronesque
Conn Carroll / The Foundry:
Tapper Wrong, Palin Right on Fannie and Freddie
New York Post:
O PASTOR IN SEX SCANDAL  —  REV. WRIGHT DONE ME WRONG: CHURCH LADY  —  By SAMUEL GOLDSMITH in Dallas and JEANE MacINTOSH in NY  —  He almost wrecked Barack Obama's presidential dreams, and now firebrand pastor Jeremiah Wright has helped destroy a Dallas church worker's marriage - and her job, The Post has learned.
Marc Ambinder:
Quietly, Obama Campaign Calls In The Cavalry  —  There's been a spurt of 527 activity on behalf of Sen. John McCain, but Barack Obama campaign has suddenly gone silent on the subject.  —  That's because, after of year of telling donors not to contribute to 527 groups, of encouraging strategists …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Surprise Me Most  —  None of us have ever lived through an election at a time when 80 percent of voters think the country is headed in the wrong direction.  But now that we're in the thick of it, a few things are clear.  From voters, the demand is: Surprise Me Most.  For candidates, the lesson is: Weirdness Wins.
Reuters:
World wants Obama as president: poll  —  US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may be struggling to nudge ahead of his Republican rival in polls at home, but people across the world want him in the White House, a BBC poll said.  —  All 22 countries covered in the poll would prefer …
Discussion: Hot Air and The New Editor
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
McCain Now Winning Majority of Independents  —  Majority of independents now prefer him over Obama, 52% to 37%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — John McCain's 6 percentage-point bounce in voter support spanning the Republican National Convention is largely explained by political independents shifting …
Marc Ambinder:
Andrew Sullivan  —  Lots of e-mails asking about Andrew's whereabouts.  I checked in with him; he's fine.  He's taking a few days off.  Worry not, fans.
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
In a Not-Remotely-Comic Strip, Bill Ayers Weighs In on What He Meant By 'We Didn't Do Enough' to End Vietnam War  —  In a four-panel not-even-remotely-comic strip, William Ayers, the former member of the Weather Underground and associate of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., weighs in on his blog on some of the controversy he's been causing.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Too Cool to Fight?  —  Thank God for Sarah Palin.  Without her jibes, her sarcasm, her exaggerations, her smug provincialism, her hypocrisy about family and government, her exploitation of mommyhood, and her personal attacks on Barack Obama, the Democratic base might never be consolidated.
Randi Kaye / CNN:
Pastor: GOP may be downplaying Palin's religious beliefs  —  WASILLA, Alaska (CNN) — For more than two decades, vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was a practicing Pentecostal.  —  She belonged to the Wasilla Assembly of God church in her hometown of Wasilla, Alaska.
Jeffrey Goldberg / New York Times:
On Nov. 4, Remember 9/11  —  THE next president must do one thing, and one thing only, if he is to be judged a success: He must prevent Al Qaeda, or a Qaeda imitator, from gaining control of a nuclear device and detonating it in America.  Everything else — Fannie Mae, health care reform …
Discussion: Wonkette, Hullabaloo and TPMCafe
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:40 PM ET, September 9, 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: 
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Biden: McCain-Palin all talk
Discussion: Commentary
Polimom / The Moderate Voice:
Obama vs. McCain: Why I'm Back on the Fence
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Men and women don't see eye-to-eye on Palin
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
V.A. to Allow Voter Signup for Veterans at Facilities
Discussion: Newsweek Blogs
White House:
President Bush Visits National Defense University's Distinguished …
Discussion: Washington Post
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Hold Your Heads Up  —  Ignorance must really be bliss.
Discussion: D-Day
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Lieberman to skip Dem lunches
Discussion: Think Progress and Daily Kos
T-Steel / The Moderate Voice:
The Palin Effect: American Idol?
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
 Earlier Items: 
Frank Gerjevic / Anchorage Daily News:
Questions for Palin  —  This week, she'll finally emerge from her protective shell
Greg Veis / The New Republic:
Did The White House Play Woodward?
Discussion: Kevin Drum and SWJ Blog
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
It's Stand-Up Comedy Time for Obama as He Ratchets Up Criticism
Discussion: Weekly Standard
The Politico:
McCain, Palin push biography, not issues
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Do journalists have any obligations beyond their self-interest?
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
What Happened?  —  Expect Obama/Biden to get a little desperate …
John R. Wilke / Wall Street Journal:
Top Lawyer Is Selected As U.S. Mulls Google Suit
Discussion: Company news and Balloon Juice
Michael Rubinkam / Associated Press:
Student GOP leader resigns over Obama remark