Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:40 AM ET, September 20, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Paul Krugman:
McCain on banking and health  —  OK, a correspondent directs me to John McCain's article, Better Health Care at Lower Cost for Every American, in the Sept./Oct. issue of Contingencies, the magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries.  You might want to be seated before reading this.
RELATED:
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS  —  John McCain: “Opening up the health insurance market to more vigorous nationwide competition, as we have done over the last decade in banking, would provide more choices of innovative products less burdened by the worst excesses of state-based regulation.”
Discussion: American Street
Washington Post:
Linking Obama to Ex-Fannie Mae Chief Is a Stretch  —  “Obama has no background in economics.  Who advises him?  The Post says it's Franklin Raines, for ‘advice on mortgage and housing policy.’ Shocking.  Under Raines, Fannie Mae committed ‘extensive financial fraud.’ Raines made millions.
RELATED:
Washington Wire:
‘Attack by Association’ Viewed as Fair Game by McCain Camp
Discussion: Hot Air and BrothersJudd Blog
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THE RAINES/JOHNSON SILVER BULLET?.... John McCain and his campaign seem …
Justin Rood / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: New Doubts Over Palin's Troopergate Claims  —  Internal Government Document Contradicts Sarah Palin, Campaign  —  An internal government document obtained by ABC News appears to contradict Sarah Palin's most recent explanation for why she fired her public safety chief …
Associated Press:
Racial views steer some white Dems away from Obama  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-seated racial misgivings could cost Barack Obama the White House if the election is close, according to an AP-Yahoo News poll that found one-third of white Democrats harbor negative views toward blacks …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama votes ‘present’ on new economic rescue plan for now  —  CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Sen. Barack Obama today met with some of his many economic advisors and made an announcement that he was not going to make an announcement about any new plan to plan plans.  —  Obama did suggest a bipartisan effort …
Discussion: Commentary, The RBC and The Swamp
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Bailout Plan Calms Markets, But Struggle Looms Over Details  —  The nation's top economic generals pressed Congress to move with extraordinary speed — by next week — to authorize a plan to bail out the U.S. financial system, but are still working to iron out enormously complicated details likely to generate controversy.
Discussion: Paul Krugman and Economist's View
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Congressional Leaders Stunned by Warnings  —  WASHINGTON — It was a room full of people who rarely hold their tongues.  But as the Fed chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, laid out the potentially devastating ramifications of the financial crisis before congressional leaders on Thursday night, there was a stunned silence at first.
Megan McGinley / CJR:
Army Alters Photographs, Issues Them To AP  —  The Associated Press retracted two government-issued photographs last night after a photographer in Texas alerted the agency that the photos in question appeared to be doctored.  —  Bob Owen, chief photographer of the San Antonio Express-News …
RELATED:
Ryan / Think Progress:   Army releases doctored photos of dead soldiers.
Noemie Emery / Weekly Standard:
The Palin Effect  —  Her enemies are bellowing like a wounded moose.  —  Now that the dust is beginning to settle from the whirlwind descent of Hurricane Sarah, it may be time to stand back a little and assess in perspective what the moose-hunting beauty from Wasilla, Alaska, has wrought.
Lawrence B. Lindsey / Weekly Standard:
High Anxiety  —  We went from playing inflation-era Monopoly to playing depression-era Monopoly in mid-game.  —  Friends and tradesmen, not to mention clients, have all been asking me the same question in the past few weeks.  Is this 1929?  Are we headed for a depression?
Discussion: Power Line
Washington Post:
Karzai Agrees To Meet With Palin  —  Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin will meet next week with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in New York, on the sidelines of the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, according to Afghan officials in Washington.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Marcia Kramer / WCBS-TV:
ASTONISHING: Rep. Rangel Calls Palin ‘Disabled’  —  Embattled Politician: It's Laughable That GOP VP Nominee Bases Foreign Policy On Being Able To See Russia  —  Republicans Infuriated; Rep. King Blasts Rangel  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― Already under fire for his tax troubles …
RELATED:
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Al Qaeda's Defeat In Iraq  —  Senator Barack Obama's answer to Katie Couric's question a few days ago about why he thinks there have been no terrorist attacks on American soil since September 11, 2001, was bizarre.  —  “Well,” he said, “I think that the initial invasion into Afghanistan disrupted al Qaeda.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Charges Dropped Against Democracy Now Journalists  —  All charges against the Democracy Now!  Journalists arrested at the Republican convention have been dropped: … An investigation is indeed necessary, but I am already pretty sure about what happened:  — In August, protesters …
Wall Street Journal:
How to Campaign In a Financial Crisis  —  “I come today to speak on behalf of the forgotten man, and that includes some 50% of Americans that either own their home, or are renting . . . the 95% of homeowners that are making their payments on time . . . the 99% of Americans that did not behave irresponsibly …
Mark Morford / San Francisco Chronicle:
Once pro-Obama, but now swoon for McPalin?  Who the hell are you?  —  E  —  very white woman I know is positively horrified.  —  Wait, that's not exactly true.  It's more accurate to say that every thoughtful or liberal or intuitive or open-minded white woman I know worth her vagina monologue …
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
One thought pushes fence-sitters to the left: Palin  —  ST. PETERSBURG — Five weeks ago, the St. Petersburg Times convened a group of Tampa Bay voters who were undecided about the presidential election.  Their strong distrust of Barack Obama suggested it was a group ripe for John McCain to win over.
Megan McArdle:
Demon short-selling  —  Every time there's a financial crisis, demagogues start criticising the short-sellers.  The government has now temporarily banned shorting financial stocks, as has Britain.  Short-selling, for curious readers, is the practice of selling a security you don't own …
Discussion: Reason and Matthew Yglesias
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:40 AM ET, September 20, 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: 
Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Column One: It is time to act  —  Iran is just a heartbeat away …
Discussion: Power Line
David Harsanyi / Denver Post:
... But one life to give the IRS
Choe Sang-Hun / New York Times:
North Korea Says It Seeks to Remain on Terror List
Discussion: Commentary
Jim Manzi / The Corner:
Welcome to History  —  It's helpful to think of how to address …
Discussion: Pajamas Media
NY Daily News:
Rangel pays IRS and New York $10K for back taxes
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
 Earlier Items: 
Sen. Bernie Sanders / The Huffington Post:
Billions for Bailouts! Who Pays?
Jonathan Rauch / National Journal Online:
Bush's Legacy: Small Ball After All?
Discussion: The New Republic
Frank Schaeffer / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to All Republicans From a Former Religious Right Activist
Discussion: The Other McCain