Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
12:00 PM ET, October 7, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Unleashed, Palin Makes a Pit Bull Look Tame  —  FORT MYERS, Fla., Oct. 6 John McCain is collapsing in the polls in Florida and other swing states, but Sarah Palin, God bless her, has a solution.  —  “For me, the heels are on, the gloves are off,” she announced at high noon Monday to a group …
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
OBAMA: NO KNOWLEDGE OF AYERS' TERRORIST PAST  —  WASHINGTON - Barack Obama's top political adviser said today Obama “didn't know the history” of unrepentant bomber William Ayers' activities in the violent Weather Underground movement when the candidate attended a political event at Ayers' home in 1995.
RELATED:
City Journal:
The Bomber as School Reformer  —  Back in the early eighties, in an interview with David Horowitz and Peter Collier, Bill Ayers remembered his reaction upon learning that he would not be prosecuted by the government for his bombing spree as a member of the Weather Underground.
Rich Lowry / National Review:
Change vs. Change the Subject
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
Pa. GOP hits rock bottom: Calls Obama “a terrorist's best friend”
CNN:
CNN Polls: New Obama gains in battleground states  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Polls in five key battleground states in the race for the White House released Tuesday suggest that Sen. Barack Obama is making major gains.  —  The CNN/Time Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation polls of likely voters in Indiana …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Obama Leading In Ohio, Poll Finds  —  Edge Is 6 Points In a State Looming Large for McCain  —  Aided by the faltering economy, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has the upper hand in the race for Ohio, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, putting Republican John …
Michael Scherer / Time:
Poll: Obama Gains in States That Went for Bush
Discussion: Donklephant and TIME.com
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Frank says GOP housing attacks racially motivated … BOSTON (AP) - Rep. Barney Frank said Monday that Republican criticism of Democrats over the nation's housing crisis is a veiled attack on the poor that's racially motivated.  —  The Massachusetts Democrat, chairman of the House Financial …
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
About That Middle-Class Tax Cut . . .  Remember the last time a charismatic Democrat made such a promise?  —  “It's like déjà vu all over again.”  —  As John McCain heads into the second round of presidential debates tonight, Yogi Berra's words come to mind.
Discussion: Donklephant
Stanley Kurtz / National Review:
Planting Seeds of Disaster  —  'You've got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank.  Your job pays you dog-food wages.  Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated.  You declared bankruptcy in 1989.  Don't despair: You can still buy a house.
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Rob Crilly / Times of London:
Jerome Corsi, anti-Obama author, detained in Kenya  —  A leading American neo-conservative author has been detained by immigration authorities in Kenya as he tried to launch a book smearing Barack Obama.  —  Jerome Corsi, of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth fame, was this morning being held after failing to reckon with Obamamania.
RELATED:
WorldNetDaily:
Kenya detains Corsi during Obama probe
Discussion: Vodkapundit
Lee Glendinning / Guardian:   Author of anti-Barack Obama book detained in Kenya
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For release at 9:00 a.m. EDT  —  The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the creation of the Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF), a facility that will complement the Federal Reserve's existing credit facilities to help provide liquidity to term funding markets.
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Fed Moves to Thaw Credit Markets  —  The Federal Reserve said today it is establishing a special fund to lend money directly to businesses so they have adequate cash to operate, a major move by the central bank to ensure that “main street” companies are not crippled by the financial crisis gripping Wall Street …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and TalkLeft
Michelle Malkin:
The missing SNL bailout skit — and the Soros connection  —  Over the weekend, I watched a hilarious, dead-on, and surprisingly honest skit on Saturday Night Live about the craptastic bailout and its Democrat roots.  The skit called out Fannie/Freddie and featured Nancy Pelosi dragging out various sob-story …
RELATED:
The Huffington Post:
Why McCain's Time With Council Of World Freedom Matters  —  Read More: John McCain, John Singlaub, Mccain, Mccain Begala, Mccain Communism, Mccain Communist League, Mccain John Singlaub, Mccain u.s.  Council Of World Freedom, Meet The Press, Paul Begala, Politics News
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Oliver Willis
RELATED:
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: NEEDING A GAME-CHANGER  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Carrie Dann  —  NASHVILLE, Tenn. — McCain heads into tonight's debate here down in the polls and in need of a game-changer.  Three weeks after the Wall Street crisis began …
Discussion: New York Times and MyDD
Scott Conroy / CBS News:
Fla. Sheriff Plays The “Hussein” Card At Palin Event; Campaign Calls Remark “Inappropriate”  —  From CBS News' Scott Conroy:  —  Lee County Sheriff Mike Scott took the stage moments ago as one of the introductory speakers at a rally here for Sarah Palin.  After delivering brief remarks …
Discussion: THE CITIZENS JOURNAL
RELATED:
Roger Simon / The Politico:
How McCain could pull this one off  —  Can John McCain possibly win this thing?  Can he actually win in November?  —  The outlook is bleak: The polls are ugly, the Electoral College map is grim, the economy is getting worse, and McCain's choice of Sarah Palin may have energized the Republican base …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com
John Dickerson / Slate:
HOW TOWN-HALL DEBATES CAN GO VERY WRONG FOR A CANDIDATE.  —  In advance of Tuesday's town-hall debate, both candidates have apparently decided to have a cleanse.  Before facing questions from an audience of undecided voters who say they don't like negative campaigning, Obama and McCain are engaging in an orgy of it.
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
IS MCCAIN OBLIVIOUS?  —  Via Andrew, this video of John McCain asking who Barack Obama is and getting the answer “terrorist!” has been bouncing around the internets:  —  For this entry in the annals of amateur political psychology, take a look at McCain's face after one of his supporters shouts his answer.
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Obama's Personal Ties Are Subject of Program on Fox News Channel  —  During a weekend of Republican attacks on Senator Barack Obama's personal associations, Fox News Channel ran a program Sunday that made provocative assertions about similar connections, called “Obama & Friends: The History of Radicalism.”
Discussion: The Corner and TPMCafe
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 12:00 PM ET, October 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: 
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Bush Stresses Judicial Nominations
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Court Won't Force Testimony On Firings of U.S. Attorneys
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Smith admits to overstating in-state travel
Joe Nocera / New York Times:
A Day (Gasp) Like Any Other  —  Is it ever going to end?
Discussion: folo
Ross Douthat:
Blue America  —  Here's hoping you like the new design around these parts.
Discussion: Eunomia
Mike Robinson / Associated Press:
Prosecutors move to delay Rezko sentencing
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
This Debate's Biggest Loser
Discussion: The XX Factor
Mark Z. Barabak / Los Angeles Times:
John McCain's options narrow on the electoral college map
Discussion: American Power, The Caucus and TalkLeft
Larry Rohter / The Caucus:
Drilling Down on the Facts in McCain's Speech
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Bush Job Approval at 25%, His Lowest Yet
Discussion: The Swamp, Mudflats and Balloon Juice
myfoxkc.com:
Teacher Suspended For Releasing Obama Youth Video
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Hypocrisy Doesn't Begin To Describe It
Discussion: Ross Douthat