Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:50 PM ET, December 5, 2008

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
The Trail / Washington Post:
One More Question...  Incoming Obama administration director of speechwriting Jon Favreau (L) and a friend pose with a cardboard cutout of incoming Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at a party.  (Obtained by The Washington Post)  —  Updated 9:22 p.m.  —  By Al Kamen
RELATED:
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Jonathan Favreau  —  As he prepares to take office, President-elect Barack Obama is relying on a small team of advisers who will lead his transition operation and help choose the members of his administration.  Following is part of a series of profiles of potential members of the administration.
Curt Brown / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The recounting is done (with one exception)  —  The last of the ballots were stored away in Wright County late this morning.  So, except for 133 missing ballots from Minneapolis, the recounting from the U.S. Senate race is over.  —  By Curt Brown cbrown@startribune.com Except for 133 missing ballots …
RELATED:
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Franken Camp's Claim: The Hand Count Is Over — And We're Up By Four Votes!  —  Four votes.  —  That's how many votes the Franken campaign just said they're leading Norm Coleman by, with the hand recount now officially finished.  In other words, with every single precinct in Minnesota now done counting …
Discussion: Salon, Daily Kos and MyDD
Leif Knutson / myfoxtwincities.com:
Poll: 67 Percent of Minn. Voters Expect Coleman to Win Recount
RELATED:
Warren Richey / Christian Science Monitor:
Supreme Court case: Can terror suspect in US be held indefinitely?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
James Vicini / Reuters:
Court to rule on terrorism suspect's detention
Discussion: Hot Air and Stop The ACLU
RELATED:
Paula Reed Ward / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Buchanan doesn't plan to step down as U.S. attorney
Discussion: The Agitator and Hullabaloo
Associated Press:
Caroline Kennedy interested in NY Senate seat  —  Featured Topics: - Barack Obama - Presidential Transition  —  WASHINGTON - Caroline Kennedy has spoken to New York's governor about the Senate seat that will come open when Hillary Rodham Clinton becomes secretary of state …
RELATED:
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
First Read: Sen. Caroline Kennedy?
Hope Ditto / The Note:
The Note, 12/05/08: Another Senator Kennedy?
New York Times:
Democrats Plan Short-Term Rescue for Automakers  —  WASHINGTON — Faced with staggering new unemployment figures, Democratic Congressional leaders said on Friday that they were ready to provide a short-term rescue plan for American automakers, and that they expected to hold a vote on the legislation in a special session next week.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Fourth Picture  —  As Dish readers know, there are only three public photographs that I could find of Sarah Palin pregnant with Trig (the McCain campaign insisted there were “loads” and then was forced to retract).  But we now have another.  The date of this photograph …
Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:
Shall We Call it a Depression Now?  —  Today's employment report, showing that employers cut 533,000 jobs in November, 320,000 in October, and 403,000 in September — for a total of over 1.2 million over the last three months — begs the question of whether the meltdown we're experiencing should be called a Depression.
Amanda Mattos / DCist:
Obama Birth Certificate Protest at SCOTUS  —  Four days ago, Roger Bredow uploaded a video to YouTube beseeching like-minded people to come to Washington, D.C. and stand with him outside the Supreme Court.  “[Barack] Obama was born a dual citizen,” Bredow said, “British, and a citizen of the United States, at birth.”
Mallory Simon / CNN:
Missing atheist sign found in Washington state  —  (CNN) — An atheist sign criticizing Christianity that was erected alongside a Nativity scene was taken from the Legislative Building in Olympia, Washington, on Friday and later found in a ditch.  —  An employee from country radio station KMPS-FM …
Karen Tumulty / Swampland:
Kissinger-ing Up  —  Henry Kissinger has written a real valentine to Barack Obama in today's Washington Post.: … That Kissinger—who prides himself on being a source of indispensable counsel to American Presidents—might want to butter up the new guy is understandable.
RELATED:
Scarecrow / Firedoglake:
Wanna Save the US Auto Industry?  Pay Congresspeople $1 per Year  —  The last of the American auto industry was forced to grovel today before a do-nothing Congress to explain why Congress should be willing to loan the heart of America's manufacturing base enough money to survive.
Discussion: The Impolitic
RELATED:
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Cheney Personally Thanked Chris Wallace For Defending Bush; Promises Him ‘Special Exit Interview’ As Reward  —  Last Monday, at a screening of Ron Howard's new film “Frost/Nixon,” Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace vociferously defended President Bush against criticism by Howard that Bush …
Associated Press:
Obama goes upscale in Hawaii for holiday  —  President-elect will return to home state with family and friends  —  President-elect Barack Obama, returning to his home state of Hawaii for the holidays, plans a beachside vacation at one of Oahu's most exclusive properties, according to an islander involved in the planning.
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Ted Kennedy gives up his seat on Senate Judiciary Committee  —  Sen. Ted Kennedy announced that he is stepping down from his position on the Judiciary Committee, according to a statement released from his office, reports Sarah Abruzzese.  —  “As Chairman of the Senate Health, Education …
Discussion: Salon
Eric Ferreri / The Charlotte Observer:
UNC libraries to forgo Christmas trees  —  CHAPEL HILL For as long as anyone can remember, Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments have greeted holiday season visitors to UNC Chapel Hill's two main libraries.  —  Not this year.  —  The trees, which have stood in the lobby areas …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Don Surber
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
YOUR NEWSPAPER?  —  Let me preface this post by saying that it will include little new for those who work in media or those who follow the business side of the media business.  This post is written for the vast audience of people who are consumers of newspapers, either in their traditional paper or newer digital forms.
Satyam Khanna / Think Progress:
Interior Dept. overturns regulation, clearing the way for concealed, loaded firearms into national parks.»  —  Today, the Department of Interior overturned a Reagan-era regulation, permitting loaded firearms at 388 of 391 national park sites.  The decision allows guns in parks in …
Discussion: U.S. Department …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:50 PM ET, December 5, 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: 
Ben Armbruster / Think Progress:
Bush: Laura and I gave up entertaining because of the Iraq war.»
Alexander Burns / The Politico:
Blackwell throws hat in RNC ring
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
House will return to five-day work week in 2009
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Pauline Jelinek / Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: Pentagon to recruit aliens on visas
Discussion: Commentary
James Randerson / Guardian:
Climate scientists say 2008 will be coolest year of the decade
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Don Surber
 Earlier Items: 
John McCormick / The Swamp:
Chicagoan Tina Tchen going to Obama WH
The Trail / Washington Post:
Asked About New House, Bush Plays Coy
Discussion: TIME.com
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
Chasing Stiglitz  —  Obama's economic team is missing …
Discussion: AMERICAblog News