Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:20 PM ET, February 26, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Steele offers Jindal ‘slum love’  —  In an interview with Curtis Sliwa on ABC Radio last night, the host and RNC Chairman Michael Steele jokingly linked Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal to the film “Slumdog Millionaire.”  Steele offered Jindal “slum love.  —  Here's the transcript:
RELATED:
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Jindal's Katrina Story: A Tall Tale?  —  The evidence continues to grow that the story Bobby Jindal told Tuesday night — about how he backed a tough-talking sheriff's efforts to rescue Katrina victims, government red-tape be damed — was, how to put it ... made up.
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:   ABOUT THAT BOAT STORY.... There were obviously quite a few problems …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
DON'T LOOK NOW, BUT ...  If you haven't been following Eric Kleefeld's bang-up coverage of the Minnesota Senate election saga at TPMDC (come to think of it, this fiasco pre-dates the launch of TPMDC and dates back to our TPM Election Central days — just another reminder that here it is almost March …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
RELATED:
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Reid: Coleman should concede
Discussion: TIME.com
Eric Kleefeld / TPMDC:
Norm Coleman: Maybe We Need A Do-Over Election
Associated Press:
Judges reverse ruling tossing Minn. Senate witness
Discussion: Yahoo! News, Reuters and TIME.com
Joe Mahoney / Rocky Mountain News:
Rocky Mountain News to close, publish final edition Friday  —  Executives from E.W. Scripps Co., announce their decision on the future of the Rocky Mountain News in the 150-year-old newspaper's newsroom on 2/26/09 in Denver.  In December 2008, the Rocky's parent company put the paper up for sale …
Think Progress:
CPAC audience roars with applause when speaker suggests Obama wasn't born in U.S.  —  ThinkProgress is attending the right-wing Conservative Political Action Conference today.  Earlier this afternoon, Cliff Kincaid, head of a conservative group Accuracy in Media, introduced Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN).
New York Times:
In Shift, Imprisoned Al Qaeda Follower Faces Federal Trial  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department, in an abrupt change in policy from the Bush administration, is preparing to bring terrorism-related charges against a man identified as an operative of Al Qaeda who has been held in a military brig …
Discussion: TalkLeft
RELATED:
Ian / Overruled:
RULE OF LAW RETURNS
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and Hullabaloo
Jane Mayer In / New Yorker:
AL-MARRI INDICTMENT TODAY [UPDATED]
Jonathan Stein / MoJo Blog Posts:
John Bolton at CPAC: The Benefits of Nuking Chicago  —  Former UN Ambassador John Bolton believes the security of the United States is at dire risk under the Obama administration.  And before a gathering of conservatives in Washington on Thursday morning, he suggested, as something of a joke …
RELATED:
Think Progress:
John Bolton jokes about nuking Chicago, entire CPAC audience erupts in laughter.
Discussion: Wonk Room
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Freeman's in  —  The Obama administration has notified Congress that Chas Freeman has been appointed chairman of the National Intelligence Council, demonstrating a willingness to rebuff pro-Israel activists and an embrace of a more realist foreign policy line.
Discussion: TPMCafe and TigerHawk
RELATED:
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
It's Official: Saudi Puppet to Head NIC  —  The notification to Congress: … What the release doesn't tell you: Freeman has been a shill for the Saudis ever since leaving government, making outlandish claims like,"It is widely charged in the United States that Saudi Arabian education teaches hateful and evil things.
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
Senate Passes Bill Giving the District a House Vote  —  The Senate today passed a bill that for the first time would give the District a full voting member of the House of Representatives.  But senators managed to attach an amendment that would scrap most of the District's local gun-control laws.
Discussion: The New Republic and On Deadline
RELATED:
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:   Senate Passes D.C. Voting Rights Bill, 61-37
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:   Senate votes to give DC citizens vote in Congress
WCBS-TV:
Jewish Leaders Blast Clinton Over Israel Criticism  —  Zuckerman, Lawmakers, Local Jews Say Secretary Of State Not The Hillary Clinton They Used To Know  —  Hillary Pressuring Israel To Speed Up Aid To Gaza  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― In a swift about face from her views as New York's senator …
Fox News:
Obama's Budget Projects $1.75 Trillion Deficit  —  President's budget being sent to Congress today will call for more than $3.5 trillion in spending in fiscal year 2010 and creates space for up to $750 billion in additional bank bailout funds.  —  FOXNews.com
Discussion: protein wisdom and RedState
RELATED:
New York Times:
Obama Budget Sees $1.75 Trillion Deficit
Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:   Finally a Progressive Budget
Michael Klare / Salon:
We're on the brink of disaster  —  Violent protests and riots are breaking out everywhere as economies collapse and governments fail.  War is bound to follow.  —  Editor's note: This article has also appeared on TomDispatch.com.  —  A destroyed street market burns in the aftermath of riots …
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts and Crunchy Con
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate tunes out Fairness Doctrine, 87-11  —  The Senate voted Thursday in favor of an amendment to the District of Columbia voting-rights bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from reinstating the so-called Fairness Doctrine, which critics say would decimate conservative talk radio.
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Pelosi throws cold water on assault-weapon ban  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tossed cold water on the prospect of reinstating the assault weapons ban, highlighting Democrats' reluctance to take on gun issues.  —  Attorney General Eric Holder raised the prospect Wednesday that the administration would push to bring back the ban.
Rasmussen Reports:
59% Still Believe Government Is the Problem  —  In early October, as the meltdown of the financial industry gained momentum following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 59% of U.S. voters agreed with Ronald Reagan that …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Joe The Plumberization of the Republican Party  —  Patrick Ruffini decries the “Joe-the-Plumberization of the GOP.” … Of course, they didn't appoint Wurzelbacher as VP as they did with Sarah Palin.  The two are of a piece: A faux populism that comes at the cost of alienating the intellectuals and serious leaders of the movement.
RELATED:
Deirdre Walsh / CNN:
Dem blasts Obama's budget  —  (CNN) - Mississippi Democratic Rep. Gene Taylor blasted the budget outline President Obama submitted to Capitol Hill today, saying “I don't like it...change is not running up even bigger deficits that George Bush did.”  —  “That's what George Bush did very well.
The Huffington Post:
Holder Vows To End Raids On Medical Marijuana Clubs  —  Attorney General Eric Holder said at a press conference Wednesday that the Justice Department will no longer raid medical marijuana clubs that are established legally under state law.  His declaration is a fulfillment of a campaign promise …
Ryan Powers / Think Progress:
Limbaugh Responds To Sanford: The 'Hell We Don't' Want Obama To Fail!  Just Need ‘The Guts’ To Say So  —  Yesterday, ThinkProgress noted that in an interview with the Real Clear Politics, Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) was asked about the “view that perhaps Republicans are rooting for President Obama to fail. ”
Jeffrey Young / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
OMB boots lobbyist off press call  —  Maybe President Obama really is serious about making his White House inhospitable to lobbyists.  One of them even got scolded by name for trying to spy on an administration conference call with reporters Thursday.  —  The call was set up for the press but …
Discussion: The Swamp and Matthew Yglesias
glaadBLOG.org:
Milk Acceptance Speeches Censored by News Corp Subsidiary  —  Film buffs from around the world are still buzzing about this year's Oscar winners.  GLAAD was thrilled about Milk being nominated in eight categories and receiving the Oscar for BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY for screenwriter Dustin Lance Black …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
The Intra-Republican Fight  —  The delivery of Bobby Jindal's speech Tuesday night was so bad that my first instinct was to focus on that.  But David Brooks, as seen in this clip below from PBS, went straight to it: … I would be a bit more optimistic than Brooks about the political merits of the hard-right agenda.
Discussion: Ross Douthat
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Joe the Author, Plumbing New Lows in Interest  —  Joe the Plumber (no longer a plumber; first name actually Samuel) popped into our town yesterday evening to sell his new book and to remind people that he's still a plain and simple guy.  Mission accomplished, on at least one of his missions.
Discussion: The Impolitic and NewsBusters.org
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:20 PM ET, February 26, 2009.

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: 
Real Time Economics:
Obama Budget Relies on Rosy Economic Forecasts
Daniel J. Weiss / Center for American Progress:
Energy Budget Is Sunlight After Eight Years of Darkness
Discussion: Climate Progress
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Conservatives Hit Dems Over “Tattoo Removal” Pork — But It's An Anti-Crime Program!
Discussion: New York Post
Roberto Lovato / The Huffington Post:
U.S. Immigration Policies Bring Global Shame on Us
Newsdesk / Clout St:
Feigenholtz campaign sign in Rahm Emanuel's front yard
 Earlier Items: 
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Dem spat delays mortgage relief bill in House
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Fred Childers / KSLA-TV:
Reality check for Vice President Joe Biden
Discussion: RedState
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Right, and Left Out  —  Young Conservatives Can't Get With the Program
Discussion: Wonkette and Gawker