Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
10:45 AM ET, June 9, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Ed Whelan / Bench Memos:
My Apologies to Publius  —  On reflection, I now realize that, completely apart from any debate over our respective rights and completely apart from our competing views on the merits of pseudonymous blogging, I have been uncharitable in my conduct towards the blogger who has used the pseudonym Publius.
RELATED:
Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Moving On  —  Ed Whelan has written both publicly and privately and apologized.  I know it was not an easy thing to do, and it is of course accepted.  I therefore consider the matter done, and don't intend on writing about it anymore.  —  The real story here wasn't really about me anyway …
Paul / Power Line:
Leveling the playing field  —  On Saturday, our friend Ed Whelan provided the identity of a previously anonymous blogger who has been attacking his work in rather nasty fashion.  That blogger, who went by the unoriginal and pretentious name “publius,” turned out to be a law professor at South Texas College of Law named John Blevins.
City Room:
Republicans Seize Control of State Senate  —  ALBANY - Republicans seized control of the New York State Senate on Monday, in a stunning and sudden reversal of fortunes for the Democratic Party, which controlled the chamber for barely five months.  —  A raucous leadership fight erupted …
RELATED:
New York Times:
G.O.P. Regains Control of New York State Senate  —  ALBANY — The Democrats' tenuous control of the New York State Senate abruptly collapsed on Monday, throwing the Legislature into chaos with just two weeks remaining in its session.  —  Two dissident Democrats, who had been secretly strategizing …
New York Post:
STATE SENATE'S GONE COUP-KOO
Discussion: MSNBC and JammieWearingFool
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
TURNCOATS ARE REVOLTING  —  Meet the two Democratic turncoats …
Alex Isenstadt / The Politico:
Palin makes little splash at dinner  —  Ending weeks of she-said, they-said drama, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin turned in a cameo appearance at the gala fundraising dinner for her party's House and Senate candidates in Washington Monday night.  —  But in spite of all the back-and-forth between …
RELATED:
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
CIA Urges Judge To Keep Bush-Era Documents Sealed  —  Al-Qaeda Could Use Contents, Agency Says  —  The Obama administration objected yesterday to the release of certain Bush-era documents that detail the videotaped interrogations of CIA detainees at secret prisons, arguing to a federal judge …
RELATED:
David Brooks / New York Times:
Cautious at Heart  —  Sonia Sotomayor had bad timing.  If she'd entered college in the late-1950s or early-1960s, she would have been surrounded by an ethos that encouraged smart young ethnic kids to assimilate.  If she'd entered Princeton and Yale in the 1980s, her ethnicity and gender …
The Huffington Post:
Blue Dogs Backsliding On Health Care  —  Conservative House Democrats agreed to a set of health care principles late last week that angered advocates of a overhaul of the health care system.  —  The Blue Dog Coalition issued a statement that said it would only support the public health care option …
RELATED:
Bloomberg:
U.S. Said to Plan Approval Today for 10 Banks to Repay TARP  —  The Treasury is preparing to announce today it will let 10 banks buy back government shares, people familiar with the matter said, signaling confidence some of the largest U.S. lenders won't again need a taxpayer rescue.
RELATED:
Frank J. Gaffney Jr / Washington Times:
GAFFNEY: America's first Muslim president?  —  During his White House years, William Jefferson Clinton — someone Judge Sonia Sotomayor might call a “white male” — was dubbed “America's first black president” by a black admirer.  Applying the standard of identity politics and pandering …
RELATED:
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Creating Possibilities in Cairo
Discussion: Commentary, normblog and AmSpecBlog
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Not All Abortions Are Equal  —  The case of Dr. George Tiller, murdered just over a week ago in the lobby of his church, helps explain why so many people believe that abortion should be available at any stage of pregnancy.  —  Tiller did abortions in third trimester, when almost no one else would do them …
David Gratzer / Wall Street Journal:
Canada's ObamaCare Precedent  —  Governments always ration care by making you wait.  That can be deadly.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Congressional Democrats will soon put forward their legislative proposals for reforming health care.  Should they succeed, tens of millions of Americans …
Washington Post:
Severe Thunderstorms Hit as Polls Open in Va.  —  Polls opened at 6 this morning for Virginia's Democratic primary, just as severe thunderstorms descended on parts of the region.  Initial turnout was low for what analysts say is a wide-open, three-way race for the gubernatorial nomination, as well as other state and local contests.
Discussion: Democratic Strategist
RELATED:
Steve Chaggaris / CBS News:
Politics Today: Obama To Talk “Paygo”
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Fault Lines Emerge as Financial Players Try to Influence Regulatory Overhaul  —  As the Obama administration prepares to unveil plans for overhauling financial regulation, potentially addressing such diverse issues as credit card lending and global economic threats, a multifront war is brewing.
RELATED:
Damian Paletta / Wall Street Journal:
Finance Reforms Pared Back
Discussion: Clusterstock and ProPublica
Wall Street Journal:
The Media Fall for Phony ‘Jobs’ Claims  —  The Obama Numbers Are Pure Fiction.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  Tony Fratto is envious.  —  Mr. Fratto was a colleague of mine in the Bush administration, and as a senior member of the White House communications shop, he knows just how difficult …
Courtney Schlisserman / Bloomberg:
Nobel Winner Krugman Sees U.S. Recession Ending Soon  —  The U.S. economy probably will emerge from the recession by September, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman said.  —  “I would not be surprised if the official end of the U.S. recession ends up being, in retrospect …
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
Boston Globe Union Rejects Deal on Pay Cuts  —  BOSTON — After weeks of labor tension and 12 hours of suspenseful voting, members of the Newspaper Guild at The Boston Globe narrowly rejected a proposed package of wage and compensation cuts.  As a result, the newspaper's owner …
Grace Chung / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
U.N. environment chief urges global ban on plastic bags  —  WASHINGTON — Single-use plastic bags, a staple of American life, have got to go, the United Nations' top environmental official said Monday.  —  Although recycling bags is on the rise in the United States, an estimated 90 billion thin bags a year …
Phil Bronstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
Love or lust, Obama and the fawning press need to get a room  —  When Barack Obama decided that questions from the German press about his trip agenda in that country were too pesky, he told the reporters, “So, stop it all of you!”  He just wanted them to ask things he wanted to talk about.
Rasmussen Reports:
Trust on Issues  —  Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats on Economic Issues  —  Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy.  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Health Care Spending Disparities Stir a Fight  —  WASHINGTON — President Obama recently summoned aides to the Oval Office to discuss a magazine article investigating why the border town of McAllen, Tex., was the country's most expensive place for health care.
Agence France Presse:
China airs fears on US debt, dollar: lawmaker  —  Senior Chinese leaders have privately voiced fear over the soaring US budget deficit and are increasingly looking to diversify from the dollar, a Republican congressman said.  —  “We heard across the board — in private — substantial …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Lisa DePaulo / Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing …:
The Chairman Speaks  —  Barney Frank on how we got into this mess, what he thinks of Arlen Specter, and the difference between secrecy and hypocrisy  —  He's not a small-talk kind of guy.  There's not even a hello or a handshake when I walk in.  There is no acknowledgment of any kind.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 10:45 AM ET, June 9, 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: 
Frank Strategies:
Video: Economic Reporting - Then and Now
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Hot Air
Mark Mazzetti / New York Times:
Turf Battles on Intelligence Pose Test for Spy Chiefs
David Betz / Kings of War:
100 Years of COIN: What new have we Learned?
New York Times:
U.S. Frees Suspect in Killing of 5 G.I.'s
CNN:
More bodies found from Air France crash
Discussion: AMERICAblog News and #gay
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
White House Cites Progress on Economy Under Plan
 Earlier Items: 
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Death Penalty Case Reveals the Blemishes in Alabama's Courts
James Osborne / Fox News:
Clinton Invites Controversial Muslim Leader on Conference Call
Discussion: RedState
Farnaz Fassihi / Wall Street Journal:
Iranians Voice Discontent in Massive Street Rally
Discussion: Informed Comment
Charles Bremner / Times of London:
Sarkozy entertains Michelle and the girls after Obama heads home
Paul / Power Line:
Putting words in Obama's mouth
Discussion: The Corner and The American Scene
Elise Labott / CNN:
Clinton orders review of State Department security
Discussion: The Foundry