Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:25 PM ET, June 17, 2009


 Top Items: 
Nazila Fathi / New York Times:
Bracing for New Protests, Iran Issues Media Warning  —  TEHRAN — Tehran braced for a possible third day of defiance by opposition supporters on Wednesday after Iran's leaders failed to halt huge demonstrations against last week's disputed election results.  —  Placed on the defensive …
ABC News:
Extraordinary scenes: Robert Fisk in Iran  —  The long-standing Middle East correspondent for The Independent, Robert Fisk, is defying the government crackdown on foreign media reporting in Iran.  —  As he explains, he has been travelling around the streets of Tehran all day and most of the night and things are far from quiet:
Robert Kagan / Washington Post:
Obama's Conundrum: Shunning Iran's Opposition  —  The turmoil in Iran since last week's election has confused the foreign policy debate here in the United States in interesting ways.  Supporters of President Obama, who until very recently had railed against the Bush administration's …
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
We don't have Mousavi supporters, it's now all of Iran...  Report on Tuesday's Demonstration for Mousavi in Tehran from an eyewitness.  Again, I was sent this by an academic, but will not give the name to avoid any repercussions for the individual.  —  Today, under slate skies …
Fresh rally takes place in Tehran  —  BBC Persian TV's Saeed Barzin describes the protests in Tehran  —  Tens of thousands of people have again taken to the streets in Iran's capital Tehran in protest at election results.  —  It follows a call by presidential challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi for further peaceful demonstrations.
Wall Street Journal:
Iranian Accuses U.S. of ‘Intolerable’ Meddling  —  Recount Set as Iran Seethes  —  A picture posted on Twitter's photo-sharing website TwitPic by the user madyar shows supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi marching on Krimkhan Bridge during a rally in Tehran on Wednesday.
Discussion: Informed Comment and Hot Air
Sabina Amidi / Jerusalem Post:
‘Hamas helping Iran crush dissent’
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
A Disgrace  —  In an interview with CNBC yesterday …
Discussion: and Commentary
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
More Neocon Buffoonery
Discussion: Weekly Standard
M. Duss / Wonk Room:
Open Letter To Robert Kagan
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran accuses US of interference in election feud
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Is Obama Secretly Rooting Against Iran's Liberals?
Discussion: NDN blogs
Will Collier:   Welcome Back, Carter  —  Somebody cue up “My Sharona” or “Le Freak.”
Media Decoder:
In Iran, Fewer Journalists Each Day
Discussion: Gawker and Latest Open Salon Blog
New York Post:
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Wing News
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Fired AmeriCorps IG responds: White House charges are false  —  Fired AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin strongly denies the White House's claim that he was “confused, disoriented [and] unable to answer questions” at a May 20, 2009 board meeting of the Corporation for National and Community Service …
The Politico:
Rural Dems have beef with Obama  —  Angered by White House decisions on everything from greenhouse gases to car dealerships, congressional Democrats from rural districts are threatening to revolt against parts of President Barack Obama's ambitious first-year agenda.
Manu Raju / The Politico:
GOP tries to find its pitch on Iran
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Molly K. Hooper / The Hill:
Dem, GOP centrists meet in secret  —  Centrist House lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are working together privately on healthcare reform.  —  The talks have been so secretive and politically sensitive that some members interviewed by The Hill refused to name other legislators involved in the bipartisan effort.
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Dems reel on healthcare  —  Congressional Democrats and the White House are scrambling to regain their footing after a series of setbacks has stalled political momentum to reform the nation's healthcare system.  —  Despite having a popular president in the White House and comfortable majorities in Congress …
Letterman protest draws more media than activists  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — A protest rally against David Letterman over a failed joke about Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her daughter attracted more members of the media than protesters Tuesday afternoon.  —  A crowd of 15 protesters upset …
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
I'm pretty sure this is why Juan Williams isn't allowed to associate himself with NPR when he appears on The O'Reilly Factor  —  If folks didn't see this clip from Monday night, it's a beaut.  Not only does the reliable O'Reilly backstop Juan Williams eagerly assure the host that he was right …
Iran's soccer team wears symbolic green bands  —  TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Members of Iran's national soccer team wore green arm and wrist bands Wednesday during their World Cup qualifying match against South Korea.  —  The team does not normally wear green bands.
Ta-Nehisi Coates:
Nathan Bedford Forrest Has Beautiful Eyes  —  Of the many reckonings that black people of honest political consciousness must endure, the appointment with black slavery is the most agonizing.  I don't mean the appointment with the notion of white people as the enslavers of our ancestors …
Your View / Harry's Place:
Ahmadinejad's Millions of Photoshopped Supporters  —  With the world press confined to quarters, and only the Islamic Republic's propaganda station, Press TV reporting on what is happening, it is difficult to get a clear picture of whether there is any real support for the regime and Ahmedinejad's candidacy.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
Sandra Tsing Loh / The Atlantic Online:
Let's Call the Whole Thing Off  —  SADLY, AND TO my horror, I am divorcing.  This was a 20-year partnership.  My husband is a good man, though he did travel 20 weeks a year for work.  I am a 47-year-old woman whose commitment to monogamy, at the very end, came unglued.  This turn of events was a surprise.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Washington Post:
Obama Blueprint Deepens Federal Role in Markets  —  Plan to Overhaul Financial Regulation Focuses on Consumer Protection, Risk  —  The Obama administration last night detailed a series of proposals to involve the government more deeply in private markets, from helping to steer borrowers …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
U.S. to Extend Its Job Benefits to Gay Partners  —  President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum on Wednesday to extend benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees, administration officials said Tuesday evening, but he will stop short of pledging full health insurance coverage.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
No Recognition Of Ahmadinejad  —  This is the first and absolute requirement of all Western governments.  The disgusting visuals of Medvedev and Ahmadinejad yesterday must not be repeated.  Here an Iranian exile makes a moving and clear plea for our solidarity with the people of Iran:
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Bachmann Boasts About Breaking The Law: I'm Refusing To Fill Out The Census  —  Next year, the 2010 Census will be sent to every American household, as required by the U.S. Constitution.  The far right has issued dire warnings of the Census; on a May 29th episode of Bill Bennett's radio show …
Discussion: Washington Times
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:25 PM ET, June 17, 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
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 More Items: 
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
UPDATED: Culberson: House GOP just like Iran dissidents
Discussion: Daily Kos
Max Boot / Wall Street Journal:
General McChrystal's New Way of War
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
William Sherman / NY Daily News:
Cops: Brooklyn man impersonates dead mom in scam
Discussion: Runnin' Scared
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
FCC Pick Backs Broadband Stimulus, Opposes Fairness Doctrine
Discussion: techPresident
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
Discussion: Feministing
Ali Frick / Think Progress:
Iranian soccer players wear green for live televised game.
Discussion: Financial Times and Ynetnews
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
It's Beginning to Become a Little Embarrassing . . .
Discussion: JustOneMinute
 Earlier Items: 
Conor Friedersdorf / Ideas Special Report:
When Talk Radio Rants Go Wrong
Geoffrey Dickens /
Morning Show Anchors Marvel At Obama's Fly Swat
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama takes aim at Fox News
Discussion: Politics Daily
Wall Street Journal:
Obama Aspires to a ‘Light Touch,’ Not a Heavy Hand
Discussion: The Note and Cold Fury
Pete Kotz / Nashville Scene:
Please Don't Fire Sherri Goforth; She's Just Pus on a Festering Wound
Discussion: Raw Story