Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
4:15 PM ET, June 22, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Health Care Showdown  —  America's political scene has changed immensely since the last time a Democratic president tried to reform health care.  So has the health care picture: with costs soaring and insurance dwindling, nobody can now say with a straight face that the U.S. health care system …
RELATED:
Babooph / CBS News:
Democrats May Unite On Public Health Plan  —  Emboldened By Apparent Public Backing For “Public Option”, Democrats May Drop Attempt To Compromise  —  (CBS/AP) Emboldened by polls that show public backing for a government health insurance plan, Democrats are moving to make it a politically defining issue …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Senators Have Agency  —  In today's column, Paul Krugman lamented …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
New York Times:
Iranian Rally Is Dispersed as Voting Errors Are Admitted  —  TEHRAN — Hours after a warning from the powerful Revolutionary Guards not to return to the streets, about a thousand protesters defiantly gathered in central Tehran on Monday and were quickly dispersed in an overwhelming show of force by police who used clubs and tear gas.
RELATED:
Financial Times:
Rafsanjani ally calls for ‘political bloc’
Discussion: niacINsight
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Section 5 survives  —  With only one Justice voting to strike down Congress's 25-year extension of the Voting Rights Act's controversial Section 5, the Supreme Court on Monday interpreted the law in a way that saves it.  The Court said that all local units of government must be given the option …
RELATED:
St. Petersburg Times:
Scientology: The Truth Rundown, Part 1 of 3 in a special report on the Church of Scientology  —  After L. Ron Hubbard died, David Miscavige became Scientology's leader.  Former church executives say Miscavige beat his staff.  Church officials say the defectors are lying.  —  Reuters/Corbis (2006)]
Lee Fang / Think Progress:
Under Misspelled Banner, Buchanan And White Nationalist Brimelow Argue For English-Only Initiatives  —  On Saturday, Pat Buchanan hosted a conference to discuss how Republicans can regain a majority in America.  During one discussion, panelists suggested supporting English-only initiatives …
The State:
Gov. Sanford not heard from since Thursday  —  The whereabouts of Gov. Mark Sanford have been unknown to state officials since Thursday, and some state leaders are questioning who is in charge of the executive office.  —  Neither the governor's office nor the State Law Enforcement Division …
Christina Hoff Sommers / Weekly Standard:
No Country for Burly Men  —  How feminist groups skewed the Obama stimulus plan towards women's jobs.  —  A “man-cession.”  That's what some economists are starting to call it.  Of the 5.7 million jobs Americans lost between December 2007 and May 2009, nearly 80 percent had been held by men.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
White House Changes the Terms of a Campaign Pledge About Posting Bills Online  —  During the presidential campaign, Barack Obama promised that once a bill was passed by Congress, the White House would post it online for five days before he signed it.  —  “When there's a bill that ends …
Chris Dodd / U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd:
Rights, Responsibilities and Love  —  On Sunday, The Meriden Record-Journal published the following op-ed by Senator Chris Dodd  —  Public officials aren't supposed to change their minds.  But I firmly believe that it's important to keep learning.  Last week, while I was in Connecticut meeting …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Shep Smith responds to right-wing critics: ‘I do belong here’ at Fox News.  —  On June 10, Fox News anchor Shep Smith made headlines with his response to the shooting by a white supremacist at the Holocaust Memorial Museum.  He said the incident showed that the much-maligned DHS report on violent …
RELATED:
Kevin Mooney / Washington Examiner:
ACORN drops tarnished name and moves to silence critics  —  Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN) leaders are using the threat of a law suit to silence and intimidate critics, according to current and former members of the liberal activist group.
RELATED:
Michelle Malkin:
Project Vote sues whistleblower: ObamACORN bully tactics exposed
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama signs tobacco regulation  —  Invoking his own personal experience as a teenaged smoker, President Barack Obama today predicted that a tough new law cracking down on cigarette marketers will help young people make the choice not to take up the habit with which he has struggled for years.
RELATED:
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Majority Disapproves of New Law Regulating Tobacco
Wall Street Journal:
Iran's Web Spying Aided By Western Technology  —  By CHRISTOPHER RHOADS in New York and LORETTA CHAO in Beijing  —  The Iranian regime has developed, with the assistance of European telecommunications companies, one of the world's most sophisticated mechanisms for controlling and censoring the Internet …
Manu Raju / The Politico:
GOP: no benefit to court fight  —  Nearly a month after President Barack Obama picked her for the Supreme Court, Republican senators say Sonia Sotomayor isn't serving as the political lightning rod some in their party had hoped she would be.  —  “She doesn't have the punch out there in terms …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Understanding Obama on Iran  —  Call me thick, but I continue to be baffled by a lot of the commentary, cited by Rich and others, which gives as the rationale for President Obama's diffidence his purported determination to preserve the opportunity to negotiate with the mullahs on their nuclear program.
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Health Care 2009 = Social Security 2005?  —  The prevailing concern among liberals is that health care reform in 2008 will follow in the footsteps of the 1993 debacle.  This is a legitimate concern, and health care reformists would be wise to draw lessons from the Clintons' failure …
RELATED:
Caitlin Taylor / Political Punch:   “Yes We Can” (?): President Obama Brings Back Campaign Slogan …
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
THEY WERE ONLY OFF BY A FACTOR OF 18.... For several months, whenever the issue of cap-and-trade comes up, GOP policymakers and their allies immediately turn to their favorite talking point: a cap-and-trade proposal would impose, on average, a $3,128 energy burden on the typical American home.
Reuters:
President Obama accepts invitation to World Cup  —  U.S. President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the World Cup finals in South Africa next year, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Monday.  —  President Obama, whose late father was Kenyan …
Deborah Yao / Associated Press:
FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments  —  Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.  —  What some fail to realize, though …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Reza Pahlavi  —  The man who was once in line to run Iran — but who has been mentioned little in the domestic turmoil there — spoke at the National Press Club this morning:  —  A movement was born on the 22nd of Khordad in my calendar, the 12th of June in yours.
Associated Press:
Sarkozy says burqas are ‘not welcome’ in France … PARIS (AP) - President Nicolas Sarkozy lashed out Monday at the practice of wearing the Muslim burqa, insisting the full-body religious gown is a sign of the “debasement” of women and that it won't be welcome in France.
Discussion: Politics Daily and Pajamas Media
Rasmussen Reports:
39% Now Blame Bad Economy on Obama's Policies  —  While most U.S. voters still blame the Bush Administration for the nation's economic problems, a growing number are inclined to blame President Barack Obama.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 39% of voters …
Molly Ball / Las Vegas Review-Journal:
SEX SCANDAL: ENSIGN'S APPROVAL RATING DROPS  —  But he's still Nevada's most popular senior elected official  —  Since admitting an extramarital affair with a former staffer, Sen. John Ensign's approval rating in his home state has plunged.  —  In a new Las Vegas Review-Journal poll of Nevada voters …
Fouad Ajami / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Persian Tutorial  —  The president has to choose between the regime and the people in the streets.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  President Barack Obama did not “lose” Iran.  This is not a Jimmy Carter moment.  But the foreign-policy education of America's 44th president has just begun.
Discussion: Hot Air and QandO
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
At V.A. Hospital, a Rogue Cancer Unit  —  For patients with prostate cancer, it is a common surgical procedure: a doctor implants dozens of radioactive seeds to attack the disease.  But when Dr. Gary D. Kao treated one patient at the veterans' hospital in Philadelphia, his aim was more than a little off.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 4:15 PM ET, June 22, 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: 
CNN:
People on terrorist watch list allowed to buy guns
Discussion: The Reaction
Chicago Breaking News:
Blagojevich fundraiser gets 37 months in jail
Discussion: TalkLeft
Christopher Maag / New York Times:
From the Ashes of '69, a River Reborn
Barry Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Continuing Claims “Exhaustion Rate”
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Jaffe / Washington Post:
Obama's War: A U.S. Captain's Personal Touch in Afghanistan
Times of London:
Silvio Berlusconi: the parties, the trinkets, the cash
Discussion: Macleans.ca and Right Pundits
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Lingering Unemployment Likely to Challenge Obama and the Nation
Dexter Filkins / New York Times:
U.S. Tightens Airstrike Policy in Afghanistan
Scott / Power Line:
Support Trader Joe's
Discussion: L.A. Now and Israel Matzav