Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:45 AM ET, June 24, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
WYFF-TV:
Sources Question Governor's Story  —  Gov. Mark Sanford Says He Disappeared To Go Hiking  —  GREENVILLE, S.C. — WYFF News 4 has received exclusive information from sources who say they have information about Gov. Mark Sanford's whereabouts during a mysterious absence over the past several days.
RELATED:
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Car believed to be Sanford's found at South Carolina airport  —  COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) - The black Chevy Suburban believed to have been used by South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford to leave town has been found in the parking lot of Columbia Metropolitan Airport.
Joe Windish / The Moderate Voice:
A Sanford Potpourri UPDATED: Stephen Colbert Declares Himself Governor of South Carolina  —  UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Gov. Sanford's car has been found in the parking lot of Columbia Metropolitan Airport.  And last night Stephen Colbert declared himself governor of South Carolina.
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Sanford's Wife: I Still Haven't Heard From Him  —  AWOL South Carolina governor Mark Sanford may have briefly checked in with his office this morning to assure them he's fine and he'll be back at work tomorrow.  But he hasn't told his wife, according to her.
Michael Calderone / Michael Calderone's Blog:
Obama calls on HuffPost for Iran question UPDATE  —  In what appeared to be a coordinated exchange, President Obama called on the Huffington Post's Nico Pitney near the start of his press conference and requested a question directly about Iran.  —  “Nico, I know you and all across the Internet …
RELATED:
Walter Shapiro / Politics Daily:
Pushing the President's Buttons  —  Barack Obama, as everyone knows, is one of the most disciplined, controlled and unflappable political leaders in modern times.  Except when he grows testy.  And during Tuesday afternoon's press conference, the president's inability to mask mild annoyance was on full display.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Stay Tuned for More of ‘The Obama Show’  —  In his first daytime news conference yesterday, President Obama preempted “All My Children,” “Days of Our Lives” and “The Young and the Restless.”  But the soap viewers shouldn't have been disappointed: The president had arranged some prepackaged entertainment for them.
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Obama's Weird “AA” Crack
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and Balloon Juice
John / Power Line:
He Thinks You're Stupid  —  In his press conference today, President Obama talked about the cap-and-trade energy tax that the Democrats are trying to ram through Congress.  Obama's nose grew a couple of inches as he uttered this howler: … The idea that the energy tax will come to rest with …
RELATED:
Wall Street Journal:
Climate Bill Set for Vote After Deal Is Reached
The Hill:
Pelosi's green gamble
Discussion: The Politico
Darren Samuelsohn / New York Times:
House Dems Release Revised Climate Bill as Floor Debate Eyed for Friday
Discussion: Open Left
Octavia Nasr / CNN:
Clerics join Iran's anti-government protests  —  CNN Senior Editor, Middle East Affairs  —  (CNN) — A photo showing Iranian clerics prominently participating in an anti-government protest speaks volumes about the new face of Iran's opposition movement.  —  In a blatant act of defiance …
RELATED:
Barbara Slavin / Washington Times:
EXCLUSIVE: U.S. contacted Iran's ayatollah before election  —  Administration overture to Khamenei ridiculed in sermon  —  Prior to this month's disputed presidential election in Iran, the Obama administration sent a letter to the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei …
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Tapes Reveal Nixon's View of Abortion  —  WASHINGTON — On Jan. 23, 1973, when the Supreme Court struck down state criminal abortion laws in Roe v. Wade, President Richard M. Nixon made no public statement.  But privately, newly released tapes reveal, he expressed ambivalence.
RELATED:
CNN:
Nixon to Bush 41: Find ‘attractive’ women
Discussion: Hot Air and Swampland
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
New Protections for Transgender Federal Workers  —  WASHINGTON — Lawyers for President Obama are quietly drafting first-of-their kind guidelines barring workplace discrimination against transgender federal employees, officials said Tuesday.  —  The guidelines will be in an updated federal handbook …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
RELATED:
Autumn Sandeen / Pam's House Blend:
New York Times: “New Protections for Transgender Federal Workers”
Guardian:
US missile strike kills 60 in Pakistan  —  • Local official says half of the dead were civilians  —  • Bodyguard assassinates Taliban leader Zainuddin  —  A US drone aircraft killed at least 45 Pakistani Taliban militants in south Waziristan yesterday when it fired missiles …
RELATED:
Moe Lane:
The latest on the latest IG situation.  —  It turns out that former Amtrak IG Fred Wiederhold quit right after Senator Grassley started asking some questions. … (Via Michelle Malkin) Stacy McCain's covering the story, particularly the bits potentially involving one Eleanor Acheson.
RELATED:
Michelle Malkin:
A Biden connection: The Amtrak IG scandal
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
In case you wondered: John McCain bows out of 2012 GOP race  —  With unusual ubiquity for a losing presidential candidate, Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain has been popping up all over the media these days.  —  So it was probably inevitable that he'd get the same question asked …
Washington Post:
Most Americans Want Health Reform but Worry About Costs, Quality  —  A majority of Americans see government action as critical to controlling runaway health-care costs, but there is broad public anxiety about the potential impact of reform legislation and conflicting views about the types …
Kristina Wong / The Note:
Congressional Republicans Blast ABC; ABC Fires Back  —  ABC News' Rick Klein reports: A group of several dozen Republican House members has sent a letter blasting ABC News about its plans to televise a health care forum from the White House — and the president of ABC News fired back today.
RELATED:
Mike Allen / The Politico:
What Obama didn't mention  —  A couple of surprising words were missing from President Barack Obama's 55-minute news conference on Wednesday: “Iraq” — and “Afghanistan.”  —  Also MIA: “Korea,” “Pakistan,” “soldiers,” “surge” and “war” — as well as the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.
Christopher Badeaux / The New Ledger:
Through the Looking Glass With Andrew Sullivan  —  Perhaps the single, common life goal of every intellectual, pseudo-intellectual, and intellectual aspirant, is to be a true Renaissance man — a genius whose force of will and flexible, dominating intellect allows him to master or nearly master …
Chris / TVNewser:
New All-Time Lows for Both CBS & ABC Evening Newscasts  —  Breaking: TVNewser has learned the CBS Evening News has once again set an all-time low last week with 4.89 million Total Viewers and 1.42 million A25-54 viewers.  But it was also the lowest (since records began in the 1991-'92 season) for ABC's World News with Charles Gibson.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:45 AM ET, June 24, 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: 
Stephen Bates / Guardian:
How Britain planned to cope
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Documents Back Saudi Link to Extremists
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
We Meant to Do That  —  I had thought about writing a column …
Discussion: Dr. Sanity and USS Neverdock
Wall Street Journal:
Independents' Warning for Obama
Discussion: Pajamas Media and ABCNEWS
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Cafferty File: Goldman Sachs may make its largest bonus payouts ever
 Earlier Items: 
John Lichfield / The Independent:
Mousavi ‘under 24-hour guard’
Discussion: Reuters, SpyTalk and Atlas Shrugs
Emily Cadei / Eye on 2010:
Ex-Rep. Hunter Touts Iraq War Vets To Revive GOP
Discussion: Say Anything
Financial Times:
Pessimistic executives cash out of shares
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Matthew Cooper / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
Why Are Obama's Polls Slipping?
Tony Campbell / The Moderate Voice:
Anyone Forget Bush v. Gore?
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Haley Huddles with Top GOP Strategists
The Corner:
Eliminating Prison Rape