Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
8:20 AM ET, October 10, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
CNN:
State Dept. on Nobel: ‘Better to be thrown accolades than shoes’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - “Certainly from our standpoint, this gives us a sense of momentum — when the United States has accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  That's the take of Hillary Clinton's State Department …
RELATED:
James Fallows:
Obama's Nobel remarks: four very skillful paragraphs  —  Six months ago I mentioned that it would be hard to improve on Barack Obama's impromptu press conference answer as to whether he believed in such a thing as “American exceptionalism.”  I think the same is true of his remarks this morning about the Nobel Peace Prize.
Fox News:
State Department Lauds Obama's Nobel Peace Prize by Making Jab at Bush  —  In a clear dig at former president George W. Bush, the State Department lauded President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award by saying it's better for the U.S. to have “accolades tossed its way, rather than shoes.”  —  FOXNews.com
Discussion: Townhall.com
Spectator:
Some facts appear to be more sacred than others at the Guardian  —  Here is a little quiz.  The Guardian has posted up a list here of everyone who has won the Nobel Peace Prize since its inception.  —  Q: Which three names are omitted from the Guardian list ( even though they do appear …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Reactions Similar Only in Their Intensity  —  The new winner of the Nobel Peace Prize walked out of his house just after 11 a.m., dressed handsomely in a dark suit and a classic blue tie.  He descended a marble staircase into a manicured garden, flowers in full bloom, and stepped up to a podium on a perfect autumn day.
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
Room for Debate:
What Does a Nobel Do for U.S. Leaders?  —  The Nobel committee said it awarded the Peace Prize to President Obama for his “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation.”  The surprising news drew mixed reactions around the world, with many applauding the choice …
Washington Wire:
Steele's Nobel Comments Spark Backlash on the Backlash  —  Susan Davis reports on the Nobel Peace Prize.  —  The only thing fiercer than Republican National Committee chairman's reaction to President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize is the backlash it's prompting—even within the GOP …
Diane Marie Amann / The Huffington Post:   Only Nine Months, But Still Deserving of the Prize
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
DNC: Steele And GOP Have Thrown In Their Lot With The Terrorists …
Erick Erickson / Erick's blog:
Barack Obama Wins Nobel Peace Prize: He's Becoming Jimmy Carter Faster …
Associated Press:
Rep. Skelton To Rep. Akin: “Stick It Up Your Ass” (VIDEO)  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  (AP) WASHINGTON — Show me some civility, Republicans cried Friday after a Missouri congressman speaking on the House floor was caught on microphone apparently cussing out a fellow Missourian.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Wasserman Schultz Rival Takes Aim At Rifle-Range Target Marked ‘DWS’  —  [Video from The Sun-Sentinel.]  —  Politico: … You gotta love that “Culture of Life” the Republicans like to tout.  Shooting at a target with your election rival's initials on it?  Classy, classy, classy.
RELATED:
RELATED:
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Sotomayor Puts Stamp on a Day at Court  —  WASHINGTON — Justice Sonia Sotomayor may be new, but she is not shy.  She quickly established herself this week as a significant force in Supreme Court arguments, asking clipped, pointed and sometimes impatient questions.
Warner Todd Huston / Publius Forum:
How ACORN Hides Behind Fake Names  —  Many states have ways to look up the businesses, organizations and people with whom the state does business.  Illinois has such a service on the Secretary of State's website.  —  In Illinois there is a way to search the folks the state does business …
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Rep. Steve King: Matthew Shepard's Sexual Orientation Had Nothing To Do With His Murder  —  Yesterday, the House voted “to expand the definition of violent federal hate crimes to those committed because of a victim's sexual orientation” by passing the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.
Totus / Barack Obama's Teleprompter's Blog:
That's Nobel-Prize Winning Teleprompter to You ...  Wow.  What I can I say.  Wow.  I'm honored.  Clearly Big Guy - who can't stop dancing on the bed up in the residence right now, by the way - won this award for his speeches.  I mean, after nominating himself for the Nobel Prize for Peace …
Discussion: American Power
Michelle Marsh / CBSAtlanta.com:
Restaurant Sign Attacking Obama Sparks Race Debate  —  Restaurant Owner Opposes Obama Healthcare Plan  —  TEMPLE, Ga. — When you walk into the Georgia Peach Oyster Bar in Paulding County, you feel like you've walked into a different era.  —  Behind the pool tables stands a mannequin …
Ezra Klein:
Bipartisanship Lost  —  I give David Brooks a hard time sometimes, but I really do wish the conservative movement would follow his example.  “If I were in Congress, I'd figure there's an 80 percent chance of something like [the Baucus bill] passing anyway,” he writes.
Discussion: The New Republic
RELATED:
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 8:20 AM ET, October 10, 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: 
Mike Shepard / Post Tech:
Computer Science Professor David Farber Explains His Opposition to Net Neutrality
Discussion: Redhot and The Enterprise Blog
Menzie Chinn / Econbrowser:
Trade Procyclicality in the Current Recession: The View from the US
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
RNC Response Sets The Tone: What Has Obama Accomplished?
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
President Barack Obama and the ‘socialist’ fabrication
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Transit Pricing  —  I rode the Copenhagen Metro today and damn …
Discussion: Eschaton
Gretav / Gretawire:
HOT OFF THE PRESS!! RUSH LIMBAUGH !!
Discussion: Think Progress and Don Surber