Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:20 PM ET, November 17, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
David Brody / The Brody File:
Newsweek Photo of Palin Shows Media Bias and Sexism  —  For all of you who live in a dream world and think the mainstream media isn't biased, get a load of the latest cover of Newsweek below:  —  You've got to hand it to the folks at Newsweek.  They have accomplished being biased and sexist at the same time.
RELATED:
Sarah Palin / Facebook:
Sarah Palin: Newsweek  —  Newsweek  —  The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate.  When it comes to Sarah Palin, this “news” magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant.  The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Going berserk over ‘Going Rogue;’ Democrats' reaction to Sarah Palin book and publicity  —  Wow, for somebody who's supposed to be such a political joke, an Arctic ditz and eminently dismissable as a serious anything except maybe a stay-at-home hockey mom, Sarah Palin is sure drawing an awful lot …
Matthew Continetti / Washington Post:
Will ‘Rogue’ tactics work?  —  On the right: Unapologetic look at '08 race proves Palin's still a national contender  —  Like a lot of people, as soon as I got my copy of Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue,” I immediately thought of the German literary critic Hans Robert Jauss.
Discussion: Mediaite and The Other McCain
Ann Althouse / Althouse:   TiVo-blogging Sarah Palin on “Oprah.”
Marc Ambinder / CBS News:
Palin Needs to Take Herself Seriously
Discussion: Coop's Corner
Media Matters / Media Matters for America:
Pruden: Obama lacks “blood impulse” for what America “is about” due to “Kenyan father,” “mother attracted to men of the Third World”  —  So far it's a memorable trip.  He established a new precedent for how American presidents should pay obeisance to kings, emperors, monarchs …
Discussion: Gawker and Shakesville
RELATED:
Mike Allen / The Politico:
The diplomacy of deference  —  BEIJING - Greeting the Japanese emperor at Tokyo's Imperial Palace last weekend, President Barack Obama bowed so low that he was looking straight at the stone floor.  The next day, Obama shook hands with the prime minister of repressive Myanmar during a group meeting.
Discussion: Commentary and New York Times
David E. Sanger / The Caucus:
Presidential Bows, Revisited
Wesley Pruden / Washington Times:
Obama bows, the nation cringes
Discussion: Clusterstock
Washington Post:
Poll finds deep divisions on health-care reform  —  But poll finds support for key provisions of reform effort  —  As the Senate prepares to take up legislation aimed at overhauling the nation's health-care system, President Obama and the Democrats are still struggling to win the battle for public opinion.
Peter Hamby / CNN:
Palin: ‘I will forever question’ Rev. Wright strategy  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sarah Palin's new memoir, “Going Rogue,” contains plenty of second-guessing about the way John McCain's presidential campaign was conducted.  —  But Palin writes that the campaign's biggest mistake may have been not making …
RELATED:
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Why Palin Will Run for President in 2012
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Marist Poll:
11/17: New Yorkers Divide Over Terror Trial Location  —  Eight years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Obama Administration has announced that five alleged attackers will be tried in federal court in the shadows of where the World Trade Towers once stood, New York City.
RELATED:
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senator's stance likely to help health care overhaul  —  Washington (CNN) - Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who last week insisted that the Senate health care bill include tight restrictions passed by the House on the use of federal money for abortion coverage, now says he would be satisfied …
RELATED:
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Democratic senator Lincoln feels pressure in health-care debate
Discussion: The Caucus and The Page
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Breast exam guidelines now call for less testing  —  Change debated Potential harm of frequent mammograms outweighs benefit, task force says  —  Women in their 40s should stop routinely having annual mammograms and older women should cut back to one scheduled exam every other year …
RELATED:
Christian Schwägerl / Spiegel Online:
Obama Has Failed the World on Climate Change  —  US President Barack Obama came to office promising hope and change.  But on climate change, he has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor George W. Bush.  Now, should the climate summit in Copenhagen fail, the blame will lie squarely with Obama.
Roger Kimball / Forbes:
The Excommunication Of Lou Dobbs  —  Why do his critics think they're the middle ground?  —  When I first heard the news that Lou Dobbs, after some 30 years, would be leaving CNN, I didn't think much about it.  I knew that Dobbs, self-styled “unaffiliated independent populist,” was an equal opportunity irritant.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Nation of Futurity  —  When European settlers first came to North America, they saw flocks of geese so big that it took them 30 minutes to all take flight and forests that seemed to stretch to infinity.  They came to two conclusions: that God's plans for humanity could be completed here …
msnbc.com:
Health reform's human stories  —  Countdown producer bears witness to America's health care shortcomings  —  New Orleans, La. — It happened as I watched a 50-something woman walk out, after spending several hours being attended to by volunteer doctors.  “She's decided against treatment.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Facing South
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Finally A President Not Governed By Fear  —  James Joyner argues against a civilian trial for KSM: … I think it's a potentially brilliant move.  I do not believe for one moment that this case was brought in a civilian court without sufficient evidence to convict KSM of criminality to put him away for good.
Discussion: MoJo Blog Posts
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Hoffman ‘unconcedes’ in N.Y.-23 House race  —  Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has “unconceded” in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin narrowed between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D).  —  Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes.
The Onion:
[video] Obama's Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner  —  Officials say the President's home teleprompter is simply a tool to make sure pillow talk with Michelle or conversations with his Mother-In-Law go smoothly.
Discussion: Big Hollywood
Michael A. Cohen / The Politico:
End the GOP's filibuster folly  —  A year ago, Barack Obama was elected to bring change to America.  But his efforts to transform Washington are being stymied by one of the capital's oldest of political traditions: the Senate filibuster.  Ten months into Obama's presidency …
CREW:
CREW REQUESTS INVESTIGATION OF REP. BACHMANN AFTER ANTI-HEALTH CARE BILL RALLY AT CAPITOL  —  17 Nov 2009 // Washington, D.C. - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) requested that the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) investigate whether Rep. Michele Bachmann …
Discussion: The Hill and Raw Story
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Politics Channel:
A Slow-Burning Departure For Gregory Craig  —  Why was Gregory Craig, the departing White House counsel, allowed to twist in the wind for so long?  For a month, it's been an open secret in Washington that Craig was on his way out.  Five weeks ago, a senior administration official …
Michael Carey / New York Times:
In the Wilderness, a New Frontier  —  SARAH PALIN, a onetime beauty queen, a mother of five, the Republican candidate for vice president in 2008, and the former governor of Alaska, has a new incarnation: author.  —  Her memoir, “Going Rogue: An American Life,” out today, is already a best seller.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Morning Fix: The Palin index  —  1. Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's “Going Rogue” didn't come with an index — a no-no in political Washington — but thanks to the Post's Paul “PV” Volpe, we bring you an (abbreviated) index of the bold-faced names mentioned by the 2008 vice presidential nominee in her memoir.
Ezra Klein:
Evan Bayh: No difference between voting for a filibuster and voting against a bill  —  “For the final vote,” says Evan Bayh, “I see no distinction between substance and procedure.”  That is to say, if he decides to vote against the bill, he'll also vote against breaking a filibuster.
Discussion: TPMDC and TalkLeft
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:20 PM ET, November 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
 
 Subscribe: 
memeorandum RSS feed
memeorandum on Twitter
 
 
 More Items: 
JammieWearingFool:
AP Buries Inconvenient Results of Latest Healthcare Poll
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Sweetness & Light
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
FOX gets Obama: Had to go to China
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Hotline On Call:
Googling TPaw? Click For Romney
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Richard Beeston / Times of London:
UN nuclear chief in secret talks with Iran over deal to end sanctions
Rasmussen Reports:
2010 Minnesota Governor Primary
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
What should we do instead of the Obama health reform bill?
 Earlier Items: 
Nathan Barker / Gouverneur Times:
Updated 23rd District Election Counts
Jonathan Tilove / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Impeachment hearings open today for Judge Thomas Porteous
Discussion: How Appealing
Paul Schwartzman / Washington Post:
Pioneering gay weekly newspaper Washington Blade abruptly closes
Christina Bellantoni / TPMDC:
Plouffe Shocker: Edwards Camp Offered To Endorse If Obama Would Pick Him As VP
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Ken Ober, ‘Remote Control’ Host, Is Dead at 52
Discussion: Althouse, Scared Monkeys and Gothamist