Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:10 PM ET, December 12, 2009

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Alison Roh Park / Center for Constitutional Rights:
Historic Win for Constitutional Rights!  Injunction Granted in CCR Lawsuit on Behalf of ACORN  —  December 11, 2009.  New York, NY - Today, U.S. District Judge Nina Gershon granted a preliminary injunction against the United States for unconstitutionally withholding funds from ACORN.
RELATED:
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Judge restores ACORN funding
Discussion: Liberal Values and Hullabaloo
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Judge stops ACORN funding ban
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Surprising Sarah Palin shows up on Conan O'Brien's show, wreaks revenge on William Shatner  —  Politicians much prefer Fridays to bury news releases they want to be able to say they put out but don't really want people to notice much.  Especially on the eve of the second to last shopping Saturday of the 2009 Christmas shopping season.
Discussion: Power Line
Dan Collins / POWIP:
The Department of Cablinasian Studies [& Call for Submissions]  —  Stacy and I were conversing on Twitter yesterday about Tiger Woods' woes, and both of us believe that this wouldn't be such a big deal if it were not for the fact that he's a Cablinasian.  Americans have little understanding …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Ungovernable America  —  The smarter elements in Washington DC are starting to pick up on the fact that it's not tactical errors on the part of the president that make it hard to get things done, it's the fact that the country has become ungovernable.  For example, here's Steven Pearlstein on minority leader Mitch McConnell:
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Doubts grow over Senate's Christmas deadline for health bill  —  Doubts are growing among Senate Democrats that they will be able to pass the healthcare reform bill by Christmas, although they remain publicly optimistic.  —  Democrats say it is still possible to pass the legislation …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Going Naked in Kabul  —  Do you remember the scandal about the U.S. Embassy guards in Kabul, Afghanistan, who got naked and held wild hazing rituals?  —  I am bringing this up because I want to talk about government contracting.  When you venture into topics like that, it's always a good idea to try to begin with an orgy.
James Taranto / Wall Street Journal:
Do Nothing, Majority Says  —  ObamaCare is now almost as unpopular as it is monstrous.  —  Printer  —  Friendly  —  This column has long been arguing that the health-care ideas Congress is considering are so bad that inaction would be vastly preferable.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Patrick Yoest / Wall Street Journal:
Report: Senate Health Bill Will Raise Costs  —  WASHINGTON — Republicans on Friday seized on a report by government actuaries that said the Senate health bill would cause national health costs to rise.  —  The report, compiled by the chief actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
RELATED:
Guardian:
Tony Blair admits: I would have invaded Iraq anyway  —  WMD were not vital for war says ex-PM ahead of appearance at Chilcot inquiry  —  Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to parliament and the public.
Discussion: normblog, Truthdig and Emptywheel
Matt Taibbi / Taibblog:
On Obama's Sellout … When we went to print with the latest Rolling Stone piece about Obama's economic hires, a couple of my sources advised me to expect some nastiness in the way of a response from Obama apologists.  One jokingly suggested that there would be a waiting period to see if anyone …
BBC:
Copenhagen rally leads to arrests  —  Danish police made a number of arrests during the protests  —  Trouble has broken out as thousands of people marched through Copenhagen demanding action from leaders at UN climate talks there.  —  Most of the march in the Danish capital passed off peacefully …
Discussion: Guardian, Truthdig and SustainUS
Cory Doctorow / Boing Boing:
Dr Peter Watts, Canadian science fiction writer, beaten and arrested at US border  —  My friend, the wonderful sf writer Peter Watts was beaten without provocation and arrested by US border guards on Tuesday.  I heard about it early Wednesday morning in London and called Cindy Cohn …
Tiger Woods:
Tiger Woods taking hiatus from golf  —  I am deeply aware of the disappointment and hurt that my infidelity has caused to so many people, most of all my wife and children.  I want to say again to everyone that I am profoundly sorry and that I ask forgiveness.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:10 PM ET, December 12, 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: 
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Business Roundtable edges away from health reform plan
Discussion: Commentary, Wonk Room and RedState
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Senator's antiabortion stand leaves him with moral dilemma …
Discussion: The Hill and RedState
Kbh / KeithHennessey.com:
The “using TARP funds for stimulus” gimmick
Discussion: American Power
 Earlier Items: 
The Note:
David Plouffe: Left Will Come Home for Democrats