Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
1:45 PM ET, April 21, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Washington Post:
Once critical of financial regulation bill, Republicans change their tone  —  Key Senate Republicans on Tuesday began to back away from their sharp criticism of proposed new financial regulations and expressed optimism that a bipartisan deal on a bill that would drastically change …
RELATED:
The Politico:
Dems haunted by corporate ties  —  President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are promising a climactic clash with Wall Street, but there's a complication in their battle plan: The Democratic Party is closer to corporate America — and to Wall Street in particular — than many Democrats would care to admit.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Sen. Carper: Dems should drop areas of disagreement from Wall St. reform bill
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
CNN:
Senate committee debates Wall Street reform bill
Discussion: The Politico
Ezra Klein:
Vague deal nearing on FinReg bill?
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
The Politico:
Bloomberg vs. Schumer
Discussion: Pat Dollard and New York Magazine
Ezra Klein:
Congress's bipartisan regard for Wall Street money
PRWeb:
FreedomWorks Bullies GEICO To Axe Voice Over Actor  —  GEICO voice over actor targeted by Tea Party members after expressing opinion on FreedomWorks voicemail.  —  Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2010 — Los Angeles actor, D.C. Douglas, says he was dropped from the upcoming GEICO …
RELATED:
David Weigel / Right Now:
GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties  —  Sometimes you have a headline that makes the rest of the story superfluous, but here's the background.  Actor Lance Baxter, otherwise known as “D.C. Douglas,” currently known as the man who informs you how much GEICO can save you on car insurance …
Discussion: Big Government and Moe Lane
St. Petersburg Times:
U.S. attorney, IRS and FBI investigating Florida GOP credit card use  —  Federal law enforcement agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the use of American Express cards issued by the Republican Party of Florida to elected officials and staff, according to sources familiar with the probe.
RELATED:
Matt Towery / Southern Political Report:
SPR exclusive bulletin: Crist to run for Florida Senate as an independent  —  It may be the worst-kept secret in American politics today, and it's apparently about to become a reality.  Reliable sources informed me today that embattled Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, whose early lead …
RELATED:
Reuters:
Obama backers show signs of disappointment
Discussion: Townhall.com and Commentary
CNBC:
Testimony Could Undercut SEC Charge Against Goldman  —  The government has testimony from a Paulson & Co. official that could contradict its own claims against Goldman Sachs, CNBC has learned.  —  Paolo Pellegrini told the government that he informed ACA Management that Paulson intended to bet against …
RELATED:
Harvey Pitt / Blogs and Stories:
The SEC's Dangerous Gamble
New Jersey Online:
N.J. voters reject school budgets in heated elections … New Jersey voters took a stand on school spending and property taxes Tuesday, rejecting 260 of 479 school budgets across 19 counties, according to unofficial results in statewide school elections.  —  In the proposed state budget …
RELATED:
JammieWearingFool:   Earthquake in New Jersey: Majority of School Budgets Defeated
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Mike Allen, the Man the White House Wakes Up To  —  Before he goes to sleep, between 11 and midnight, Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director, typically checks in by e-mail with the same reporter: Mike Allen of Politico, who is also the first reporter Pfeiffer corresponds with after he wakes up at 4:20.
David Brody / The Brody File:
Senator DeMint to Brody File: Tea Party Movement Will Bring On “Spiritual Revival”  —  Senator Jim DeMint tells The Brody File that the Tea Party is a “spiritual revival” waiting to happen.  He compares it to “The Great Awakening”.  You can watch his fascinating comments below and read a partial transcription as well.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Dems To Attack Sue Lowden With “Chickens For Checkups” Web Site  —  Chickens for Checkups!  —  That's the name of a new Web site the DSCC is planning to unveil today in an effort to draw national attention to GOP Senate candidate Sue Lowden, who doubled down this week on her assertion …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Daily Kos
RELATED:
Bill Gertz / Washington Times:
Iran boosts Qods shock troops in Venezuela  —  Pentagon predicts U.S. clash with Islamist paramilitary  —  Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq …
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Both national party committees spend big chunks on fancy meals, hotels, travel  —  Both the national Democratic and Republican party committees spend about two-thirds of the money they take in on the care and comfort of committee staffs and on efforts to raise more funds, with lavish spending on limousines …
Discussion: Indecision Forever and The Page
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Would the U.S. Shoot Down an Israeli Jet?  Top Officer Won't Say  —  MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — I'm not going to make a big deal of this, although some dug deep in the trenches of the Middle East debate might.  But America's top military officer wouldn't rule the possibility today …
Associated Press:
Ariz House: Check Obama's Citizenship  —  PHOENIX — The Arizona House on Monday voted for a provision that would require President Barack Obama to show his birth certificate if he hopes to be on the state's ballot when he runs for reelection.  —  The House voted 31-22 to add the provision to a separate bill.
Sebastian Junger / New York Times:
Farewell to Korengal  —  LAST week the United States military pulled out of the Korengal Valley in eastern Afghanistan.  Six miles long, sparsely populated and of dubious strategic value, the Korengal was the scene of some of the most relentless fighting of the Afghan war.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Economic Scene: As Markets Fizzle, Buying May Cost Less Than Renting  —  In much of the country, for much of the last decade, renting a home has usually been a better financial move than buying one.  It's been true in Southern California, San Francisco, Phoenix, Las Vegas and large parts of Florida …
Heather / Crooks and Liars:
Matthews Allows Gun Rights Protesters to Show Their Blind Hatred for President Obama  —  Chris Matthews allows 2nd Amendment protesters Larry Pratt and Skip Coryell to dig their own hole while trying to get them to explain what freedoms are being taken away from them and what right the 2nd Amendment protects.
Reid Wilson / Hotline On Call:
RNC Spent $340K On Hawaii Meeting  —  The RNC spent more than $340K at a semi-annual meeting in Honolulu in Jan., the latest example of the party spending lavishly on itself while GOP officials worry they won't have enough money to take advantage of a promising national landscape this fall.
Lawrence H. Summers / White House.gov Blog Feed:
The Auto Industry a Year Later  —  What a difference a year makes.  Just about a year ago, the American auto industry was on the brink of collapse.  Today, General Motors announced that it has repaid its $6.7 billion loan to the U.S. government in full five years ahead of schedule …
Discussion: The Page
Zachary Roth / TPMMuckraker:
Sole Ensign Donor: ‘All Men Are Dogs’  —  The only person to contribute to Sen. John Ensign's re-election campaign this year says he thinks the scandal-plagued lawmaker is “a really good guy.”  —  “He did some bad things with his personal life,” Robert Donald, a Las Vegas retiree, told TPMmuckraker.
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 1:45 PM ET, April 21, 2010.

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: 
Real Time Economics:
Treasury Introduces New $100 Bill
Discussion: Vanity Fair
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Republican baffled by Tea Party endorsement of Democrat rival
Discussion: Hot Air and Right Now
Charles Levinson / Wall Street Journal:
Israel Weighs Merits of Solo Attack on Iran
Discussion: Commentary
Greg Morabito / Eater National:
Chain Restaurants: Claim Jumper: The World's Unhealthiest Chain Restaurant?
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Unfogged
Erik Voeten / The Monkey Cage:
The Right Creates Financial Crises, the Left Gets to Clean Up
NPR:
Dorothy Height: ‘Godmother’ Of Civil Rights
Tony Romm / The Hill:
House GOPers launch ‘New Media Challenge’
Discussion: Townhall.com and Mediaite
 Earlier Items: 
John Milburn / Associated Press:
Perot: Time will show impact of tea party effort
Discussion: The Hill, Left Coast Rebel and The Page
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Tea Partiers Seek ‘Teachable Moment,’ Not Oregon Teacher's Job
Timothy P. Carney / Washington Examiner:
Health-care ‘reform’ coauthor cashes out to K Street
Discussion: AmSpecBlog and Riehl World View
Allan Hall / Telegraph:
Roots of Islamic funamentalism lie in Nazi propaganda for Arab world, book claims
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Benjamin Weiser / New York Times:
Charges Said to Be ‘New Low’ for Gambinos
Barbarossa / The Jawa Report:
Insider: Top Ohio homeland security officials falsify credentials …