Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
2:40 PM ET, April 26, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
RELATED:
Jonathan Martin / Reuters:
‘Nobody wins’ on immigration reform  —  The Arizona Legislature's passage of a new hard-line anti-immigration law may force both Democrats and Republicans into a place they don't want to be: dealing with the contentious, no-win issue of immigration reform in the midst of an election year.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Lieberman: Reid will bring energy bill to floor, maybe before immigration  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) said Monday that he'd been told that an energy bill would be brought to the Senate floor this year, even possibly before immigration.  —  Lieberman suggested Monday that energy legislation …
Discussion: The Swamp and The New Republic
Marc Ambinder / The Atlantic Online:
Why Graham Dumped the Democrats
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The New Republic
Political Punch:
Anti-Defamation League: National Security Adviser Jones Told “Inappropriate, Stereotypic” Joke About Jewish Merchant  —  As first noted by the Jewish newspaper The Forward, at an event last week at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy - a pro-Israel think tank …
RELATED:
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Jones under fire for Jewish joke  —  National Security Advisor Jim Jones's speech to a top Middle East think thank last week has been overshadowed somewhat by a brewing controversy over a joke he told at the outset.  But within the speech, Jones made big news on the foreign-policy front.
The Anchoress:
Was Jones' Joke Anti-Semitic?  —  President Obama's National Security Advisor, retired General James Jones, with an ice-breaker:  —  Is it offensive?  —  Why, yes.  In our easily-offended society, you might say this joke wins the Triple Crown or the Insult Trifecta:
Discussion: alicublog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Jones apologizes for Jewish joke
Discussion: Mediaite
John Campbell / Breitbart.tv:
OBAMA'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR TELLS JOKE DEPICTING JEWS AS GREEDY MERCHANTS
Jon Cohen / Behind the Numbers:
Most back stricter financial reform, advantage Obama  —  About two-thirds of Americans support stricter regulations on the way banks and other financial institutions conduct their business, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.  —  Majorities also back two main components …
RELATED:
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Shelby: Senate unlikely to get deal Monday on Wall Street reform
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Napolitano takes aim at Arizona immigration law  —  (CNN) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is taking aim at the new controversial law passed in her home state of Arizona dealing with illegal immigration, telling ABC News it is “not a good law in any number of reasons.”
RELATED:
Jonathan J. Cooper / Associated Press:   Arizona immigration conflict heats up
Arizona Republic:
Immigration law protested by more than 2,500 at state Capitol
Amanda Terkel / Think Progress:
Even Tancredo worries AZ immigration law may go too far …
Discussion: TPM LiveWire
Randal C. Archibold / New York Times:
Growing Split in Arizona Over Immigration
Discussion: Althouse and Cynthia Tucker
Tammy Vigil / KDVR:
Colorado closely watching Arizona illegal immigrant crackdown
Discussion: PoliBlog and Online NewsHour
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
The Revolution Will Be Commercialized  —  Sarah Palin is already president of right-wing America—and it's a position with a very big salary.  —  On the morning of July 3, 2009, a national holiday, Sarah Palin placed a call to her communications director and told her that she wanted to hold …
RELATED:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
“In Palinworld, Palin, By Definition, Speaks The Truth.”
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Sarah Palin, Inc.
Ross Douthat / New York Times:
Not Even in South Park?  —  Two months before 9/11, Comedy Central aired an episode of “South Park” entitled “Super Best Friends,” in which the cartoon show's foul-mouthed urchins sought assistance from an unusual team of superheroes.  These particular superfriends were all religious figures …
RELATED:
Jimmy Orr / Top of the Ticket:
Creators of ‘Everybody Draw Muhammad Day’ drop gag after everybody gets angry  —  “Everybody Draw Muhammad Day?”  —  As South Park's Sheila Broflovski would say: “What, What, WHAT?”  —  The outcry from Comedy Central's decision to censor an episode of South Park with depictions of Muhammad …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Op-Ed Columnist: Berating the Rating Agencies  —  Let's hear it for the Senate's Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations.  Its work on the financial crisis is increasingly looking like the 21st-century version of the Pecora hearings, which helped usher in New Deal-era financial regulation.
RELATED:
Tim Fernholz / American Prospect:
Can Deregulation Solve the Rating-Agencies Problem?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Obama seeks to ‘reconnect...young people, African-Americans, Latinos, and women’ for 2010  —  The Democratic National Committee this morning released this clip of the president rallying the troops, if rather coolly, for 2010.  Obama's express goal: “reconnecting” with the voters who voted …
Mark Halperin / Time:
Obama Ahead of Election 2010: The Secrets of His Success  —  Barack Obama's right-wing opponents cast him as a socialist failure.  His left-wing hecklers see him as an overcautious hedger.  But, critics notwithstanding, the President is on a path to be a huge success by the time of November's midterm elections.
John O'Connor / The State:
Bauer takes aim at the ‘lazy’ in S.C.  —  Republican gubernatorial debate held in Spartanburg  —  SPARTANBURG - Lazy state residents are contributing to the number of illegal immigrants in South Carolina, Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer said during a Republican gubernatorial debate Friday, living off public aid rather than working.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The GOP's Terrible FinReg Bluff  —  As of now, it looks like the Republicans will filibuster the first vote on financial reform.  It also looks like they're pursuing the most asinine political strategy I've ever heard of, according to Politico: … So wait.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Mother Jones
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
McCain unsure Arizona law is legal  —  John McCain — who has spoken supportively of his state's crackdown on illegal immigrants — appeared torn on the issue at a town hall meeting Saturday:  —  Although McCain had sounded a note of support for the bill, calling it a “good tool” …
Discussion: Think Progress and The Hill
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 2:40 PM ET, April 26, 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: 
Calculated Risk:
Q1 2010: Homeownership Rate Lowest Since Q1 2000
Rachel Gordon / San Francisco Chronicle:
1 in 3 San Francisco employees earned $100,000
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Hit & Run
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Dead Girl, Live Boy, Failed Bank: Alex Giannoulias Makes His Play
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court to rule on violent video games
Discussion: Althouse
Foreign Policy:
Farewell  —  And thanks for reading.  —  Does the editor …
Wall Street Journal:
ObamaCare Mulligan  —  About those lower insurance costs we promised . . . .
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Reuters Editor: Limbaugh's Right About Oklahoma City Bombing Not Clinton
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
From Docks to Dealerships, Signs of Economic Turn
Sean Gardiner / Wall Street Journal:
Police Let Terrorist Slip Through
Discussion: City Room
USA Today:
Economists say recovery looks stronger than expected
Discussion: EdLabor Journal
Ezra Klein:
How do you measure ‘epistemic closure’?
Simon Johnson / The Atlantic Online:
The Quiet Coup  —  The crash has laid bare many unpleasant truths about the United States.