Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
11:40 AM ET, June 29, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Kagan may get confirmed, but Thurgood Marshall can forget it  —  Oppo researchers digging into Elena Kagan's past didn't get the goods on the Supreme Court nominee — but they did get the Thurgood.  —  As confirmation hearings opened Monday afternoon, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee took …
RELATED:
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
WHAT DID THURGOOD MARSHALL EVER DO TO THE GOP?.... In early May, soon after President Obama nominated Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court, we learned that Kagan had clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall, whom she considered a personal hero.  Inexplicably, the Republican National Committee considers this an area ripe for attack.
Darren Goode / The Hill:
Graham to skip White House energy and climate meeting  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) will not attend a pivotal Tuesday meeting at the White House on energy and climate legislation between President Barack Obama and a bipartisan group of senators.  —  Graham cited conflicting hearings …
Kasie Hunt / The Politico:
Dems quietly cheer gun ruling  —  When the Supreme Court extended the individual right to own a gun Monday, they handed Second Amendment advocates—many of whom are at home in the GOP—one of their most significant legal victories ever.  —  But who won the day in politics?  The Democrats.
Thomas Sowell / Real Clear Politics:
Judges, the Constitution & Gun Control Laws
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
James Oliphant / Los Angeles Times:
Kagan confirmation hearing opens
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Six senators to watch in Kagan confirmation
Andrew Ramonas / Main Justice:   Ranking Member Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) Opening Statement On Kagan
New York Times:
In Ordinary Lives, U.S. Sees the Work of Russian Agents  —  WASHINGTON — They had lived for more than a decade in American cities and suburbs from Seattle to New York, where they seemed to be ordinary couples working ordinary jobs, chatting to the neighbors about gardening and schools, apologizing for noisy teenagers.
RELATED:
Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
FBI arrests 10 accused of working as Russian spies  —  FBI agents arrested 10 people on charges that they spent years in the United States as spies for Russia, taking on fake identities and trying to ferret out intelligence about U.S. policy and secrets by making connections to think tanks …
New York Post:
Spy ring's ‘femme fatale’  —  A ring of 11 Russian moles right out of a Cold War spy novel was smashed yesterday — and among those busted was a flame-haired, 007-worthy beauty who flitted from high-profile parties to top-secret meetings around Manhattan.  —  Russian national Anna Chapman …
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Collins Pulls Back Support For Wall Street Bill Over Bank Tax  —  Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) joined Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) this evening, putting herself back into the undecided column on Wall Street reform legislation, after House and Senate negotiators added new fees on banks to the final bill late last week.
RELATED:
Silla Brush / The Hill:
Feingold will vote ‘no’ on Wall Street bill
New York Times:
Byrd's Death Weakens Democrats' Shifting Majority
Liz Alderman / New York Times:
In Ireland, a Picture of the High Cost of Austerity  —  DUBLIN — As Europe's major economies focus on belt-tightening, they are following the path of Ireland.  But the once thriving nation is struggling, with no sign of a rapid turnaround in sight.  —  Nearly two years ago …
RELATED:
Paul Krugman:
A Terrible Ugliness Is Born
Discussion: Eschaton
Steve Krakauer / Mediaite:
From Washington Post To NBCU: Dave Weigel Joins MSNBC As Paid Contributor  —  Team Weigel rejoice - it didn't take Dave Weigel very long to land on his feet after he resigned last week from The Washington Post.  —  Tonight at the end of Countdown, Keith Olbermann introduced new “MSNBC contributor” Dave Weigel.
RELATED:
Andy Barr / The Politico:
David Weigel joins MSNBC
Morgen Richmond / Big Government:
I Like the Dave Weigel Who Insulted Liberal Pundits a Lot Better
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Gen. Petraeus' nomination puts some Democrats in awkward spot  —  President Barack Obama's nomination of Gen. David Petraeus has put some Democrats in a politically awkward position.  —  While Senate Democrats are expected to rally behind Petraeus to replace Gen. Stanley McChrystal …
RELATED:
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2010: Louisiana Senate  —  Louisiana Senate: Vitter (R) 53%, Melancon (D) 35%  —  Louisiana's race for the U.S. Senate looks largely the same way it has since the beginning of the year, with incumbent Republican David Vitter continuing to earn over 50% of the vote in a state with unusually high Tea Party membership.
The Pittsburgh / Boston Herald:
Obama's good for GOP, Boehner says  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner, the Ohio Republican with his eye on Speaker Nancy Pelosi's gavel, said the tide is turning the GOP's way.  —  “The American people have written off the Democrats,” Boehner said Monday in an interview with Tribune-Review editors and reporters.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sharron Angle, Camera-Shy Candidate, Shifts Coverage  —  RENO — There is a game in Nevada called “Where's Sharron Angle?” that the press is tired of playing.  —  Ms. Angle, a Nevada Senate candidate and Tea Party darling, has steadfastly refused to talk to reporters here …
KGTV-TV:
Former Vice President Gore Visits San Diego  —  SAN DIEGO — The San Diego Convention Center was packed with more than 11,000 human resource professionals as former Vice President Al Gore made a rare public appearance Monday.  —  Little has been seen of Gore in the past several weeks since confirmed reports …
RELATED:
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Lara Logan, You Suck  —  Lara Logan, come on down!  You're the next guest on Hysterical Backstabbing Jealous Hackfest 2010!  —  I thought I'd seen everything when I read David Brooks saying out loud in a New York Times column that reporters should sit on damaging comments to save their sources from their own idiocy.
Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Wrong Track Distress  —  It's getting harder and harder for most Americans, looking honestly at the state of the nation, to see the glass as half full.  And that's why the public opinion polls contain nothing but bad news for Barack Obama and the Democrats.
Discussion: Brilliant at Breakfast and TPMCafe
Associated Press:
Governors Criticize Obama's Border Security Plan  —  June 12: Mexicans are seen damaging the U.S. border fence, during a protest on the outskirts of Ciudad Juarez.  —  PHOENIX — The Texas and Arizona governors criticized the Obama administration's border security plans Monday …
Discussion: Right Wing News
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 11:40 AM ET, June 29, 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: 
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Feingold leads by 2  —  It's looking more and more likely …
Discussion: TPMDC
Quinnipiac University:
Strickland Holds Off Kasich In Tight Ohio Gov Race, Quinnipiac …
John McCormack / Weekly Standard:
Kagan Defends Discriminating Against Military at Harvard
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Custard Store Owner: “Biden Went Off On Me... I Was Shocked” (Video)
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
Obama aide ‘forgot’ 37G in union pay
Fred Clark / slacktivist:
Rendering unto Krugman
Mary C. Curtis / Politics Daily:
Robert Byrd's Klan History, and the 150 Recruits He Brought With Him
 Earlier Items: 
New York Post:
Holy masquerade! Cat woman strikes
Telegraph:
International Space Station sex ban