Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:40 PM ET, June 30, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Obama blasts GOP leader's ‘ant’ comment as ‘out of touch’  —  President Barack Obama has attacked House GOP Leader John Boehner for comparing the financial crisis to an ant.  —  Obama struck out at Boehner (R-Ohio) during a town hall meeting in Racine, Wis., for saying the Wall Street reform bill …
RELATED:
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Boehner and Cantor back efforts to repeal entirety of healthcare reform  —  The top two House Republicans signed onto two petitions to force votes to repeal Democrats' healthcare reform law in its entirety.  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor …
Jake Sherman / The Politico:
Scarborough: Boehner a bar hopper  —  MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said House Minority Leader John Boehner “is not a hard worker” and cuts out of the Capitol early for bar-hopping evenings in Washington.  —  On his “Morning Joe” show Wednesday morning, the former Florida Republican congressman described Boehner …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Politics As Total War  —  When Andrew Breitbart offers $100,000 for a private email list-serv archive, essentially all bets are off.  Every blogger or writer who has ever offered an opinion is now on warning: your opponents will not just argue against you, they will do all they can to ransack …
The Politico:
Cantor's ambition raises concerns
Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Slick Elena?  Kagan evades questions on abortion memo  —  Before the Senate Judiciary Committee a short time ago, Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan appeared reluctant to admit that she wrote a 1996 Clinton White House memo aimed at altering a key medical group's opinion of whether partial birth abortion is medically necessary.
RELATED:
John / Power Line:
A Smoking Gun in the Kagan Case?  —  Shannen Coffin was a deputy attorney general during the Bush administration, and was charged with defending the federal partial-birth abortion act in court.  At National Review, he writes that documents released by the Clinton White House show Elena Kagan's …
National Review:
Kagan's Abortion Distortion
Megan Carpentier / TPMDC:
Twilight Fan Amy Klobuchar Grills Elena Kagan on Edward v. Jacob (VIDEO)
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Stabilizing the Debt By Doing Nothing  —  Here's a shocking chart from the Congressional Budget Office's latest long term budget outlook showing that unless Congress acts decisively, our debt situation will be totally fine:  —  See that line where the debt:GDP ratio is stable?
RELATED:
Megan McArdle / The Atlantic Online:
No Easy Way to Fix Social Security
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
CBO says debt will reach 62 percent of GDP by year's end
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
National Enquirer:
NEW EVIDENCE REVEALED: GORE SEX SCANDAL VICTIM TELLS ALL!!!  —  AL GORE SEX SCANDAL ACCUSER reveals shocking NEW EVIDENCE — ONLY to the NATIONAL ENQUIRER in a bombshell world exclusive interview!  —  “AL GORE is a pervert and sexual predator,” declares MOLLY HAGERTY, 54 …
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Obama: Our first female president  —  If Bill Clinton was our first black president, as Toni Morrison once proclaimed, then Barack Obama may be our first woman president.  —  Phew.  That was fun.  Now, if you'll just keep those hatchets holstered and hear me out.  —  No, I'm not calling Obama a girlie president.
Sen. Russ Feingold / The Huffington Post:
Standing Up to the Unholy Alliance Between Washington and Wall Street  —  Wall Street and its allies have been calling the shots in Congress for decades, so they must be glad to see how things are shaping up on financial regulatory reform.  Congress is about to vote on a final bill that fails …
Discussion: Open Left
RELATED:
The Politico:
Collins a yes; Brown elusive on bill
Discussion: CNN and MyDD
New York Times:
In U.S. Bailout of A.I.G., Forgiveness for Big Banks  —  Federal regulators ignored recommendations to force banks that did business with A.I.G. to accept losses.
RELATED:
Felix Salmon:
The inexplicable AIG waiver
Discussion: DealBook and New York Magazine
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
The Ugly Party vs. the Grown-Up Party  —  My political friendships and sympathies are increasingly determined not by ideology but by methodology.  One of the most significant divisions in American public life is not between the Democrats and the Republicans; it is between the Ugly Party and the Grown-Up Party.
Anjeanette Damon / Las Vegas Sun:
Sharron Angle retreats a bit, but mostly stands ground  —  Republican candidate for Senate gives first interview to mainstream medium  —  U.S. Senate candidate Sharron Angle breaks her silence toward the mainstream media Tuesday by talking to Jon Ralston on “Face to Face.”  —  2 a.m.
RELATED:
Amy Gardner / Washington Post:
Sharron Angle grilled on Social Security, Medicare and ‘taking Harry Reid out’
kff.org:
Kaiser Health Tracking Poll — June 2010  —  The start of summer finds Americans remain divided on the health reform law, but favorable views of the new law increased seven percentage points over the past month to 48 percent, compared to 41 percent who have “generally unfavorable” …
RELATED:
Fhardingj / CNN:
Poll suggests health care reform becoming more popular
Discussion: Say Anything
Allan H. Meltzer / Wall Street Journal:
Why Obamanomics Has Failed  —  Uncertainty about future taxes and regulations is enemy No. 1 of economic growth.  —  The administration's stimulus program has failed.  Growth is slow and unemployment remains high.  The president, his friends and advisers talk endlessly about the circumstances …
Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
After The Fall  —  John Edwards parties on.  —  five days before John Edwards's mistress Rielle Hunter sat down with Oprah to talk about the by-then-infamous sex tape and other embarrassments that had destroyed his political career, the former presidential candidate showed up at the West End Wine Bar …
RELATED:
The Politico:
Edwards no ‘cuckolded’ wife
Discussion: People.com and CNN
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Economic Scene: Betting That Cutting Spending Won't Derail Recovery  —  The world's rich countries are now conducting a dangerous experiment.  They are repeating an economic policy out of the 1930s — starting to cut spending and raise taxes before a recovery is assured …
Dan Savage / The Stranger, Seattle's Only Newspaper:
Doctor Treating Pregnant Women With Experimental Drug To Prevent Lesbianism  —  That's not fair, as Hanna Rosin at Slate will shortly point out.  Pediatric endocrinologist Maria New—of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University—isn't just trying to prevent lesbianism …
Discussion: The Bilerico Project and Raw Story
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
Gay soldiers subpoena Obama  —  The gay soldiers arrested outside the White House protesting “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” will annouce today that they're demanding that President Obama testify in their trial on minor civil disobedience charges.  —  Their novel argument: Obama himself called …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
New Expectations Estimates From the Cleveland Fed  —  The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland has put together some interesting new data on market expectations, including the following model of 10-year inflation expectations:  —  As you can see, it makes sense for policymakers to be more worried …
Discussion: The Cleveland Fed
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
Kagan's half-answer on eat-your-veggies law  —  Republicans are pouncing on the less-than-crystal-clear answer Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan gave late in Tuesday's confirmation hearing to a question from Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) about whether the government has the right to micromanage Americans' diets.
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Vacation Interruptus  —  Sorry, but I can't let this pass.  Glenn Greenwald has been conducting one of his patented vile, intellectually dishonest jihads against the Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg and he has now truly gone berserk.  I should say that Jeff is a friend of mine, one with whom I sometimes disagree …
Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Biden Claims Republican Party is Being Sensible  —  Some interesting remarks from Vice President Joe Biden: … I have no idea whether or not this is true (the RNC's communications director seems to have issues a not-quite-denial) but what I find striking about it is what a sensible notion …
CNN:
VA hospital may have infected 1,800 veterans with HIV  —  (CNN) — A Missouri VA hospital is under fire because it may have exposed more than 1,800 veterans to dangerous viruses like hepatitis and HIV.  —  John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis has recently mailed letters …
Discussion: Politics Daily, KSDK-TV and Don Surber
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:40 PM ET, June 30, 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: 
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Obama renews immigration push
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Recession cut into employment for half of working adults, study says
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Bennett: GOP full of slogans, empty of ideas
Mark Bittman / New York Times:
101 Fast Recipes for Grilling
Discussion: Althouse and Prairie Weather
jta.org:
Kagan explains Barak remarks
Gabriel Beltrone / Ben Smith's Blog:
Indiana voting ID law upheld
George Gene Gustines / New York Times:
Makeover for Wonder Woman at 69
 Earlier Items: 
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Son of Hamas on Fox News, Trial Starts Today
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and Nice Deb
David Rogers / The Politico:
War-funding puzzle stumps Dems
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Hiroyuki Kachi / Wall Street Journal:
Sony Recalls Vaio Laptops