Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
7:00 PM ET, November 17, 2010

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Robert Draper / New York Times:
The Palin Network  —  On the night of the midterm elections earlier this month, Sarah Palin stayed up until 3 in the morning.  From her hotel bedroom in Manhattan, she and her husband, Todd, followed the returns while she wrote e-mails on her iPad — congratulating winners, consoling losers …
RELATED:
Mary Bruce / ABCNEWS:
Sarah Palin Says She Could Beat Obama  —  In Interview With Barbara Walters, Palin Says She Is Seriously Considering Entering Race in 2012  —  Sarah Palin says she is seriously considering a run for the White House, and she believes she could beat President Obama in 2012, the former Alaska governor told ABC News' Barbara Walters.
NY Daily News:
Cupp: Happiness is a Warm Gun (and Sarah Palin)
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Palin: I could beat Obama in 2012
Discussion: Weasel Zippers, Guardian and msnbc.com
The Smoking Gun:
Man Shoots TV Over Bristol Palin Dancing  —  Suspect surrendered after 15-hour standoff with Wisconsin cops … Like most Americans, Steven Cowan has been perplexed by Bristol Palin's curious ability to keep advancing in TV's “Dancing with the Stars” competition.
RELATED:
JSOnline:
Bristol Palin's dancing prompts man to shoot his TV  —  By Sharif Durhams of the Journal Sentinel  —  A rural Dane County man believes Bristol Palin should not be on “Dancing With The Stars.”  —  He demanded his wife get his pistols to emphasize his point.
Jezebel:
How Palin Conservatives Are Cheating The DWTS Voting System  —  It's been alleged that the Tea Party's “Operation Bristol” is keeping the teen mom in the competition.  However, the real conspiracy is that her conservative supporters have figured out a way to exploit ABC.com's email-voting feature, allowing infinite votes.
Ed Treleven / host.madison.com:
Bristol Palin's dancing on TV set off man in standoff, complaint says
Discussion: theblogprof
Speakeasy:
Bristol Palin Makes ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Finals
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Show Tracker
RELATED:
The Politico:
Nancy Pelosi survives Democratic revolt  —  Democrats elected Nancy Pelosi as their minority leader on Wednesday, but only after a brutal two days of arguing behind closed doors and a 150-43 vote that revealed a bloc of disgruntled Democrats to be firmly in the anti-Pelosi camp.
The Hill:
House Dems elect Pelosi as leader  —  Despite the party's drubbing in the midterm elections, Speaker Nancy Pelosi will remain the Democratic leader in the next Congress.  —  Members of the caucus voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to make Pelosi minority leader, brushing aside a challenge by Rep. Heath Shuler …
Jordy Yager / The Hill:
Leader of TSA offers pat-downs to senators  —  The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) offered on Wednesday to have airport screeners come to Capitol Hill to give senators a pat-down so they could fully understand the mechanics of the newly deployed, controversial technique.
RELATED:
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
GOP lawmaker: Full-body scanners violate Fourth Amendment
Glenn Thrush / The Politico:
Behind delayed summit: Republican distrust of President Obama  —  The roots of the partisan standoff that led to the postponement of the bipartisan White House summit scheduled for Thursday date back to January, when President Barack Obama crashed a GOP meeting in Baltimore to deliver a humiliating rebuke of House Republicans.
RELATED:
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
GOP to force vote on NPR defunding
David Dayen / news.firedoglake.com:
Reed, Casey Seek One-Year Extension of Unemployment Benefits  —  Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Bob Casey (D-PA) want the Senate to take up and pass a one-year extension of unemployment insurance benefits from 26 to 99 weeks, but they did not sound hopeful on a conference call that this could get done …
RELATED:
Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
GOP to jobless: Drop dead
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Lets Rip  —  UPDATE: White House press secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters Wednesday that he was not surprised by Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes quotes about President Obama to The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz.  “I think if you watch most of the programming on the channel …
Sean Cockerham / Anchorage Daily News:
Murkowski's lead more than 10,000 votes  —  Today's review of write-in ballots ended with Sen. Lisa Murkowski enjoying an apparently insurmountable 10,420-vote lead over Joe Miller.  —  Murkowski also now has collected more votes that went unchallenged by Miller ballot observers than Miller's total vote count.
RELATED:
Politics Daily:
Lisa Murkowski Defeats Joe Miller, Hangs On To Alaska Senate Seat
Discussion: Alan Colmes' Liberaland and TPMDC
Huma Khan / ABCNEWS:
Lisa Murkowski Makes History, Wins Alaska Senate Race
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Yes, DADT repeal could still pass, Senate staffers say  —  Good news: Don't Ask Don't Tell repeal is not dead yet.  —  It's widely assumed that the reason the White House and Dems will punt on holding a vote on Don't Ask Don't Tell during the lame duck session is that there aren't 60 votes …
RELATED:
Kerry Eleveld / Advocate:
Gibbs: DADT Still a Priority
Discussion: LGBT POV and Wonk Room
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
One Way to Trim Deficit: Cultivate Growth  —  We look back on the late 1990s as a rare time when the federal government ran budget surpluses.  We tend to forget that those surpluses came as a surprise to almost everybody.  —  As late as 1998, the Congressional Budget Office was predicting a deficit for 1999.
RELATED:
Ezra Klein:
Why the deficit commission should've focused on growth
Discussion: Economix and Greg's Opinion
Fhardingj / CNN:
CNN Poll: Only one-third favor tax cut extension for wealthy  —  Washington (CNN) - Only a third of all Americans think Bush-era tax cuts should be extended for families regardless of how much money they make, according to a new national poll.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll released Wednesday …
RELATED:
Brian Montopoli / CBS News:   Democrats Press GOP Lawmakers to Turn Down Government Health Care
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
White House backs ‘Four Loko’ ban  —  The White House on Wednesday threw its support behind a ban on beverages that infuse alcohol and caffeine.  —  Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske said he welcomed a ruling by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that would effectively ban drinks like Four Loko and Joost …
RELATED:
Aaron Wiener / The Washington Independent:
The Washington Independent, signing off  —  Nearly three years ago, The Washington Independent was launched as a bold experiment in online journalism.  The idea was to combine hard-nosed investigative reporting with all the web had to offer: the nimbleness of real-time coverage …
Warren E. Buffett / New York Times:
Pretty Good for Government Work  —  My mother told me to send thank-you notes promptly.  I've been remiss.  —  Let me remind you why I'm writing.  Just over two years ago, in September 2008, our country faced an economic meltdown.  Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the pillars that supported …
Drew Armstrong / Bloomberg:
Insurers Gave U.S. Chamber $86 Million Used to Oppose Obama's Health Law  —  Health insurers last year gave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce $86.2 million that was used to oppose the health-care overhaul law, according to tax records and people familiar with the donation.
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Too Good to Check  —  On Nov. 4, Anderson Cooper did the country a favor.  He expertly deconstructed on his CNN show the bogus rumor that President Obama's trip to Asia would cost $200 million a day.  This was an important “story.”  It underscored just how far ahead of his time Mark Twain …
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Mediaite
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 7:00 PM ET, November 17, 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: 
Reuters:
George Soros Tells Progressive Donors Obama Might Not Be The Best Investment
Discussion: National Review
Adam Serwer / American Prospect:
Race And Conservatism.  —  I think it's wrong to suggest …
Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Lugar rebukes own party for avoiding New START debate, wants to force vote now
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Reid's new chief of staff is also his top donor
Discussion: PaperTrail Blog
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Inside The High Stakes Fight To Take On Darrell Issa
Jillian Rayfield / TPMMuckraker:
Bryan Fischer: We've ‘Feminized’ …
 Earlier Items: 
Myglesias / Yglesias:
Open for (Private Equity) Business
Kris Kitto / The Hill:
The speaker who speaks softly
Discussion: The Politico
Christine McConville / Boston Herald:
Health panel brings out big guns
Discussion: Weasel Zippers
Meredith Shiner / The Politico:
Alvin Greene: ‘Born to be president’