Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
3:45 AM ET, February 10, 2011

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Maureen O'Connor / Gawker:
Married GOP Congressman Sent Sexy Pictures to Craigslist Babe  —  Rep. Christopher Lee is a married Republican congressman serving the 26th District of New York.  But when he trolls Craigslist's “Women Seeking Men” forum, he's Christopher Lee, “divorced” “lobbyist” and “fit fun classy guy.”
RELATED:
ABCNEWS:
Congressman Chris Lee Resigns After Shirtless Photo Posted on Internet  —  New York Republican Reportedly Sent Revealing Photos to a Woman He Met on Craigslist  —  Rep. Chris Lee, R-N.Y., resigned from Congress after a report emerged that he had sent flirtatious e-mails …
Fox News:
N.Y. Rep Declines Comment on Claim He Sent Shirtless Photo to Woman on Craigslist  —  Rep. Christopher Lee is declining to comment on a report claiming the married Republican congressman sent a shirtless photo of himself to a woman on Craigslist.  —  Lee, asked by Fox News …
Chris Lee / Congressman Chris Lee:
Statement from Congressman Chris Lee (NY-26)  —  “It has been a tremendous honor to serve the people of Western New York.  I regret the harm that my actions have caused my family, my staff and my constituents.  I deeply and sincerely apologize to them all.
Discussion: CBS News, USA Today, AOL News and Gawker
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
New York Rep. Chris Lee resigns from the House  —  New York Rep. Chris Lee has resigned his seat.  Photo by Derek Gee/Washington Post  —  Rep. Chris Lee (R-N.Y.) resigned from the House Wednesday evening effective immediately, an announcement that came just hours after a Web site reported …
Annie Groer / Politics Daily:
What started last month with an anonymous woman's Craigslist …
Raymond Hernandez / City Room:
New York Congressman Resigns Over Shirtless Photo
The Politico:
Growing pains: House GOP stumbles  —  It usually takes a lot longer for the party in charge to start with the finger-pointing, the failed votes and the backpedaling on campaign promises.  —  But the House Republican majority has already had two failed floor votes, is experiencing a backlash …
RELATED:
CNN:
House Republican leaders poised to give in to conservative demands for more spending cuts  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - House Republican leaders under fire from fellow conservatives for backtracking on a promise to cut $100 billion in spending this year are suddenly trying to meet that goal, according to a senior House GOP aide.
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
Hoyer And Boehner Agree Retirement Age Should Be ‘On The Table’
Kent Hoover / Portfolio:
CAPITAL  —  The GOP Chainsaw Massacre  —  House Republicans …
Discussion: TPMDC and Daily Kos
David Rogers / The Politico:
GOP cuts deep as right revolts
Ezra Klein:
Tim Kaine for Senate?  —  James Webb will not run for reelection in 2010.  That means, I'd think, that some members of the Obama administration had better be on the phone telling Tim Kaine to get in the race.  Kaine is a former governor of Virginia, and by all accounts, popular in the state.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
RELATED:
Washington Post:
Virginia Sen. Webb won't run for reelection, leaving Democrats looking to Kaine
Discussion: PostPartisan, RedState and Mother Jones
Danny Yadron / Wall Street Journal:
Virginia Democrat Webb Won't Seek Re-Election to Senate
Felicia Sonmez / Washington Post:
House Democrats say Justice Thomas should recuse himself in health-care case  —  Seventy-four House Democrats have signed a letter to Clarence Thomas asking the Supreme Court justice to recuse himself from any deliberations on the constitutionality of the national health care overhaul …
RELATED:
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Democrats: Justice Thomas should recuse himself in healthcare reform case
Marc Ambinder / NationalJournal.com:
EXCLUSIVE: White House to Cut Energy Assistance for the Poor  —  Budget proposal would cut billions from aid program.  —  President Obama's proposed 2012 budget will cut several billion dollars from the government's energy assistance fund for poor people, officials briefed on the subject told National Journal.
Wall Street Journal:
Twitter's Suitors Talk in Billions  —  As Internet valuations climb and bankers and would-be buyers circle Silicon Valley in an increasingly frothy tech market, many eyes are on one particularly desirable, if still enigmatic, target: Twitter.  Discussions with at least some potential suitors …
RELATED:
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Andreessen Horowitz Invests $80 Million in Twitter
Andy Barr / The Politico:
Santorum's Twe-eating his Palin words  —  Rick Santorum is quickly backpedaling from his critical remarks over Sarah Palin's decision to blow off CPAC, going after POLITICO for spotlighting his attack.  —  “This article is garbage,” Santorum tweeted this morning, linking to the POLITICO story.
Marybeth Hicks / Townhall.com:
Barbarism the New National Norm?  —  Civility is making the headlines lately, but if you dig a bit deeper, barbarism is the real story.  —  To wit: Last month, MSNBC.com carried this story from Reno, NV: “Six girls arrested for Facebook ‘Attack a Teacher Day’ invite.”
Discussion: Firedoglake
Barry Meier / New York Times:
Malpractice Bill Raises Issues About a Lawsuit  —  The lawmaker and retired obstetrician sponsoring a Congressional bill to sharply cut medical malpractice awards was involved in a $500,000 settlement of a malpractice lawsuit.  The action was brought by a pregnant woman who charged …
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
‘Forcible Rape’ Language Remains In Bill To Restrict Abortion Funding … WASHINGTON — After significant public blowback, House Republicans last week promised to drop a controversial provision in their high-priority No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act that would redefine rape.
RELATED:
Emptywheel:
Security Firms Pitching Bank of America on WikiLeaks Response Proposed Targeting Glenn Greenwald  —  On Saturday, private security firm HBGary Federal bragged to the FT that it had discovered who key members of the hacking group Anonymous are.  In response, Anonymous hacked HB Gary Federal …
New York Post:
AOL stock sheds $315M — HuffPo price tag  —  You pay for what you get.  —  Arianna Huffington and Ken Lerer, co-founders of the Huffington Post, are said to be walking away with a combined $80 million to $100 million from an original $2 million per person investment — but so far AOL stockholders aren't seeing that kind of return.
Mike / Rortybomb:
Monetary Policy Hearing Today, or: Ron Paul Versus the Kochtopus.  —  Ron Paul is holding one of his first monetary policy hearings today, and he hasn't sold out.  Ron Paul is from the school of libertarians that hates D.C. libertarians, which is weird since Ron Paul is one of the most well-known libertarians …
RELATED:
Myglesias / Yglesias:
The Strange Case of Pro-Confederate Monetary Policy
Discussion: LewRockwell.com Blog
Amanda Covarrubias / L.A. NOW:
100 UC Irvine faculty members ask district attorney to drop charges against Muslim students  —  A group of 100 faculty members at UC Irvine signed a letter asking the Orange County district attorney to drop criminal charges against 11 Muslim students who disrupted a speech by the Israeli ambassador to the United States.
George Zornick / ThinkProgress:
Texas Tea Party Leader On Obama: He ‘Might Be Muslim’  —  On MSNBC this evening, Chris Matthews hosted two representatives of the Tea Party to analyze its influence in Washington: FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe and Phillip Dennis of the Texas Tea Party.  Matthews asked Dennis …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CNN:
Aide: Giffords can speak  —  (CNN) — U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, recovering from a gunshot wound to the head sustained January 8, is regaining part of her ability to speak, her spokesman said Wednesday.  —  C.J. Karamargin would not divulge what Giffords has said, other than saying she asked for toast.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and Gawker
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 3:45 AM ET, February 10, 2011.

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: 
Wall Street Journal:
Clearwire Abandons Retail Strategy
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Portrait of HAMP Failure: The Mother of All HAMP Nightmares
Discussion: Wonkette
Josh Gerstein / The Politico:
White House, State Department move to end Egypt confusion
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and New York Times
Lee Smith / Tablet Magazine:
Jewel of the Nile  —  President Barack Obama believes …
Discussion: Hot Air, Pajamas Media and CNN
Kamlesh Bhuckory / Bloomberg:
Stiglitz Expects 2 Million U.S. Foreclosures This Year
Rachel Weiner / The Fix:
How a Palin nomination could expand Obama's playing field
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
In Defense of “Obamacare”  —  This morning on “Morning Joe,” …
Discussion: Mother Jones and Ezra Klein
Josh Kraushaar / NationalJournal.com:
Bye-Bye Blue Dogs
 Earlier Items: 
Sudan:
Sudanese president urges supporters to use Facebook to overcome opposition
Discussion: Danger Room and FP Passport
Elizabeth Wasserman / The Politico:
Tech war: Google vs. Microsoft
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Patrick says he considered resigning
Discussion: The Politico
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog:
At CPAC, the race for second place as Paul goes all out
Discussion: Wonkette and American Power
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Jackson Lee blasts ‘demeaning’ Pepsi Super Bowl ad
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
Labor  —  Surveying the GOP's latest efforts to usher forth …