Check out Mini-memeorandum for simple mobiles or memeorandum Mobile for modern smartphones.
9:45 AM ET, March 27, 2012

memeorandum

 Top Items: 
Judd Legum / ThinkProgress:
What Everyone Needs To Know About The Smear Campaign Against Trayvon Martin (1995-2012)  —  Trayvon Martin, as he appeared on his actual Facebook page  —  Over the last 48 hours, there has been a sustained effort to smear Trayvon Martin, the 17-year old African-American who was shot dead by George Zimmerman a month ago.
RELATED:
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Trayvon Martin - Basic Geography May Cut Against Zimmerman  —  Bill Jacobson reiterates an important point in assessing the latest details to emerge on the Trayvon Martin shooting: … There is enough information in the Sanford PD police reports to take a stab at that.
Mark Strassmann / CBS News:
New details deepen Trayvon Martin controversy  —  PLAY CBS NEWS VIDEO  —  (CBS News) SANFORD, Fla. - New information is putting a new twist on the Trayvon Martin case.  —  It has come out that the unarmed teenager was suspended from school, and is accused of beating up the man who then shot him dead.
Discussion: The Agonist
Wbastone / The Smoking Gun:
An Unfortunate T-Shirt Hits Florida Streets In Wake Of Trayvon Martin Killing  —  Expanding the definition of “cracker,” a t-shirt featuring the photo of the man who shot Trayvon Martin is now available for purchase.  —  As seen at right (click to enlarge), the shirt has a picture of George Zimmerman and the words “Pussy Ass Cracker.”
Rene Stutzman / Orlando Sentinel:
Police: Zimmerman says Trayvon decked him with one blow then began hammering his head  —  With a single punch, Trayvon Martin decked the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who eventually shot and killed the unarmed 17-year-old, then Trayvon climbed on top of George Zimmerman and slammed his head …
Frances Robles / MiamiHerald.com:
Multiple suspensions paint complicated portrait of Trayvon Martin  —  SANFORD — Miami Gardens teenager Trayvon Martin was suspended from school in October in an incident in which he was found in possession of women's jewelry and a screwdriver that a schools security staffer described as a “burglary tool,” The Miami Herald has learned.
Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Florida Teenager Had Been Suspended Over Marijuana
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
Support in U.S. for Afghan War Drops Sharply, Poll Finds  —  WASHINGTON — After a series of violent episodes and setbacks, support for the war in Afghanistan has dropped sharply among both Republicans and Democrats in recent months as increasing numbers of Americans say that the United States …
RELATED:
New York Times:
Most Oppose at Least Part of Overhaul, Poll Finds  —  Two-thirds of Americans want the Supreme Court to overturn some or all of the health care law, even though large majorities support a few of its major aspects, according to a poll by The New York Times and CBS News.
Mj Lee / Politico:
Palin to Santorum: 'Don't retreat'  —  Sarah Palin applauded Rick Santorum Monday night for accusing a New York Times reporter of “bull—  ” over the weekend, saying she was glad to hear about the presidential candidate's outburst and adding, “Welcome to my world, Rick, and good on ya.
Discussion: CNN and Daily Kos
Josh Lederman / The Hill:
GOP contenders use hearing to blast president, each other
Lucy Madison / CBS News:
Poll: Support for war in Afghanistan hits all-time low
Discussion: Politico
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
EPA to impose first greenhouse gas limits on power plants  —  The Environmental Protection Agency will issue the first limits on greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants as early as Tuesday, according to several people briefed on the proposal.  The move could end the construction …
RELATED:
Brad Johnson / ThinkProgress:   BREAKING: Obama Administration To Establish Strong Carbon Pollution Limits For New Power Plants
RELATED:
Julian Pecquet / The Hill:
Gohmert: Liberals should fear ‘redneck president’ if court upholds mandate
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
Gray Nation: The Very Real Economic Dangers of an Aging America  —  Two economists envision a scary — and scarily realistic — future where the working population expands slower and slower, and jobless recoveries are the only recoveries we know  —  In the future, U.S. growth will be slower.
Erik Wasson / The Hill:
House conservatives to unveil budget which balances books faster  —  House conservatives on Tuesday morning will tack to the right and unveil an alternative to the House GOP leadership's 2013 budget plan that balances in five years.  —  The new Republican Study Committee (RSC) …
Discussion: Washington Post
Dodai Stewart / Jezebel:
Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed [Hunger Games]  —  The good news?  The Hunger Games made $155 million at the box office its opening weekend, making it the third-best debut in North American box office history.  The bad news, however, reflects a level of idiocy that we weren't really expecting.
BuzzFeed:
In Secret Documents, Anti-Gay Marriage Group Looked To Divide Gays, Blacks  —  Blunt language and broad plans from the National Organization for Marriage.  A goal: “Fanning the hostility.”  Another project: “Sideswiping Obama.”  —  The leading opponents of same-sex marriage planned …
Discussion: US Politics
Jeff Sneider / Variety:
Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan in ‘Butler’  —  Actress will portray former First Lady in Lee Daniels pic  —  In the midst of recruiting an all-star ensemble for his long-gestating passion project “The Butler,” director Lee Daniels has tapped Jane Fonda to play Nancy Reagan.
Sarah Huisenga / NationalJournal.com:
Gingrich Begins Charging $50 for Photos at Events  —  Candidate previously posed for free with people attending his appearances.  —  HOCKESSIN, Del. - In a sign that his campaign is in need of fresh funds, Newt Gingrich on Monday began charging $50 to have a photograph taken with him following …
Stephanie Mencimer / Mother Jones:
Catholic Bishops Lose a Big Battle Over Contraception  —  For the past several months, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops has been waging war on the Obama administration over reproductive health care, declaring it no less than a battle over religious freedom.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Republicans seeking out Hispanics  —  Senate Republicans want to alter DREAM Act legislation to steal away Hispanic voters from Democrats.  —  Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), the only Senate Republican of Hispanic heritage and a possible vice presidential pick, is working on an alternative version …
Discussion: Daily Kos and Global Public Square
Charles Thompson / PennLive.com:
Pennsylvania representative asks if female co-sponsors of state ultrasound bill are ‘men with breasts’  —  Pennsylvania State Rep. Babette Josephs, D-Philadelphia, picked up the political hand grenade that is the state's ultrasound bill today when she wondered aloud at a Capitol rally …
Tom Fowler / Wall Street Journal:
Planned Pipelines to Rival Keystone XL  —  Two major energy companies are planning to build new pipelines that will move as much as 850,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast by mid-2014, in the latest effort to cope with a surge of oil production in North America.
Discussion: Grist and JunkScience.com
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newt Gingrich loses his print reporters  —  Newt Gingrich has lost his last embedded print reporters, reporters on the trail confirm.  —  The last two print reporters covering Gingrich full-time on the trail — from POLITICO and the Atlanta Journal Constitution — pulled out on Friday.
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Mitt: I Won't Detail Plans, Because Then I'd Lose  —  You'll have to wait until I'm elected.  —  Mitt Romney has embraced a budget plan that would entail cutting federal programs other than defense and Social Security by more than half.  It does raise the question of how he plans to carry out such a sweeping goal.
Mike Penney / WWDR?:
It's Not Just a “War on Women.”  It's Worse.  —  I bumped into a friend I'll call Kim four or five days ago on my way to the chairlift for some afternoon skiing.  She was on her snowboard and riding single for a few hours before her evening shift at a local restaurant.
CNN:
Strauss-Kahn charged in alleged prostitution ring  —  (CNN) — Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was charged in France on Monday with “aggravated pimping” for his alleged participation in a prostitution ring, prosecutors said.  —  He is not allowed to have contact …
 
 
 Archived Page Info: 
This is a snapshot of memeorandum at 9:45 AM ET, March 27, 2012.

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: 
Yoav Gonen / New York Post:
PC student tests forbid dance, dinos & lots more
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Gothamist
Federal Trade Commission:
FTC Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy
Discussion: msnbc.com and New York Times
Jennifer Bendery / The Huffington Post:
Trayvon Martin Parents To Attend Capitol Hill Forum On Hate Crimes, Racial Profiling
Ben Geman / The Hill:
Senate opens fight on oil tax breaks
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Matt Negrin / ABCNEWS:
Andrew Breitbart Lives, at Supreme Court Rally
Discussion: TBogg
CO2 Scorecard:
Non-Conundrum of the Prius Fallacy
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Newshoggers.com
 Earlier Items: 
Laura Bassett / The Huffington Post:
Birth Control Access Boosts Women's Wages, Study Finds
Discussion: Daily Kos and Hullabaloo
Brendan Hoffman / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: The Story Behind Cheney's Heart Transplant Surgery
Discussion: Politico and Hot Air
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House Republicans delay Monday's vote on short-term highway bill
David Leigh / Guardian:
Questions for News Corp over rival's collapse
Alex Pareene / Salon:
The silly 2016 speculation game
Nate Silver / FiveThirtyEight:
Models Based on ‘Fundamentals’ Have Failed at Predicting Presidential Elections
David Brody / The Brody File:
Exclusive: Rick Santorum Doesn't Rule Out Possible VP Slot: 'I'll do whatever is necessary to help our country.'